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Portofino Italian Restorante

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205 1st St. E, Cochrane, Alberta T0L 0W1, Canada
+1 403-932-1777
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 09:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very pleasant dining experience. Good pasta and good service. I believe the pasta is homemade. We would definitely go again. Small restaurant on the edge of town. It was enjoyable to be able to talk without competing with loud noise or music.

Thank CharleboisS
Cochrane, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We try to get here once or twice a year. Service and food is always bang on. Had the lamb - it was great.

Thank jeffac0213
Cochrane, Canada
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125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Located in the heart of Cochrane this restaurant is superb for its food, wine and staff. The staff treat you like Royalty and are professional in there approach.

Thank Lindsay N
Calgary, Canada
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90 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The owner of this restaurant really knows his stuff, and the staff carry through with the promise of good food and service. A very enjoyable experience every time. The chef's four-course special dinner is worth pursuing if it's available.

Thank derinzyj
Cochrane, Canada
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263 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My wife and I called in here for dinner and was very surprised to find it was almost empty at 6pm on a Friday evening. With that said, it did mean that we had no trouble getting a table. The restaurant is also bigger than I had previously expected, although having never been in there before it is difficult to... More 

1 Thank Hutch333id
Vernon, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I frequent Portofino's quite often and every time I go, it's a memorable experience. The food is incredible and so is the service. I love Italian food and this place is one of the best I have ever been to out of countless places in North America. Go check it out. You will be glad you did!

1 Thank jaycw7
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

High quality ingredients combined to achieve a consistently first class dining experience. Reservations recommended.

1 Thank Harvey C
Northwest Territories, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Menu is mostly meat-based, but the chef is more than happy to accommodate (s/he made a meal for me that wasn't even on the menu). Excellent food. Very fresh.

1 Thank BuffaloFace
Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Dinner was good. I had a seafood linguini and my husband had the veal special. From start to finish we were there for 1.5 hours. I know it's not fast food and you're to enjoy the ambience but I wouldn't have minded if we were in and out a bit quicker since there were only 2 tables in there. Overall... More 

Thank Tips369
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Food was great but the trip advisor pricing was misleading,it was much more expensive than we expected.

Thank Ksenia T

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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
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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?