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Cafe Portofino

3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1701
+1 808-245-2121
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“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 via mobile

Our dinner here wasn't great, although a beautiful location and setting the food and service left room for improvement. Our meals were served and the waitress Erin brought out packaged grated Parmesan. My wife's vegetarian cannelloni had a bone in it and tasted like the...More

Thank Gardendesign73
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A beautiful location, but sadly the food was disappointing. I ordered Ceasar Salad, (usually a good bet at an Italian restaurant ) which was drenched in a white substance that tasted slightly like garlic, and lemon juice. Could not detect any Worcestershire or anchovy flavors....More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice beach area, our waiter did minimal service unfortunately (tip included in bill). Lamb rack was good though expensive. Decent wine by the glass. Good food but not fine dining. Romantic harp if you feel in the mood for it.

Thank NicolasMeyerhoffer
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a great restaurant. 3 kinds of fresh fish. One of our group has Celiac disease and they were very good to her. It was the best pasta they had ever had at a restaurant.

Thank f4rags
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were delighted with the quality of food and service at this beachside restaurant. Had a lovely table overlooking the bay. The waitresses were very attentive, and knowledgable about the food on the menu and the specials. We also required gluten free alternatives and there...More

Thank 747travelfan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant on our last night on Kauai. Wish we had gone sooner as it was our best dining experience on the island. We had a reservation and we were seated at the best table front and center overlooking the beach. The fact...More

Thank 2butterfly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food - good service - beautiful harp music at a perfect volume. What a great place with a great view.

Thank Homer F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our week stay was in the owner's units at the Marriott Beach Resort, which is literally located next door to Dukes. After a full day of snorkeling, we decided to keep it simple and make reservations at Cafe Portofino. We were blessed to have an...More

Thank ChatWithMatt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to try this place as going back to Duke's for the third time seem a bit over the top. This was good choice as it wasn't as busy & like Duke's views are fantastic overlooking the ocean. The waitress was fantastic and food...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the pizza and we're not disappointed! Yummy pizzas and excellent salads! Not crowded we were seated right away and had excellent service!

Thank Eileen H
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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.
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