Il Porto Ristorante
Cannellini beans, pancetta and pasta
Penne Il Porto
Shrimp and asparagus in a pink vodka cream sauce
Steamed baby spinach with extra virgin live oil and lemon
The restaurant sits across from a fish market and at the time we dined outdoors, all we could smell was smelly fish. The restaurant itself was nice and they had live music too. The service was amazing but the food was a bit mediocre. For instance, my friend’s risotto had too much broth in it which resulted in a full blown soup. My other friend ordered their salmon but they over cooked it and it was a bit bland too. We also ordered their calamari and lasagne too. We thought both dishes were delicious.
Food was great, bar area was a little loud so it's not intimate, but great place for groups of people to gather and talk.
Restaurant was half full, but the other parties there were extremely loud and shouting despite sitting within a few feet of each other. This is a very noisy restaurant and there is no sound absorption.
The service was perfunctory and adequate, although the server seemed a little rushed and wasn’t the friendliest.
The food was disappointing. I ordered a minestrone soup but received the fagioli soup instead. Since I could have been happy with either, I accepted it and didn’t send it back. It was not a good soup, very watery and not many beans. It was more like a canned vegetable soup with a small amount of beans added in.
Main course was chicken parm with spaghetti. No different from what I could get at red sauce places back home for less money. It wasn’t bad, but was only average.
Dessert was a couple of a cannolis and a scoop of vanilla gelato. The latter was actually good. The cannoli shells were very hard and probably stale. They were impossible to cut into with a fork, so I had to eat them with my hands. The ricotta inside them tasted okay, though a little bland.
I’m still looking for a place that serves appropriately priced Italian fare in Brooklyn, because this place is not one of them.
I made the reservation on Open Table and the restaurant was closed when I showed up
great bang for your buck - food is outstanding, vibes are very cool - awesome spot for a beer and some good pizza
Best grandma slice
Everytime I go...I am so amazed at the service, the food, the drinks, the ambience and the staff. Our waiter Amir was so helpful, friendly and full of suggestions. He helped make the experience even more tailored to for an amazing time.
From the Pizza...which is artisanal, to the well constructed Italian dishes not matter what you pick it will be amazing in an amazing setting.
The waiters know their way around the menu, and they were really nice and accommodating. The food was wonderful I had the bow tie pasta with Alfredo sauce and salmon, sooo good. Definitely recommend.
My Wife and I went on a Sunday eve and it was very quiet only two other tables were dining, and soon we were the only ones there so it was nice! Our appetizers came out Hot and Fresh and our Main courses were wonderful! I recommend this restaurant this restaurant and We will be back soon and bring friends and family next time! Our server Greg Got everything right!
Food was amazing, staff was pleasant, setting was just right 👍🏾
First time at this establishment and amazingly it was their first Saturday and had a live band playing music while people dined. Amazing ambiance and Italian food is great per usual.
nice out of the way place. food and ambience very old school. live jazz a plus
Food was amazing so was staff and ambience were also really nice
Love their pizza!!! Great live music: Thurs, Fri, Sat
We had a large party to celebrate a birthday and the restaurant was very accommodating, the food was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed the live jazz!
The food wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t great either. The pizza was good. Caprese salad needed something, maybe better tomatoes. Service was fine.
Excellent restaurant and service.
We were thrilled with this neighborhood gem of a restaurant!
This is my favorite spot. I go here often and bring my friends and family so that they can experience the wonderful food, environment and Jazz Music.
Il Porto is a subtle gem on Washington Avenue in Brooklyn just at the entrance to Steiner Studios. The music that was being played as we entered, and indeed until we departed, was a mix of jazz sounds from the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Nice! The wait staff was caring, patient, and willing to give us time and space. The pizza we enjoyed had a delicious, light crust with very fresh ingredients. We also enjoyed a side of lightly sauteed spinach sprinkled with fresh lemon juice and sesame seeds. Yum! We plan to return again and again.
They had a live jazz band which was playing and they were very good. Their Margarita Pizza was delicious! Had food wrapped up to go and when arriving home it had my food and some other food inside never ordered. With all of that not considering to return.
The food was outstanding. All of our meals were served hot. Everyone on the staff was very friendly and welcoming.
Sunday lunch with 2 other families with kids. All food was very food, timing of food coming to table could have been smoother. Service friendly and attentive. Great space, plan to go back
Good food. Good service. I enjoyed my meal.
My wife wasn't a huge fan. Our dessert was great!
The food was great, and we loved the live jazz band (on the weekends). The minestrone was a nice mix of veggies, with a few beans and bits of pasta. It's a bit off the beaten path from downtown Brooklyn, but a short cab ride.
I wished I could have like Il Porto better. Wonderful ambience and attentive service. The food was solid but not great. The pasta tomato sauce was tasty but a bit dry and not bursting with flavor. Veal parmigiana was tasty but also a bit dry — almost over cooked. But solid!
Had a reservation. Took a subway and bus to get there and realized would be late. Called restaurant only to learn they were closed. No other restaurants anywhere close by. Total bummer, and my husband and I got into big fight about it on our romantic date night. I sure the family emergency must have been really bad to treat customers so poorly. I have heard the food is great here, but I will never know.
This restaurant was amazing. The food was incredible. But most importantly, the staff was kind and very accommodating. We had a large party for a 40th birthday celebration and they made it very special for us. The live jazz band was also outstanding. I can’t wait to go back!
Il Porto is our go-to place for ordering pizza when we have guests over. In our most recent order we received a card for a free bottle of wine if we dine in, which we did! Saturday night we went for dinner with my family and got a free bottle of wine, there was live music, the food was excellent. Will come back!
The posting at Open Table's website says it is 3-5 minutes from the G-Train. A more accurate time would be 10-15. As it was a cold day, this difference mattered to me. The food (a specialty pizza) and service were great. The primary mid-day business is business lunch. When we arrived the place was packed and noisy. A short while later, there were 2-3 tables besides ours that had customers and it was as quite.
Everything was amazing. The Penne Il Porto is fantastic and the bread they give you is so good. This is a great date spot. The ambiance is perfect for a romantic evening. Service was excellent and everyone was very friendly. There was even live jazz. Just great.
It was a wonderful place. Food and service were excellent. There were some very interesting specials. I am from out of town and this is a restaurant I would return to for a second visit.
It was a great experience included with a live jazz band and beautiful lighting and candles on every table
Amazing wood fired brick oven pizza! Service and people are great!
This was a great choice for us. The food was delicious, never-ending bread basket, a cozy atmosphere, and a manageable noise level so conversation was truly possible.
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.
Always a pleasure. Thanks Autumn!
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!
Food was good, service very good, but pizza was outstanding. Very nice place to have informal meal, cocktail or wine.
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Il Porto Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.