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Downtown Quebec City
0.4 km from Old Quebec
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Reviewed January 4, 2024 via mobile

Excellent service, ladies were wonderful. Pizza however was lacking for an establishment with an Italian flag on it. Never had a Margherita pizza with shredded mozzarella on it. 🤔

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 1, 2024

If you have one meal to eat in Quebec City, old town, make it Portofino's. The staff were excellent and the food was absolutely spectacular. 6/5 stars if I could.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 31, 2023 via mobile

The food was delicious, we ate the escargots, fondue Parmesan, Salmon tartare, lasagne and Fettuccine Champignon and we can’t decide what was the best plate! Our server was Coco Shanelle and she was very nice, warm and professional, we definitely will go back before leaving...the city! I highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 27, 2023 via mobile

Some of the best pasta I’ve ever had! I couldn’t decide between some great options. A pretty tight space with a lot of people but overall comfortable and well staffed. Would definitely recommend and come back if back in town!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 16, 2023

While the cuisine is primarily Italian, it is not exclusively so. We opted for the steak tartare and the tuna tartare, and they were both unusual and delicious. Service was ultra friendly and the ambiance was fun and lively. Great location too.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 5, 2023 via mobile

Food was fantastic! Four of us, pizza, onion soup, escargot, seafood linguini and gnocchi were all good. Then dessert cream brûlée and tiramisu which were fantastic as well. Restaurant very accommodating. Made us ice tea, unsweet which is a Big deal in Canada. Would definitely...recommend!!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 27, 2023 via mobile

When you see the staff rushing about with nothing in their hands you wonder if they are busy or busy fools. Sadly the latter applies here. Table pre-booked, tick, drink order taken, tick, food order taken, tick, wine ordered and delivered, warm white, check. The...question is how long is reasonable to wait before a cold starter is e served? An hour? Left with no food and a real dissatisfaction with this place. Avoid at all costs unless it’s a rainy day and you’ve got nothing else to do.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 18, 2023

We had a nice evening meal at this restaurant. We were lucky in that there was a table available when we walked up on a Sunday evening without a reservation. The place was deservedly crowded. We liked the fact that the restaurant offered petite portions,...which for my wife and I (who are aged 65+) was nice. We left full but not "over-stuffed". Don't worry if you don't speak French well, the staff easily accommodates English-speakers. My wife, who does not eat beef or pork or duck, easily found several good options. The menu also said they accommodate gluten-free needs, though we did not ask if they keep a separate area for prep of those items (Our daughter has Celiac dz)More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 14, 2023 via mobile

Both food and service were excellent. We had our Golden Retriever with us and they allowed us to bring her on the patio! The chicken parmigiana was very good!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 12, 2023 via mobile

Enjoyed the carpaccio and carbonara…served by Alexandra So much fun with new friend Darr and Steve, we closed the place down.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 4, 2023 via mobile

Had a very delightful dinner. We were here over Labor Day weekend and the Old Quebec and this place was packed! Even so, the service by Amelie was great. We split the lasagna and a ceasar salad. The dishes we saw delivered around us looked...great as well. I would recommend a reservation (we walked passed the line) and encourage you try a dinner here.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 13, 2023 via mobile

Nice Italian restaurant in the heart of Quebec City, that we discovered during our walking tour of old city. It was little crowded in the evening but that was understood, but the service was very prompt and food was delicious.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 6, 2023 via mobile

First the Front end were totally clueless they pushed ca sizeable crowd waiting for a table out into the side walk but nvr bothered to take our names The food is completely overpriced and worse the portions are minuscule $10.49 for three “Brushetta “ which...consisted of three toppings on three crackers We ordered a large pasta to share — for $28 it wasn’t enough for even 1 person . The Musician was belting out Spanish ballads in an Italian restaurant . It took 15 minutes to get the Bill . Pass unles you like being ripped off .More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 5, 2023

Great Italian food . The service is excellent and the staff very attentive. All in all a great dining experience.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 16, 2023

Great pasta and Caesar salad. It was very hot, would have been nice to have a frosty buck for our beer. Like a cheap trip to Europe on the patio!

Date of visit: July 2023
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PORTOFINO BRASSERIE ITALIENNE, Quebec City - 54 Rue Couillard, Downtown Quebec City - Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Portofino Brasserie italienne is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4