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Cafe Portofino

3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1701
+1 808-245-2121
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1701
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went for the pizza and we're not disappointed! Yummy pizzas and excellent salads! Not crowded we were seated right away and had excellent service!

Thank Eileen H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tried this new pizzeria on our last night in Kauai. It is part of the larger restaurant, Portifino, located at the Marriott Lagoons Resort. What a wonderful surprise. Delicious pizzas. My husband and I shared a Funghi salad and a Italian sausage and carmelized onion,...More

Thank Carolyn D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been dining at Café Portofino for 20+ years, and it has never disappointed. Giuseppe Avocadi and his staff continue to create an exquisite dining experience. The restaurant ambience, ocean view, customer service, and genuine northern Italian cuisine combine to make this a memorable...More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read the mixed reviews before we went so I wasn't expecting a whole lot. We made reservations and were able to get a table along the rail. The view over the bay is fantastic. In regards to the overall meal, it was slightly...More

Thank Samndjsdad
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were are party of 18. The food was excellent, drinks were great and the service was fantastic. All the food came out at the same time (which can be tricky with a group that large) I'm sure we will be making another trip there...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on the ocean with a lovely view! My lasagna was simply delicious. However, my husband also had lasagna and did not enjoy it at all. Not sure how to reconcile that! The service was terrific! We would certainly go again!

Thank Leigh D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best Italian food we have had in Hawaii. Italian is my family's favorite and this place did not disappoint. I had the seafood special that came with a medley of fish, scallops, clams, and shrimp on top of linguini with a crushed...More

Thank edsjas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view is great, but at dinner gets direct sun with very limited breeze. The food was mediocre. The decor is stuck in the 80's. The bread was good and the mozzarella marinara was delicious. Scampi was very good. Scallopini picatta was a very heavy/creamy/oily...More

Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first issue is your inside a closed space, with very little to no air conditioning. It was so hot inside the restaurant we all felt like we were about to pass out. We ate at Portofino last year and it was awful. I was...More

Thank HuskerTX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service just ok. Did not fine the food up to their standards. Eat there once every time we come to the resort. Wanted to eat at Dukes but the cruise ship was in and they were very busy.

Thank Earl W
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Response from Joe T | Reviewed this property |
we were there in Feb. and he was there each Wed. evening. We enjoyed seeing him very much!
Beverly L
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Response from Lee M | Reviewed this property |
They do have entertainment but the name of the performers escapes me, sorry.
23 February 2016|
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Response from Steven L | Reviewed this property |
He could definitely wear shorts.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$100
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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: +1 808-245-2121
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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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