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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” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (26 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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1 - 10 of 809 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over prices for just okay food. We went twice just because it was right in our hotel. Wish we didn't.

Thank kathy08817
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a Kauai resident and this was my husband and my first (and last) trip to the pizzeria located below Cafe Portofino. The wine was good, but expensive for how much you get. The salads were small and bland $8 each (we got both...More

Thank snesbitt0007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant many times over the years. First, when located in Princeville and now in Lihue. Sadly it is in a slow decline that appears to be irreversible. The problem is certainly not with the staff, location, or beautiful view and ambiance....More

1  Thank Daryl H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

food is wonderful, service cannot be better and harp music overlooking the beach ! we have had many dinners and celebrations here.

Thank beneadet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took us as a walk-in and our server, Erin, was great. The Spinach & Portobello salad was excellent...then it went down from there. Entrees came out 20 minutes AFTER the salad. The kitchen backed up and we ended up getting our chicken hot, and our...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Like being in Little Italy! The food here was the best dinner we had all week. Authentic NY Italian. Great views and desserts. Pricy but worth it.

Thank henrylaguna
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful authentic Italian restaurant. Visited with my husband around 830 at night and wasn't too busy at all. I had a shrimp alfrado pasta in which the garlic shrimp were massive and delicious. The meal was so big I had it for lunch...More

Thank Wanderlust_Lake
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The views from this restaurant were beautiful, unfortunately the food was horrible. The staff was nice. I ordered the Osso Buco their house special and it was horrible. The meat had no flavor and the entire dish tasted like water. My husband could not even...More

Thank Daniela R
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were taking a walk along the path in front of Portofino's when we over heard a group of women praising the meal they just had. We decided to check it and I am so happy we did. First of all the...More

Thank southshore2013
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant serving classic Italian fare. We sat overlook the water. Our charming young waiter, Ben, kept us pleasantly amused with interesting recommendations for other excellent places to dine, (as well as sharing travel experiences with us). We shared deliciously crispy calamari...More

Thank Hilarie G
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Beverly L
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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.
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, 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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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: +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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