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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 2 days ago via mobile

We ate dinner here with a view of the water. I had fresh fish my husband had veal. My fish was excellent. The snails were also superb. We had to wait forever for the bill however since the waiter told us it was “island time.”...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is a lovely spot to eat it’s right on the water. Good menu and good food. The service is excellent however the prices seemed a little high. A bowl of minestrone was 12$ and that seems high. It was good though. Dessert was also...More

Thank Vicki P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I made a reservation on open table half an hour prior to arrival and when showing up on time for the reservation and giving the host our name he looked exasperated and Todd me that I had just made the reservation and we had to...More

Thank ChristinaCSM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently turned 70. Spouse arranged sunset dinner, corner table, chef made a ‘special’ dessert. Waitress very, very accommodating. Food top in Hawaii. Great experience

Thank Walt E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, Kevin, & I enjoyed dinner at Cafe Portifino our first night at the Kauai Marriott. Even with the random rain showers, the view of the beach from the balcony dining was incredibly beautiful. We were immediately greeted and seated with warm service. Our...More

Thank Hillcountrylove
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank WalnutBaron
Reviewed 12 April 2018 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 10 April 2018

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

1  Thank Pearlpledge
Reviewed 29 March 2018 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 28 March 2018

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
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Response from Alesso A | Property representative |
Ciao, Yes every wednesday 7pm-9pm
Beverly L
13 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
13 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
Groups, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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