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3295 Dogwood Ln, Hiawassee, GA 30546-1507
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my boyfriend and another couple for dinner and to start with, they told us that it is better for reservations but she would see what she could find for us. After a few minutes, she sat us at a table in a room where over half the tables were empty. I originally thought, those tables are reserved... More 

Thank Brandey B
Blairsville, Georgia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Three of us visited Portofino's restaurant yesterday for my wife's 65th. I asked if the chef was still there from last fall. He had gone to the casino and the steak that I thought was one of the best I had ever tried was replaced with a smaller cut of rib steak and the demi glaze sauce was bland. The... More 

Thank Budo2
Hiawassee, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

After a couple of visits, I have to say that I wasn't bowled over. The wings were okay but the pasta dishes tasted much like what you could buy in the freezer section of the grocery store.

Thank Tammy C
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We recently moved into the area but have visited Hiawassee for many years. We have yet to have a bad experience whether we eat in the fine dining area or sit at the bar to eat. The new bartender Christy is beyond great in her drink making ability as well as her polite concern if everything was alright! The owners... More 

Thank keel_wood
Hayesville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We hadn't been here in a couple years and it is greatly improved. We've been here twice in the last 3 weeks and both times have been very, very good. I had the veal parmessean and mussels and they were delicious. The caeser salad was good as well. We will be regulars here.

Thank William M
Rising Fawn, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We were staying at a B & B in Hiawassee, and the hosts recommended this restaurant. We thought it was part of the Portofino chain, but was told it was not. The food was tasty, service excellent, plus we had live music. The pianist played beautiful renditions of the old standards with a few of more recent tunes thrown in.... More 

Thank PatCZ
LaGrange, Georgia
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We couldn't decide so we chose Italian. Good decision. Food was good and the man playing the piano was very enjoyable.

Thank GaBunch
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been here a few times over the last couple of years. It use to be such a treat, but we didn't experience that at all on out last visit. We tried to order several items and were told each time that they didn't have it in house. We got our appetizer and not even five... More 

Thank Mct84
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Love this place! Food is good and the atmosphere is great. We love the view. We have been there more than once and always have great food.

Thank Robert H
Delmont, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is a great Cafe for a simple lunch or a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner with 22 people the service was impeccable the food remarkable if you go away hungry it's your fault. Real nice atmosphere the staff was friendly and knowledgeable as to what your needs are. If your in this area you have to try the Cafe Portofino.

Thank granpa462016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3295 Dogwood Ln, Hiawassee, GA 30546-1507
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Hiawassee
  • Phone Number: 706-435-0502
Perfect for any occasion, Café Portofino offers lakeview dining. Our dishes, prepared with the freshest and highest-quality ingredients, include mouthwatering appetizers, delicious salads, daily soups, Italian-influenced entrées, seafood, steaks and more. Enjoy a meal in the dining room or Happy Hour drink and appetizer specials in Firelight.Saturday evenings offer a special treat with a professional pianist performing in the dining room and live music and dancing in the Firelight. We also host private events, working with you to tailor every detail from cuisine to decorations to fit your entertaining needs.

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