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Al Porto Ristorante

321 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B8, Canada
+1 604-683-8376
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (75 reviews)
“lemon tart” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
321 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here and enjoyed the service, the ambience and the food. The Caesar salad was very good. Had the veal with pasta and the in-house marinara sauce was very good. All, of course complete with lovely warm bread and dipping oils. Too bad we...More

Thank Josie K
Reviewed 7 February 2018

We took a group of 10 lawyers who were in Vancouver for a convention. The food was generally very good. Several of us had the grilled salmon which was excellent. The calamari appetizer and muscles was very good. The rest of the group ordered a...More

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Unable to resist a good deal we headed down to Al Porto's to experience their Dine Out offering. The $40 price tag bought us 2 caesar salads, a veal chop and a spring salmon for our mains and a tiramisu and a cheese cake for...More

Thank Renegade225
Reviewed 26 January 2018

What a lovely find! We were strolling through Gastown after a day of sightseeing and found this little gem. Delightful and welcoming reception with a warm, friendly atmosphere. We had the spaghetti cabonara; veal marsala and a gnocchi followed by gelato; lemon tart and tiramisu....More

Thank tysontrip
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Went as a couple here for Dine Out. Service was impeccable. Veal shank was perfect. Superb. The decor was very nice. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening here. Would recommend to couples and business dinners.

Thank focker40
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

A great little restaurant we visited on thanksgiving weekend! Good food, attentive service, delicious wine 🍷 list, excellent atmosphere and just the right romantic dinner setting for our weekend in Vancouver! Couldn’t have been more enjoyable. My favourite food is Chicken Alfredo pasta! Mmmm. So...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Our first time at Al Porto the other night. Lovely restaurant. Service was very good. But people go to a restaurant for good food, and I cannot say it was anything but average. The steak I had was very tough and chewy and I had...More

Thank pcmac
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

From when we walked down the stairs onto the tiled floor everything seem right. Our waiter John R was sensational with our family of 5 and the wine choice (Burrowing Owl) was spot on. Highly recommend for a special occasion or just a family gathering....More

Thank BBMFRtravels
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We live close by and have been coming to Al Porto at 321 Water St. for over 15 years. We have recommended this restaurant to friends, families, and business colleagues. If we bump into tourists, which we often do in the summer, we recommend Al...More

Thank PatrickY2005
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We were seated next to a group of maybe 18 people and it was more than LOUD LOUD LOUD. My companion and I had next to no conversation as we couldn't hear each other even sitting next to each other. We met a couple as...More

Thank Enjoy2travel
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and
stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of
being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many
plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell
the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's
history a more lively presence here than anywhere
else. Having been originally founded around a popular
worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of
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8 July 2017|
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Response from finejenny | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's only 100 m from the steam clock, but the main gate of Al Porto not at the Main Street, Yiou may need to follow the sign. It's a normal western restaurant, you can pick salad, vegetables soup and pasta from them... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B8, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Just steps away from the Waterfront station.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighbourhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-683-8376
  • E-mail
Gastown's popular Water Street is alive with the taste of another era. Meander down the cobbled sidewalk and stumble across a true find, the uniquely situated Al Porto Ristorante. Spacious yet cozy, the room is as distinct as the cuisine that defines the rich flavour and culture of Italy. Candlelight and a warm welcome await you as you cross through the iron-gate.
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