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Cafe Portofino

3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1701
+1 808-212-1100
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (47 reviews)
“profiteroles” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (27 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
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

we have dined here so many times and usually is great. we had a larger group of 10 people and we were signed the "new server". She didn't have any help.....so food all arrived at different times and by the time our last dish was...More

Thank skooter88
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We love places that take reservations via Open Table. We especially love places that have a stunning view and take reservations. And how much more so do we love them when they have a memorable dish. Here’s the breakdown of this establishment. Super nice folks...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We had dinner at Cafe Portofino twice during our stay at Kaua’i in January. We were so impressed with the food and Italian atmosphere that we went back a few days later. This is a family restaurant that has been in business for 30 years...More

Thank Dottie0428
Reviewed 5 days ago

Without leaving the property you can relax in this restaurant and enjoy the armth of friendly servors and the fresh breezzes of the tropics.

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ambiance - 5 stars Food - 5 stars Service - 4.5 stars. The only reason I can’t give 5 stars is because we were presented with our bill seconds after we received our dessert, so it felt like they were trying to get rid of...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a reservation here for Valentines Day. We arrived on time and found several persons waiting for their reserved tables. There was live music so it appeared some folks were staying overly long after dinner to enjoy the evening. We were seated within a...More

Thank maggie22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great meal the butter fish black cod was fabulous. Cooked perfectly. Was much better than Dukes and they had a 45 minute wait at Dukes. Drinks were good, dessert was really good. The wait staff was slow, which was the only downside. Would...More

Thank Tami P
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is becoming more and more difficult to be original in writing a review for Café Portofino in that we have been there so often; probably somewhere in the teens. We like the location; sitting out on the large lanai looking out towards the ocean...More

Thank TKCRhino
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setting above the beach is fantastic. The service was good. The lasagne was moist. Portion size was right, not overly large. While we didn’t experience much of the menu, I still believe it would be a good place to eat once you’ve sampled all...More

Thank IslandGirl61
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are vacationing in Lihue and decide to have dinner at Cafe Portofino for our Valentine's dinner - what a mistake!! We were seated on time and waited forever for a server (this was not prime time, it was 530pm) to take our drink order....More

Thank Gary P
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Beverly L
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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
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.
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
US$12 - US$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
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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