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Cafe Portofino

3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1701
+1 808-212-1100
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“lasagna” (47 reviews)
“profiteroles” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (26 reviews)
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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 4 days ago via mobile

Do not go here!!! Horrible experience!!! Ok so I want to start this review my saying that our waitress was incredible and tried to do her best. The manager of this establishment however is a totally different story. I ordered a dish that I had...More

Thank Alissa N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice setting near the beach, but that’s about it. Waiter was fine but when we complained about the meal being cool, when brought to the table, offered us a free dessert rather than solving the primary problem, I.e., the entries not being served hot or...More

Thank Don R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited this resort 3 times finally tried this restaurant. The service was good. The appetizers we're good. The Veal scalloppine was good but a little small on the portion. The Veal Osso Bucco which is hard to find in most Italian restaurant's, was tough....More

Thank George_Boise_Idaho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The reviews run hot and cold on this restaurant but we took a chance on the possibility the service AND the food would be great. Service was fine but some dishes were good and not so others...the calamari was excellent. Crunchy and tender. The cannelloni...More

Thank kmsdodo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here while staying on Kauai. They had a harp player playing soft music in the background which made it nice, since most live music at restaurants is too loud to hold a decent conversation. The service was excellent. Our...More

Thank blenhoff
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Over prices for just okay food. We went twice just because it was right in our hotel. Wish we didn't.

Thank kathy08817
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I am a Kauai resident and this was my husband and my first (and last) trip to the pizzeria located below Cafe Portofino. The wine was good, but expensive for how much you get. The salads were small and bland $8 each (we got both...More

Thank snesbitt0007
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant many times over the years. First, when located in Princeville and now in Lihue. Sadly it is in a slow decline that appears to be irreversible. The problem is certainly not with the staff, location, or beautiful view and ambiance....More

2  Thank Daryl H
Reviewed 16 October 2017

food is wonderful, service cannot be better and harp music overlooking the beach ! we have had many dinners and celebrations here.

Thank beneadet
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Took us as a walk-in and our server, Erin, was great. The Spinach & Portobello salad was excellent...then it went down from there. Entrees came out 20 minutes AFTER the salad. The kitchen backed up and we ended up getting our chicken hot, and our...More

Thank Craig T
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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, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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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