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3295 Dogwood Ln, Hiawassee, GA 30546-1507
706-435-0502
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Perfect for any occasion, Café Portofino offers lakeview dining. Our...
Perfect for any occasion, Café Portofino offers lakeview dining. Our dishes, prepared with the freshest and highest-quality ingredients, include mouthwatering appetizers, delicious salads, daily soups, Italian-influenced entrées, seafood, steaks and more. Enjoy a meal in the dining room or Happy Hour drink and appetizer specials in Firelight.Saturday evenings offer a special treat with a professional pianist performing in the dining room and live music and dancing in the Firelight. We also host private events, working with you to tailor every detail from cuisine to decorations to fit your entertaining needs.
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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
winter Hiawassee trip

The owners of the cabin we rented recommended this place. It was very good. A little loud but the food was priced fair, the service was good and the place was very clean.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
OrganicMountain1
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North Charleston, South Carolina
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Young Harris, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place.......Wednesday night ........very special......Wing Night.......entertainment and great spirits,people and drinks. Evening dining.......Ribeye......blackened.....sensational........not many places here for night club atmosphere,on the simple side.

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Thank Richard C
North Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owners of the cabin we rented recommended this place. It was very good. A little loud but the food was priced fair, the service was good and the place was very clean.

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Thank OrganicMountain1
Young Harris, Georgia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

They have a sign out front which says "Come in and meet Barb". I thought that was a weird sign until I did meet Barb! She is a one woman phenom!!! Friendly, outgoing, hardworking, willing to go that extra mile. She is worth triple her tiny weight in GOLD! the menu for lunch is not large, but the food, especially... More 

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Thank Christie S
Hiawassee
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with family and friends. We each had something different. Pasta, fish, chicken, scallops. We were disappointed with the quality of the food. The waitress was very attentive. Took a while to get our meal even though there were just a few people eating. 1- 10 they rate a 4-5.

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Thank Bill R
Hiawassee, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Service was outstanding at this restaurant. The General Manager greeted us and our waitress (Regina) was awesome. She made us feel like we were part of their family. The food tasted great, but one of the meals was not cooked to order. The prices are moderately high a place we could only eat out a special occasions. Overall the experience... More 

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Thank Jesse C
Murphy, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This is the place to go for an amazing Lunch or Dinner, delicious drinks and awesome music. Owners Ken & Dana are the best, and Manager Heath will accommodate with any of your needs. You can have a dinner with low light and piano on one side of the restaurant or enjoy a night with friends on the other side... More 

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Thank Lorymsm
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

This was one of my favorite restaurants by far, the environment was great and the service was supreme. I would recommend everyone go here!

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Thank Vincent B
Young Harris, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Love how you have fine dine on one side and casual dine on the other best of both worlds. such a relaxing dinner place. food is wonderful and the staff so welcoming. it the kind of place you find your self wanting to go more than once a week for sure. love everything about it.

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Thank dewey859
Hiawassee, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

This is where we go to celebrate a special birthday, and any other occasion that comes up.. .. We are always treated like we are very special, from the cocktails, to the piano music, to the dinner and then the chocolate martinis! The staff is always very efficient and friendly. The food is excellent and the manager goes out of... More 

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Thank cafrylee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

The drinks are great and the food is amazing! Very friendly service. It's a clean comfortable environment. I highly recommend going there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3295 Dogwood Ln, Hiawassee, GA 30546-1507
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Hiawassee
  • Phone Number: 706-435-0502

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Perfect for any occasion, Café Portofino offers lakeview dining. Our dishes, prepared with the freshest and highest-quality ingredients, include mouthwatering appetizers, delicious salads, daily soups, Italian-influenced entrées, seafood, steaks and more. Enjoy a meal in the dining room or Happy Hour drink and appetizer specials in Firelight.Saturday evenings offer a special treat with a professional pianist performing in the dining room and live music and dancing in the Firelight. We also host private events, working with you to tailor every detail from cuisine to decorations to fit your entertaining needs.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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