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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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“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

fish was so good. always have a problem with islands don't have a lot of choices of fish. they did. very pleasant waiters also. nice to see the owners at work and helping out. even the son was there,

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cruzbela
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great dinner, as it is a great place to celibrate special events. The food is good and the staff make you feel at home We celibrated our 43rd anniversary.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Clark D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great meals, very pricey though. The pizza downstairs is extremely good and not greasy, again pricey for the size but the taste is really amazing.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank esters582
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice location on the water with a friendly wait staff. Had the house specialty osso buco. This can be a difficult meal for restaurants. Expected fall off the bone dish and ended up with a somewhat chewy and bland meal. The clams in white wine...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 112royf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner at the lower level pizzeria on Friday night, at 8:00pm we were the only guests. Service was fine. Pizza was good, very thin crust, more European style. $20 for a pizza. It was alright, not the best on the island, however convenient when...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Meyerblings
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a Christmas night dinner which turned out to be somewhat disappointing. The host was very pleasant and overall atmosphere was nice with the terrace where we were sitting overlooking the bay. The menu seemed to be reasonable but the service was very slow...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mark of a good Northern Italian restaurant is its rague sauce (or meat sauce). At Cafe Portofino, it was superior. While Italian in style, there is an abundance of seafood offerings on the menu, locally sourced as are the vegetables. Excellent service and a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Keninannapolis
Reviewed 15 December 2018 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 14 December 2018 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 9 December 2018

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
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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
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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