Customer Reviews

Recently we enjoyed a group meal at Portofino. What an excellent experience!! Great service, excellent food and at very good value. Clearly restaurants that care about their customers can afford to add flourish to their presentation. Well done to all staff!!

Robert MacLeod

Have you tried the lamb? With mustard sauce? Seriously, among the best meal we have had anywhere in Canada. If you have not tried this place, you are missing out. Service is very nice too. glad we live in Cochrane, but it would be worth the drive from Calgary.

Celine and David Richter

Absolutely delicious! My husband and I initially went here because we had a won a gift card but we will definitely going back. Our dinner was amazing and it was matched by the service.
Thank you for such a wonderful evening out 🙂

Sharon Walsh

A most excellent dining experience!

James A. Sleeth

Great steak sandwich and many pasta dishes for lunch and dinner! Looking forward to dinner there again tonight!!

Denis Bilodeau

Lunch today was magnificent. Service was stellar as always and ordering a special request for veal lemon which was not on the lunch menus was accommodated with a smile. Best food and service in Cochrane. Highly recommend.

David Nicol

Consistently excellent food and service. Always a pleasure. Please bring back the veal limone to the menu – I didn’t get a chance to sample it!

Susan Smith

Been enjoying the offerings here since 2008 and always the best of prepared dishes and great service.

Gary & Carol

Hands down the best canneloni I have ever tasted. Food and ambience we’re excellent!


There is a reason why there are no negative comments. The food and service are consistently amazing. And the calamari is to die for.
Thanks so much for great food and great service. I’m looking forward to my next dining experience.


We just returned from dining at this resturant. It was beyond fabulous!! Our server was Joanne and she was great!! We just moved to Cochrane and are so happy that there is such a wonderful resturant to dine at!! Thank you for such a great evening!!

Darren & Teressa

Fantastic! We had a group of 30 for a wedding rehearsal dinner. Pierre was VERY accommodating throughout our reservation and dining experience. From booking for wee ones and vegetarian meals, to the last minute (while we were dining) needs of gluten and dairy free diners in our group we were provided for in courteous and hassle free way. The staff were exceptional and the food was amazing. We highly recommend Portofino in Cochrane and will be sure to come back!

Gerry and Tami Williams

We have been customers of Pierre’s since he first came to Cochrane and opened Portofino. He and his staff provide the most consistent, personal service and food quality we have ever enjoyed. The food is outstanding and the service is awesome. We are very fortunate to have an eating establishment of this caliber in Cochrane!

Brian and Susan Graftaas

We had an amazing dinner tonight at Portofino. Best dinner in a long time! The red velvet cake is to die for!

Denis Bilodeau

A rare combination of excellent cuisine and superb service. Nice to know that quality still counts. We have never been disappointed.

Richard & Jennifer Foy

Worth the drive (From Calgary) just for the Calamari! The Tenderloin in lobster butter was AMAZING and I absolutely love the attention to detail. The waiter even remembered after us only going for the second time how I prefer my water!


Dinner was fantastic as was the service. Appies of calamari, minestrone and french onion soup were really tasty and mains of pesto gnocchi, salmon dinner and cannelloni were superb. The kids had Caesar salad and spaghetti with meat sauce which they loved. Desserts were great, too. Cochrane has a real gem in Portofino. Will be back soon!


We love Pierre! He is our personal master chef extraordinaire and we miss him out in Cochrane but there is nothing better than a trip out for a wonderful meal.

Connie & Karen

I love this place the noodles are to die for and the burgers are a slap across the face I could eat here every day but I still love to eat at subway its a little under priced the food is so good but to cheap
good place I rate it a 4


Pierre has a firm handle on the 18 basic peasant ingredients of Italian cooking. I know few chefs who do! What makes Pierre great is that he also combines those ingredients properly and skillfully with the rest of his pantry then executes perfectly. I trust anything he presents would be worth trying and all would be an enjoyable taste sensation. Combine that with a nice, quite well layed out dinning room and great wait staff and some very reasonable prices and Viola! If you love Italian food (and I do; both to cook and to eat) then why wouldn’t you eat here? A great find. Im telling all my foodie friends!


Contact Us


Phone Number & Location

Bay 18, 205 - 1st Street East
Cochrane, Alberta
T4C 1X6
e-mail: [email protected]


Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Friday
Lunch 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm to Close
Saturday – Dinner only – 5:00 pm to Close
Sunday & Monday – Closed

*reservations are recommended

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