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Al Porto Vecchio

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175 Nelson Pl, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
+61 3 9399 9105
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had lunch there with kids and friends. Bad decision. Even though it is well located and a nice setting that won't help with the food and service. The calamari was the worst that I've tried for a long time, the pizza was a joke (bad one) and the waitress was clueless. For a restaurant it was not too badly... More 

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Thank Pitulix
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I eat at a lot of Melbourne city and inner West places. Typically a group of us look for Food around the $17 mark with cheap drinks. In our view this place is one of the best. Pastas are the pick of the menus and are absolutely fantastic for the price. Chicken pasta and Sicilian are great picks. Jug of... More 

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Thank Tillfamily
Sunbury, Australia
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163 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Last minute decision to stop here for lunch midweek. What a gem. Quick & friendly service, reasonable prices, relaxing atmosphere but there's more.. had the most amazing tasting baked barramundi that I have ever eaten. The flavour of the sauce was outstanding and fish cooked to perfection, was served with Greek salad, partner had smoked salmon & avocado risotto, again... More 

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Thank Helen552259
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Visited this eatery for lunch. The setting is nice, prices are set in the 1980s and so is the food. Ordered 2 steaks medium. Not sure what decade the steaks were from but they were both like hard over cooked ice hockey puks plated by a 5 year old. Also had a spaghetti bolognese for the kids which was just... More 

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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Broad menu and we'll priced. Food was nice and big serves. Not gourmet but reasonable. Service was very good.

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Thank Bruce & Angela H
Ballarat, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I should have listened to my gut instinct from the time we walked in. Waited at the counter to be seated....after 3 staff walked past us, without even an acknowledgement, didn't seem to be interested or doing too much. Finally we were spoken to and taken to our table. After some time, we were asked to order, so placed our... More 

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Thank freetogo_10
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A group of four of us for dinner, the food was fair quality, and not over priced. a good place for a get together with friends.

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Thank Jandtcons2
1 review
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We purchased an $18 Porterhouse Steak because they had stopped their Special $12 Fillet menu, however, it was still advertised on their menu. We then found a bug, about 2cm big in the mushroom sauce. They did not compensate on the meal and still charged us full price on our order. All we got was a "sorry". We won't be... More 

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Thank Laurents P
Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Went out with a 3 mates for lunch a few days ago. I've been to Al Porto Vecchio maybe four or five times over the past 30 years and in that time it's a small number of different owners. It's not gastropub style or fine dinning but it's good quality food, reasonably priced, and the service is fine. Two of... More 

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Thank TheosTruthFoodie
Australia.
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

3 of us had a light lunch here recently. Steak sandwich with fries & salad (best I've seen in a long time) & a beer, chicken schnitzel with salad & glass of wine, spaghetti matriciana with a beer, all for $54 ! They have outdoor dining but it was windy enough to blow a dog off its chain, so we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Nelson Pl, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Hobsons Bay  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9399 9105

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