Il Porto Ristorante

4.5
30 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Welcome to IL Porto, where we've brought a little piece of Italy to Brooklyn. Using the finest ingredients and wood burning brook oven, we produce traditional thin crust pizza baked to perfection. Our delicious entrees are prepared using recipes passed from generation to generation and are complimented by our homemade desserts. At IL Porto we believe in giving great service and impeccable food at affordable prices. Thank you for choosing IL Porto and we look forward to seeing you in the neighborhood!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Phone number
(718) 624-0954
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mario Maligieri
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Catering
Please contact IL Porto directly for private party and catering inquiries.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Flushing Ave
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Public transit
G Train stops on Washington/Lafayette Ave. just a 3-5 min walk down the hill!
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Tue 12:00AM - 12:00AM 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 11:45PM
Wed 12:00AM - 12:00AM

What 30 People Are Saying
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EC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dined early with our group of 12. Staff could not have been nicer, food was mostly terrific, nice wine selections, one of the pasta dishes (papardelle w/ mushrooms, i think) was ordered by two in the group, one was a little underdone and the flavors were a bit lackluster but the linguine del mare got raves. Great salads (arugula w/ lemon vinaigrette) and the grilled octopus was a winner. Focaccia was delicious, pizzas very good (Navy Yard and Margherita, Grandma). Can't remember the name of the dessert with the zabaione but several of us loved it. Great meal, will return.

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WR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure. Thanks Autumn!

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L
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable find for us! We LOVED the restaurant - I was looking to go to a place near The Brooklyn Navy yard - and Il Porto popped up....the food was delicious! The pie dough delicious - fresh cheese ... I had a pasta with real crab - very generous with crab meat ... my husband ate veal sorrentino and said it was the best he ever had!

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TR
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good, service very good, but pizza was outstanding. Very nice place to have informal meal, cocktail or wine.

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LG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is me and my husband's go-to spot for when we have guests from out of town. Our group of 8 had a wonderful experience, as usual!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty food! Very large portions. We had lots of leftovers. Cheap wine by the bottle. Nice live jazz music!

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MK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and wonderful service. Cheesecake best ever had!

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AB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding, we think it is the best pizza in NYC. It is always consistent and very well crafted. Grimaldi's, Juliana's, and Keste are okay but always look like they are haphazardly thrown together. Il Porto's pizzas are lovingly crafted. The cheese is always evenly spaced, the toppings are abundant, nice basil and olive oil added as well.

I just wish the onions were sliced, which is how they always are in Italy, never diced.

It is always the owner in front and the same crew making the pizzas under his supervision.

We have gone several times with eight people. We love the band, it is usually the same musicians. The music is always exceptional jazz and blues and not too loud, and rarely ever do they have a singer, which is good.

Also the menu items are some of the best Italian food in town and the prices are astonishingly low.

In fact this has become the only Italian place we frequent. We have checked out all of the big names but Il Porto is the only place with the perfect combination of prices, quality food, and relaxed atmosphere.

I am referring to Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Arthur Ave. (Bronx) in this review. It is almost more like a Staten Island or NJ place in terms of atmosphere, family run, etc. However Il Porto has much better food than any of the SI, NJ places we have been.

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F
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a hidden gem! Having eaten at literally hundreds of fine Italian restaurants around the world (including places in Rome itself), Il Porto ranks in my personal top ten.

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PT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very quaint place for dinner, food is delicious and great quality. Much get the Antipasti Misto - it will not disappoint. Service was great, will definitely be back to try other pizzas!

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E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant was great! Our waitress was very kind and helpful. The food came out very quickly and was delicious, and you can’t beat the menu prices compared to other local options. Great service. Great food. Great value.

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D
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the staff who treated us really well! It was late when we arrived so there were only a couple other guests there. The Prosciutto mozzarella pizza was amazing, but the fettuccine dish with crab meat was fairly wet. Grilled mushroom appetizer is good, but a lot of mushroom without bruschetta or something else to compliment. Overall good experience, will likely return.

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CM
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So I made a reservation for my bf's birthday and although we (our friend group) almost all came late to our reservation time, the workers there were so kind and patient wth all of us. The food was great and the location was easy to get to. It's definitely a place I will be coming back to!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice looking space but the food was a disappointment. Salmon was so overcooked it was inedible. Salads are huge but not well dressed. The grandma pizza was ok- very hard crust with very sweet tomato sauce lacking in depth- fortunately the table was supplied with red peppers, garlic powder and an herb canister to add some flavor to the otherwise boring pie. The pie was taken home to be disposed. Overall the service was disjointed but friendly - my rsvp was never acknowledged and we had to wait for a clean table upon arriving. Not a bad place just not the best Monday night service.

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m
New England
17 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was very good, and the service was great. Don't miss out on the drinks!

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Il Porto Ristorante after our reservation at another restaurant fell through. On arrival we were welcomed by name and seated even though we were early. The manager and staff were super helpful and attentive. Live jazz made dinner even more memorable. Prices were reasonable, portions were large and drinks were strong. Definitely will go again.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is AMAZING! Wide selection of gourmet pizzas. Staff was very attentive to our needs and provided great service. Sat night live band was a great touch. Hidden gem in the heart of Clinton Hill!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was so sweet and friendly. It was New Year’s Eve and they had party hats for everyone which was just the coolest thing. They helped with wine selections and the food was delicious!

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New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta fagolie soup was excellent. Almost as good as my Sicilian wife’s!

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JP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

good food, had the linguine with white clam sauce was very good, maybe a little too much oil but good, and had soup appetizer pasta fagioli, that was ok, not great

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had dinner with my wife and daughter who is a student at nearby Pratt Institute. this was our third time at Il Porto and all three have been fabulous. The owner is present and attentive, service great, and the Margarita pizza shared by my wife and daughter was honestly similar to what my wife and I ate recently on a vacation in Italy! I had the Osso Buco at the owner's suggestion and it was generous and tasty over the bed of mashed potatoes. It's a delightful neighborhood gem. Casual with live music.

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F
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our cousin introduced us to this lovely restaurant last week and we really enjoyed ourselves. We were pleasantly surprised by the jazz trio and the overall ambience of casual sophistication, with lovely dining options and great wines. Everyone was friendly and considerate and the food was fabulous! We cannot wait to return.

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WR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is great. Food is stellar. Place looks great. Prices are fine.

They have musicians often in the evening. They play well but the music is often too loud. I have no hearing problems but my tablemates and I have to ask each other to talk louder so we can hear each other.

That part is why I rated 4 instead of 5. I go there for dates and having to ask "speak louder" reduces the amibance I want to create.

Everything else is awesome.

Margyrita and Andrii are very nice servors.

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MC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden Italian gem! Easy to get to from any end of Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. The sit-down menu is top notch and the pizza is atop Brooklyn's best! Great staff and scenery.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

The waitress didn't know much about the dishes and the pasta had WAY too much olive oil. The bruschetta was missing flavors. Left with a stomach ache. Not going back.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Chicken Breast Masala is delicious. The very best is their Tortoleni soup with chicken.

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p
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The soup was amazing-hot & huge! Pizza was delicious and service was outstanding.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great 3 piece band playing made for a nice evening.

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LJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience!! We had an early reservation so no one else there initially which was good as we were a rowdy bunch. Waitress very helpful with food and drink recommendations. Good was excellent and priced reasonably.

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MC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a handful of times and it's always been a great experience. Never have I been disappointed with a meal, the service, etc. If you are in the neighborhood or are looking to try a new Italian spot while staying out of Manhattan, THIS is the one.

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