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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 good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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“lasagna” (65 reviews)
“profiteroles” (15 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 4 days ago via mobile

Service was average but food was tasty. If you go here with the state of mind you should sit for a long time, this is a good place. I would definitely go back for the good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank person777
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was nice .. the tiramisu a treasure. An excellent wine list with a special vista of the beach.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ScottM130
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have enjoyed the excellent food, service and location since its original opening across the street. It is our favorite restaurant in Kauai. The view, the harp music and friendly owner and staff bring us back on every visit to this lovely island.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank donalant
Reviewed 13 November 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bobsacerdo
Reviewed 11 November 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wild_Kauai_Chocolate
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BereniceG_11
Reviewed 8 November 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Shawn S
Reviewed 5 November 2018 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rainyday2013
Reviewed 5 November 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank patmM2269DO
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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
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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