Il Porto is the result of a lifelong passion for food and hospitality. Created by brothers De Paola. Their initial intention was to create a restaurant in where they would frequent themselves – a place that is not only considered in both its food and design, but one that has a personality and identity.
why choose us
We wanted the restaurant to be an ever evolving project, taking in the seasons and sourcing from the local area, using all that it has to offer. They wanted an innovative concept that adjusts its approach when new ideas become apparent.
The location of the restaurant is stunning, based in an historical building off of Weymouth’s picturesque harbour with huge elevated windows overlooking Hope Square, the restaurant offers prime viewing for some of the events that take place annually each year.
The design of the restaurant is rustic and authentic, with huge wall art images from Italy, the use of concrete floors and wooden clad walls give it a funky feel, and the use of old barrels and museum pieces from the old brewery in which the restaurant is housed, remind us of the buildings beginnings.
Our food is all made freshly on the premises, nothing is pre made and heated. We source as much of our food locally, organically, and ethically as we can, with some Italian staples being imported for authenticity. We are, in concept, an Italian restaurant based in Dorset, using the local land and seas in which to source our ingredients. Our wines will continue to be representative of the regions from which we are from, maintaining tradition in the grape varieties used, and reflective of the people who make them.
Il Porto will continue to develop in a way that feels natural with its surroundings, staff are friendly and attentive, slightly bonkers, some would say (if it’s your birthday, and you tell us, you will see what we mean!)
We hold large private events at the restaurant, so please contact us if you are getting married or holding a celebratory gathering.
Please check out our events section for the latest events being held at Il Porto, These are fabulous fun and usually end in everyone dancing on the tables! Favourites include, drag nights, magic nights, salsa and Latin nights, opera nights, speed dating and much much more!.
Il Porto is a fantastic space for large groups & parties. With an open plan interior, delicious food and flexible menu choices, we can cater for all your celebratory requirements.
Very shortly you will be able to click on Children’s Parties, Large Group Buffetts and Sit Down Meal options. In the mean time, if you have any enquiries, please email direct – firstname.lastname@example.org