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Al Porto Ristorante

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321 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B8, Canada (Cambie)
+1 604-683-8376
11:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 16:30 - 22:30
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was good. I've ate the soup of the day and was not amazed, but my friend had the bruscetta and that looked really nice and fresh, so I would recomment that rather. Then I had the prawns and scallop with vegetables and sapphran risotto. The tastes were nice, but it was not a very 'refined' Italian as I... More 

Thank Cleo C
Duncan B.C.
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128 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A few steps off Water Street and , perhaps five minutes walk from Waterfront Station in Gastown, then down a few steps and you are in a different world. Outside it is raining and definitely chilly but down here warm and friendly with a tiled floor, clean linen table cloths andserviettes, a pizza oven,tasteful paintings (reproductions) and a Tuscan ambience.... More 

Thank Andrew H
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We turned up as a group of 15 just as the kitchen was closing at 09:00pm, the owner re-opened the kitchen and served a fantastic meal, not once did we feel under pressure to hurry and all meals were excellent. It felt typically Italian and made our first night in Vancouver a pleasure. A big thank-you to the manager and... More 

Thank mevans_13
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been eating at this establishment for years and has never failed us. This time around, was no different, we went to celebrate our 50th Anniversary & requested the same table where we sat 25 years ago. The atmosphere, ambiance, food, staff, etc... always on the bit. We have our favorite waiter "John" who was waited on tables there... More 

Thank AJAPVancouver
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food, ambiance, waiter, wine list were all fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant to couples or families looking for great Italian food and a wonderful off the beaten track restaurant

Thank Leanne H
Seattle, Washington
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170 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started with an Aperol Spritz, followed by some very yummy garlic cheese bread! The carbonara was some of the best I've had outside of Italy! Loved our server too. I would go here again without hesitation! Nice wine list too

Thank Chianti_girl24
Jaco, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this restaurant very hungry and were pleasantly surprised. They have beautiful pizza and seafood specials. The staff was very accommodating with children. Great early bird special. ¡Grazie!

Thank greenie506
Bridgetown, Barbados
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I think it very important to be honest if one is going to write a Review. This Restaurant had good reviews ,it was a family occasion the restaurant was warm and welcoming , a nice atmosphere the service was good .The food mediocre to be kind,We had Veal Lasagne which was solid and tasteless ,Homemade spaghetti and seafood Rissotto the... More 

Thank juliedash246
Biberach (Riss), Germany
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105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 408 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

IN the gastown area of Vancouver you wouldn't expect such a great restaurant, great food, friendly people and all that for an absolute acceptable price!

6 Thank KTB88
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gastown

Neighbourhood Profile
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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