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Cafe Portofino

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3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1701 (Marriott Way)
18082452121
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was decent Italian food. The osso bucco was ok, the pasta with it so so. The surf and turf was excellent, not exactly Italian food though! It was an expensive dinner. The view was good and the wait staff was excellent.

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Ladera Ranch, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have eaten here many times. This time takes the cake. Ate here with my brother and his family. They sat us at two table. One for adults and one for kids. Our kids are all above 12. Food was fine, basic Italian. They couldn't split our bill. Took 45 mins to come back and basically one of us got charged... More 

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Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our hotel was by this restaurant so we ate here. We ate out on the patio and had the best lasagna I have eaten. The bread was also great. My husband had a crab meal I believe and he also loved it.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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41 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here because Duke's next door was a 30 minute wait. The view from table was very nice. They had a harp player which I thought was odd, why not some music from Hawaii. Service was fine and the food was average and a tad overpriced.

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Thank Tom T
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Café Portofino was probably our most disappointing dining experience while visiting Kauai. For the price, I found the food and service to just be average. Beautiful view and great location but nothing special.

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United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Affiliated to the Marriott resort, this turned out to be a decent Italian restaurant - feels authentic. Generally informal atmosphere with live music, but could dress up. Excellent sea view! Try to get a seat on the seaside. Good list of wines including a few Italian wines. Excellent beet salad, garlic bread, tasty Italian lasagna, pasta and local fish with... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe Portofino is a bit more formal than the rest of the restaurants at the Marriott. Reservations are a good idea but not absolutely necessary. Strengths were the amazing views and kind, attentive service. Food was above average as expected...good pasta and seafood...our GF diner was able to be accommodated with GF spaghetti - the desserts are just okay so... More 

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East Setauket, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on my husband's birthday and it was lovely. All of the food was fantastic. The sauce was phenomenal and on par with any Italian place in NYC. The staff was attentive and helpful. Thanks for a terrific night!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This wonderful Italian restaurant was most enjoyable. The veranda setting, open air, over looking the bay was relaxing & beautiful. The food did not disappoint & though we chose simple Italian dishes my chicken Marsala, was one of the best I've eaten. Our escargot was yummy & a lovely wine selection complimented our meals. It will be a must return... More 

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Hilo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waited for 15 minutes for acknowledgement. Food was ok. Eat local sushi and be happy. Hard to find good food on island.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $100
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1701
    (Marriott Way)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 18082452121
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?