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Cafe Portofino

3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1701
+1 808-245-2121
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (53 reviews)
“profiteroles” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (26 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1701
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are staying at the Marriott next to Cafe Portofino's and decided to go eat one night for dinner. First, the waitress lied to us to try to make more money by saying a 12" pizza was a personal pan there, so...More

Thank KentuckyTravelsHT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Italian food with a really nice view. Open air seating for small to large parties. The night we were there they had a harp player that was very talented. The food was very good, the service was a little slow and the prices were...More

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at the Cafe Portofino on our last night in Kauai. Delicious Italian food,reasonable prices, great service.

Thank maryannfm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Way too expensive for Italian food. Variety of food limited. Service very slow. Waiter was nice but seemed short with us. Just expected a better meal. Smells good when you walk by. But beware. View is nice

Thank NauUsc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The owner seemed more interested in drinking wine with his friends that were dining than seating people and making sure the rest were taken care of and happy. Our server was terrible. Older gentleman. He ignored us a lot. Never checking in. He served us...More

Thank kospeg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop by this palce and Mr.Gusieppi will take good care of you. They just opened a brick oven pizza parlor and its the best! Service is good and prices are reasonable. A must place to go.

Thank Hamradio1957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just finished a lovely dinner at Cafe Portofino. Our excellent sever, Liz, was very accommodating with our request to split everything, bringing us multiple plates for the various courses. We shared carpaccio (tender, thin slices of raw beef garnished with arugula, capers, large shavings...More

Thank PrimroseLlane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

New addition for Cafe Portofino. Eat in or take out. All pizza are 12". Had one with anchovies. Thin crust & just a hint of anchovies. Taste great. After 5PM daily with full bar. I will go back again next trip.

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always though Cafe Portofino was one of the best if not the best restaurants in Kauai. Now I am convinced ! They just got a new Pizza oven straight from Italy and the Pizza is incredible. If you like pizza NYC and Italian...More

Thank ncwtj2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice ocean views. Extensive classic menu. Many different pastas and other entrees to choose from. Upstairs patio situated right on the cove next to the Marriott Hotel. The staff is all dressed in formal attire. A bit of Italy in Kauai!

Thank Kristen S
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Beverly L
Is Larry Rivera still performing on Wednesday evenings?
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
Is Larry Rivera still performing there on Wednesday evening?
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.
Hello. Are long pants required of men during dinner? My husband is a smart dresser but usually nice golf shirt and golf shorts when on vacation.
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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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: +1 808-245-2121
  • E-mail
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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