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Portofino Italian Restorante

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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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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Rye, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank monmac
Cochrane, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Portofino is a must to go. I have never been disappointed with what I order. The food is always, fresh, tasty, well prepared with a generous portion for the customer. Service is very good, too. But, I wish they would bring back the Caprese salad...so yummy.

Thank tvoigt
Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

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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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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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127 reviews
69 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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264 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 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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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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?