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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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ducked in during a storm and it was attractive and welcoming with good service. Food was not exciting, and pasta with tomatoes and mushrooms was just that-eating a mouthful of pasta left no clue of what else was in the dish- no salt, seasonings, or sauce. Nothing was apparently cooked together. Brick oven pizza might have been a better... More 

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Thank Docmartin52
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review on your experience at the Portofino. We are very proud of everything we have to offer and we are glad that you liked the quality of our service and general atmosphere. Since we want all of our customers to spend quality time with us, we present a wide-variety of dishes... More 

Philadelphia
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by hotel staff as well as a restaurant owner in Cornwall as we drove to QC! It did not disappoint! The location in the old city was fun in itself. We both loved our dinners. I had the Risotto with sausage & mushrooms with wonderful flavor. My wife had a duck confit in risotto (also a... More 

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Thank Francis R
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 enjoyed your visit at the Portofino. It is really important for us that all our customers have an awesome time with their loved ones when they visit us. This is why our menu presents an wide variety of quality dishes, so everyone can find a... More 

South Burlington, Vermont
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is average here but the atmosphere is nice and they had a man playing guitar and singing. We felt a little rushed.

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Thank 802girl
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review on your experience at the Portofino. We are happy to read that you enjoyed our warm and authentic atmosphere, although we are sorry that you found our food “average”. We put a lot of time and efforts so our menu can be as rich and diversified as possible and we... More 

New York
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our first night in Quebec City we decided to dine on some Italian food! We were not disappointed. They were friendly to our 5 year old daughter and offered a brief children's menu. My husband had the gnocchi and I had the Linguine with white clam sauce. Both were excellent. Perfect portion size. We were sufficiently full without having... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review on your experience at the Portofino. We are glad to read that you and your family enjoyed your visit. It is really important for us to have a complete menu full of quality dishes so every family member can try something that will fit his/her taste. We also... More 

Rochester, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here on a Sunday night with my wife and 5 year old daughter. We were seated immediately, and service was absolutely outstanding for our entire visit. Our table was visited by three separate employees, all stopping by on multiple occasions to see that we were taken care of. There was a kids menu for our young one; otherwise, many... More 

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Thank DylanGillett
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 great night at the Portofino. We always do everything we can to give the best of ourselves to our customers and it’s always heartwarming to read reviews like yours stating quite clearly that you enjoyed your visit. Our employees are playing a huge... More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Ate here with a group of 12. The food was amazing the service was wonderful, it was great! Would definitely go back in a heart beat.

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Thank spin4lyf
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review on your experience at the Portofino. Our employees definitely play a huge part in our success as they care so much for our customers. They help us prepare some of the best dishes in the city and they make sure our customers spend an awesome moment at the... More 

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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have been a few times before before and always have had great food and restaurant. Very busy on weekends.

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

Thank you very much for your review, it’s always nice to read comments like yours as we definitely love to hear about returning customers. We put a lot of time and efforts in everything we do so our clients can spend an amazing time with us. A reservation is always a great idea as we often expect a strong affluence... More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

While wandering around old Quebec, my partner and I decided to give this restaurant a try. We did not regret taking the chance at all! The food here is absolutely delicious and the wait staff was quite friendly. I ordered the americano pizza which was made in the open beside the bar and cooked in a wood-burning oven. The ingredients... More 

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

Thank you for your positive review. It is always heartwarming to read reviews like yours as we always want our customers to have an amazing time at the Portofino. We receive a lot of good comments on the quality of our staff and their friendly yet professional approach. They definitely play a huge part in our success as they care... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We loved this little restaurant! The staff was very very attentive and constantly refilled our water and wine. They checked on us the entire evening. Our food was fabulous! We got an app of parmesan fondue with procuitto wrap and loved it. The spaghetti carbonara was rich but had a terrific taste. My husband got a seafood pasta that was... More 

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

Thank you for the kind words, we are happy to read that you enjoyed your visit at the Portofino! Our employees definitely play a huge role in our success as they really care for our customers. They proudly represent the Portofino and the friendly & authentic values that are at the heart of our brand. We are also very proud... More 

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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

I had one of the best carbanaro dishes that I've had anywhere. Nice atmosphere too. Wife had one of the chef's specil pasta dishes - - also excellent,

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review on your latest visit at the Portofino. It is really nice to read that you had a great time with your wife at our restaurant. We are really proud of everything we have to offer and our pastas are definitely a must as most of our customers tell... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?