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Ristorante Villa Portofino

101 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2009
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“cannoli” (6 reviews)
“bread” (23 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
101 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a corporate dinner at this location. And although the service was good and the food excellent, probably not the best place for a business dinner. It was noisy and had trouble conversing with dinner conversation.

Thank Jeanne S
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

My sister and I had dinner there on their closing weekend. Erin took wonderful care of us. The ravioli was out of this world. The restaurant is closed now for good and it's a real loss for the city of Avalon.

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The food in my opinion was absolutely delicious. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised. We out looking for a place to have dinner when we decided to try this restaurant. I feel this place is a must if you like Italian food. The prices...More

Thank cj175
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, service was very good, dishes were mostly just good. Not bad, but not great. Had a few dishes to sample, fresh fish to spaghetti. All was ok but not special.

Thank Dawb99
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The food here is fine -- not the best Italian I've had by any means. The ambiance is also just that, fine, and classically dark like many Italian restaurants. But our service was terrible. Our waitress, "Kathy", took forever to finally get to our table...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

We had a table with a view, food was great. Our waitress new absolutely nothing about the beers on tap!

Thank Josi T
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We enjoyed dinner at this restaurant. Service was somewhat slow, so don't be in a hurry. BUT, it is worth the wait.

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 28 July 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful meal there. Good wine, Insalata Caprese, garlic bread, cioppino, and noodles (I do not remember what kind) and clams. Quality and quantity were high and the service was terrific. Unfortunately, we heard the hotel was sold to a...More

Thank Cubsfan1945
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Excellent service, our waitress was wonderful. Large portions (we ended up splitting one between two people) and good quality food. we sat on the front patio and enjoyed a wonderful dinner and enjoyed the scenery

Thank B8961MNloris
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We stayed at the Villa Portofino, so the hotel was mere steps from the restaurant. We made reservations, and sat on the street side with views of the Pacific. Pastas, salads and meat entrees were on the menu along with a reasonable wine and cocktail...More

Thank Scubajackie
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Response from Donna B | Reviewed this property |
Like the others, I'm afraid I don't know. I'd call, for sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-2009
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