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All 91 Lihue Restaurants

Cafe Portofino

3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808-245-2121
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Ranked #32 of 91 Restaurants in Lihue
Price range: $12 - $100
Hours:
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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Los Gatos
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317 reviews 317 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We have eaten many meals at Duke's next door and decided to try Portofino for a change. Love the convenient location to the Marriott where we were staying. We arrived close to 5:00 pm and were able to get a table next to the railing with the great view of the beach and bay. Great for people and sunset watching.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I haven't written a review on this service before but the wait staff suggested we rate the restaurant so here goes....Anyone that comes here is probably a guest of the Kauai Marriott, just like me and my family. The service was very poor: had to ask for bread three times before it was delivered, waiting for drinks 15 minutes and... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Probably the best Italian food I've had in a long time. I had the Osso Bocco and it was perfectly done. Pasta and salad were incredible and a great drink menu.

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Taste and presentation great. Chicken picata was delicious but very small portion. Took the offer of pasta rather than potatoes and veggies. When Bill came, very surprised that there was a charge for the pasta. Was not informed of an upcharge. Gelato was another disappointment. Very small three scoops for $10, and pistachio was sugary and not creamy.

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Seattle, WA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were looking for the place to say goodbye to our trip tou. Kauai and came across this restaurant. The choice couldn't be better. Starting from the moment we were seated and ending with a lively talk with the owner, everything was perfect - delicious meals, great service with a kind and friendly personal attention, smiles from every waitress who... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I visited here while staying at The Marriott Kauai with my children and my brothers family. We were a table of 11. The food was Classic Italian and each person thoroughly enjoyed their meal. The meal selection was extensive and suited everyone's varying tastes. A special mention of the Panna cotta which was sublime. Diane our waitress was outstanding and... More 

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Oregon
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We had the meat lasagna and carbonara. Both were excellent. The house-chosen wine-by-the-glass selection wasn't awesome and bottles a bit expensive (then again, it's on the beach in Hawaii so everything is expensive). I'd go back if I wanted a lingering sort of evening.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Food was delicious and the views were great of the ocean. The owner was from Italy and I can recommend the veal.

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Bunbury, Australia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

Food options were good and food tasty but overall quite expensive. For parties over 5 they also automatically add a high gratuity which we are happy to pay but really depends on service what we decide to pay.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Food is consistently good. Not only tastes good but is presented well also. Not cheap, but then again, this is Hawaii.

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Additional Information about Cafe Portofino

Address: 3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808-245-2121
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 100
Cuisine: Italian

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