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3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1701 (Marriott Way)
+1 808-245-2121
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Cerritos, United States
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This places serves great Italian food. Their seafood linguini is a must (if you don't have seafood allergy). Sausage penne is delicious. They also have a children's menu that the kids will love.

Thank Geoffrey J
Ludlow, Vermont
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here twice during our week at the Marriott and although the ambience is very nice, the food I would rate as a 4. Service was excellent, and we sat as close to the water as possible both times. I had linguine with clams, and the pasta matriciana. The latter was not made in the classic style as it... More 

Thank Safetydiva2
Nashport, Ohio
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well the food was not that good but the main issue was Diane the waitress. She only had one large table and only became helpful at the end when she time she overheard us all say wait till we do TripAdvisor . She was more concerned with how we splitting the bill with a table of 12. Even the host... More 

Thank postalman2015
Palm Desert, California
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176 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well I did a lot of research of where to celebrate my 50th birthday dinner in Lihue, my husband treated us to a week at the Marriott Resort Lihue for my birthday and on the big night I wanted to find the best place in town. I love Italian food so I made a booking on Yelp letting them know... More 

Thank Newlifenotinoz
Park City, Utah
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by while staying at the Marriott. Lunch in the teens per meal wasa a good value. Breakfast, not so much- pancakes for 18$ seemed a bit high. Great atmosphere. We did not eat dinner here.

Thank gogogo945
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Portofino is a must visit restaurant for the Kauai traveller. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, going on a romantic date, or love authentic Italian food, Cafe Portofino is an excellent choice. Every year that I visited Kauai with my family, Cafe Portofino has been one of the highlights I always looked forward to. You may not expect authentic... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent dinner, fabulous location--right on the beach next to Marriott Beach Club. Best server--Debbie. Food and fantastic view--do not miss!

Thank EdieMarieK
Huntsville, Alabama
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Portofino each time we visit Kauai and had expectations that just weren't met. My husbands ravioli was only so-so...I mean, how do you screw up cheese ravioli? My linguini with clams would have been much better had they put an adequate amount of sauce on the pasta. I would still recommend giving it a try but don't... More 

Thank Cindi1877
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We keep coming back to Cafe Portofino since many years and really like this restaurant. We have travelled to many countries around the world, ate at many Italian restaurants and Cafe Portofino is definitely one of our favorite Italian restaurants since many years. Our dinner tonight was excellent again. Yes, sometimes it can get busy and there can be some... More 

Thank YvesNDenver
Portland, OR
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food, the service, and the Ambiance or excellent! Heaven was a an excellent waiter and the live harp music throughout dinner was delightful.

Thank daverip

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 100
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?