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Cafe Portofino

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Italian, Seafood, Hawaiian
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3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766 (Marriott Way)
18082452121
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Description: True Italian fare, but also specializing in Seafood and Steaks! Cafe...
True Italian fare, but also specializing in Seafood and Steaks! Cafe Portofino overlooking the Pacific Ocean near the Marriott hotel has been called "A honeymoon destination' by Martha Stewart, and 'one of the top 10!' by Gourmet Magazine. Please come and enjoy the gentle tradewinds and enjoy a classic dining experience.
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  • 208
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  • 130
    Very good
  • 101
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  • 75
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  • 58
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent

Great food, good service, nice atmosphere. Harp player was a nice touch. Tables could be spaced a bit further apart.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
HoustonSailor
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Houston, Tx
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Houston, Tx
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food, good service, nice atmosphere. Harp player was a nice touch. Tables could be spaced a bit further apart.

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Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here tonight as we are staying at the Marriott Kauai Resort and Cafe Portofino is just a short walk across the property, and they have fresh fish on the menu, Helena was our server and she was just wonderful, very attentive and friendly. We had the spinach salad for starter with the house dressing, and it was really... More 

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Thank LeBonVieTravels
portland oregon
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fish done right, pasta done right, every dish better than the last. Gracious service and a fine covered not windy deck overlooking the harbor

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Thank hAAydon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Setting, atmosphere, view, and service were impeccable. Appetizer, Entree Speciale: Seafood Diablo was exquisite, and all of the desserts were unsurpassed. I guess the moon & the stars were in alignment this night. The night was captivated by the melodic harpist Jovani that just mellowed out the rest of the evening. My recommendation...Mangare!!

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Thank Chad D
New York, New York, United States
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was only fair, waitress was only fair...seemed like they were short on help because it took a while to get served and our waitress seemed to be running around like crazy. Just fair at best...we ate there once and chose not to go back. Oh and the sorbet dessert wasn't too good either..it was average at best.

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Thank Doug K
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was good, atmosphere was nice. Very disappointed with the food. Have not been to Italy, but if true Italian food is this bland I wouldn't like it. I would hope it had some good spices. I have had better in Kauai.

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1 Thank nonolola
simi valley
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and drinks were pretty good but still part of the hotel food. It was cheaper to eat here then the pool grill though.

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Thank sherbears
Utah
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tonight we enjoyed a Caesar Salad and Spaghetti. Quite good. But the real treat, we were told occurs every Wednesday night, was Kauai legend Larry Rivera. He performed with his youngest daughter. Amazing entertainer. 86 years young. Fun stories mixed in with singing both popular songs and music that he personally wrote. Long ago he sang with Elvis during he... More 

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Thank ReadyOrNotWorld
San Diego, California
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a nice change of pace meal Italian food, rather than fish. Service was good, but the vibe was a bit elderly (music, servers, host).

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Thank dkms15
Houston, Texas
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have had great experiences with my many visits to Cafe Portofino. Chicken Piccata and Ono dishes are especially good. The owner is always there and comes by our table to check on us. Wait staff is attentive without being obtrusive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
    (Marriott Way)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 18082452121

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 100
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic

Description

True Italian fare, but also specializing in Seafood and Steaks! Cafe Portofino overlooking the Pacific Ocean near the Marriott hotel has been called "A honeymoon destination' by Martha Stewart, and 'one of the top 10!' by Gourmet Magazine. Please come and enjoy the gentle tradewinds and enjoy a classic dining experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?