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About Al Porto Ristorante
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.
Vancouver, BC V6B 1B8
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
The closest parking is the East Park at 160 Water St, which is less than a block away.
Just steps away from the Waterfront station.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Al Porto has 4 private booking options for special events. Our Wine Room is perfect for an intimate dinner of up to 36 guests. Our Terrace has beautiful archways and authentic Italian charm with seating of up to 45 guests. Our Loft features a superb view and seats up to 70 guests. Our Dining Room is great for larger functions of more then 160 guests. Come for a corporate meeting, or private party; Al Porto can accomodate a variety of private booking needs.
Al Porto Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
It took over 40 minutes to get food for our table of 10. I wasn't too happy about the wait and when the food finally arrived I wasn't too thrilled with the food. The pasta was not al denté, but the meatballs saved the dish. I came to this restaurant years ago and it seems like the quality has gone down.
We very much enjoyed our evening at Al Porto. It is located in the heart of Gastown and oozes atmosphere. The service was great, and the cuisine seemed really authentic. We tried several dishes, including cioppino, scaloppine, and risotto, and all were excellent. The wine list was good, and complemented the menu. All in all, a good find for us. We hope to be back!
Great service! We got the pizza bread appetizer, it was delicious! The waiter gave it to us free since it was a little overdone, we didnt even notice so it was a nice surprise when the waiter told us without us even saying anything. That is honest and great service!
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