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Al Porto Ristorante

321 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B8, Canada
+1 604-683-8376
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (71 reviews)
“cioppino” (12 reviews)
“torte” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
321 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner for 4 on Nov. 11. We had our wedding party at Al Porto a few years ago and thought it would be nice to return for some good pasta or seafood. We weren't disappointed. We felt welcome as soon as we arrived....More

Thank LindaandBill22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, great service, great food, with reasonable prices. We had gnocci, pizza, split a delicious cesar salad. The staff were attentive without hovering. We are going back tonight!

Thank tandys_trainer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I come here quite often and are treated as very valued customers.The space is pleasant and welcoming.We both enjoyed our veal dishes and the veg were perfectly al dente.Again,the staff are attentive and always helpful with wine selection.We will keep returning for...More

Thank teddybear64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do not like leaving any negative reviews but I'm forced. We did not have time to order that they've brought us all over the table. The appetizer we ordered came after the first dish and in contemporary with the second one. Everything warmed up...More

Thank Marco C
alportoristorante, General Manager at Al Porto Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. If you would be so kind I would like a description of your server so that I may address the service with him. Secondly and more importantly we do not use a microwave for cooking our dishes. I am not...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here for the first time in years a few days ago. The food was just competent. My veal saltimbocca was soggy, and the prosciutto inferior. The green beans were perfect, but the potatoes mealy and dry--probably inferior to begin with. i asked that...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure what the average Italian restaurant is like in Vancouver as I'm a tourist. 3-stars is not saying much. Its basically like the ocean of Italian restaurants throughout North America - lousy. Food: Lacking in taste. Al Porto's food is pretty much devoid of...More

1  Thank EyeForget
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had done no research for dinner this night, just deciding to wander Gastown and find somewhere we liked. Happenstance took us to Al Porto and to our excellent server Peter. Bruschetta, smoked salmon, halibut and King Crab and a shared lemon tart later we...More

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Located in the heart of Gastown, this traditional restaurant is not everyone’s go too place. But you will have an excellent dinner with top notch service. The salmon was delicious as was everything our group of 4 ordered. The entrance is tucked down the side...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Six of us were in Vancouver on vacation and it was dinner time. We had walked up Water St. and seen the sign for Al Porto, so we decided to give it a try. We were greeted warmly and shown to a quiet table. As...More

Thank snowbird260
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I used to go to Al Porto on a regular basis for business dinners but haven’t been there for many, many years. We wanted to go to a restaurant in Gastown for lunch with friends and Al Porto came up in a Google search. Really...More

Thank IAG2608
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and
stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of
being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many
plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell
the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's
history a more lively presence here than anywhere
else. Having been originally founded around a popular
worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of
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8 July 2017|
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Response from finejenny | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's only 100 m from the steam clock, but the main gate of Al Porto not at the Main Street, Yiou may need to follow the sign. It's a normal western restaurant, you can pick salad, vegetables soup and pasta from them... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B8, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Just steps away from the Waterfront station.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighbourhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-683-8376
  • E-mail
Gastown's popular Water Street is alive with the taste of another era. Meander down the cobbled sidewalk and stumble across a true find, the uniquely situated Al Porto Ristorante. Spacious yet cozy, the room is as distinct as the cuisine that defines the rich flavour and culture of Italy. Candlelight and a warm welcome await you as you cross through the iron-gate.
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