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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%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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321 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B8, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Good location in Gastown, close to the Steam Clock. Enter restaurant on a side street off Water Street. The atmosphere was very nice. Food was delicious. Waiter was friendly and helpful.

Thank positanobabe
Reviewed 6 days ago

One could easily dismiss this as a tourist trap as it is in Gastown right near the cruise terminal but to do so would be mistake. Even though the place is decorated with kitchy murals and seems to have a stereotypical décor don't let that...More

1  Thank masterphotog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the early bird dinner that included a main course and a soup or salad. The split pea soup was tasty but the fish of the day was halibut and it was perfectly cooked and simply delicious. The vegetables were fresh and tasty and...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We haven't been to this place in years but won't leave it so long next time. Cosy, quiet room, cheerful and attentive service, fresh and succulent pizza, extensive wine list.

Thank Kitsilano
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was very good, scallops and prawns were excellent as was the Tomato Bocconcini salad. The Artic Char was tasty just very slightly over cooked. The sides were good as well as the house red. Service was excellent, we will be back. Was here...More

Thank Goodstay_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 9 having a business dinner. The service, wine list and food were excellent, plus there's a view of the mountains from some tables. The decor is a little tired though, including the bathrooms, hence the 4 out of 5 stars.

Thank pickeringgal
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

A lovely Italian restaurant in Gastown. Stepping inside was like walking into a restaurant in Italy. Lots of sea food on the menu. The staff were great and the food was delicious.

Thank ejvmiller
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We had a small group for a birthday dinner, and chose Al Porto based on other reviews, and let me say we were not disappointed! Great location, amazing food, and excellent service. We had the calamari, and seafood antipasto - both tasted delicious. I highly...More

Thank Felicia V
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great ambiance, delicious food and great service. The food is not only presented well but tastes great as well. The staff are very friendly and efficient . Thank you to Chris for looking after our table so well. Was easy to substitute an ingredient. Reservations...More

Thank chezk
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We are as a family of 4 on Saturday evening. The place was pleasantly busy with a good atmosphere. Our party had pizza pasta and a had the beef tenderloin- all were lovely and beef cooked to perfection as chosen. Prices were reasonable and the...More

Thank Steve R
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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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