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Cafe Portofino

3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1701
+1 808-212-1100
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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“lasagna” (63 reviews)
“profiteroles” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (30 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 yesterday

Had a nice Italian dinner at Cafe Portofino Restaurant in the Marriott Hotel Resort in Kauai. Have good food and service and ambiance

Thank razortravel_9
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’m giving this 4 stars for three reasons. I did not experience the restaurant atmosphere because we got it to go, the Alfredo portion was small and did not really stand out and they would not take my order over the phone. But the rest...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 6 days ago

We met the proprietor that has operated this restaurant for many years and were quite impressed. It is located just off the beach in the Marriott Resort and has a great view of the beach, ocean and a harbor area of Kuaui. The food was...More

Thank golfer_diner
Reviewed 6 days ago

the atmosphere at Cafe Portofino can not be beat. Great light music, wonderful staff, very couples oriented.

Thank Denice B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed dinner at Cafe Portofino last night. They had entertainment by Larry Rivera and his daughter. What we thought would just be dinner turned into an enjoyable and memorable 2 hours of music, jokes, and good food. The Panna Cotta was delish! If you...More

Thank Tara H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are 4 couples who travel together every year, so our dynamic can sometimes challenge a newer waiter and our world travels make us pretty discerning. We were quite happy with our evening! The restaurant was a 5 minute walk from the Kauai Marriott Resort...More

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious and authentic pizza - nice thin crust, good ingredients, and reasonable prices. Memorable meal before flying out of Lihue.

Thank Amorous87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined twice at Portofino during our stay and both meals were delicious. As with most restaurants, the wine was overpriced, but the entrees were right in line for a restaurant of that quality.

Thank DianeO1955
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a solid Italian restaurant with a beautiful waterfront location. Service was excellent for our giant group. Everyone liked their food. My cannelloni was light and delicious and we enjoyed the fabulous profiterole dessert.

Thank Bearwife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the Marriott Kauai Very good Italian food in a nice setting overlooking the beach. There is indoor dining, but sit on the covered porch for ocean/cove views with a light breeze to keep you cool. Good service in a relaxed atmosphere. Ten minutes from...More

Thank lscCanfield_Ohio
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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