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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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“lasagna” (47 reviews)
“profiteroles” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (27 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

Ambiance - 5 stars Food - 5 stars Service - 4.5 stars. The only reason I can’t give 5 stars is because we were presented with our bill seconds after we received our dessert, so it felt like they were trying to get rid of...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We made a reservation here for Valentines Day. We arrived on time and found several persons waiting for their reserved tables. There was live music so it appeared some folks were staying overly long after dinner to enjoy the evening. We were seated within a...More

Thank maggie22
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a great meal the butter fish black cod was fabulous. Cooked perfectly. Was much better than Dukes and they had a 45 minute wait at Dukes. Drinks were good, dessert was really good. The wait staff was slow, which was the only downside. Would...More

Thank Tami P
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is becoming more and more difficult to be original in writing a review for Café Portofino in that we have been there so often; probably somewhere in the teens. We like the location; sitting out on the large lanai looking out towards the ocean...More

Thank TKCRhino
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The setting above the beach is fantastic. The service was good. The lasagne was moist. Portion size was right, not overly large. While we didn’t experience much of the menu, I still believe it would be a good place to eat once you’ve sampled all...More

Thank IslandGirl61
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are vacationing in Lihue and decide to have dinner at Cafe Portofino for our Valentine's dinner - what a mistake!! We were seated on time and waited forever for a server (this was not prime time, it was 530pm) to take our drink order....More

Thank Gary P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved Cafe Portofino so much that we went there 2 nights in a row! The food was super, the service was friendly and attentive, and the view spectacular!! We highly recommend this wonderful restaurant, especially for couples and a romantic evening.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They told us of a pasta Spicy in a red marinara sauce. We asked if they could change that to an oil and garlic sauce. We were told the Chef gets mad to any changes on the menu. The service was timely and the food...More

Thank wgp205
Reviewed 1 week ago

This sits next to Dukes and overlooks the bay so the location is good, with a nice view , once you can figure out how to park. The Italian food was good but a little pricey. waitress was helpful and friendly.Both the chicken Marsala and...More

Thank Bookworms2010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is in the gorgeous Marriott. If you go, plan to arrive an hour before dark so you can enjoy the beautiful view. Insist on the balcony outside. Food is decent Italian and wine by the glass is very reasonable. We split the carpaccio...More

Thank craiggh2016
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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
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.
24 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View
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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