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Ristorante Villa Portofino

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Italian, Seafood, Pasta
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101 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2009
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Great ambiance

Great selection of Italian meals and wines, including some nice chianti's from the Tuscany region. Large portions so easy to share (though they do charge a few extra dollars). Great service too

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Lovinlife57
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San Diego
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Diego
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Great selection of Italian meals and wines, including some nice chianti's from the Tuscany region. Large portions so easy to share (though they do charge a few extra dollars). Great service too

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BROOMALL, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

THE SERVICE WAS TERRIBLE. We was not pay attention to much. It was not crowd when went & I thought the waiter thought we didn't have or was going to tip much. Slow service - I wanted another drink & he never came & asked me. But, the food was great.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The lobster ravioli was amazing, the chicken Marsala was very average. Nice atmosphere, good service. Our server was friendly without being overbearing. Would recommend if you are in the mood for Italian, obviously.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had an amazing trip to Catalina, we were there for 2 weeks it is an annual trip which I have been taking since I was a child. The trip in 2014 was made even better with our visits to Ristorante Villa Portofino, we will be returning this year & plan to make several reservations at Portofino! Everyone from bussers,... More 

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Camarillo, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Celebrated our wedding anniversary with them in December.......outstanding as always in every category.

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Long Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Always a great place to wine and dine! On average, we dine here at least twice when visiting Avalon. You just can't beat the selections. A great place for our little groups of 4 to 8.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Had dinner at this restaurant at the recommendation of my sister and her husband, who visit Avalon regularly. The food was excellent and the service was above average. Would return in a heartbeat.

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Hemet, CA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, 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

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