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Ristorante Villa Portofino

101 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2009
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (13 reviews)
“cannoli” (6 reviews)
“bread” (23 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
101 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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1 - 10 of 362 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My sister and I had dinner there on their closing weekend. Erin took wonderful care of us. The ravioli was out of this world. The restaurant is closed now for good and it's a real loss for the city of Avalon.

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food in my opinion was absolutely delicious. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised. We out looking for a place to have dinner when we decided to try this restaurant. I feel this place is a must if you like Italian food. The prices...More

Thank cj175
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, service was very good, dishes were mostly just good. Not bad, but not great. Had a few dishes to sample, fresh fish to spaghetti. All was ok but not special.

Thank Dawb99
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The food here is fine -- not the best Italian I've had by any means. The ambiance is also just that, fine, and classically dark like many Italian restaurants. But our service was terrible. Our waitress, "Kathy", took forever to finally get to our table...More

1  Thank JarJar319
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We had a table with a view, food was great. Our waitress new absolutely nothing about the beers on tap!

Thank Josi T
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We enjoyed dinner at this restaurant. Service was somewhat slow, so don't be in a hurry. BUT, it is worth the wait.

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful meal there. Good wine, Insalata Caprese, garlic bread, cioppino, and noodles (I do not remember what kind) and clams. Quality and quantity were high and the service was terrific. Unfortunately, we heard the hotel was sold to a...More

Thank Cubsfan1945
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Excellent service, our waitress was wonderful. Large portions (we ended up splitting one between two people) and good quality food. we sat on the front patio and enjoyed a wonderful dinner and enjoyed the scenery

Thank B8961MNloris
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We stayed at the Villa Portofino, so the hotel was mere steps from the restaurant. We made reservations, and sat on the street side with views of the Pacific. Pastas, salads and meat entrees were on the menu along with a reasonable wine and cocktail...More

Thank Scubajackie
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent Italian restaurant. The waitress was very helpful and made really good suggestions on wine pairing. I had gnocchi Bolognese which was perfectly cooked with a rich sauce. One member of the party had cannelloni which he said was really good. Another...More

Thank Pat D
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permits3363
20 November 2016|
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Response from Donna B | Reviewed this property |
Like the others, I'm afraid I don't know. I'd call, for sure.
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ivahm4u
31 May 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:00
Monday
17:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 20:00
Thursday
17:00 - 20:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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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