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Ristorante Villa Portofino

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101 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2009
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Hesperia, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely night to eat and sit by the window facing the water. The food was great. No we're a lot of choices on the menu.

Thank ladc2001
Knoxville, Tennessee
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423 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is very nicely decorated and designed to make you feel like you are in Italy! The food was quite good - gnocchi was soft and tender. I did not like the marinara sauce - it tasted like canned tomatoes blended with no flavors or seasonings! The portions were decent and the bread very good. I liked the bruschetta... More 

Thank Cinda10
United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always feel very welcomed at Ristorante Villa Portofino. The food is enjoyed as much as the hospitality of the staff.

Thank 15shawnam
Novato, CA
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plan on taking a lot of time and enjoy the food. The wait staff (Victor) left a log to be desired. If you can ignore poor service then the meal is worth the visit.

Thank Topspinut
santa maria, United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Villa Portofino restaurant is truly a fine dining experience. The food is always fresh and delicious and the service is first flight. This is a "not to be missed" experience for anyone visiting Avalon looking for a good meal.

Thank Barry M
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lively good Italian restaurant...the best meal during our stay. Our meal was very good, fresh, and tasty. There is also a decent selection of wine. Service was friendly and timely. The decor is italian inspired and very nice. This seems like a place where locals and long time visitors (boaters) frequent.

Thank Thomas K
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went here one night for dinner. Service and food were both excellent. Our server was very attentive and the food was fantastic. A top notch place!

Thank Edward H
Manteca, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and atmosphere was great but the service was slow. We enjoyed the setting right across from the beach. Not a bad dinner overall.

Thank Michelle S
mesa az
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite Italian dish and I swear this place tops them all. Need to check this restaurant out. Sit at bar with Chistina and enjoy the food here!

Thank dabtrustee
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Amazing how great the food is considering your on an island. Great traditional Italian fare, two of us sat at bar for dinner, best service, excellent Caesar salad and we both had different veal dishes.

Thank konalizza

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-2009

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