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Cafe Portofino

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3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1701 (Marriott Way)
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful restaurant on the Marriott property. Food is authentic Italian and delicious. Great views of the bay. They typically have some sort of soft live music.

Thank aeh91190
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at this lovely location and were promptly seated at 5:00pm before our flight. Our waitress was very nice and told us about the appetizer specials and fresh catches of the day. She took our drink order "sorry no celery for your Bloody Mary" nor fresh juice for mixed drinks (in Hawaii?) and returned to our table to let... More 

Thank Stacy M
Zelienople, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had reservations and sat right on time. We were told our specials then after we ordered our soups and salads along with wine came right out. That was the end of our service! We had a table of 9 and all without our waters being refilled or more wine. We had to ask and once we did only half... More 

Thank Mellular1
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unlike Duke's next door, Cafe Portofino is truly a cut above other tourist restaurants here. Though our Caesar salad was a disappointing starter (small and not properly chilled), the main meals were excellent. Seafood pasta and scallops in sauce were both nicely prepared and truly Italian. Prices are higher than other places but here you get what you pay for... More 

Thank tmsterling
Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe Italian food is supposed to be different in Kauai. I expected more from this restaurant based on the reviews. We honestly thought we were eating a TV dinner. We had Lasagna and the Shrimp and mushroom linguine. My husband ordered the fish, he liked his. Keep your expectations low, enjoy the sound of the ocean.

Thank HuskerTX
Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing meal here with a very helpful server. They had a good selection of Italian wine and amazing fresh fish! The crab bisque soup was to die for too.

Thank jthake
Orange, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We truly enjoyed our meal here with our family and friends. Everything was delicious and the owner is so very welcoming and charming. Appetizers, main dish and dessert were all superb. Truly recommend the ambiance on the terrace as we watched the sun set!

Thank orange084
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here two times as we were staying closely at the Marriott. The first time, the first night on the island we ate there late (9PM) and it was quite decent. With it’s focaccia bread, Italian entrees, with a few glasses of wine and a view of the harbor, it was a good experience. Being on the Marriott property,... More 

Thank DanH2030
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to dinner for my birthday and were very pleased with the food and service. The carbonara sauce was very well done, the bolognese sauce was also very good and the light tomato sauce on the fish was great! I asked for pasta instead of potatoes with my fish. It's an Italian restaurant! They said okay but upcharged me... More 

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Goose Creek, SC
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate dinner here with some friends while vacationing in Hawaii. The food was very fresh and delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant if you are visiting Kauai.

Thank cindyrobinson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $100
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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
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?