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Il Porto

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245 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3003
+1 301-590-0735
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner on saturday. My first visit here. Restaurant is huge and and it was almost full. Lots of tables to sit outside too. We had fried zucchini, spinach ravioli and chicken romano which comes with spaghetti on the side. Food was excellent, taste wise and by portion. Very big portions. Prices are very good compared to how much... More 

Thank Akshat G
Rochester, Minnesota
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

I am a business traveler and it takes a very nice experience to make me get a taxi to a place away from walking distance of my hotel. Fortunately two Italians I was traveling with convinced me to join them at Il Porto. Very well worth it. Casual atmosphere but seriously good food. I've been back since as a solo... More 

Thank Dan-BeckyS
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Linen tablecloths, candles, and flowers are what you see first at this out of way Italian restaurant. Once you're seated and served, you receive very good every day Italian food. My personal favorite is veal piccata with sautéed spinach and a glass of chianti. My wife and I have dined for many years. Give it a try. You won't be... More 

Thank art b
Falling Waters, West Virginia
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Spending several weeks in the area for a work assignment, I was ready to have relaxing, somewhat decadent meal and stumbled across Il Porto. Outside appearances were somewhat deceiving as this restaurant was larger and had a warmer atmosphere than expected. I had to wait a short while for my server, but after our first encoubter, he was perfectly attentive.... More 

Thank DPacileo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

We visited this place because of all the great reviews but we're extremely disappointed. Food tasted like it was microwaved. Not good at all. No real authentic taste.

Thank Clelia D
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Il Porto consistently delivers good Italian meals. The atmosphere is cozy and the staff is professional. We often run into neighbors enjoying family meals here. The new outside patio is lovely.

Thank Anna H
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We picked up our dinner, ordering since reviews were so good. The minestrone soup veggies, macaroni and broth were flavorful. Antipasto was alright, no meat though . Clams in red sauce, delicious sauce, clams very small. Cheese pizza with mushrooms, good, garlicky but otherwise land. Meat lasagna not enough meat, sauce sweet and too light.

1 Thank cjgordon11
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Food tastes like it was from a can. No flavor, very bland. Restaurant was dark inside as well. Will not go back.

Thank sgreen063
gaithersburg, MD USA
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We were a little surprised that this strip mall restaurant was as good as it is. I had spaghetti and the wife had chicken marsella. The spaghetti and meatballs were excellent. The chicken marsella was OUTSTANDING. The service was prompt and friendly. It has become our "go to" restaurant when we go out with friends.

2 Thank DonW597
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Whether it's lunch or dinner, Il Porto continues to be consistently good, affordable and welcoming ! We never leave disappointed and will continue to return regularly. Marinara and Bolognese sauces are not fancy but excellent.

Thank Cookie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-590-0735
Il Porto offers fresh and delicious Italian food at very reasonable prices along with impeccable service. You will not find a more friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We now offer OUTDOOR SEATING on our brand new patio. And, with our recent expansion to the property next door, we can now accommodate large groups!

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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?