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Portofino Italian Restorante

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$$ - $$$
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205 1st St. E, Cochrane, Alberta T0L 0W1, Canada
+1 403-932-1777
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 09:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent. We have been here several times and it never disappoints. Great food, great service, and fair price. Nice setting as well. Too bad not open Sunday's because we wanted to go last night!

1 Thank James D
Cochrane, Alberta
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71 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

If you like great Italian food, eat here. Simple as that. All dishes are consistently delicious and prepared well. It is equally appropriate for special occasions, business lunches or casual dining with friends and family. In my opinion, this is the best restaurant in Cochrane.

Thank shyfoodiebrian
Cochrane, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Great home made Italian food. Family owned, prepared and serviced. High quality food that is portioned very well. You will not go away hungry or disappointed. Large family gathering was accommodated,

Thank cbedbrook
Cochrane, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Portofino is an excellent choice for anyone that enjoys authentic Italian cuisine. Being somewhat new to the Cochrane area I felt compelled to try this local restaurant. And it was superb!! The ambience is inviting, the menu is excellent and Christian would be happy to chat about the specials. While I have had the mussels, outstanding; prawns, superb, and... More 

Thank Kevin W
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The service and food is amazing! We went to this restaurant because we had won a GC that was dinner for 4. We just couldn't get our act together with friends so my husband and I decided to go ourselves. They were wonderful and they even re-issued another GC because they felt it was only fair since it was a... More 

Thank Fit Foodie A
Cochrane, Canada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We love this Italian food eating experience!!! Very small, white table cloths, very intimate, very friendly attentive staff and food some of the best Italian around!!!

Thank debway1
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

People raved about this restaurant and I was so excited to go. The lasagna was terrible barely any sauce very over priced. The tortellini would've been better from Costco. Like it wasn't horrible food but for the price you'd be better to make it at home.

Thank Stephanie H
Rye, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We had to book and it was just as well as we did as the restaurant was full. Couldn't fault the food and service and would definitely come here again the next time e visit Cochrane and Canada

Thank Stephen E
Calgary, Canada
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82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Driving out from Calgary, to take some out-of-town family (but staying in Cochrane) out to dinner, we decided on the Portofino Restaurant after reviewing their menu selection on their website. Curious as to whether they offered any gluten-free selections, I phoned them and they promptly got back to me that they would pleased to offer gluten-free main courses They were... More 

Thank KootenayGold
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We wanted a quiet meal with family in Cochrane and Portofino was suggested. We were pleasantly surprised, this was Italian food like it used to be, rich sauces and tasty well cooked meat. the atmosphere was friendly with a good buzz and no loud music. Service service was impeccable and friendly. After trendy chain restaurants Portofino gives a taste of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 1st St. E, Cochrane, Alberta T0L 0W1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Cochrane
  • Phone Number: +1 403-932-1777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?