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Restaurant Portofino Bistro

54 Rue Couillard, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3T3, Canada
+1 418-692-8888
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (132 reviews)
“tiramisu” (12 reviews)
“prosciutto” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
54 Rue Couillard, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3T3, Canada
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1 - 10 of 720 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate at Portofino’s many years ago on my first trip to Quebec City. I wanted to see how the restaurant was a second time. Our wait time was very short, and our order got taken quickly. A Caesar salad, salmon appetizer, and veal with...More

Thank terryb3
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for the kind words. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your visit at the Portofino! It is really important for us that all our customers spend quality time with us as we continuously want to give the best of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu with unusually good selection of wines by the glass. Easy to find on a street closed to vehicles. Eager service. Reservations recommended.More

Thank Rxgeek
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your review, we are happy to read that you had a great time with us at Portofino. We always do everything in our power to give a fantastic experience to our customers, as we take so much pride in what...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, QC is a lovely place, with several reasons to justify a visit, but this Portofino has just what I have always considered Canada's best pizza. Service is inconsistent, but the pizza is just so perfect that one will be happy to face a snotty...More

Thank Higuma2017
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi and thank you for taking the time to write us a review of your experience. It is really important for us that our guests spend the best moment possible at Portofino and that is why we put our efforts into offering the best italian...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for a late lunch and left quite satisfied. Our son and his friend each enjoyed the Americano pizza while I stuck with the traditional lasagna. It was very good - not the best I've ever had but overall enjoyable. My husband probably...More

Thank Prairiegirl075
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the review. We are glad to see that you and your family had a great time at our restaurant. We really want to be a destination where families can spend quality time together with quality food and a great ambiance....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Portofino for a spontaneous lunch. We ordered pizza, pasta, and a risotto lunch. NO ONE enjoyed their food (and we're not overly picky people!). Service was average at best. Then the bill came and we never had to spend so much on...More

Thank HokieGal30
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi and thank you for taking the time to write us a review of your experience. It is really important for us that our guests spend the best moment possible at Portofino and that is why we put our efforts into offering the best italian...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017

We got a group of 14 in on a Friday night and the service and food was very good. My wife and I went back a couple of nights later. The service is fast and efficient. The food is fresh and well prepared. I had...More

Thank Davie65
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review on your experience at the Portofino. We are very proud of everything we have to offer and we are glad that you liked the quality of our service and food. Since we want all of...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017

overpriced with terrible service. Save yourself and your $$ by going to a different restaurant. There is too many choices in Quebec City to be waiting in such long lines, to have bad service with expensive food.More

Thank Sheryl S
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sheryl, thank you for your review. We respect your opinion and you can be sure that we always aim for the best service possible. We truly think that this was an uncommon situation as we get a lot of good comments about our staff...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Visited both of these fine Italian restaurants while in Old Quebec. Both were excellent. Ambiance - I’d give it Portofino. Just a little more appealing and authentic feeling to me. Service - while Le Bello was good service, the winner here was Portofino. Whole staff...More

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BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the kind words. We are happy that you had a great time with us. We appreciate your comments about the quality of our service. We might not be perfect, but our staff is always making everything right as they care...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

The food is good however the prices are overpriced. I started with a Caesar salad, nice salad big portion however expensive! Then I had the flambé shrimp with pasta! 39$ for 3 large shrimp and a small portion of pasta. Delicious however again way overpriced....More

Thank Nancy L
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Nancy, thank you for your review. We truly understand your concern but we just want to mention that Old Quebec is quite competitive and we do our best to stay in the game. On the other hand, we are always looking for the best...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Wine and pizza at an Italian restaurant in a French-Canadian city while on vacation, what's not to like? Plenty of "regular" dishes, pasta and otherwise, available, but we kept it light. We (two of us) each had a large spinach and strawberry salad--terrific dressing--then split...More

Thank wunderwoof
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi and thank you for your comment. We are happy that you liked your meal here at Portofino. We do put a great importance on the quality of everything we serve and we are glad that you liked our home-made dressing that much! Feel free...More

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Sig K
28 September 2016|
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Response from gadgetgirlOntario | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just seen your question....haven't signed in to trip advisor since... But you sent your request to me the poster and not to trip advisor... Sorry.
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Peggy H
22 January 2016|
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Response from Strictly2 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. People we met on cruise walked in and booked. I would think you could e mail a reservation request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Rue Couillard, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3T3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
  • Phone Number: +1 418-692-8888
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