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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 2 days 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 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I dined at Cafe Portofino which has amazing views as a backdrop. The wait staff were incredibly attentive and made sure our every need was met. While the food didn’t have that wow factor, it was delicious. The night we attended they...More

Thank Auscat11
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have eaten here numerous times over the years. We have yet to be disappointed. Their food is delicious and the view is spectacular! We have always had excellent service as well. It is one of our "go-to" places for celebrating special...More

Thank mcbaiko1969
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner in every way! The staff was attentive. The food was excellent!! Much better than some we've had in Italy (and we've been there several times)! Everything is made on site daily...bread, fresh pasta... The owner was delightful and spent a...More

Thank Cristin1248
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sorry to advise that service at this restaurant was curt and inattentive for our visit. It took twenty minutes for our server to greet us once we were seated for dinner despite that she was only covering two other tables and the restaurant wasn't busy....More

3  Thank teamsc10190
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed my birthday dinner at Cafe Portofino. Escargot and calamari shared for starters and wonderful veal scallapini as a main course. Service was wonderful and harp music to accompany our dinner. It was a lovely relaxing evening and we will return on our next trip...More

Thank Valerie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always eat at Portofino’s when I’m in Kauai. The menu has something for everyone. Wonderful wine and yummy deserts.

Thank Lee192672
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't eaten here in several years. Really enjoyed ambience, server, and food. Setting, above the beach by the Kauai Marriott Resort, is lovely. The prices were reasonable, considering the location, and our waitress, Liz, was terrific. Really good calamari. Generous portion (took photo after we...More

Thank Marcia G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had just landed on the island, so I went by to get a takeaway pizza. Had a glass of wine while I waited. Loveliest lady served me - friendly, chatty, and funny. The pizza was soooo good. Much needed, too. Thanks! I suppose I...More

Thank nievemc
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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, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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