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Caffe Restaurant Excelsior

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Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta 54, 16034 Portofino, Italy
0185 269123
07:30 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We were in Portofino off season. We had experienced a few mediocre dinners in Santa Margarita. We finally ate here because it was next to our apartment. The food was excellent and innovative.

Thank Cynthia W
Los Gatos
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478 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Really enjoyed our pizza and drinks and sitting outside and watching the people go by. The pizza was good and it was a great place to sit and enjoy Portofino. The service was a bit on the slow side but who is in a hurry in a place like this. One reason we chose the restaurant was it had some... More 

Thank dhen
West Caldwell, New Jersey
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196 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

I spotted this caffe and decided to have a Bellini, well after waiting a while the waiter brought out the drink which was accompanied by a complement of olives, chips and other condiments. I thoroughly enjoyed sipping my drink while my wife shopped nearby. Do your self a favor and sit back and enjoy

Thank jomar75
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

The food was the worst Italian food I've ever been served, it was very simple and what I would expect to find at a motorway services not Portofino bay! Recommend you aviod this place!

2 Thank Richard C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Great staff, fantastic pizza; and the best Bellini of my life! Grazie!!! If you want a beautiful place for lunch in Portofini with great food, this is it!

Thank RICK S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Portofino is a very expensive place - chanced upon this restaurant. There were a lot of options here - some not very expensive so can suit all. It does have open seating which was ideal for the weather. The staff was especially helpful - helped suggest good vegetarian options.

1 Thank Ruchi_Ahuja87
Vancouver, Canada
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188 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We stopped there for lunch and went away happy and sated after a wonderful experience. Our server (who will remain anonymous) was so professional and friendly, he really made us feel special. The food was great and since it was a lunch menu, it was not as expensive as you would think for such a high end area; although there... More 

Thank molley59
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

This whole area is pretty pricey and here is no different really; they have a 3 euro cover charge PP which is higher than other places I've been to in Italy but probably due to the popularity of the area as a tourist hot spot. Shared a pizza with friends which was nice but nothing spectacular and not really worth... More 

Thank Rajessex
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Great food and such a lovely staff!!! Try the tonno scottato.. It's delicious.. Relaxing and spacious between one table and the other.. I recommend it!

Thank GuInver
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Oh dear! When will Italy come into the 21st century? We arrived, hungry, at 3.30pm and I was longing for a plate of pasta only to be told that the only hot food available was pizza (the restaurant closed at 3pm). I suppose we should have gone elsewhere, but my husband was hungry and wanted pizza, so we stayed. The... More 

Thank LL1949

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta 54, 16034 Portofino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Portofino
  • Phone Number: 0185 269123

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?