Giuseppe's Al Porto

4.5
812 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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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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DH
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Giuseppe's consistently offers good service and good food.

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f
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from appetizers through desserts was top-notch at Giuseppe's Al Porto. We appreciated the interesting and varied menu, very good wine selection, great quality food, nice ambience, and excellent service. Our evening was very enjoyable!! It was definitely worth the drive (over 1 hour), and we will return.

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HS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 7 and had great service. The early bird dinner selection was fabulous, souo or salad, several entrees and 3 dessert choices. All delicious. Giuseppe came over and asked how things were. Very nice touch! Would go back in a heartbeat.

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Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First time here! It was great. Fun ambiance and food was very good. I recommend the chicken piccata and the Affogato for dessert. And to make a reservation!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent! As a full-blooded Italian, I will say they are the real deal. Fresh food, garlic and full of flavors.

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c
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My steak was overcooked, but our appetizer calamari was fantastic. The service was great as usual and love to see Giuseppe coming around the tables to check up things. Love this place.

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SH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Chicken was burnt veggies looked and tasted like they were from a cafeteria (uninspired) and the mashed potatoes were lumpy. Bread and wine selection were great.

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TE
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Giuseppe's Wine is outstyanding !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OT
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was outstanding
Service much to be desired
But food off the charts!!!!!!
Best Italian in a long time!!!

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LH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

This was the first time we were seated in the large dining area. It has floor to ceiling large glass windows on two sides and a hard surface floor. There is nothing to absorb sound. The night we were dining, there was a large party of at least 16 people and a couple of smaller groups. Each was competing to be heard.

We should have asked to be seated in one of the smaller dining areas.

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RB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good ambiance, good food, good service, nice view and excellent value.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were fantastic! Made me a custom noodle plate and gave me a free birthday dessert!

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S
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there to celebrate a family member's birthday. Service was outstanding as was the food!
My family wanted to try something different. Had the Polenta appetizer and the Arancini. Both were
excellent and would definitely order again. The owner, Giuseppe, stopped by our table to greet us. What a nice personal touch. Felt very welcome and appreciated there. Can't wait to go back!

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BR
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DE
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LE
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

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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D
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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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L
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

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

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L
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We usually love this restaurant and dine there often. This visit was

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JW
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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HY
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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VH
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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VJ
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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j
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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PY
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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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JD
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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WG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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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EL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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SL
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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MS
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and great service tonight! Thank you!

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DV
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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PZ
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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JO
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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