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Ristorante Villa Portofino

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101 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2009
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Bloomington, Indiana
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were a party of 8, sat at a comfortable table near the bar, had great service from friendly staff all night. The table ordered bruschetta and calamari fritti for starters. They were good, but not great. I ordered capesante and it was very flavorful -- scallops on a bed of risotto (could have been a little less buttery). I... More 

Thank Derek D
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a large group and birthday dinners here- They accommodated us vey well, decent price, and great food. A must try.

Thank Gretchen L
Newport Beach
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great service, best in Avalon! The veal piccata, lamb, and linguini de la Mar are all to die for! This place rocks!

Thank Debra F
Delta, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried the gnocchi - sauce was a bit bland and sweet for me - salad was very good. Service was very good.

Thank Waltonx4
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious besides the occasional fruit fly trying to steal it. Our server was frazzled, but we accepted it because they only had 3 servers on that night. Husband ordered the king crab and I had shrimp Alfredo. We enjoyed it.

Thank nurse_cgracev
Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Thank you to this restaurant for a wonderful anniversary dinner celebration. While they have prefer reservations they were able to seat us right away. We enjoyed our meal and wine selection. I had Lobster Ravioli and my husband enjoyed the scallops and risotto.

Thank bethjab
Redondo Beach
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, great service and good Italian food! Right along the coast line so you can have a great view also!

Thank Nils_Hart
Denville, New Jersey
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Great food and service. Child friendly. Which makes the whole family feel at ease. We enjoyed at wonderful meal and had leftovers to take home (hotel). It was walking distance from the hotel. Literally down the street. I definitely would go back and maybe bring some friends.

Thank Gladys417
Santa Monica, California
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I've enjoyed Italian and seafood specialties here. Everything I've tried is delicious. Save room for Italian dessert.

Thank SMOgal
Eastvale, California
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous view of the harbor in this restaurant in our hotel Villa Portifino. We could not have picked a better place to stay and eat. Our waitress Amy was very helpful, patient and accommodating. The hostess staff were so nice and welcomed us early for our reservation. It was happening place in a Saturday night. We both enjoyed the veal... More 

Thank jolitripp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $35
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-2009

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