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Cafe Portofino

3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1701
+1 808-245-2121
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“lasagna” (53 reviews)
“profiteroles” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (26 reviews)
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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

Nice ocean views. Extensive classic menu. Many different pastas and other entrees to choose from. Upstairs patio situated right on the cove next to the Marriott Hotel. The staff is all dressed in formal attire. A bit of Italy in Kauai!

Thank Kristen S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to Portofino's because we were staying at the Marriott and it seemed like an easy, reasonable option. We were sadly very disappointed. The food was average, run-of-the-mill Italian. There was nothing innovative or interesting about it. The prices on the menu would suggest...More

Thank Katie P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Started with Seafood Medley in light cream and was excellent. Scallops were quite good but slightly undercooked. Be aware that Hawaiian law does not permit taking a purchase bottle of wine from the restaurant encouraging one to either drink too much or order wine by...More

Thank William R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Mong Chong and it was excellent. The salad beforehand was meh. The desert was gelato that was nowhere near what gelato is supposed to be... but their interpretation of a quality Zinfandel was really bad. Tasted like it came from a box....More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The customer service was terrible - we waited 10 minutes to be seated in an half empty restaurant at 8:30pm (5 staff actually passed right by us multiple times without making eye contact) the owner came out finally after us having to wave down a...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we stay at the Marriott in Lihue, we always eat a dinner at Portofino. The open air, upscale restaurant with a view of palm trees and the bay is a wonderful setting (just steps away from the Marriott). Our Italian server was a little...More

Thank BigOrangeCat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking distance from Marriott and we have eaten there each time we visit the garden isle. Excellent service, food and multiple Zagat winner

Thank John A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not sure what all the bad reviews are about. We had an excellent meal here. I had the eggplant parmesan and my husband had a seafood medley dish. Both were cooked to perfection. The service was outstanding and they had nice music (someone...More

Thank nancyinRI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant with no reservation and was seated quickly. Had John the server and he was awesome. Very friendly and accommodating with lots of smiles. Came back three more times with reservations asking for John. We totally enjoyed his service and personality....More

Thank iris073
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This places serves great Italian food. Their seafood linguini is a must (if you don't have seafood allergy). Sausage penne is delicious. They also have a children's menu that the kids will love.

Thank Geoffrey J
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Beverly L
Is Larry Rivera still performing on Wednesday evenings?
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!
Beverly L
Is Larry Rivera still performing there on Wednesday evening?
13 June 2016|
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Response from Lee M | Reviewed this property |
They do have entertainment but the name of the performers escapes me, sorry.
Hello. Are long pants required of men during dinner? My husband is a smart dresser but usually nice golf shirt and golf shorts when on vacation.
24 February 2016|
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Response from Steven L | Reviewed this property |
He could definitely wear shorts.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 100
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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: +1 808-245-2121
  • E-mail
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.