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Cafe Portofino

3295 Dogwood Ln, Hiawassee, GA 30546-1507
+1 706-435-0502
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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American, Italian
$$ - $$$
3295 Dogwood Ln, Hiawassee, GA 30546-1507
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

So glad we came back to try Chef George’s cooking. Our food was amazing last night! My husband loved his prime rib, bacon Brussels & fingerling potatoes. I loved my veggie plate with creamed succotash, sautéed spinach & roasted fingerlings. Our friends loved their pecan-crushed...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We have eaten at Cafe Portofino on several occasions and have never been disappointed. It is one of the very few Restaurants I can actually make that statement about. We went in on Wednesday after a 10 hour road trip by car. We were both...More

Thank Robin D
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a wonderful dinner we had tonight at Cafe Portofino. I had the macadamia encrusted salmon with bacon Brussel sprouts and sweet potato hash. It was excellent! My husband had the portobello ribeye with spinach. He said it was excellent also. For dessert we...More

Thank ss70chev
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We went here with fellow business travelers for dinner and conversation. The presentation of the food was amazing and the taste blew us away. After eating we enjoyed karaoke and had a really fun evening. This place far exceeded our expectations!

Thank madelynw888
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Cafe Portofino in Hiawassee, Georgia is a treasure...The menu is remarkable, and the chef, amazing. From Sea bass to steaks, it is a wonderful restaurant. Take someone special, they will love you forever.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We frequent the area often and always make time to eat at Café Portofino's. They recently redid the menu and it's very suitable for us. There were several new items which we really enjoy so far. This is a great restaurant to go to for...More

Thank georgia-traveler95
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We spent NYE 2016 at this restaurant and it was absolutely awesome and reasonably priced. there was a grand piano player and it was charming. This year it was just the opposite. The dining room was relatively empty and I'm not surprised as the restaurant...More

Thank Shana J
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting and with original chef returning the food is excellent. Our meals included salads and dessert. The salad was very fresh with signature dressing and dessert wonderful.

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We also go here other days but Wednesday is special. They have $0.55 wings every Wednesday night. My first time here I was expecting small wings but was pleasantly surprised that the wings were big and meaty!. Staff is very busy but very attentive.

Thank Rick G
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We had a large party and really enjoyed the meal. They have a casual and a formal side with the same menu. We were 11 people with 7 kids, so did casual. They could not have been more accommodating and the food was fantastic.

Thank razorsharpe2017
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18 May 2018|
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Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure...But, Ports always aims to make their customers happy. I would bet he can...
Sylvia A
25 October 2015|
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Response from Harold H | Reviewed this property |
Good choice in dining, and the dress is casual. We wore nice jeans and casual shirts. The atmosphere is flexible and would lend to dressing in a coat and tie to nice shorts. However, the food is formal quality. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3295 Dogwood Ln, Hiawassee, GA 30546-1507
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Hiawassee
  • Phone Number: +1 706-435-0502
Perfect for any occasion, Café Portofino offers lakeview dining. Our dishes, prepared with the freshest and highest-quality ingredients, include mouthwatering appetizers, delicious salads, daily soups, Italian-influenced entrées, seafood, steaks and more. Enjoy a meal in the dining room or Happy Hour drink and appetizer specials in Firelight.Saturday evenings offer a special treat with a professional pianist performing in the dining room and live music and dancing in the Firelight. We also host private events, working with you to tailor every detail from cuisine to decorations to fit your entertaining needs.
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