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Cafe Portofino

3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1701
+1 808-212-1100
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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“profiteroles” (13 reviews)
“seafood” (29 reviews)
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Pizza, Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1701
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Authentic Italian food in an unforgettable setting, with the gentle trades blowing through the lovely outdoor patio.

Thank WalnutBaron
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think as a party of six we were taken advantage of the automatic 20% gratuity on our bill. Poorest service we have ever had at this restaurant. We always eat here while staying at Kauai Beach Club so we’re not disappointed in the food....More

Thank Mimiinthecity0407
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Portofino was recommended to me by a golf friend on the Mainland. I trusted the recommendation and, risk-taker that I am, booked a surprise reservation for my husband's 60th birthday. We were not disappointed! Beautiful views of Kalapaki Harbor and classical music set the...More

Thank Pearlpledge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Caesar salad was awesome & pizza was amazing! Service was top quality! We were warmly greeted by the man who makes the pizza as well as the host. The server was attentive and we received quick and friendly service. We’ll be back!

Thank Sadie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recent trip to Kauai we stopped in here to order pizza. This restaurant is below Cafe Portofino and serves pizza. It was fantastic!! I have tried many pizza places in various locations on Kauai and this is by far the best. Excellent service,...More

Thank Liz D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a weeknight. There were 4 in our our party. We ordered steak, the special (scallop risotto), and fettuccine alfredo. The consensus was that the alfredo was the best dish. The service was okay; our server visited too often. He stopped in while...More

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food from this restaurant tasted like it was from a can. We only saw our waitress when she took our order and brought our check. We would not return to this restaurant.

Thank JenF249
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We are staying at the Marriott for a meeting this week. Tried this restaurant based on the menu listed. Maybe we are used to higher quality Italian food in Dallas but this was not a good experience overall. Very expensive for the food provided. Bread...More

Thank Baddocs
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I are spending a short week at the Marriott Beach Club and this restaurant is on site. From the time we were seated until we left we had an exceptional experience. Debbie, our server, is pleasant, efficient and knowledgeable. We shared the...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Great food and a terrific view with wonderful service. The harp music is also a major plus for a romantic dinner.

Thank Sharon D
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22 March 2018|
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Response from Alesso A | Property representative |
Ciao, Yes every wednesday 7pm-9pm
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12 June 2016|
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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
12 June 2016|
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Response from Lee M | Reviewed this property |
They do have entertainment but the name of the performers escapes me, sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$100
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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: +1 808-212-1100
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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