Al Porto Ristorante

4.4
1369 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Gastown's popular Water Street is alive with the taste of another era. Meander down the cobbled sidewalk and stumble across a true find, the uniquely situated Al Porto Ristorante. Spacious yet cozy, the room is as distinct as the cuisine that defines the rich flavour, and culture of Italy.



Please call the restaurant for parties of 7 or more. 604-683-8376
Private rooms and special menus for groups are available.


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Randy
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good value for your money. Great service by all. Paid three times that for half the quality at some high end restaurants when we were in Vancouver.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great location and feel.
Delicious pasta

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vipHollywoodHillsMom
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate my birthday!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a pleasant dining experience, relaxed environment, prompt service, no feeling rushed with the current dining restrictions. Already making plans to go back

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BELLASTE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very noisy and hard to have a conversation at your own table but the food was good so 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Gigi
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance and service.
We highly recommend.

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ClaudeB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the service was friendly, the decor is very warm and it was very quiet when we were there. Well, I like the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Flustered, slow service. I get they were busy but simple organization and better knowledge of the menu would have gone a long way.

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robertn
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was very good but I found the service frustrating. We waited quite a long while before our order was taken. This could be because the restaurant was understaffed due to the staffing shortages in the industry in which case the restaurant is really at fault.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and nice menu selection. Good ambiance!

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SuzanneS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a terrific place to enjoy great food, great service! We were staying at the Pan Pacific and the restuarant was within walking distance. The server, Craig, was super nice and we had a pleasant chat with him.
We loved it and will be recommending it to our friends and family!! And we will come there again next time we are in downtown Vancouver!
Bravo!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waiter John

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SaeedM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service: The waiter seemed to have had a bad day. Took them very long time to bring us the food even though we were the only customers. We were hoping to reflect that in the tip but the re was a fixed service fee so we didn’t have a chance to decide.
Food: Mediocre. The risotto was not cooked properly. Portions are small—my friend had ordered a salad and it was so ridiculously small that he was really disappointed after waiting so long.
Vibe: Interior is nice and well decorated with lots of space. The entrance though is in a not-very-nice alley.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service.
Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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MyriahK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The food and service is amazing. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Food was barely average and price was high

Tourist trap

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Habboy24
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place off the beat. Great service . I wish that the restaurant would have contacted me about the small menu because of covid. Food was good though.

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BrentG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect place for a quiet date night. Older crowd. Food is very good. Service is outstanding. Probably a little pricy but still a great spot.

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silencenotgolden
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We all really enjoyed our dining experience. The only negative was we were kept waiting a while till we ordered food. The drinks came quickly and the food was delicious. The serving staff were super.

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Coach
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little restaurant with character. Food is good and customer service was exceptional. Well Done!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my bday dinner @ Al Porto on Friday. Both service, food and wine selection were superb. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of me and my friends!

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AlexB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best restaurant meal we've had in quite awhile. A bit pricey though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive services and wonderful atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The linguine with sea food was beyond words. Some other dishes were okay but not as that one. The service was really friendly and good. There is no view if you are expecting a view but the ambiance is nice. Maybe because of the friendly service.

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Diana
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The evening was so enjoyable. One of the best features of Al Porto is that they have round tables. We had a party of 6, so a round table facilitated great conversations. The feature of halibut with prawns and saffron risotto was excellent. We enjoyed out serving team who were there when needed. This is a traditional Italian restaurant with excellent food and service.

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, service and wine. Was an enjoyable evening.

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Very quiet due to pandemic but the food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service every time

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was always great ..good service by Carlos !

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Valhala
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The greeting was warm & friendly, service was very efficient & the food was excellent. We enjoyed the whole experience. Very few people there - I hope for their sakes that people go back to dining in now that the pandemic restrictions are easing.

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ClaudeB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there yesterday and we loved it. The food was really excellent, and really great service. We will certainly go back. A gem to be discovered !!

Martine and Claude

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening, amazing food and great service thanks to John!!!
He has served us before and is always very attentive!

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Laura
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great, as always. They didn't have the full dessert menu so I tried the lemon curd for the first time and it was delicious! We were celebrating my friend's birthday so our server decorated the dessert plate with chocolate icing. We had a really nice evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

THEY ACCEPTED OUR RESERVATION BUT WHEN WE ARRIVED THE DAMN PLACE WAS CLOSED!!! PHONE NUMBER ONLY
LED TO VOICEMAIL ALSO STATING THEY WERE
OPEN!!! So angry!!!

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silviaS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made the reservation and when we we showed up Friday night the restaurant was closed. Huge disappointment because times like this we are so limited and restaurants get booked fast, at least if you stay closed put it on website and do not take reservations on OpenTable !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Although I had a reservation from Open Table, when I went there, the place was closed:(( I had a limited time to find another place. Fortunately, I found a nice one. But I do not recommend anybody getting a reservation from this place.

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vipDiner
Vancouver
48 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Al Porto reservation got confirmed but we could not dine. We got there at 7:55pm, 5 mins prior to our reservation time, and we saw a guest leaving the main lobby that connects to the restaurant. However, the door locked behind them as we reached the door. We could not open the door to access the elevator. We then went to the side door that was also put on a sign by Al Porto as available, however that door was also locked and security fenced behind. We called the restaurant repeatedly but it would go directly to voice mail, stating they were open Saturday, but to leave a message. They never called back, neither that evening nor after. We paid $12 for parking and did not get to enjoy a Mother’s Day dinner, my mother was very disappointed. Other restaurants were mostly booked by then, considering it was then past 8pm on Saturday.

Very unprofessional, and apparently they don’t even care to call back to at least apologize.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We reserved the table through open table and also got a confirmation through their automated sms system. When we showed up there, the restaurant was CLOSED! I tried calling them, but they only had a voicemail. This is terrible customer service on the restaurant and open tables part. If a Restaurant is not going to uphold open table reservations, they shouldn’t be on the app in the first place. The restaurant should have at least called and informed us that they were not open.

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Emily
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

the restaurant is not open despite being able to reserve online and the general web presence.

FAQs

Al Porto Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Al Porto Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 683-8376.

Al Porto Ristorante is rated 4.4 stars by 1369 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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