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Restaurant Portofino Bistro

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$$ - $$$
Downtown Quebec City
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54 Rue Couillard, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3T3, Canada
+1 418-692-8888
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11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were searching for a Swanky, Friendly, Tasty "Hot Spot" for Dinner and Drinks as we found it here in Quebec City at Portofino! Bartender extraordinaire Daphney and manager Isabella took 5 Star care of us. Dinner was very tasty, plus plenty of excellent vino!

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Thank Michael N
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't normally bother writing reviews but was so angry by my experience here today that I have to. Firstly, on the semi positive, the food was okay, my pizza was pretty basic and tasteless whilst my girlfriends spaghetti was good according to her. The real gripe is the service. We asked 3 times for an orange soft drink, twice... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything from atmosphere to wine food service it was all perfect. I had one of the house specials a ceiser salad and some tasty red wine to wash it down. It didn't disappoint.

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Welland, Canada
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the start to the end of our meal, everything was wonderful. The host was pleasant and welcoming, our server was FANTASTIC, and the food nice and hot. We had the arancini for an appetizer and for dinner we had cannelloni and chicken alfredo. Cannelloni was creamy, filled with meat and absolutely scrumptious. We added mushrooms to the chicken afredo....wow... More 

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Thank Patti B
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words! We are happy to read that you enjoyed your visit at our restaurant! We always want to give the best of ourselves to our customers and it’s always heartwarming to read reviews like yours. Our staff plays a huge role in our success as our clients love their authentic and professional approach.... More 

Arundel, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very 'buzzy' and therefore rather noisy venue. Tables are so close together that it is quite difficult to hold a conversation and equally difficult not to be entirely aware of a conversation at a neighbouring table. Not a romantic destination! Food and service quite good, but one has the feeling that the staff want you to move... More 

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Thank ClaireandG
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review on your experience at the Portofino. We are sorry that you felt a little disappointed of your visit, as we always want our customers to have a great time with us. You are right, our restaurant might get noisy at times as we are renowned for our authentic atmosphere that... More 

Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It looks charming on the outside, but on the inside Portofino has a red velour Eurotrashy racing car motif. The food was decent, but overpriced - $25 on average for simple gnocchi and tortellini and arrived far too soon Slow down. Stop the assembly line attitude. We just ordered a bottle of wine which of course outlasted the food. The... More 

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BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are sorry that you didn’t enjoy yourself at our restaurant, as it is really important for us that our customers spend quality time with us. Know that authenticity is right at the heart of our restaurant, whether it concerns our staff, our dishes, our decoration or our ambiance, we... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my second time visiting this restaurant when I've been to Quebec City. The food is delicious, the staff are friendly, accommodating and extremely professional. We were dining as part of a large group and the meals arrived together there was no delay. The wine selection was extensive and the singer they had at the end of the night... More 

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Thank Lucy V
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your second visit at our restaurant. We have the chance to count on a large base of loyal customers, which is really heartwarming. Our staff plays a huge role in our success as their friendly and authentic approached is loved by our visitors. We always... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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231 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A thoroughly charming and well-run Italian restaurant. This is a long-time family operation and it shows in the menu and the service. Many seating possibilities from tables of many sizes, raised tables and the bar. Pleasant surroundings, well-spaced. (I did find the two - at least - televisions a bit of a distraction in a higher end restaurant, but at... More 

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BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words, we are happy to read that you enjoyed your visit at the Portofino! It is really important for us that our customers spend quality time with their loved ones at out restaurant. To make sure that it happens, we bet on an extensive menu made out of fresh ingredients, an authentic and friendly service... More 

Houston, Texas
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115 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by here on our first night in Quebec City. Between the 3 of us, we ordered soup, pizza and pasta. All of our dishes were very good and the service was attentive. A very cozy atmosphere as well!!

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Thank Luv2Fly2Madrid3
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your visit at the Portofino! It is really important for us that all our customers feel at home while spending quality time with their loved ones. Our employees play a huge part in our success at their authentic and professional approach is loved by... More 

Colchester, CT
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We found the waitstaff to be quite rude and service was lacking. The waitstaff were loud and yelling to each over us as we ate our dinner. The food was mediocre and too expensive for what we received.

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Thank CTVaca101
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review on your experience at the Portofino. We are sorry that you found your visit “Just average” as we always want our customers to spend quality time with their loved ones. We are a little bit surprised about your comments on our staff as we are used of getting great reviews... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Rue Couillard, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3T3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
  • Phone Number: +1 418-692-8888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?