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Ristorante Villa Portofino

101 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2009
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Ranked #6 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Pasta
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Being a Brooklyn boy, I always yearn for veal parmigiana like Mama used to make. Forgive me, Mama. The VP at VP was better than yours. My wife had the Fettucinni Alfredo and said it was comparable to Alfredo's original in Rome. Fine old restaurant with great service and atmosphere. Prices are moderate.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

In the evening the outdoor patio is a lovely place to dine. It is just far enough away from the center of town to be relaxing and quiet. The inside looks pretty and is surprisingly large but we preferred the smaller, more intimate patio. The food, Italian, of course, is good and the wait staff is friendly and helpful. No... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This place was stellar! Amazing food, great atmosphere, wonderful staff, couldn't ask for more. Will definitely be back next time.

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Santa Clarita, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Was on the Island for the weekend, ended up here on the recommendation of some friends, great place! Food was great, service was spot on, wine was served properly, not much more needs to be said. I had chicken parmagiana, my wife had gnocchi no complaints, would recommend and would go again.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We got married Sept 1st and went here after our private ceremony. They will only let you sit on the booths if you have reservations- which was a bit annoying. But service was fast, food was great, a bit pricy but it was nice considering the occassion. Fresh and tasty!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

we had spaghetti and meatballs and linguini de Portofino and they we're both excellent! the flavored burst in your mouth and the music and atmosphere combination with the food made me feel like I was in the heart of Italy! the service was great and the view of the ocean wasn't bad either! definitely recommend taking your date or loved... More

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Flossmoor, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Ambience, no strangers, friendly atmosphere. Good food and Argentinian malbec wine. Bartenders friendly. And everyone seated around us were friendly and had great stories.

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Long Beach, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had the best pasta with white clam assure and caprice salad. The setting is upscale and food is well portioned and prepared. Highly recommend

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Bowie, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We made a quick 3 day trip to Avalon to get away and decided to ask around for dinner recommendations from people who were frequent visitors. They quickly mentioned Ristorante Villa Portofine and said it was their favorite restaurant in town. We made same-day reservations and were seated outside for our meal. Our server was attentive and very friendly. The... More

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Los Gatos, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great meal, wonderful wine choices. We always come here on our trips to Catalina to celebrate my wife's birthday and our anniversary. Villa Portofino never disapoints. Marvelous appetizers, great seafood and Italian choices, delicious desserts, nice ambiance, a lovely time was had by all.

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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 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pasta

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