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Ristorante Villa Portofino

101 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2009
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (13 reviews)
“cannoli” (6 reviews)
“caesar salad” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
101 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent service, our waitress was wonderful. Large portions (we ended up splitting one between two people) and good quality food. we sat on the front patio and enjoyed a wonderful dinner and enjoyed the scenery

Thank B8961MNloris
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed at the Villa Portofino, so the hotel was mere steps from the restaurant. We made reservations, and sat on the street side with views of the Pacific. Pastas, salads and meat entrees were on the menu along with a reasonable wine and cocktail...More

Thank Scubajackie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an excellent Italian restaurant. The waitress was very helpful and made really good suggestions on wine pairing. I had gnocchi Bolognese which was perfectly cooked with a rich sauce. One member of the party had cannelloni which he said was really good. Another...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eat inside in big private booths or eat outside overlooking Catalina Harbor. We especially enjoy the fresh swordfish cooked to perfection and penne with fresh tomatoes .

Thank Jeanineofcalif
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An assistant server brought a basket of bread soon after we sat. The cruet of olive oil he brought was rancid. I ordered a "Di spinaci" salad, and the waitress didn't understand what it was. Perhaps that should have been a clue that service would...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat outsider on July 4th. We had a delicious dinner. Drinks. Watched the fireworks. Staff very pleasant.

Thank Andybayridge
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hate to poorly rate what I believe is a family run place, but this Italian restaurant was not good: My "fresh clams" were 4 clams in the shell and a very large mix of canned clams that looked old. I sent it back and...More

Thank Gregory A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this establishment very loud and almost too busy . The ambience and quality of food was worth it however . The prices were on the moderately high side . We do recommend reservations as they get very busy . If you are looking...More

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would not eat here again. Food was ok at best and not served hot. View isssssss good for about four people ..that's is.

Thank salesman2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The eggplant Parmesan was good but the Cioppino was surprisingly outstanding. This place will not be there for long so try to eat there ASAP.

Thank Tanya S
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Response from Donna B | Reviewed this property |
Like the others, I'm afraid I don't know. I'd call, for sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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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