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.
Bellingham, WA 98225
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Chef Giuseppe Mauro
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
I brought friends who were visiting from San Francisco, who love Italian food, & they were very impressed with the quality of the meal, the wine & the service. This was my first visit since Guiseppe moved to the new location (from downtown Bellingham), & I was thrilled to experience the same quality! I was disappointed only in the lack of the offering of lamb shanks, & the personal visit at the table by Guiseppe himself!
Service was good, ambience was good and food was very good. We were there on a Saturday night and it was busy, but the
evening flowed smoothly. The owner stopped by our table to ask how things were-always a nice touch to make diners feel
appreciated. The Ceasar Salad was excellent-just the right amount of anchovy and the owner's favorite childhood dish (Fettucine
Naxos) was a hit-the curry flavor was a nice change in an Italian restaurant. Obviously a well run establisment.
We were seated in a fairly open area of the dining room with lots of traffic passing us by. It didn't bother us, but apparently Giuseppe didn't think this was acceptable and promptly brought over a portable wooden folding divider that secluded us from the rest of the floor. SO THOUGHTFUL! The food was ridiculously good, the service was friendly and attentive. Always chose Giuseppe's if you want an exceptional meal. We had the duck and the chicken piccata. Superb. Especially the piccata. The flavors were so fresh and none over powered the other. Perfectly seasoned. In the summer, be sure to sit outdoors. Wonderful views.
They were just too busy. The server had to come back to the table three separate times to ask what we ordered!
The "special menu" was just their regular menu with the prices jacked up, seemed dishonest.
The halibut was overcooked ($35), the bolognese was cold ($19).
The best part was the Martini and wine, otherwise disappointing.
Pretty busy for a Friday Night Valentine Day 2014. Reservation was for 8pm and I was seated on time. :) I really don't write reviews but , I really did not feel that the service was all that great. Forgot to bring my appetizer. Had to ask for it a 2nd time and Had to ask for Bread too. Yes the place was busy, but I also watched my waitress talk and communicate to her other tables more than mine? I did not like that....
My Bill came out to $113 and I left her $140 Cash. I am Prior Military Chef and have worked at local restaurant's, including a Bake Shop In San Diego.....
Will I return to this place? I don't know....... Just my honest review on 2/14/2014 :)
We had dinner Valentines Day. My wife had a scallop dish which she really liked. I had a steak with a portobello mushroom.
So far it is the best steak I have had in Bellingham! Our reservation was for early evening and I am glad it was. We still ended up waiting an hour for our dinner to be served, which was a little to long in my book. When we left there was a long line of people waiting to be seated. I think they booked more guests than they could reasonably serve, however I admire Giuseppe for being on the floor working alongside his employees, not something you see every day. Will I go back? Yes. The food is great. We'll try an off peak night.
Once again we had a delightful and delicious dinner at Guiseppe's. We have come here once a week or so since he moved into the new location and have never been disappointed. The food is always wonderful - from the old standbys to the new specials. As for drinks, I recommend trying Mike's Pear Wink, it is fabulous! From our experience, the service has always been delightful, prompt and friendly. And Guiseppe himself is always there, making sure your experience is perfect!
The food was not outstanding. My fish was overcooked and dry. The bread was also very dried out. The bed of spinach my fish was set on was wilted and not very fresh.
The service was also very poor. I had to ask several times for lemon and for coffee refills.
I most likely will not return nor recommend it to my friends.
My family had dinner at Giuseppe's on New Year's Eve. Four of us ordered the spaghetti with scallops. Three of us got only two scallops in our (not cheap) meal. When we asked the waiter how many scallops there should be, he said four or five. He then informed us that the kitchen had run out of scallops, which would have been nice to know before being served meals with skimpy portions. He asked if he could bring out prawns instead, but brought only two prawns each, which didn't seem very generous. Overall, the service was great and the food was delicious, but I can't say I can recommend the restaurant after that experience.
Very expensive for what we ordered. The food was good but nothing too spectacular. The waiter was a cool and snobbish when he realized we didn't want alcohol with our dinner. The ambience was wonderful as well as the scenery, however we can get the same view and much better food for the price and service at Hearthfire or Anthonys, so we will probably go there next time.
Warming atmosphere, exceptional service, delicious food, nice selection of wine, and moderately priced. This is a nice place to come and eat for just about any occasion, and is nice to see the owner come out and greet the customers, and pull a chair out for them.
Celebrating my mom's 80th birthday was very enjoyably at Guissepies... I get vey confused when I read the negative reviews. This place is delightful. Good food, lots of it, nice waitstaff, nice ambiance, price is reasonable for what you get. Cioppino great, lasagna, very large potion and yummy, chicken Parmesan very well done and tasty.
We would gladly return.
We went here due to a gift cert I received. This was an incredible dining spot. The ambience was romantic even with the 4 biz parties going on. The calamari appy and the scallopes pasta dish were to die for. Their wine list is good, but spendy!
Will be going again! hopefully sooner then later!
As customary, Giuseppe's is a great place to go. Great food and service as well as the personal care that Giuseppe shows all his guests. If you want to amend one of the menu items or want something not offered, no worries. The customer is number one here. The best restaurant in Bellingham.
Thanksgiving meal showed that Giuseppe can turn out wonderful food even when he is serving literally hundreds. The food, except for the very salty and scant serving of minestrone, was excellent.
The restaurant, however, was noisier than I have ever experienced it. And it took 1.5 hours to be served after orders went in. I am glad Giuseppe's was open on Thanksgiving but the kitchen staff was obviously slammed.
Mom and I dined in your restaurant on Thanksgiving Day. The food was very fresh, nice and hot, and tasted very good to both of us! The wait staff was very attentive to everyone and the whole room was buzzing with good vibes and energy. We will be back and will recommend Giuseppe's Al Porto to others, too!
The majority of my family live a few hours south of Bellingham, and whenever someone comes up for an evening to visit we usually decide to go out, and almost regularly to Guiseppe's. As a pescatarian, I usually order their seafood dishes. Their balsamic glazed salmon melts in your mouth, and I highly recommend it. I've had family dinners at other nice restaurants around Bellingham, but this one stands out to me. The service has always earned their tip, and between the menu selections and specials I've always felt I have ample delicious options to choose from at Guiseppe's, even as a pescatarian. And leave room for dessert!
I like trying new things, but I make an exception for Guiseppe's as my go-to special occasion restaurant.
A dinner arranged for 8 important arts people in a private room was spoiled by inattentive service and very poor communication. I actually had to leave my group twice and hunt down the server. Fortunately the food was very good. I Plan such dinners often, but I would not schedule another dinner there.
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