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Al Porto Ristorante

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Gastown
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321 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B8, Canada (Cambie)
+1 604-683-8376
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11:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 16:30 - 22:30
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived early for dinner and were warmly welcomed & seated quickly. We enjoyed a Happy Hour glass of wine and then ordered from the long & interesting menu. Service was good and the food was quite good. We watched as other large groups ordered some other interesting dishes and other wines. Unfortunately, we were not encouraged to try anything... More 

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Thank TravelsWithJay
wATERFORD CITY
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123 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read a lot positive about this restaurant.However on my visit I was not overly impressed.The menu selection was quiet good and the service was excellent. Our waiter was well in tune with the wine list as the first two of our selections were out of stock but he recommended good replacements.I felt the portions of food were small... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Upon visiting Al Porto in early January, my boyfriend and I had a fantastic meal and great service at Al Porto. We was recommended by the staff at our hotel and also the travel book we used whilst in the city. We both was greeted by very friendly staff members and our waiter who served us for the evening was... More 

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Thank Rebecca J
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

A little hard to find, towards the water off Water Street in Gastown. Look for the signs. An easy walk from Cruise Ship Terminal, or all of downtown. A local establishment now for 20-years, offering Italian themed classic and original food with pastas and wood-fired oven pizzas. Downstairs opens into many spacious areas allowing groups from many to a cozy... More 

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Thank Clive M
Nanaimo, Canada
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

If you are looking for a restaurant that has withstood the test of many decades and serves fantastic food at a reasonable price, then this is it. Dinner at Al Porto was an absolute treat. With a great menu selection, all four of us had different dishes and everyone was raving. The lamb shanks, shrimp with risotto, beet risotto with... More 

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Thank fishertrick
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Really good food! Nice vibe, not fussy. Crab was perfectly done and served nice and hot (I personally hate cold shellfish) Decor could use some updating, but that's my only complaint.

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Thank Allen V
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is a pleasant Gastown restaurant with very nice low-key decor, and tables placed a few feet from each other. The menu is large, and there were many choices. My husband chose the cioppino. He found it to be generously supplied with various seafoods but a little bland. I chose the chicken piccata which was disappointing. I make better chicken... More 

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Thank TheSchindells
Vancouver
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We wandered in here after a short visit at the Christmas Market. Hungry but not enticed by the high carb fare at the market we decided to side trip to Gastown and see what we could find. Hadn't been here before--not sure why but will definitely return. Loved the feel of the restaurant more authentic Italy than most. The service... More 

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Thank AnneMarie767
Athens
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119 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We loved our meal here ... accompanied by a "primitivo/malvasia" red wine. Well worth a visit for good Italian cuisine.

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Thank davidinathens
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We had dinner here last night and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The service was excellent and the food was very good. We were there for four hours enjoying a relaxed meal and never felt rushed as the table was ours for the night. Hadn't been back here for about three years but will definitely come back as seems to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B8, Canada
    (Cambie)
  • Public Transportation: Just steps away from the Waterfront station.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighbourhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-683-8376
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Gastown
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 Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
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