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“Best in Portofino” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Caffe Excelsior

Caffe Excelsior
Piazza Martiri dell'Olivetta, 56, 10634 Portofino, Italy
0185 269005
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Ranked #17 of 30 Restaurants in Portofino
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Italy
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best in Portofino”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

I have been to this bar/restaurant a few times over the last year or so and it is a real find in a place that is very touristy. The staff is friendly and professional, the food is excellent quality (they serve both pizza as well as other traditional dishes) and they have a good wine list too. It certainly isn't expensive compared with other places in the vicinity. The setting, of course, speaks for itself. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fine for a cheap lunch in Portofino”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

Had a pizza lunch at Caffe Excelsior. Pizza around 12 euros, so quite cheap for Portofino.
However the pizza was very oily (oil dripping off the pizza as I was eating it).

However service was very friendly. Worth a try.

Right on the port, so very nice location.

Visited July 2011
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“Excellent restaurant - highly recommend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

The best restaurant we went to in the whole of Portofino. The restaurant is well priced for the fool received. The waiters are very accommodating, serving a breakfast for us when no other restaurant in Portofino would due to the bad weather. I would recommend the raviolli which was excellent and the seabass which was also excellent. The wine and water are also very reasonably priced. The staff were very friendly and couldnt be more helpfull (thank you Antonio!) and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Portofino. We stayed for 4 nights and ate in restaurants 3 times a day and I can confidently say that this was our best restaurant in Portofino.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“best pizza in whole of italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

definately worth stopping for lunch or dinner at. had the pizza which was the tastiest i have ever experienced, and my girlfriend has an amazing salad also. please choose this in the harbour and avoid the others.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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