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Cafe Portofino

€€ - €€€Italian, American,
970 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28607-5927
+1 828-264-7772
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“spiced sirloin” (14 reviews)
“pasta” (27 reviews)
“wontons” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
970 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28607-5927
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

This is the kind of place I frequented lo those many years ago when I was in college. Not a very extensive menu but good for a college budget. Nothing really wrong with the place, but then nothing to really recommend it, either.

Thank statingthe0bvi0us
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

While living in this area part time for the last nine years we had never been to Cafe Portofino which turns out to be a big mistake. Last night we had dinner there before a basketball game and can only say the entire experience was...More

1  Thank TMVoight
Reviewed 3 November 2015

This restaurant is located very close to Appalachian University and was a hidden gem. The staff was knowledgeable ad service was efficient. The food was very good and plentiful. The Italian cooking was like home made with just the right amount of seasoning. A good...More

1  Thank lefty117
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Needed a place to hang out and grab lunch before the football game - WOW did we find it. In walking distance - GREAT MENU - complete with $1 PBRs and $2 MILLER LITES. Perfect place to meet with old friends before the game. WE...More

1  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I went with friends for dinner. If you like food with a kick to it, then you'll enjoy the choices. My friend said her Philly Cheese Steak was excellent. The poppers were good but really had a kick. The Jerk Shrimp was just too spicy...More

Thank maggieusf
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We have come to Portofino for years now and always know to expect a great meal. Not very crowded during the week. Very tasty and reasonably priced. Good menu selection as well!

Thank Outdoor328
Reviewed 29 August 2015

A business associate chose this location for a lunch/meeting. We ate here on a Saturday afternoon around one. The place was not crowded at all and we were immediately seated. My husband order the hamburger and fries...I ventured out and ordered the grilled chicken wrap...More

Thank Cathy j
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Went here for dinner with my daughter and 2 sons, we had 2 appetizers and 2 pizza's. Nothing spectacular about this place.

Thank kelticwarrior
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to eat. It isn't very fancy, though. It is a restaurant that has a bar attached. My family stopped here for dinner and took advantage of their $8 burger night with $2 drafts. The food was very good and we...More

Thank Emily N
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Other than the drone from the neighboring student housing area, the creek side patio was a great place to dine. Stay away from the Main Street eateries and come towards River Street. Adjacent parking is a convenient plus.

Thank o2see
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Temple N
21 March 2017|
Response from Michael C | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes we allow well behaved dogs on the patio on a leash. We also have dog treats for them!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 970 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28607-5927
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-264-7772
  • E-mail
Cafe Portofino is a family restaurant that is located in a historic building that was the original Tweetsie Railroad repair station in the late 1800's. We accommodate a small intimate party to very large groups. We specialize in pastas, steaks, specialty sandwiches and burgers. We have homemade soups and desserts. We have a very extensive wine and beer list including 18 different beers on draft and all ABC Permits. On the weekends we feature Chef Specials. We have a separate kids menu. We have several large TV's throughout our dinning room and bar so you can always catch your favorite sporting event. We also carry the NFL package.
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