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Il Porto

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200 S Market St, Frederick, MD 21701-6527
+1 301-620-7480
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Frederick, Maryland
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to Il Porto a number of times for dinner, but today (a Sunday) was the first time for lunch. It was not nearly as crowded as it usually is for dinner, so the four of us enjoyed a wonderful and QUIET meal. The eggplant parmigiana, ravioli, baked ziti, and spaghetti bolognese - and the bread - were delicious.... More 

Thank RoseanneRosannadanna
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was pretty good. The service started good but ended poorly. The man acted like I really didn't deserve his saying "goodnight". Maybe this isn't a "...folk"-friendly establishment. I don't say things like that with ease but it just seemed that way. First the good: The bread was excellent... made in house. The sauce on the Branzino was excellent.... More 

Mount Airy, Maryland
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many excellent restaurants in downtown Frederick, but if you're looking for Italian... Il Porto has to be your #1 destination. They have a varied menu to meet all appetites. The caesar salad and white pizza were excellent on this last visit!

Thank Jerry K
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the crab cake special that included 2 crab cakes, risotto, veggies and home made bread. The service was spot on and the food delicious. We highly recommend Il Porto.

1 Thank Becky A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An invitation to meet two friends for an early New Year's Eve dinner brought me to Il Porto for the first time. I'll be back! One friend had described it as an old-fashioned Italian restaurant, comparing it to the restaurant in the movie Moonstruck - and though Il Porto is smaller than the restaurant in that wonderful film, Il Porto's... More 

1 Thank GAIL T
Hagerstown, Maryland
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154 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we came here for a birthday dinner.. veal and pasta dishes excellent. Bronzini was fishy.. strong taste..would return for the homemade ipasta dishes, but not the fish

Thank Manmap
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's sad to say but greed has overcome customer/employee safety and customer experience. No capacity signs are posted however, the hostess did tell us the restaurant is rated for eighty people. I counted over a hundred customers seated at tables or around the bar. No employees or the 6-8 customers waiting to be seated were included in the count. The... More 

Thank Steve H
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Monday evening and glad we had made reservations. At 6pm street parking was plentiful right around the corner on South St. Greeted at the door and seated immediately. Ambience was cozy and comfortable. Service was prompt and friendly from beginning to end. It was half price bottle of wine night but since I was the only one... More 

1 Thank Steve E
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The food at this restaurant was very good and it was a nice environment. Three of the four of us ennjoyed our meals. Our waiter (Mario I believe) was pleasant. That being said we will not go back. My husband clearly ordered (we all heard him) Chicken Romano. When our meals came his meal was in a gravy like mushroomy... More 

1 Thank LindyLou613
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

My parents were in from out of town and found this place! Absolutely raved about how delicious it was and how much they enjoyed dining here - so they took me back! YUM! So authentic and delicious!!! They are still talking about it now they are back home in Ohio!

Thank Tiffany M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 S Market St, Frederick, MD 21701-6527
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: +1 301-620-7480
This is a wonderful Italian restaurant. Mr. Cruz and his staff do a splendid job with food and service. I highly recommend it.

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