First time at the Al Porto, food was great and service was amazing! Thanks our server - Peter for your great service and the surprise dessert!
First class service very well prepared food
Neighbourhood gem in Gastown
The food was quite good, however the service was painfully slow getting started...it took over an hour to even get people's drink orders placed. We expected to be there for a couple of hours at most and the entire evening was almost a 4-hour production. We came to this restaurant because it was recommended for groups, however they seemed very ill-equipped to handle our party of 14. Unfortunately, it did detract from the evening's festivities.
Terrific happy hour /early bird dinner menu
Excellent location, food and service, no complaints at all!
Good food good service good value!
Had a great dinner at Al Porto! Their menu offers many choices for your guests. The scallops and prawns were delicious!
Al Porto is a Vancouver staple but it’s become dated. Underwhelming this time around and I used to love this restaurant!
We were nearly overcome by the waitress' perfume which was a real turn off right from the beginning. Someone must have spoken to her because it was only faint the next time we encountered her.
We had the chicken piccata which we have had before, but this chicken did not taste as good as before (the sauce seemed a little different), but the chicken seemed underdone. The vegetables, potatoes and ice cream were enjoyable.
I like the decor n feeling. Food was fine
Loved our first visit to Al Porto. Delicious Italian cuisine accompanied by great wine & good service. We’ll definitely be back!
Classic Italian dishes with very good service and attentive staff.
Excellent food, excellent service. Fabulous early dinner special. Nice and quiet atmosphere.
excelkent food. john was attentive
The food was very average and for some in my party it was poor but the overall service was good. What was most odd was that someone from the restaurant called a few hours before our reservation and told me that they would not be able to accommodate us because the restaurant was filled to capacity even though we had a confirmed Open Table time. This person had a very heavy accent and the conversation was most frustrating, he could not understand that I had a conformation from several days earlier. I decided to go to the restaurant anyway for our confirmed time and we were promptly seated at a table. The restaurant had many, many open tables so it is even more perplexing. between that odd call and the food quality, I would avoid this restaurant.
Linguini needed more cook time, also it was pretty salty. Risotto from the aalmon dish could use a fewmore mins as well.
Birthday- big group. Server was very patient.
great service. good food.
The environment and service was great !
Just that the steak was not. Tasted like they boiled it, then kind put it in the pan and put some grill marks on it. The steak tasted bland.
I used to be a frequent lunch and dinner customer of Al Port but had not been there for a number of years because my job location changed. My guests suggested we go and it was as great as ever! So few things in life keep their high standards, but Al Porto did not disappoint.
Must make this a more frequent stop again.
Decided to check out this place for dine out Vancouver 2018. It is only worth it if you get the veal because then you are saving approx $8 off their dineout menu. I had the ceviche for an appie. It was fresh and refreshing. The veal was amazing. Mind you, this was my first time trying veal so I had nothing to compare it too. And the desserts were great (both the tiramisu and cheesecake). The seafood fettuccine my friend ordered was mediocre.
Just ab amazing experience! Definitely would love to come back.
Simple items, like a mushroom bisque, made extraordinary. Seafood linguini with plenty of seafood and sauced wonderfully.
Perfect place to have a romantic date! Excelent service and food
Great food, and fantastic professional servers. Old school vibe and decor, which is I appreciate.
Great food . I am a very big consumer of linguini and clam sauce. The white clam sauce was quite possibly the best I have tasted.
My daughters loved the pizza and my wife really enjoyed her chicken cacciatore
Will be back!
The food was delicious and the service excellent!
The waiter was so friendly and attentive as were the other staff members.
We’ve tried many Italian restaurants and Al Porto is currently on the top of our list for quality and value.
Can’t wait to return and try some other delicious dishes on the menu.
Excellent meal and very good service. Their early hour dinner is a very good deal and the portions are very healthy. Would recommend this restaurant to friends without hesitation.
Sadly, while the ambiance and service were great, the food was mediocre.
The food is absolutely excellent. The pasta is delicious, gerat place. However I think something has to be done regarding the time it takes the order to be served. After our salads were served, it took 45-50 minutes to get served with the main course, in this case, the pasta. That´s too much: by that time I had already lost my appetite and consequently I didn´t enjoyed the fabulous food as it should be.
Visited this restaurant for New Year's Eve dinner. It was more than we expected, quite the hidden (literally) gem.
New Year ‘s Eve
The food was delightful, the ambiance was not. This is a great potentially, romantic and cozy space but the child friendly policy is just wrong and very disrespectful to patrons that may be celebrating a birthday, anniversary or an otherwise romantic evening out.
The pasta New Years Eve was definitely not good for an Italian restaurant ,,Three had pasta and the other two had the lamb....
The rack of lamb was very good
Would of liked more pasta on menu,,,,not just red pasta
Lovely dinner but overpriced. We have been going there every New Year’s Eve tor many years but I ‘ll have to find something else for this year.
Good location. Lots to do and see after dinner within walking distance. The food is a little overpriced. Nevertheless it was tasty and the wine list has a good assortment.
Cena de Navidad
We had our family Christmas Eve dinner at Al Porto and we couldn't have been better taken care of. The food and wine were excellent and the service was friendly and professional. We had a large group, yet everything went seamlessly.
Restaurant meals on holidays can be tricky, mostly because there's a chunk of the staff who would really rather be home. We've eaten at restaurants all over the US on both Christmas and Christmas Eve, and had service that we had to accept as the best possible under the circumstances. Well, if that is Al Porto's service on a holiday, their regular service must be outstanding.
I would definitely recommend this spot!!
Amazing food, service and assistance. Loved the downstairs feeling and John R was a great waiter.