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Ristorante Villa Portofino

101 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2009
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Ranked #9 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Pasta
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Inglewood, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

When me and my husband went to this restaurant we received lousy service, starting with cold bread, a waitress who could have cared less about us or our business and it showed when she asked me if I wanted black pepper on my food and then never returned to give it to me! The salmon I ordered was undercooked and... More 

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Hemet, CA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were a group of 8 adults and two toddlers taking my brother and sister-in-law out for their 5yr anniversary. Everyone spoke highly of their meals. Mine for one was one of the best servings of red snapper I've ever put in my mouth. I chose to have it piccata style as recommended by our server. I felt the all... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Portofino is a great place to get your group together for wine, cocktails and dinner, however be careful about the calculation of your tab. Make sure it looks right prior to using your credit card. We don't know whether it was the waiter's fault or ours for not checking but we later found we were overcharged by about $50.

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Henderson, NV
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Hi All, We just got back from our trip to Catalina and had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant. Our server, Jason, suggested the Swordfish and it was delicious! Jason was also helpful with the rest of our guests dinner suggestions based on their palettes... there were 6 of us and we ordered appetizers through deserts... all were wonderful. Jason... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This restaurant is attached to a hotel with the same name. We dined al fresco with a great view of the harbor and casino. It is Italian themed, which is appropriate given the name. We started with Pinot Grigio. The bread, with balsamic vinegar & oil, was fresh. My wife, a fantastic Italian cook, had the spaghetti and meatballs. She... More 

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cincinnati, ohio
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90 reviews 90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We wanted to like this .... First, the service was awful. We felt as though they were doing a favor each time they came to our table. The food was very mediocre. The olive oil/balsamic vinegar didn't taste fresh not did the shrimp appetizer. Our main courses were not memorable ... I had a pasta dish that was bland and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great dining experience! We enjoyed the vegetable lasagne and the pasta with shellfish. Charming atmosphere. Excellent service... Veronica was our server. She was terrific!

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Mission Viejo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The food! Fantastic! Service fantastic. Location great! Loved it, went twice in 4 days. Just make sure you get a room in the back or a suite.

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Orange County, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Off season. Sedate. Dimly lit. Private. Waiter wasn't needy and gave us our space (honestly, one of the more professional waiters we've encountered, I wish I could remember his name to give him kudos; but there you go, he wasn't in our face). As a former foodie who is over that stuff, dinner was excellent. The escargot were different, not... More 

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Claremont, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We sat outside- quieter and with a view of the water. We shared a pasta dish because we eat light in the evening. very tasty capellini with roma tomatoes sauce.

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Additional Information about Ristorante Villa Portofino

Address: 101 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: +1 310-510-2009
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pasta

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