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Restaurant Portofino Bistro

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$$ - $$$
Downtown Quebec City
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54 Rue Couillard, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3T3, Canada
+1 418-692-8888
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11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The family and I made a booking at short notice and took the family along to Portofino on a very gold winter's evening. The staff are incredibly friendly and the food is amazing. There's a massive wood fired pizza oven in the centre of the restaurant that keeps you warm and also smells amazing. I would recommend the pizzas, the... More 

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Seagrave, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful staff, wonderful food, excellent location, fantastic experience. One of the best meals we had in Quebec City. Highly recommended.

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Thank Tina L
Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the food, service, and atmosphere here. You will definitely need reservations. We had pasta and pizza -both were very good. The minestrone was excellent.

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Thank RSM26
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a few choices our 1st night in Quebec but choose here. It was a great choice. I loved the pizza and appetizers. They were quick to serve as well.

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Thank JuannyChico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want great food and really nice service check this place out. Really nice to you and the food is great. So far the best service in QC. Thanks for paying attention to your guests.

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Thank Chris G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

located in the heart of old Quebec this place brings is amazing... food is terrific and is combined with an unmatched ambience...

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

My husband and I had a lovely time at this little Bistro on our final evening in Quebec. The food was very very good and the staff was very attentive.

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Thank barbararadebach
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words, we are happy to read that you had a good time with your husband at the Portofino. It is really important for us that all of our customers spend quality time with their loved ones as we do everything in our power to make your visit memorable. Our staff plays a huge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I actually chose to eat dinner here 2 times. Both experiences were great. We ordered Risotto (2 different varieties) which was excellent. The serving was so large I didn't think we could finish... but we did. We also had a wonderful dessert but I can't remember the name. It was yummy.

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Thank Muffy T
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words. We are glad to read that you had a great time with your daughter at the Portofino. We always want to give the best of ourselves to our customers and it is always heartwarming to read comments like yours. Yes, our portions are pretty generous, but it is quite rare to see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

There are a lot of French-predominant restaurants in Quebec, for obvious reasons; so we wanted to break things up and found this place. Loud but inviting atmosphere. Great service. Good menu selections; all our dishes from pastas to meats were very good. We did not try their pizzas. Dessert was also excellent. We had a reservation for a Saturday evening... More 

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BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to read that you had a great time at the Portofino. It is a good thing that you had a reservation, we always recommend to our customers to do so as we often expect a pretty strong affluence that is out of our control. By... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Our cab driver recommended. Was close to the hotel. The food was delicious. We had escargot, an actual dish with the best marinera sauce I have had the pleasure of tasting and covered in melted cheese! We also had the eggplant appetizer and onion soup (haha, in US we call it French Onion). The cannelloni and seafood pasta rounded out... More 

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BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review on our restaurant. It has been a pleasure to welcome you. We are really proud of what we have to offer and we always want our customers to spend quality time with their loved ones at the Portofino. In order to do so, it is important for us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
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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