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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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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 3 days ago via mobile

We are staying at the Marriott for a meeting this week. Tried this restaurant based on the menu listed. Maybe we are used to higher quality Italian food in Dallas but this was not a good experience overall. Very expensive for the food provided. Bread...More

Thank Baddocs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I are spending a short week at the Marriott Beach Club and this restaurant is on site. From the time we were seated until we left we had an exceptional experience. Debbie, our server, is pleasant, efficient and knowledgeable. We shared the...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and a terrific view with wonderful service. The harp music is also a major plus for a romantic dinner.

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to hundreds of Italian restaurants and this was absolutely one of the best ! The views, food, and service were superb. Despite being quite busy, we were treated like royalty and our experience could not have been better. Reserve a table as...More

Thank p b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is really great. The food is more than acceptable, but not the best in the island. The harbor area at night is romantic and this place is in the heart of it. it really has that real Hawaii feel, with the sea lapping...More

Thank jland0001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe Portofino is next to Duke's, so the view is awesome. The menu has the typical Italian choices plus fresh seafood. I had the fresh fish with the piccata sauce which I found to be overwhelming, so I wouldn't order the fish with a sauce...More

Thank grammiejaney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Veal and chicken dishes were excellent. Wine prices reasonable. Menu online does not have correct pricing. All dishes including coffee and tea were more in the restaurant. By far best restaurant we have been to on the island. Don't mind paying for quality.

Thank Lorrie K
Alesso A, Manager at Cafe Portofino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Grazie, Enjoy your vacation.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to this restaurant 3 years ago and while the service wasn’t great, the food was good and the atmosphere was good. Tonight, we have been sitting here for over an hour without having been checked on; people next to us whom sat down...More

Alesso A, Manager at Cafe Portofino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, sorry we dont refill our free bread unless asked, we hope people enjoy the food off the menu, we have huge menu with lots of options, located on the beach, enjoy your vacation.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything is fresh, tasty, perfectly prepared. Service is tops. The salad bar is out of this world, and can be added to any main dish for just a few dollars more. View of Nawilliwilli Bay surfers is really great. Go online to reserve a table...More

Thank Charles W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Man playing the harp was excellent. The food was delicious. Good service, very friendly. The dessert was so so and the cappuccino could've been hotter. We would definitely give it another try.

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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
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, 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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