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Cafe Portofino

3295 Dogwood Ln, Hiawassee, GA 30546-1507
+1 706-435-0502
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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American, Italian
$$ - $$$
3295 Dogwood Ln, Hiawassee, GA 30546-1507
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We also go here other days but Wednesday is special. They have $0.55 wings every Wednesday night. My first time here I was expecting small wings but was pleasantly surprised that the wings were big and meaty!. Staff is very busy but very attentive.

Thank Rick G
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We had a large party and really enjoyed the meal. They have a casual and a formal side with the same menu. We were 11 people with 7 kids, so did casual. They could not have been more accommodating and the food was fantastic.

Thank razorsharpe2017
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a fun dinner celebrating the end of a family vacation. Atmosphere is casual elegance. Prices are more upscale than restaurant appears and delivers. Interesting menu with mix of southern comfort foods (wings and fried pickles) and standard Italian (chicken Parmesan and lasagna). Service was...More

Thank mjdaum
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Cafe Portofino used to be one of our favorite restaurants to eat when we visited Lake Chatuge. The food is still good but the last couple of time we've been it has not been the same. It can be cozy inside and we love live...More

Thank SouthernBelles98
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for the first time while at the lake, and we were greeted immediately by the owner, Ken. He welcomed us, asked where we were from, and introduced us to our server, Jessica, saying "she has worked for me since she was 12". Just...More

Thank Jeffreypjacobs
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This WAS our "go to" Italian restaurant to bring our out of town visitors and our few times a yr Italian night. No more. It's a Friday night. We arrived about 7:00 without a reservation. Turned out, no problem, as there were no other customers...More

Thank MBean49
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This restaurant has a beautiful view, and a good menu. It has a nightclub on one side and a fine dining on the other. However, the wall separating the two areas is open at the top so it was quite noisy from the band in...More

Thank TweetinBamaGirl
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We stopped here while passing thru and thought it would have a great view of the lake around sunset. We were right about the view. Calamari was over cooked and served with paper thin slices of lemon and marinara. Ordered pasta with pesto sauce and...More

Thank NMM52
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Great view of the lake. Excellent food and service. A casual dining side and a more upscale dinning area. Very good menu including a good children's. For children that want more you can get half portions at half price for most adult menu items. Friendly...More

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

lets start with food medium awful hot not medium rare please (well done) pasta warm drink vodka Collins ( red what the ) service needs training silverware stained tried to clean with my napkin soaked in my red collins

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Sylvia A
25 October 2015|
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Response from Harold H | Reviewed this property |
Good choice in dining, and the dress is casual. We wore nice jeans and casual shirts. The atmosphere is flexible and would lend to dressing in a coat and tie to nice shorts. However, the food is formal quality. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3295 Dogwood Ln, Hiawassee, GA 30546-1507
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Hiawassee
  • Phone Number: +1 706-435-0502
Perfect for any occasion, Café Portofino offers lakeview dining. Our dishes, prepared with the freshest and highest-quality ingredients, include mouthwatering appetizers, delicious salads, daily soups, Italian-influenced entrées, seafood, steaks and more. Enjoy a meal in the dining room or Happy Hour drink and appetizer specials in Firelight.Saturday evenings offer a special treat with a professional pianist performing in the dining room and live music and dancing in the Firelight. We also host private events, working with you to tailor every detail from cuisine to decorations to fit your entertaining needs.
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