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Cafe Portofino

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Italian, American,
970 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28607-5927
+1 828-264-7772
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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970 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28607-5927
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Reviewed 22 November 2015

Portofino is great! The the weekly specials and service are outstanding. Love the atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank Genie G
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Most friendly place in Boone! Best food, waitstaff, been coming for years and have never been disappointed. Family atmosphere, game room, bar, patio for the pups...fun for the entire family.

1  Thank motorcitykitty
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Been here a few times and the food is always beyond expectation. I especially love the Rasta Pasta and the Mexican Burger (add their avocado spread). Definitely will be returning here soon!

1  Thank Zwandino
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Great food! I love trying the weekly specials and they have also have nice drink specials. It's walking distance to the stadium if you're in town for a football game and on the App State campus. Would definitely recommend to anyone in the area.

2  Thank EarlyCuyler
Reviewed 21 November 2015

had fried green tomato BLT, and it was the worst sandwich I have ever had at any restaurant ever . it is also the first time I hve ever felt the need to make myself throw up because of poor food quality

3  Thank Jeffrey G
Reviewed 18 November 2015

This is the kind of place I frequented lo those many years ago when I was in college. Not a very extensive menu but good for a college budget. Nothing really wrong with the place, but then nothing to really recommend it, either.

Thank statingthe0bvi0us
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

While living in this area part time for the last nine years we had never been to Cafe Portofino which turns out to be a big mistake. Last night we had dinner there before a basketball game and can only say the entire experience was...More

1  Thank TMVoight
Reviewed 4 November 2015

This restaurant is located very close to Appalachian University and was a hidden gem. The staff was knowledgeable ad service was efficient. The food was very good and plentiful. The Italian cooking was like home made with just the right amount of seasoning. A good...More

1  Thank lefty117
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Needed a place to hang out and grab lunch before the football game - WOW did we find it. In walking distance - GREAT MENU - complete with $1 PBRs and $2 MILLER LITES. Perfect place to meet with old friends before the game. WE...More

1  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I went with friends for dinner. If you like food with a kick to it, then you'll enjoy the choices. My friend said her Philly Cheese Steak was excellent. The poppers were good but really had a kick. The Jerk Shrimp was just too spicy...More

Thank maggieusf
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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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