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Al Porto Ristorante

321 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B8, Canada
+1 604-683-8376
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (66 reviews)
“osso bucco” (15 reviews)
“torte” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
321 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped inside this building to get a view of the menu and decided to grab a bite to eat (July 9th). I travel solo for the most part and enjoy a quiet location to reflect and plan my day. I believe the restaurant had...More

Thank Carrie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were part of a group dinner with a set menu. Wish we could have ordered from the menu. While our selection was good I think it could have been better. The salmon was alright. Gnocchi was the best part of the meal. View was...More

Thank ConstantTraveler28
Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved this place for our first night in Vancouver as it was in Gastown, which we wanted to see. Like Gastown, this restaurant was underwhelming. The shrimp in the pasta dish was seriously overcooked and I expect started out frozen. The other dishes were...More

Thank Ringhead
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were visiting Vancouver for a few days after a cruise to Alaska. Being a Saturday we thought it best to make a reservation to dine after checking out the posted menu. My wife started with their chopped salad. They did not...More

Thank Charlie B
alportoristorante, General Manager at Al Porto Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Mr. Bruce! It was a pleasure meeting your wife and you . The staff and management of Al Porto thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a cab from Rosedale on Robeson ($7). Didn't have reservations but staff accommodated us because we were eating early, Service was incredible (John W) if you go there hope he's your server. Food tasted great and they had a impeccable wine selection. Manger came...More

Thank Ancha71
alportoristorante, General Manager at Al Porto Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much we all enjoy serving our guests and it especially shows in John's work.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't read any guide just follow the sign at the street, that we found Al Port Ristorante, we made good choice. The beautiful decoration of the restaurant reminded the feeling of my Porto vacation couple years ago, yes, the food also very good as...More

Thank finejenny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were wandering about in the WaterFront/Gastown area and stumbled onto this restaurant. At first I was hesitant, as all I initially saw on the menu was pizza. However the hostess was quick to show me the rest of the menu which had a variety...More

Thank Terri M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bottom line: If your in Vancouver for just a few days eat elsewhere. I'm puzzled by the high marks on Open Table for this restaurant. The food here is average, predictable, and nothing special. For my palate it rates 3 stars. There a plenty of...More

Thank WellFedTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service is normally pretty good, but this evening was a different tune. We were greeted promptly & courteously then offered a table that wasn't to our liking but was changed without hesitation. We have never seen them this busy where tables that were normally never...More

Thank Renegade225
alportoristorante, General Manager at Al Porto Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your remarks relating to your visit with us. I would be very happy to replace your foreign currency. I myself did not notice that it was not a loonie. I should say that no attitude was intended by me I merely wished...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in tonight after touring all day and we we're pleasantly surprised. Great service and very helpful staff. A very nice early dinner menu. The salad was big enough for a meal. Then our entrees were delicious and homemade. I would highly recommend when looking...More

Thank tmk2463
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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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
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
16:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 16:00
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
  • 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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