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Cafe Portofino

970 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28607-5927
+1 828-264-7772
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“spiced sirloin” (14 reviews)
“pasta” (27 reviews)
“wontons” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
970 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28607-5927
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1 - 10 of 154 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here for dinner and all four of us were very satisfied with our meals. I had the Buffalo Bleu Pimento Chicken Sandwich with house chips. When you read the description, you may wonder how all those ingredients work together. They do. It was absolutely...More

Thank pondj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family was visiting from NY and I took them to my go to restaurant Cafe Portofino. The service was great as always and the food was awesome. My family is hard to please and they loved it, My dad had the spiced sirloin and...More

Thank kerry7100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have dined here before and was very pleased, however, on this visit the food was bordering on being terrible. I ordered an appetizer of jalapeno poppers which I enjoyed on my previous visit but this time they came out of the kitchen appearing badly...More

Thank amagrit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you do not mind pizza you could make better at home and a lot of foul language, no matter who is near (including children) then you might find this place just okay. Will not be eating here again.If you need to talk roughly then...More

Thank bsnestrvler
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Celebrated our 25th Anniversary with family and friends. The owners and staff put together a special menu for our event, The brunch was the best food I have ever had at a brunch, the staff and chief made sure everything was perfect and it was....More

Thank ronforster88
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Had a birthday party for sister on Thursday evening 11/8/17. Food was great, our waitress, Victoria, was awesome!

Thank Frank G
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We had an early dinner (around 4 pm) at Care Portofino after attending volleyball games at ASU. The service was excellent and the food was great! We had everything from large salads to sandwiches, as well as steak and pasta. Everything was excellent.

Thank Teresa K
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Food has always been good. Unique layout to restaurant. Multiple bar areas and seating both indoors and outdoors.

Thank mickeyblue8873
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Great food, great service and great atmosphere! From the time we walked in to the moment we left I knew this was my go to place in Boone from now on. The service was on point and the food was delicious. We went a group...More

Thank jarradh2020
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Found this place as an alternative to restaurants on the busy King St. After finding an hour wait-time at most popular eateries on King St, we found this place online and found they had no wait, so we walked down the street to it. Based...More

Thank TravelingTogether5
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Temple N
21 March 2017|
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Response from Michael C | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes we allow well behaved dogs on the patio on a leash. We also have dog treats for them!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 970 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28607-5927
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-264-7772
  • E-mail
Description
Cafe Portofino is a family restaurant that is located in a historic building that was the original Tweetsie Railroad repair station in the late 1800's. We accommodate a small intimate party to very large groups. We specialize in pastas, steaks, specialty sandwiches and burgers. We have homemade soups and desserts. We have a very extensive wine and beer list including 18 different beers on draft and all ABC Permits. On the weekends we feature Chef Specials. We have a separate kids menu. We have several large TV's throughout our dinning room and bar so you can always catch your favorite sporting event. We also carry the NFL package.
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