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Restaurant Portofino Bistro

54 Rue Couillard, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3T3, Canada
+1 855-999-7785
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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54 Rue Couillard, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3T3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a hard time finding this place, but the walking was worth it! The food and the atmosphere were very good. Go early as it fills up quickly.More

Thank GEDUNLAP
BistroPortofino, General Manager at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your review! We are happy to read that you had a great experience at our restaurant. We always do everything in our power to make sure our customers have a blast and reading reviews like yours is always heartwarming. You're...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I know it sound odd to eat at a Italian restaurant in Quebec but our reservation at another nearby restaurant was not honored as they decided to book a bus load of tourist and turn away smaller parties. Portofino’s food was delicious. I highly recommend...More

Thank kentucky2008
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Portofino's is a busy restaurant in the heart of the city with excellent food. I would highly recommend the Tagliatelle with fresh vegetables - it was amazing! The wait staff was courteous and attentive even with a full house.

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There may not be gingham table cloths and wax coated chianti bottles at Portofino but mentally that’s where it is. Lovely bustling old-fashioned Italian restaurant with a very broad menu of meat, fish, pasta, risotto and pizza. We had a couple of the classic veal...More

Thank Kemmu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had visited this eatery a year ago and i have been craving their food ever since! It was a must for this return trip to vieux Quebec. Must make reservations...but you will not regret your visit here. From appetizers to dessert...and wine..and cocktails...the Portofino...More

Thank cdnbeachgirl2016
BistroPortofino, General Manager at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this perfect review! We are very happy to read that we have the chance to count on loyal customers like you. You're right, we definitely suggest doint a reservation as the overall trafic in Old Quebec is hard to predict....More

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

The pizza is amazing. Ambience is fun and lively. I would hesitate to recommend bringing very little children/toddlers/babies, my 10 and 12 yr olds enjoyed and felt welcomed though.More

Thank RosieCheeks74
BistroPortofino, General Manager at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review Rosie, it's great to read that you had a great time with us! Premium dishes, great service and authentic ambiance are three key areas for us and we definitely enjoy having reviews like yours. We do everything in...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018

we were staying in the old town and came across this place, made reservations for a anniversary dinner, it served good food m but to get people out of the rain they made them stand by the stairs to the bathroom where our table was...More

Thank canadiangirl959
BistroPortofino, General Manager at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are sorry for the inconvenient of the situation you are describing. We always do our best to accomodate people and giving the rain we had no choice but to find a quick solution to keep our visitors...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

What a tourist trap this is. And very expensive for a 12” pizza with skimpy toppings. Go up the street where there are far better choices. We dined here many years ago....not much has changed!More

Thank griffentownboy
BistroPortofino, General Manager at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review on your experience at our restaurant @Griffentownboy. We are sorry you didn't like your visit as much as we would have wanted to... A tourist trap? We definitely disagree. And if it was the case,...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018

We had wonderful Lasagna dinners at this restaurant. Very authentic in taste and presentation. The sauce was rich and plenty of it. We were not disappointed. We asked for small house salads...which they did not have...so they made a bowl of salad greens and fixings...More

Thank LindaMargaret
BistroPortofino, General Manager at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for this awesome review Linda, it's always great to read from our customers! We always do our best to accomodate our customers and we are so glad you liked the attention. For us, having a restaurant is all about building relations...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

A cosy Italian restaurant located in the heart of Vieux Québec. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by a friendly and courteous staff that made our visit very pleasurable. Our waiter presented himself and immediately offered us refreshments and placed a basket of...More

Thank Greg Y
BistroPortofino, General Manager at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review Greg, it's great to read that you enjoyed your visit at our restaurant! Our staff is doing a fantastic job, they really care for our customers and people can feel it. You are right about the reservations, we...More

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jim d
August 14, 2018|
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Response from BistroPortofino | Property representative |
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September 28, 2016|
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Response from Maddie D | 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
January 22, 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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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: +1 855-999-7785
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Description
Located in the heart of Old Québec City in a historical house built in 1760, Portofino Bistro Italiano restaurant welcomes you to its cozy and festive atmosphere.
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