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Il Porto

245 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3003
+1 301-590-0735
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“veal chop” (9 reviews)
“spaghetti” (9 reviews)
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245 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3003
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

We picked up our dinner, ordering since reviews were so good. The minestrone soup veggies, macaroni and broth were flavorful. Antipasto was alright, no meat though . Clams in red sauce, delicious sauce, clams very small. Cheese pizza with mushrooms, good, garlicky but otherwise land....More

1  Thank cjgordon11
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Food tastes like it was from a can. No flavor, very bland. Restaurant was dark inside as well. Will not go back.

Thank sgreen063
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We were a little surprised that this strip mall restaurant was as good as it is. I had spaghetti and the wife had chicken marsella. The spaghetti and meatballs were excellent. The chicken marsella was OUTSTANDING. The service was prompt and friendly. It has become...More

2  Thank DonW597
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Whether it's lunch or dinner, Il Porto continues to be consistently good, affordable and welcoming ! We never leave disappointed and will continue to return regularly. Marinara and Bolognese sauces are not fancy but excellent.

Thank Cookie B
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

We arrived a bit early and the restaurant was empty so we were not sure if we had the right place. A bit dark for my taste, and the music was before my generation and I am in my mid sixties. Now to the food....More

Thank Marc G
Reviewed 12 January 2016

The absolute best Italian Restaurant in the area!! Great food, great service and a very nice ambience. I really love their Roast Veal!

Thank Phil F
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Food and service are excellent. The menu selections are plentiful. Warm bread served with butter or oil and cheese. Salad was crisp served with a delicious house dressing. We had spinach ravioli and shrimp Parmesan. The sauce is just delicious. The service is first class....More

Thank zsrollins
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I wanted to give Il Porto 3 and 1/2 stars but tripadvisor does not have 1/2 star. Anyway I am Italian and I spend part of the year in Italy and I mostly review Italian restaurants. Il Porto offered pretty good food in the Italian...More

Thank Paolo N
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Alberto called the day before our party of 30+ arrived. He wanted to assure me that his staff was ready for us. Wow!!! About 15 families ordered under jersey numbers so we all can pay separately--no problems! Food came out hot and at the same...More

Thank uthao
Reviewed 21 November 2015

This neighborhood Italian restaurant has never disappointed us. The entire experience from the very friendly owner (who usually greets each incoming guest) to the friendly, knowledgeable wait staff, and outstanding food makes for a wonderful meal. The restaurant has added three additional much needed eating...More

Thank rjaffe2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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
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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!