Del Porto Ristorante

4.7
338 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Italian
Located in the heart of historic downtown Covington, Del Porto Ristorante offers diners a unique take on fresh, contemporary Italian fare, craft cocktails, and an extensive wine list. Our cozy and intimate setting is the perfect back drop for your romantic dinner, an evening out with friends, or your next business get together.
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New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an exceptional dining experience. Food and service are the best!

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1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, the ambiance was perfect and the food was magnificent. In downtown Covington I’ve been to an array of choices for dinner, but Del Porto brings extreme value to the area and will be a certain go to from now on.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great evening with friends in a setting that added to the experience. The staff knows when to leave you alone and also when to appear with out intruding.

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MT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My wife and I chose this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary as well as Mother's Day. We were quite pleased with everything and would recommend it, again, to our friends and family. Food was outstanding, service was excellent and seating good. I must give a thumbs up to Irma, our waitress, who made excellent suggestions for our meal and wine.

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NR
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual at Del Porto, the food was exquisite. Service was impeccable and the menu always offers interesting selections. One of our favorites.

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TS
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Pork Chop was delicious
Lemon fish special was very fishy tasting and uneatable
ambiance very good

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Houston
54 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food great service the best restaurant in Covington

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants on the Northshore. The food and service are always consistent!

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JT
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Slapped, but sat in the middle while crowded and could barely hear my date sitting next to me

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LD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm, friendly and professional service from the moment we stepped inside. Our server Matt was very attentive to our needs and made excellent recommendations on wine and food. The prosciutto and melon were as good as I have had anywhere including Italy. The tagliatelle with spring vegetables was delicious and beautifully presented. The half portion was plenty at lunch especially after the generous starter serving. My husband started with the soup of the day which he said ‘was a hit’. After, he had the muffuletta panini. Delicious! He thought he would save half to take home for supper, but he couldn’t resist and finished every last bite. Dessert of the sorbet, for him, and the gelato for me, was refreshing and delicious served in a lace cookie ‘bowl’. We were so impressed with our overall experience that we went back for dinner that night and we were not disappointed. I was afraid we couldn’t repeat the fun time we had at lunch but the restaurant did not disappoint. Consistency in quality of service and food. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area.

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JW
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

overall a good dining experience however, it is noisy inside the building and would be difficult for someone with hearing aids to fully enjoy. The waitstaff was kind and diligent. The food was good but not as flavorsome as some reviews suggest.

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B
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch Italian in a very charming setting. Tough to park, but worth the inconvenience. Will be back.

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Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the good service. From the time we talked to the matri de to settling up the check was very enjoyable. My wife had an Italian crayfish dish which she loved. I had the tuna which was a special. We loved it all.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent, service was wonderful, noise level was a pretty loud but overall had a wonderful time for my birthday with my husband.

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We love Del Porto Ristorante, it's one of our favorites on the North Shore. Always great food and Martini's

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PB
New Orleans
77 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best restaurant on the Northshore, top 5 in New Orleans metro area. Food, drinks, wine, knowledgeable staff. Does get rather noisy when busy, which is most of the time. Always a pleasure dining at Del Porto Ristorante.

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AL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is consistently great, as is the ambiance and the staff. Enjoy it every time.

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YH
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The restaurant is often quite noisy but we asked for a quiet table (4 persons) and were accommodated. This might not have been so easily accomplished on a weekend; we dined on Tuesday evening.

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PM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Limited menu but good food. The service is outstanding and great location

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Shreveport
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and awesome waiter! We will definitely go back.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were so surprised. The food was fine. Nothing like we’d had before. Nothing we ate could be described as delicious and anything we’d come back for. Our server was very nice, but not into it. I guess it was an off night.

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SR
New Orleans
41 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Happy Hour specials. Nice wine, drink specials. And great small plates. Perfect for Happy Hour.

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MB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not as good as our first time. Grapefruit martini had a strong liqueur (triplesec?) overpowering the grapefruit juice. Disappointed that there isn’t a vegetarian pasta option. The tuna appetizer was odd and lacking. The special, grouper and veggies, was very good.

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QT
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional!!! Andrew was our server, superb job. He was knowledgeable about menu items and helped us though our gastronomical experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Is my second time visiting this area and eating here! Always great! Wine great and Grape fruit Martine so refreshing!

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DM
Mobile
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch. Especially enjoyed appetizer of the day. Love the atmosphere.

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FZ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A top restaurant in the area and by far our favorite for special guests and special occasions. Always fresh and changing yet always consistently excellent.

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food in beautiful downtown Covington. A nice seating to have a memorable meal and experience.

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NO
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect spot for a date- dimly lit, candle light, white table cloths, fresh red roses on each table. The food was phenomenal and the service was impeccable. My only minor complaint was the noise level, it was very loud and difficult to hear my date sitting right beside me.

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KF
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply always above and beyond...thank you for doing what you do...

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great date night with my husband! We really enjoyed ourselves and we will be back.

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New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I spent the night at the fine Southern Hotel , across the street and looked forward to this dinner. It was very good but a bit disappointing given such high expectations.
The setting is very attractive and the staff very welcoming. My starter was a delicious Meyer Lemon and preserved fennel risotto. My entree however was the roast chicken which was a bit dry and undersauced. Dessert was a very tasty apple tart with ice cream. All in all, an experience worthy of another attempt.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Only thing was they didn’t know it was for a birthday and didn’t do anything special even though I put down birthday

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very good service. Menu offers potential excitement. Atmosphere is energetic.

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RB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food as always, but it was a Friday night and the bar scene was extremely noisy. Not the end of the world and they were able to put us in the wine room which is nice and calm

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DB
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Claire is a wonderful server. Best in Covington.

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JB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was one of the best meals we have shared in quite some time.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant. Great food, drinks, atmosphere & excellent service. Food is high quality, creative & delicious.
Perfect for a special occasion too!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Steak wasn’t cooked correctly but they made it right for us.

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent. We send people for what we call one of the best restaurants in the South!!

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