Giuseppe's Al Porto

4.6
798 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
Giuseppe's Al Porto has a spectacular view of Squalicum Marina at Bellingham Bay. Our chefs focus on the freshest local ingredients, while utilizing classic Italian technique; our restaurant is an experience that you cannot afford to miss!! We offer Dining Al Tramonto which is our three course dinner for $20.00 daily from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Join us for happy hour and our hand crafted cocktails, Italian wines, rotating draft beer as well as delicious bites including Taylor Shellfish mussels, balsamic-glazed ribs and much more!


With our two large outdoor patios as well as our main dining areas, Giuseppe's Al Porto is suited for all occasions.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily starting at 11:30 Winter Hours Monday-Saturday only
Happy Hour: Daily from 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Dinner: Al Tramonto (Sunset Dinner)$20 special from 3:00 - 6:00 & regular menu starts at 5:00pm Daily.
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Phone number
(360) 714-8412
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Giuseppe Mauro
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Roeder
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It was great! The whole dinner went great! I loved my food and my date did too. Very helpful and polite waiters and waitresses. Will be going back

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Awesome dinnner. Great value and best experience we have ever had in over 50 yrs of dining. I have lived in US, Canada, and Asia and this dinner was fantastic. Even got to meet the owner who seemed to he truly interested in our experience. Will go again for sure on our visits to the area to see our son and family.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

I brought three colleagues here before a special weekend event. We arrived about 5:20, but needed to wait for 5 min to be seated due to having one hostess who was seating others when we arrived. It’s a lovely atmosphere and on a less hot day (was in the 90s) I would have chosen patio seating, but we chose to be seated in the dining room. Our server was kind, but it was clear she was rushed and later it seemed she had too many tables to attend to.
Two of us ordered a dinner salad and soup. Two of us ordered from the early dinner menu—3 course meal for $25. We were told portions would be smaller for this which we were fine with. We couldn’t tell a difference, though! They were large. unfortunately, one of our entrees came to us with a large piece of plastic hidden beneath some pasta and sauce. When we finally were able to capture our server’s attention, she quickly apologized and removed the plate . A replacement arrived relatively quickly, but the fork that she had used was taken away so she had to wait for another to arrive in order to eat again. Mistakes happen, but I was surprised that kind of mistake happened at this type of restaurant. Where did the plastic come from? How did it get there?
I was also disappointed that we had to wait so long to order our desserts due to what appeared to be short staff and over worked servers that we were left without enough time to consume them. We were in the restaurant for an hour and a half which I believe should have been enough time. The only dessert that could travel was tiramisu, but we preferred the others.
Finally, I was disappointed that there was no effort to offer a discount or compensation for the entree. I feel that the customer service could be improved in general. Overall, I believe this is usually a great place to eat and we just experienced a lot of mishaps on this visit. We will try again once more and hopefully have a better experience.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

I like Guiseppe’s And we go there often. But, I have found that when he is not there things don’t run as smoothly. Our server was mediocre at best and was clearly annoyed when we asked to send a steak back that was ordered medium but came out rare. I would have tipped 15% but found out that for a party of 6 there is now an 18% automatic tip. When did that start, it used to be 7 people? Wouldn’t have bothered me as I usually tip 20%, but, I felt she knew she was getting 18% and so she didn’t care about the service.
We will definitely go back again as the Italian food is wonderful. But, sub par at this visit.

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2.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Food was fine. Lasagne was tasty. Raviolis came out luke warm. Flavor was fine. Felt more processed the fresh.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Good portions, great food, amazing atmosphere, pear martini was to die for

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Great service, good food. Their happy hour is great value.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Guiseppe's is our favourite Bellingham restaurant - delicious food; lovely patio with view over the marina; attentive staff and always a visit from Giuseppe's. Thank you for lovely summer dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Took my daughter-in-law here for an early dinner. Authentic Italian cuisine and good cocktails. I had a lemon drop which was perfect. We shared a delicious polenta appetizer, each ordered the seafood bisque which was a generous portion and the mixed baby greens salad. The salad was a good mix of greens , tomatoes, olives, and gorgonzola cheese with a light balsamic dressing. Between the polenta appetizer and the bisque soup it was very filling but we had already also ordered the wild king salmon to share and enjoyed that too. It was a generous portion. I was visiting my daughter-in-law who now resides in Bellingham and my only wish would have been to meet the owner Guisseppe who was not there that evening. I would have liked to have met him and complimented him on his restaurant and food. My father-in-law’s family is originally from Sicily and if i can ever bring him up from California he would love this place. I highly recommend it.

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

ordered Lamb, however the chops were too thin and overcooked as I asked for "pink"

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great ambiance, friendly & efficient service.....Giuseppe even came to our table to ask about the service! Tasty, nicely presented food for very reasonable price. Will definitely come again....especially for a special occasion!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Great host; great food and service. I highly recommend Giuseppe's Al Porto.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Great food, cute waiters, what more could you ask for? Great service too.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

The owner greeted us as we entered. He brought us to our table and was very polite. The food and drinks were delicious. This was our second time here, and we are looking forward to our return.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Great value of early bird dinner with 3 courses. The soup is delicious! Salmon is good too. Close to waterfront, and we enjoyed summer breeze and evening walk after dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Outstanding food and service. Wonderful evening with phenomanol view of the Sound!

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Food and service were excellent. Had Lasagna and it was amazing!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Superb service and even more impressive food. I was easily able to choose options with my gluten allergy. We'll be back on our next trip to Bellingham.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Great dinner and great service tonight! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

We went for Father's Day dinner. Bright, tasteful décor. Great variety of foods. Everything was delicious. Desserts were sublime, especially the Profiteroles and Tiramisu. Similar to much of the food we had in Italy, especially the Aranchina appetizers. Would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

This was an absolutely incredible find. We were here for a graduation celebration and we topped the night off with exquisite food and wonderful service! This comes with our highest recommendation.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great food and a nice view!
Service was great as well..

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

My husband and I loved our tasty meal and great service. The sunset views overlooking the harbor was fantastic. Although it was slightly chilly (they offer blankets on request) we were quite comfortable thanks to the glass enclosure that allowed us great people watching.
I had a superb martini and the wine suggested by our service provider was perfect for each dish. We’ll be back when next visiting Bellingham!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Fine setting and good food and Italian wine selections. The polenta appitizer is a superb appitizer that is appropriately sized for 2 people. Happy hour prices are an exceptionally good for a 3-course dinner.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Overall the restaurant was very good and would recommend to others. Only suggestion is to use just a bit less olive oil in the Linguine Vongole pasta dish.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

We went for our 50th anniversary and had a lovely dinner. The service was superb and the food was top-notch! Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Happy Hour prices were very reasonable and with no crowd. Seated at he window and that was icing on he cake. Great food and service, highly recommend!!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Giuseppe, the owner and host, was warm and hospitable, very welcoming. The wine list was limited, but the options were reasonable. We enjoyed our mussels marinara that were mostly ‘beard’-free, which had a lovely, thick, garlicky sauce. Main course of spaghetti with scallops was delicious. The shrimp that came with the lobster ravioli were perfectly done. The ravioli, themselves, were disappointing-they had a slightly tough texture (beyond al dente) and no discernible lobster. Overall, it was a very good dining experience, and we would return to try other options, like the Sicilian specialties.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great area, nice atmosphere all around. My pasta was okay but my wife’s was great. Great selection and overall nice place. Will return for sure.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Delicious! We went for a special occasion. They’re were awesome with our party of 8. Food was excellent. The Aranccini are a must, and everyone who ordered the lobster ravioli raved. Great place!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Always wonderful to go here. Food is consistently good and we really like the servers in the bar. Has become our typical go-to for friday date nights and company from out of town. The owner is awesome.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Never been there before. Was one of the best service and meals we have had in a long time . Thank you

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

This place was good. The portion sizes were a bit large, but that is why there are doggie bags. I had arancini as a starter. They were cooked to perfection. I did find the filling to be a bit too “refined” - I couldn’t tell what was in it by looking. It was just a pink paste - a very tasty pink paste. I do like to identify the individual bits. I am a bit odd.

My main course was duck. The duck was a bit underdone (even for duck) and a bit tough and stringy. The gnocchi were a bit tough and the asparagus was undercooked. Probably not a dish I would order again everyone else enjoyed their dishes, so I assume this was a one-off miss.

Desert was affogatto. Great ice cream. Oddly the espresso was served cold. This is the first time I had affogatto with cold espresso. It was ok, but in the future I would specify hot espresso.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Fantastic and Flavorful dinner!!! Our service was wonderful and we were honored to be welcomed by the owner, Giuseppe himself making sure we were pleased. Truly a PERFECT dining experience!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The food was excellent, the only negative was the food was plated cold plates which cooled food down to warm instead of hot.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Everything was great except the service. Can’t recall her name but she was not smiling nor check on my beverage nor the table or anything. Great chef!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Just wanting to eat outside by the water with a fabulous view. Service was fast, friendly and fun with the waiters. Two of us ordered the Chicken Parmesan , very tasty. One person had the Salmon meal...was great. Then we topped it off with the chocolate cake with ice-cream....Oh MY!! I am planning to go again ...even to cross the Canadian border is worth it. Thanks for a wonderful afternoon so we could be with our daughter and husband.
JL/MB

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Best NY steak in the area by far! Excellent service and food quality!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

An early before-theater dinner with friends landed us bargain-priced early dining specials which were tasty and well-served. As always, Giuseppe stopped by the table to welcome us and thanked us as we left. A very pleasant, personal dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Our dining experience was marred slightly by a raucous foursome beside us who escalated in volume as they drank. Ugly language towards the end but we were finished so didn’t ask to be reseated. I know it’s hard to control like with a crying child, but it did alter our total experience.

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