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Restaurant Portofino Bistro

54 Rue Couillard, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3T3, Canada
+1 418-692-8888
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (109 reviews)
“tiramisu” (10 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
11:00 - 23:30All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
54 Rue Couillard, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3T3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food here was excellent! We enjoyed the atmosphere, the wine and loved the salmon and linguini and clam sauce. The service was a bit slow but understandable as it was busy. Worth a visit if you are in the area..

Thank jpankpan
Reviewed 2 days ago

We bopped in here first night in town for a late dinner. We started out with an escargot (snails) in marinara type sauce that was pretty good and different, I thought snails were french cuisine. I didn't try many plates but the pasta negro seafood...More

Thank 34TripCritic
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here based upon the TripAdvisor reviews and a quick "flypast" on our way back from a day out. The restaurant is large, busy and pretty noisy, although we were offered a choice of seating. The food was ok, as was the service,...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Meal was excellent - chose a bottle of wine which turned into a carry out which was enjoyed Service was friendly and patient about us choosing our meal

Thank MJMuller
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were encouraged by the owner to come into the restaurant for our lunch. He was friendly, the atmosphere inside wasn't so - the waitress was tetchy with my friends who were looking through a lengthy menu (we should have walked) but we persevered. When...More

Thank AngiBB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was referred to us by the hotel concierge. Big mistake. It's a tourist trap type place. We were given a table in a room that was so loud we couldn't even hear ourselves talking. The live music was some kind of cheesy salsa...More

Thank hollandbound
Reviewed 1 week ago

In a city where there are 100's of restaurants, picking one can be overwhelming. To be honest the only reason we walked in here is that there was a table for 2 right in the front window perfect for "People Watching". we were greeted by...More

Thank SteveandDiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go here based on the location and menu. The service was very good, the meal was delicious. It was rather pricey but also very good quality. We had salads, pizzas, house wine and an appetizer and were very pleased with all. Also...More

Thank mrsfriz
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for the kind words, we are happy to read that you enjoyed your visit at the Portofino. We do everything in our power to make sure our customers spend quality time at our restaurant and reading reviews like yours is always...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a busy Saturday night and the place was hopping. Thanks to the hotel, we were seated quickly. The service staff was attentive and helpful. The food was good, kind of a Quebec take on Italian food. Just slightly different but very good....More

BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your positive review on your experience at the Portofino. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your visit. Our employees play a huge part in our success, as their authentic and professional approach reflects in everything we do, whether is concerns...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed two wonderful meals at this restaurant during a six day visit to Quebec City. I think the pasta was the best I'd ever eaten and the salmon - tender, moist and delicious. Likewise, my husband enjoyed his meals and we can't say enough...More

Thank debby24tor
BistroPortofino, Gérant at Restaurant Portofino Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review on your experience at the Portofino. We always want to give the best of ourselves to please our customers and we can count on an excellent staff to do so as they care...More

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Sig K
I really reviewed Restaurant Cafe Saint-Malo which is located at 75 Rue Saint Paul. Trip advisor listed my review under Restaurant Portofino Bistro (on 54 Rue Couillard) in ERROR. These are two different places. I would appreciate if you could correct the error and list my review under the name of the correct restaurant, i.e Cafe Saint- Malo on 75 Rue Saint Paul.
28 September 2016|
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Response from gadgetgirlOntario | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just seen your question....haven't signed in to trip advisor since... But you sent your request to me the poster and not to trip advisor... Sorry.
Peggy H
How can you make reservations?
22 January 2016|
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Response from Strictly2 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. People we met on cruise walked in and booked. I would think you could e mail a reservation request.
Will you deliver to Hotel Delhouise?
9 October 2015|
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Response from Bailey55 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
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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