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Cafe Portofino

3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1701
+1 808-212-1100
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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“lasagna” (64 reviews)
“profiteroles” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (31 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 today

While Italian in style, there is an abundance of seafood offerings on the menu, locally sourced as are the vegetables. Consistently good food, excellent service and a decent wine list make this one of our favorites. For romance, few places are better: On the second...More

Thank bobsacerdo
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a place I visit whenever I can. I love the view at Kalapaki Beach (right on the water near the Marriott) and enjoy the veggie raviolis. My favorite item on the menu, though, is actually a side order: the mushrooms in white wine...More

Thank Wild_Kauai_Chocolate
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very good food, nice portions, great wait staff, music, and treated like family! Close to hotel and good views of th ocean!

Thank BereniceG_11
Reviewed 5 days ago

Come on. An award winning Italian restaurant? Maybe if the pool of choices was restricted to 1, but even then.... Stale pasta with an arriabatta sauce that even my border collie (who eats everything) would sniff at with second thoughts. This was simply substandard Italian...More

1  Thank samwine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pick one of the option for their fish, it’s fresh caught and I suggest getting it piccata, but that’s up to your taste. I got the monchong, my girlfriend got the Mahi Mahi, both were very delicious (the Mahi was a little better). You’ll have...More

Thank Shawn S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice service. Good location Everyone was pleased with their meals Pastas are good. Salads and soups are good but soup was cold and reheated Good restaurant in the Marriott so convenience fills it

Thank Rainyday2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

The chicken piccata was among the best, if not the best, I have had (and this is my personal measure of an Italian restaurant). Others at the table had the malu piccata that had the same sauce, with one person having a reaction that night...More

Thank patmM2269DO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently ate at this restaurant. I had the minestrone soup and cannelloni. The food was average but quite bland and tasteless. It was, however, very expensive even for Hawaii. The service was good as well as the live music--a wonderful harpist. But what was...More

2  Thank William W
Alesso A, Manager at Cafe Portofino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yes we've been here 30 years because we love our customers, we are really highly rewarded and we take care of all our customers, clearly there are table sizes for 1-2 and 2-4 and higher, we serve everyone, sorry for your concern, have a great...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate ate this restaurant when the wait was too long at another. My husband had the lasagna and said it was the best he has ever had. I had the fresh catch of the day which happened to be walu, which was described by...More

Thank rebholla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A proper restaurant without a burger in sight. Service was friendly and the Itanian menu excellent. Advance booking recommended but if you like to eat late there was always an early diners table free

Thank briangBaildon
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26 June 2018|
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Response from Swan1478 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is a restaurant. They hold dances on Thursday nights when the cruise ship comes in from 11 until 2 am.
23 March 2018|
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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!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 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, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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