We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ristorante Villa Portofino

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Italian, Seafood, Pasta
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
101 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2009
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 248 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 138
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
tasteful Italian on an island and romantic

had a delicious meal here - while on a ' local ' get-a way' , price reflective of meal and quality of food. try the outdoor seating if available - if you don't mind tourist staring - indoor is darkish. nice fencing on outside - since you are seating on a curb .

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Roxanne M
,
Huntington Beach, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
Add Photo

248 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Smokey Point, Washington
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There were 3 of us for dinner...which was excellent. Salmon, sea bass and eggplant. each dish was delicious and served well. Would certainly return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bellflower, California, USA
Level Contributor
118 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I took two of my employees to Avalon to thank them for their hard work, and while we were there I took them to dinner at this restaurant. This is by far the best Italian food anywhere on Catalina Island. I would even go as far as to say that this is the best restaurant on Catalina Island. I have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Jason was the best waiter we have ever seen. So kind, thoughtful and really treated us like royalty. Food was extremely delicious and service was excellent. Thank you Jason for giving us such a perfect evening! I think we found our new favorite restaurant :) K&A

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Quiet and private. Has a very nice outdoor patio. Excellent food and service. A good value. Located on the Main Street of Avalon.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had dinner here on our first night in Avalon and thoroughly enjoyed it, sitting at a table outside to enjoy the view. Our cocktails were well prepared and dinner was excellent. We would definitely recommend this to others.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Huntington Beach, California
Level Contributor
125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

had a delicious meal here - while on a ' local ' get-a way' , price reflective of meal and quality of food. try the outdoor seating if available - if you don't mind tourist staring - indoor is darkish. nice fencing on outside - since you are seating on a curb .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Nice restaurant setting. The wait staff seemed a little overwhelmed, even on a Wednesday when it was not full. My "traditional" lasagne was a little heavy and a little too sausage-casserole. My wife's cioppino was better.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palo Alto, California
Level Contributor
64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Six of us dined here and had a very enjoyable meal. The light to read the menu was lacking, but they kindly gave us a flashlight to use. The service is very attentive. Everyone enjoyed their meal and a few things (chopped salad, spaghetti and meatballs) were so large that they were taken with and eaten for lunch the next... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

I don't know how many times we have been to this wonderful place. There's inside elegant dining and outside patio dining overlooking the ocean. The menu is traditionally Italian. Everything we have ever tried has been excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It took a while for service once we were seated. The restaurant only had a few patrons when we showed up. Once we started with service everything was great. The bread is amazing. the food was delicious. My only upgrade would be to have soup or salad offered with the meal.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ristorante Villa Portofino also viewed

Avalon, Catalina Island
Avalon, Catalina Island
 

Been to Ristorante Villa Portofino? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-2009

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ristorante Villa Portofino staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?