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Cafe Portofino

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3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1701 (Marriott Way)
+1 808-245-2121
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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McKinney, Texas
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A foreword: this not an angry review. My wife and I decided before we left the house on this celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary and my 20th year of employment with the same company that we are going to slow things down and just have fun and relax. So we were ready for this type of experience. Yes it's... More 

Thank Danny F
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was not good. Waiter was not attentive at all. Decor was dated. It was really expensive. I would recommend going anyplace except here.

Thank kjtex2016
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to pay a lot for a really bland meal, this is the place for you. It really isn't worth it. The sound of the waves is nice, though. And thry had a harpsichordist playing during dinner, so that was cool.

Thank Dean K
Mpls, MN
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view was great, salad was good as was the carpaccio, and that's it. Servers were very nice however, did not have knowledge of what they were serving or what was on the wine list. Bread tasted like it was sliced that morning and left in grandma’s musty basement all day prior to serving, Scallops in the entree were overcooked... More 

Thank Pez5697
Venice, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Classy choice for dinner. Very attractive décor with varied menu. Had a seafood special as well as a traditional pasta dish. My wife absolutely loved the sauce on the fish. Waitress was attentive and warm. Live Dinner music was a nice touch.

1 Thank Dale R
Columbus, Ohio
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren't sure what to expect. After all, who would imagine a great authentic Italian restaurant in Hawaii? Well, Cafe Portofino offers the best Italian cuisine, as good as you can get anywhere! We started with the Antipasto. It is meant for 2 people and has a variety of delicious items, which include Caprese, italian meats, olives, roasted red peppers... More 

1 Thank Mike H
Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed my 40th here. The food was out standing. Homemade lasagna and lobster with filet mignon that you could cut with a butter knife. They delivered a yummy tiramisu.. And it was an enchanting evening overlooking the ocean. We came back two days later...love the food and would highly recommend eating here. Had amazing service from Diane and Alberto.

1 Thank amys31
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a sub par restaurant that will rob you from start to finish. I have food allergies. And they said they could accommodate me. And then proceeded to charge me $36 for a four oz piece of fish with no sides. Also BEWARE. If you aren't drinking, refills are NOT free for soda but they are for iced... More 

Thank Katie G
Sonoma, California
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109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time we come to our timeshare in Kauai we end our trip at this restaurant. We've been coming here since 1997 when it was in its first location. The owner is very involved in his business and often will be the one to seat you. The food will not disappoint and our server was delightful and very knowledgeable. We... More 

Thank ilava
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we were staying at the Marriott resort next to Portofino, and decided to have one dress-up dinner there (casual dress would have been fine, too). the harpist added to the beautiful atmosphere. our waitress Mary could not have been nicer or more attentive to our needs. the Marsala chicken my husband had was the best i have ever tasted. My... More 

1 Thank joanne h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$100
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1701
    (Marriott Way)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-245-2121
True Italian fare, but also specializing in Seafood and Steaks! Cafe Portofino overlooking the Pacific Ocean near the Marriott hotel has been called "A honeymoon destination' by Martha Stewart, and 'one of the top 10!' by Gourmet Magazine. Please come and enjoy the gentle tradewinds and enjoy a classic dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?