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“Great Birthday Celebration” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Porto

Il Porto
Ranked #22 of 334 Restaurants in Gaithersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Il Porto offers fresh and delicious Italian food at very reasonable prices along with impeccable service. You will not find a more friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We now offer OUTDOOR SEATING on our brand new patio. And, with our recent expansion to the property next door, we can now accommodate large groups!
Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Birthday Celebration”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

Wow! Great food, incredible service, & for a fair price. The special pasta selections were fabulous. Do not miss the Lemoncello dessert. Early or late insures a short wait, as the restaurant is small with many tables. We called so they would save us a large table as we were 6 people. The owner & wait staff are very accommodating.

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3 Thank Scott A H
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Derwood, MD
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166 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Excellent food and very accommodating.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

We are a group of 6 couples who meet for dinner every few months. We try to find a place that will not only accept 6 separate checks, but offer a quiet area for our group. We contacted Albert who was very open to our request.

Our waiter, Wilbur, was outstanding. All the orders were accurate and delivered in a very timely fashion. Everyone commented on not only has excellent the food was, but the area we were seated was perfect. One individual asked if the could prepare Chicken Francese which was not on the menu. Asked and done.

Normally a restaurant would like patrons to order dessert. Two individuals in our party were celebrating their 74th and 75th birthday. When we made reservations we asked if we could bring our own dessert and ice cream. Albert said sure.

It was a wonderful evening had by all.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank HRKC
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“As always....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Just checking in. We have never been disappointed here. And tonight keeps the streak alive...
The white pizza is still the best around !

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cookie B
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Scarsdale, New York
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125 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Italian Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

I've said it before here on TripAdvisor. I live in the New York City area where good to great Italian dining is available in just about every community.

This place was OK. I had the sausage and peppers. I was hoping for sweet sausage but they only prepare it with a hot sausage which wasn't very. My companion had the spinach ravioli which he said was only ordinary.

However, 2 people, under $35.00 isn't bad.

It seemed to be a pretty busy little place but we were seated immediately and the server was a very pleasant guy. Though we didn't indulge, the bar and wine list seemed pretty extensive so I would say go and enjoy. It's a nice little neighborhood place but don't expect fine dining.or you'll be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark B
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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yummy food at a very yummy reasonable price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Il Porto has such a lovely array of food and it is pleasant. Everything our table of six had was
excellent and it was a pleasure eating there, The service was very good w/o being hovered over
and the variety of food was so nice. We all enjoyed.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Bonnie A
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