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Il Porto

245 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3003
+1 301-590-0735
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“veal chop” (10 reviews)
“spaghetti” (11 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
All hours
$$ - $$$
245 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3003
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is a very classy place with great food. Prices are above moderate for some items, but the food and service are well worth it. I had some clams casino that were out of this world Italian style. we have been going here for a...More

Thank snicker03
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We just celebrated a family birthday at il porto- the staff and environment could not have been nicer. Warm and attentive service-very good food-lots of choices- reasonable prices. I highly recommend for small and large groups. We had 30 plus in the side room-at a...More

1  Thank Kit A
Reviewed 22 January 2017

First time at this place today for lunch and thoroughly disappointed. I had the cheesy ravioli and came out cold. It took about 10 minutes for it come back. The ravioli and marinara sauce were tasteless. The cheese inside was watery. I never got an...More

Thank deluca2017
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a good neighborhood place to have a nice Italian meal. The place is crowded on weekends, but the service is good and the food usually comes hot. On this occasion on plate could have bee a bit warmer, but the server got it...More

Thank Dave20850
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure how many years the restaurant has been tucked into that shopping center but I do know that every time we have gone, it's been very good. We've enjoyed many items here but the one that keeps us coming back is the special...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

My family had a function there for a rehearsal dinner. The manager and the wait staff were extremely friendly and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend this establishment.

Thank PaulW7179
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Needed to find a place for the family to eat after traveling from NJ via Harrisburg. Nice family run, I think, all the standard Italio-American dishes. We're spoiled in NJ and this food was fine, but average. A little less flavorful than we expect, built...More

2  Thank s w
Reviewed 15 July 2016

If you are ever in a mood for steak or pork chops, try the grill veal chop at Il Porto in the Festival Shopping Center on Muddy Branch. I have been returning to this same location for its veal chop for the last 15 years...More

1  Thank Marcus M
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

The deck seating is preferred- we got a table! Local vibrant crowd, very casual setting. We ordered calamari -good but nothing to shout about. Then my crispy flounder with apricot sauce came ...WOW!! Looked amazing, full of flavor, fresh taste, crispy fried skin and cooked...More

1  Thank 11tt
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Went with a large group for dinner on a Sunday. I don't understand why this place is so crowded. Food is no better than frozen Italian dinners. No better or worse than previous visit. There are many better choices close by - Fontina Grill, Il...More

1  Thank Allen S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-590-0735
  • E-mail
Il Porto offers fresh and delicious Italian food at very reasonable prices along with impeccable service. You will not find a more friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We now offer OUTDOOR SEATING on our brand new patio. And, with our recent expansion to the property next door, we can now accommodate large groups!
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