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Cafe Portofino

3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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Ranked #31 of 91 Restaurants in Lihue
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Price range: $12 - $100
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Marriott Way
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.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our server Diana was amazing! Order the clams in white sause! Also had the veal piccata that was very good. Ask for Diana to be your server!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The views from the outside seating are amazing almost surreal the food very tasty but nothing out of the ordinary and the specials were the same as the week before. However the service was amazing. Our waiter jarred was personable knowledgeable and professional. He changed my mind if what to have for my mail course. Was going to have a... More

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South Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Cafe Portifno was so good that after my first meal here, I ran back to my hotel room to make reservation for later in the week! (You can make a reservation on Open Table.) Excellent service, friendly, polite staff who are eager to please and proud of their restaurant. One the first night, my husband and I couldn't decide on... More

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Seattle, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you like a nice view of the beach while eating dinner and are not concerned with how good the food is, this is a good restaurant. But if you really like good food, I would skip this place.

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Naples, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Asked for a table on the rail and got one. Beautiful harpist music. Service was good. They made veal parm for me which wasn't on menu, but I assumed it would be accompanied with some kind of pasta in sauce. No, the VP was good, but potatoes and string beans accompanied the dish. You shouldn't assume like I did. All... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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132 reviews 132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

So i have to admit all I got was Mellon and ham, but it was great. I craved it! The group of 14 of us had a good time good service.. My sister's food was returned but returned good.

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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here. We were seated at the rail overlooking the water at sunset. There was a harpist playing and the atmosphere was beautiful. We split the lasagna which was a very generous portion, and very good. The salads were also very good. This is an expensive restaurant, but very nice for our special evening.

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Reno, Nevada
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Party of seven, had good food and very good service, perhaps due to the added 18% gratuity. Price was on the high side for simple pasta dishes, though flavorful. This restaurant also refused to honor our "Free Dessert with purchase of entrée" that was supposed to be part of the $30.00 per day resort fee. Our waitress stated we didn't... More

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Bad service and food. We had to ask for bread. The bread was stale. Our waiter disappeared and it took forever to get our food. They did not honor our coupon from the Marriott for free dessert.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My wife and I Were staying at the Marriott so we decided to eat here as we were tired from travel and wanted someplace close. The view was great and very relaxing. The waitress was very nice but must have been new because she had to check with someone else to answer our questions. My wife ordered the Filet for... More

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