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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars 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
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We did not have reservations and only waited 15 minutes to be seated. The server was doing the best she could but it seemed the restaurant did not have enough servers to take care of the volume they served. The food was good but not excellent.

Thank Brookieco
Palos Verdes Estates, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

First night in CATALINA and was not disappointed. Two couples, great food and three bottles of wine! Food and wine is reasonably priced. Service was excellent. We will be back.

Thank WhaleTail53
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

If the special is Swordfish get that!!!, blackened AND with picatta sauce- yummy! We shared this with the cappellini de checca, a very nice light combo. Service was ok, a bit slow at the second half. You will quickly realize service is a bit lacking at all the restaurants in town. I think the island is short staffed overall (as... More 

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LA, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

We were staying next door at the Portofino hotel, which was excellent. After a weekend of seafood, we wanted something new, and went to the Portofino Ristorante. Please note: on a Saturday, and indeed most nights, reservations are recommended, and we did call in reservations for 4 adults and noted we needed space for a stroller for an infant. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $35
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, 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?