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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Scenic View (20)
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Good for Birthdays (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Business Meals (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
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Comfort Food (6)
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People Watching (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
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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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 (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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 (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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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

It was a wonderful meal, great menu, amazing service! Definitely worth the trip and cost

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was excellent. Our server was attentive. Several tables were celebrating special occasions but the noise level stayed reasonable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

What a great place for dinner. Food was excellent and we tried everything from vegetarian dishes to lobster pasta. Desert was excellent, though their descriptions didn't sound near as good as they were. Will come back.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Special attention paid from setup to clean up. Very friendly and exceptional service.

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Tapas, Authentic, Fun, Healthy, Casual, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Food tasted off. Chicken parm had globs of cheese on it and tasted chalky.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Excellent food & wine at a very premium price. The warm bruschetta appetizer was utterly delicious as was the lobster bisque. The cioppino was fresh and tasty, and it was a pleasant surprise to find this light, healthy dish on a meat-and-pasta-heavy menu. Very pleasant staff and welcoming atmosphere, although it's definitely not hip or trendy. The style & decor may only appeal to older people, with twinkly fairy lights and tacky silk flowers everywhere. Still, what it lacks in chic, it makes up for with truly fine food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Have eaten here before and it lived up to my expectations again! Both the halibut with crab cake and the pork chop were delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Everything was lovely; just disappointed that they didn't bring a token dessert for my husband's birthday. Most all restaurants do that without even asking.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 4, 2017

An absolute gem-great menu, atmosphere and service. My wife had the chicken piccata and I had the salmon - both terrific in appearance, taste and portion size.
When in Bellingham, would highly recommend!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Fabulous food and great service..lovely setting..great deck

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Such a wonderful restaurant! Giuseppe walked around the tables with genuine interest in how his guests were enjoying their food. Servers were attentive but not overbearing. Food was amazing! We chose the early dinner seating , nice food selection and had enough room for dessert. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Last minute decision to have my birthday dinner here as is been wanting to try it. Excellent choice and we all enjoyed the service, the wine and the food very much. I'll be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 28, 2017

We were a party of four celebrating a birthday. We all had something different, duck, halibut special, seafood fettuccine special and chicken piccata. All of us were very happy with our choices. Service was excellent as well. We will be back.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Service was impeccable and the staff were gracious hosts. We observe a Muslim diet and the server made every effort to ensure no alcohol or pork were present in our meals. I'm definitely a fan, thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was very classy, I will definitely go again in the future.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

I want to go back again tonight!! It was delicious. Special occasion with two of my grown grandchildren and special friend. We sat outside in the sun with the harbor and boats as our backdrop. It was a beautiful evening with really wonderful food and great company. I couldn't have chosen better.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We've been here several times and it never gets old! Our server Jocelyn is the tops!
She is the most thorough and complete server we've had to date, and that's saying a lot for Giuseppe's since all his servers are great!
The arancini was outstanding as usual. Tried the tomato seafood bisque instead of salad this time and it was awesome.
For entrees we had the veal marsala (a huge 16oz bone in veal chop) and the seafood linquini. They both hit the mark. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Excellent service! Romantic vibe, beautiful harbor setting. The chef came around which was a lovely touch. Very very good pasta! Wonderful dinner!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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