Alberto Cruz opened il Porto in 1997 and since that time as evolved its cuisine and dining experience. His journey through well-known Italian restaurants in the area gave him the experience and passion to open his own. Over time he has been able to expand the original Gaithersburg location and has opened a location in Downtown Frederick and our sister location Cafe Roma.




Honored as one of the 100 Best Bargain Restaurant by Washingtonian Magazine, and consistently rated at 4 to 4 1/2 stars on Yelp, Google, Trip Advisor, and Urban Spoon. il Porto offers fresh and delicious Italian Food at very reasonable prices along with impeccable service. We offer private dining spaces for business and social events, and outdoor dining is available from spring through fall on our beautiful patio. Try us once and we are sure that il Porto will become your favorite!