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Cafe Portofino

) #49 of 110 Restaurants in Boone $$ - $$$ Italian, American,
970 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28607-5927
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (22 reviews)
“wontons” (6 reviews)
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Italian, American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
970 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28607-5927
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We are here for lunch on a Friday. The dining room was not crowded. Service was fast and the kids had coloring menus to keep them busy while we waited. The shrimp fold over was excellent. We'll eat here again.

Thank John E
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came for a family dinner- and accidentally walked into the bar side. They looked at us like we were crazy people, so that was a fun first impression. They were quick to seat us and take our orders (it was pretty dead inside) which...More

Thank Kristen D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and i have tried Portofino before and have always been happy with everything from start to finish. We arrived this time and were seated as quickly as always. That's one thing before I go any further. The servers are friendly, receptive and energetic....More

Thank celainej1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visit Boone annually and last year we decided to try this restaurant but entered the bar entrance rather than the restaurant entrance and promptly turned around and left. This time, an employee was outside and held the door open for us...More

Thank amagrit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 13 people on a Friday night. We all had great food and great service. Chicken Parmesan a favorite.

Thank Cyndi G
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Come here frequently because of the great staff, tasty food and quality pool tables. Love this place!

Thank James S
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We eat there almost every week. The menu is great and the specials are amazing. Service is second to none. Fun and unique atmosphere.

Thank HappyCabinGoer
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food here is very good. We go often for the fish tacos--best I've ever had! I recommend this restaurant.

Thank L0is60
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Wow this place is very, very good. The spiced sirloin is awesome. Wife is a lover of spaghetti and said it is one of the best she has eaten. We also got Italian wantons....amazing! Chocolate chip cannoli and lemon Italian cream cake finished the evening.

Thank ciswpcc
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Nice location just steps from App St. Hostess very nice, didn't catch her name. Our waiter "Z" was perhaps the best waiter we have ever had. Great service, very personable--shout out to "Z"!! Menu has a nice variety. Food is very good with reasonable portions....More

Thank JCDoug1
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Temple N
Do you allow well-behaved dogs in your outdoor dining area?
21 March 2017|
Response from Michael C | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes we allow well behaved dogs on the patio on a leash. We also have dog treats for them!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 970 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28607-5927
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: 5613587249
  • E-mail
Cafe Portofino is a family restaurant that is located in a historic building that was the original Tweetsie Railroad repair station in the late 1800's. We accommodate a small intimate party to very large groups. We specialize in pastas, steaks, specialty sandwiches and burgers. We have homemade soups and desserts. We have a very extensive wine and beer list including 18 different beers on draft and all ABC Permits. On the weekends we feature Chef Specials. We have a separate kids menu. We have several large TV's throughout our dinning room and bar so you can always catch your favorite sporting event. We also carry the NFL package.
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