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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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our cab driver recommended. Was close to the hotel. The food was delicious. We had escargot, an actual dish with the best marinera sauce I have had the pleasure of tasting and covered in melted cheese! We also had the eggplant appetizer and onion soup (haha, in US we call it French Onion). The cannelloni and seafood pasta rounded out... More 

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Thank Neckole S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Portofino looking for good Italian food. The carpaccio was excellent and the pizza was well above average. Service was good but the prices are on the high side.

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Nackawic, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a good meal here. The cream of vegetable soup was great and the pizza was delicious. Ceasar salad was average.

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Thank Gail Q
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had lunch here on our last day in Quebec. We had two proscuitto/arugula/mozzarella pizzas...very good. There is only indoor seating and located right off Rue Couillard.

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Thank sc1009
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words, we are pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit at the Portofino. We always want to give the best of ourselves to our customers and we definitely think that our staff plays a huge part in our success. Just to make sure, we also have an outdoor terrace but given the... More 

Nova Scotia, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a lovely pizza lunch at Portofino - in fact, had the Portofino pizza! Staff were friendly and accommodating with my request for no onions on the pizza. Extensive wine selection. I would dine here again.

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

Thank you very much for the kind words. We are glad to read that you had a great time with us at the Portofino and that you enjoyed the quality of our food & service. We definitely think that our staff plays a huge part in our success as they do everything in their power to please our customers. Again,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ditch the pub food, fast food and cafes and try this Italian place. The 'all female' staff on Monday night were fabulous. They were very attentive, polite and efficient. I had ordered the tomato and bocconcini $12, minestrone $10 and creme caramel $7. The ladies had also brought bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to my table. The restaurant... More 

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Thank NickiM75
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. We are glad to read that you spent a great time with us as we always want our customers to leave with a smile. You are right, our staff plays a huge part in our success as we gather a lot... More 

Easton, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was quite close to our hotel and, as we arrived around 6PM, it was a convenient dinner location. Nice decor. A Friday night and very crowded and noisy. The tables are separated by floor standing panels about 3 1/2 to 4 feet tall. This provides a surprising amount of separation and some noise reduction. We have never seen... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your visit at the Portofino. We always want to give the best of ourselves to our customers and we definitely think that our staff plays a huge part in our success as they care so much for our visitors. Their... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great service and authentic Italian dishes. Great menu selections. Good casual delicious dining! We had great salmon pasta and black cod.

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

Thank you very much for the kind words. It is really important for us that our customers spend quality time at the Portofino and it is always heartwarming to read comments like yours. We are proud to offer a diversified menu so every member of a group or family can find a dish that specifically fits his/her taste. Thank you... More 

Mica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Walking the cobble stoned street looking for place to eat. This place had nice inviting curb appeal and cozy interior. There were 6 in our party and we each ordered different items. We were all satisfied and the server was very nice, talkative and efficient.

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

Thank you very much for your positive review. We take a lot of pride in what we do and we are happy to read that you had a great time with your group at the Portofino. We definitely think that our staff plays a juge role in our success, as our employees are really authentic. Thank you again for the... More 

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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Wonderful food, great service, great atmosphere. I eaten here twice now and enjoyed it both times. Make a reservation as it can be very busy. If you're there in the summer it is worth the wait for one of the few outdoor tables. Have a drink across the street at the Irish Pub while you wait for your table!!!!! ENJOY!

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Thank Gail S
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 time with us at the Portofino. You are right, we definitely recommend doing a reservation as it gets hard to predict the number of visitors in the Old Quebec. We appreciate your comments on our food, service and atmosphere as we always... 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, Pizza
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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?