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Cafe Portofino

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Italian, American,
970 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28607-5927
+1 828-264-7772
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“spiced sirloin” (14 reviews)
“pasta” (27 reviews)
“wontons” (5 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Italian, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
970 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28607-5927
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Celebrated our 25th Anniversary with family and friends. The owners and staff put together a special menu for our event, The brunch was the best food I have ever had at a brunch, the staff and chief made sure everything was perfect and it was....More

Thank ronforster88
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Had a birthday party for sister on Thursday evening 11/8/17. Food was great, our waitress, Victoria, was awesome!

Thank Frank G
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We had an early dinner (around 4 pm) at Care Portofino after attending volleyball games at ASU. The service was excellent and the food was great! We had everything from large salads to sandwiches, as well as steak and pasta. Everything was excellent.

Thank Teresa K
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Food has always been good. Unique layout to restaurant. Multiple bar areas and seating both indoors and outdoors.

Thank mickeyblue8873
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Great food, great service and great atmosphere! From the time we walked in to the moment we left I knew this was my go to place in Boone from now on. The service was on point and the food was delicious. We went a group...More

Thank jarradh2020
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Found this place as an alternative to restaurants on the busy King St. After finding an hour wait-time at most popular eateries on King St, we found this place online and found they had no wait, so we walked down the street to it. Based...More

Thank TravelingTogether5
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My family of 4 had a late dinner (around 9pm) here over Labor Day weekend. The food & service were excellent - particularly the homemade yeast rolls - Holy cow! Very good local craft beer selection too. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars...More

Thank Karrie R
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The servers were excellent and knowledgable! We had pizzas, Santa Margherita, and angel hair pomodoro. It was Perfect! Our kids enjoyed the atmosphere.

Thank Candisebrown
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My husband & I rented a cabin in the Seven Devils area over the long Memorial Day weekend and the owner's of the cabin had a list of their favorite restaurants and since we love Italian food, we wanted to try and find Cafe Portofino...More

1  Thank CarolinaNurse323
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We have an annual golf tournament in Boone that we attend - 10 years now. We have a group of about 25 friends who meet with us. And, we are always looking for a restaurant that will accommodate big party and has good food. This...More

1  Thank rebeccanQ6573BC
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Temple N
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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 970 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28607-5927
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-264-7772
  • 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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