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Ristorante Villa Portofino

101 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2009
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“gnocchi” (13 reviews)
“cannoli” (4 reviews)
“bread” (23 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
101 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, service was very good, dishes were mostly just good. Not bad, but not great. Had a few dishes to sample, fresh fish to spaghetti. All was ok but not special.

Thank Dawb99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is fine -- not the best Italian I've had by any means. The ambiance is also just that, fine, and classically dark like many Italian restaurants. But our service was terrible. Our waitress, "Kathy", took forever to finally get to our table...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a table with a view, food was great. Our waitress new absolutely nothing about the beers on tap!

Thank Josi T
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We enjoyed dinner at this restaurant. Service was somewhat slow, so don't be in a hurry. BUT, it is worth the wait.

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful meal there. Good wine, Insalata Caprese, garlic bread, cioppino, and noodles (I do not remember what kind) and clams. Quality and quantity were high and the service was terrific. Unfortunately, we heard the hotel was sold to a...More

Thank Cubsfan1945
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Excellent service, our waitress was wonderful. Large portions (we ended up splitting one between two people) and good quality food. we sat on the front patio and enjoyed a wonderful dinner and enjoyed the scenery

Thank B8961MNloris
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We stayed at the Villa Portofino, so the hotel was mere steps from the restaurant. We made reservations, and sat on the street side with views of the Pacific. Pastas, salads and meat entrees were on the menu along with a reasonable wine and cocktail...More

Thank Scubajackie
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent Italian restaurant. The waitress was very helpful and made really good suggestions on wine pairing. I had gnocchi Bolognese which was perfectly cooked with a rich sauce. One member of the party had cannelloni which he said was really good. Another...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Eat inside in big private booths or eat outside overlooking Catalina Harbor. We especially enjoy the fresh swordfish cooked to perfection and penne with fresh tomatoes .

Thank Jeanineofcalif
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

An assistant server brought a basket of bread soon after we sat. The cruet of olive oil he brought was rancid. I ordered a "Di spinaci" salad, and the waitress didn't understand what it was. Perhaps that should have been a clue that service would...More

Thank Thomas K
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Response from Donna B | Reviewed this property |
Like the others, I'm afraid I don't know. I'd call, for sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-2009
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