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About Giuseppe's Al Porto

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.

21 Bellwether Way
Suite A
Bellingham, WA 98225
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Northwest

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.

Cross Street:
Roeder

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(360) 714-8412

Website:
http://www.giuseppesitalian.com/

Executive Chef:
Chef Giuseppe Mauro

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

Giuseppe's Al Porto Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (25)
Good for a Date (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
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Romantic (19)
Special Occasion (19)
Scenic View (18)
Authentic (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Cozy (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Business Meals (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Seasonal (3)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great experience and extremely considerate staff. We had a special dish that had an allergen in it, and unfortunately had to send the food back to the kitchen. The staff was awesome and quickly (as in less than in 5 minutes) re-made the dish. The staff was also extremely attentive and seated us further from the center of the restaurant so we could enjoy our date.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I typically love this place, unfortunately the food was not its usual on New Year's Eve. Myself and a friend both ordered a special: Halibut topped with a crab cake... it was pretty mediocre. Definitely not worth the price paid. I love halibut, it's typically served with medium to large, firm flakes, but ours was dry and flaked more like overdone chicken :(
The environment and service was charming as usual, but the food was 2 thumbs down.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for a New Year's Eve dinner with two other friends. Had a reservation and were initially seated in a small, intimate wine "cellar" with two other parties. As it was located near the front of the restaurant with the front door opening often (on a cold night!) and as it was too somber in atmosphere for New Year's Eve (kind of felt like attending a funereal wake in that room), I asked if we could be moved into the more-lively main dining area. The restaurant was extremely busy, but we were quickly accommodated. Other than the hostess telling a member of the waitstaff to reseat us saying, "I don't care where you put them" well within our earshot, the evening and meal was great.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I made reservations ahead of time asking for a window seat,, as the previous reservation i made i asked the same request only to have us seated in a very small room off to the side with no ambiance and away from the real dining experience,had i known that, we never would have gone there.I explained this in my new reservation and when we were being seated this time they took me to the same small room as i entered, i asked if there was available seating elsewhere.The gentleman asked if i had made a reservation and i told him yes and he asked of my name.When i told him he kindly and promptly took us to the main dining area and gave us a very nice seat and we went on to have a very lovely evening.I can tell you that if he had not done that we never would have returned to this restaurant !!!!I am so thankful that he was so kind and made us very happy customers and we will indeed be going back!
Thank you,Dixie Bruneau

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were seated promptly. The waiter was attentive and friendly.
The food was tasty fairly priced.
We will make the drive from Semiahmoo to your restaurant again.
Thanks,
Gerry

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything was delicious and the place was beautifully decorated for the holidays. The service was good and Giuseppe sat us with warm greetings. Top notch joint.

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very nice place with good food, the only thing is the kitchen smell in your clothes afterwards.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great restaurant with authentic Italian menu selections. Friendly knowledgeable service staff and great food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We love the ambiance & the great service at Giuseppe's and find that the food is very well prepared & is authentic tasting Sicilian fare. We took our daughter, her husband & our three grandchildren here for Christmas Eve dinner & it was lovely. It felt as if we were a part of a very large Italian family with Giuseppe himself graciously hosting throughout the evening - very nice indeed!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Guisseppes is always excellent. Great service and authentic cuisine. The staff really cares and insures a great experience. The owner is very hands on and is committed to excellence.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Authentic, Cozy, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We always enjoy eating at Giuseppe's. The owner makes you feel so welcome and appreciated and the food is excellent!

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Giuseppe takes great care to assure that every dish set in-front of his guests is gastronomic perfection. The appetizers were absolutely delicious, polenta with mushrooms, calamari, and gnocchi. More than enough to share among the four of us, not too much to sate our appetites. I had the duck breast, it was cooked beautifully, crispy skin rare in the center and skillfully seasoned. The lamb was fork tender and served with polenta and a savory sauce. We a memorable, The Firestone Vineyard First 1975 Harvest Pinot Noir that was soft, fruity and paired beautifully with our dinners.
Right now Giuseppe's is decorated for the holiday, which gives the elegant restaurant a festive and joyful ambiance. Frankly, I can't wait until my next visit!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Everything was great as usual, however I think it was way overcrowded. The tables were too close together...kind of had the "packed sardines" feel due to the holiday rush. The barstools were directly behind us, actually bumping our chairs. But the food was fantastic as usual. Best polenta appetizer I've ever had!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food we had was very good. It was the service that was terrible. We happened to get the waiter that was also the bar tender this night. He never smiled, almost seemed like he didn't want to be there. It was the owner that brought us our dinner. He dropped it off and left with barely a word.I had booked on Open table and wrote in the comments that we were coming for my husbands birthday. There was no mention of this from anyone in the restaurant. It was the beginning of December and there were holiday parties in the restaurant as well, but there was still lots of open tables so I did not feel that the lack of service was because they were so busy. It's unfortunate as the food was good and the views are awesome. I think we will stick with the Bellwether right next door as the food is great, service is always good, and the views are the same.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food as always was unbelievably delicious! It was the day after Thanksgiving. The place was a ghost town. We had made a later reservation because the last time we tried to go without a reservation we could not get in. However, this night we were the last party to finish, though it was still early, we felt like they really wanted to get us out of there so they could close. It made us feel rushed. It was an expensive dinner, which we were prepared for because the food is that good ...it is worth every savory delicious bite, but the rush feeling by the wait staff was a disappointing aspect of our experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

A wonderful Thanksgiving buffet! Impeccable service! So many choices on the buffet; great wine list! We have had lunches and dinners here on other occasions, and , have always been pleased!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, People Watching, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We went for Happy Hour and early dinner on Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Turned out to be a very slow time so we received excellent service and attention. Had the ribs and crab dip then added ravioli from the Early Dinner menu. All very good. Now we need to return for the dinner menu.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had been there in the summer and had excellent food and superb service. We brought 2 other couples with us from out of town. We ordered off the early bird special menu because the choices looked good. All of our meals were mediocre. The owner asked us about our experience and I was honest with him. He gave us complimentary port and a special dessert, which was very nice of him. But the food was still so disappointing.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Lovely restaurant with delicious food!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2017

It's always a great experience here. Foods always delicious and the servers are always pleasant!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Overall, we were disappointed with our dining experience at Guissepe's . On the plus side, the open table reservation app worked beautifully. The front hostess was very cordial and accommodating . We were initially seated at one table but then they moved us to another, better table at the windows. However, the lighting was so dim in this location it was hard to see the menus. Admittedly we are old and squinty, but the lighting was lacking for reading a menu. Our waiter was nice, but he was a fast talker. He rattled off the three specials of the night and everyone in our party was only able to decipher what he said on the third special. We called him back and asked for a clarification on the specials, but it didnt help much. Our food was okay. Nice enough portions, but for the price we paid we were expecting something fabulous. We didnt get fabulous. It was an okay meal, but we all agreed we wouldn't need to return again.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

As always our lunch at Giuseppe’s was delicious. This is a lovely spot for lunch with consistently good food and great service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I had a steak and scallop dish that was one of the specials. I absolutely beyond description. I cannot describe how good it was.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Everything was wonderful. Our waitress did an exceptional job and the food was amazing. Definitely will be back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent as usual. We have loved Guiseppe's for years! Thank you to all!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Absolutely delicious food! Lovely setting, and the service was great!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Went for my mother's birthday. Service was fantastic (despite being pretty crowded), food was absolutely incredible - had the halibut special and the lamb which were both probably the best tasting food we've had in five years in Bellingham. House wine (cab sauv blend) was delicious. Only bad part was table next to us had noisy children (why do people bring their noisy toddlers to nice dinners and make everyone around them miserable??) but fortunately they left halfway though our dinner. Highly recommend Guiseppe's! We also love going for happy hour - I am in love with the tortellini with gorgonzola tomato sauce, mushrooms and spinach!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Meal, as usual outstanding!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Lovely restaurant, great service, the soup of the day was spicy but delicious, the pasta entrees were wonderful. We ate dinner early, so it was quiet - just what we were looking for on a rainy Monday evening.f

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Server didn’t hear the order correctly but rectified it by getting it sent out from the kitchen quickly and 2 free desserts.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is always a good place to enjoy a good meal and friends and family. Although the restaurant was nearing capacity, so seating was a little tight last Saturday night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We really enjoyed Giuseppe's with our college age granddaughter & her friends... wonderful ambience, true Italian feel & the owner himself stops by every table to say hello - very nice, indeed! The food is good but it's the whole atmosphere & service that make Giuseppe's a stand out place.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Organic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Another great evening!
Really appreciated the ‘custom made appie’ on our request!
A must on every visit to Bellingham.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Organic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and overall experience. This is not a cheap meal, however. Broadly though, I felt it was worth the price. We'll be back in the future, for another spevial occasion.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very enjoyable evening. Guiseppe has got the formula down pat. Efficient service, good food, good timing with the arrival of dishes... I know Guiseppe has a business to run and he needs to be efficient and keep things running smoothly, but it would be nice if he would slow down a touch and be less rushed when seating his guests. Needs to be calmer and a little more gentle.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The dinner was delicious (although slightly over-priced). Our family was there for a birthday, which we mentioned when making the reservation. I had hoped for at least a complimentary dessert for my son, but it wasn't offered. Overall, it was a great experience and we would definitely go again for a special occasion. After dinner, we took a walk along the marina looking at boats. The service was excellent and the restaurant was beautiful.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great dinner at Giuseppe's Al Porto! This place delivers on all levels, food, service, atmosphere, and views! The food was great and much bigger portion sizes than your typical Italian restaurant, so plan on taking home some leftovers.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Amazing food - from the appetizers, to the salads, to the drinks, to the entrees ... and even the adorable dessert (our “simple” coconut spumoni was served in a coconut shell). Just amazing!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

My family and I love this place. It is always at the top of the list when we get together. Always great food and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always enjoy dining at Giuseppes when we visit Bellingham ☺

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Authentic
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