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Cafe Portofino

3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1701
+1 808-212-1100
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“lasagna” (63 reviews)
“profiteroles” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (29 reviews)
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Pizza, Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3481 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai Marriott, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1701
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Reviewed yesterday

We recently returned from a trip with our family from Kauai. We stayed close to the Marriott on Hoolaulea Way. Our trip was going wonderfully until the two boys age 21 were asked to a dance club at Café Portofino. We were told this was...More

Thank Swan1478
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our service started out slow since a large table was being prepared by a number of staff so we waited at least 10 minutes for our server to show. Enjoyed beach views from the patio while dining on bread and olive oil. Ordered the veggie...More

Thank mariedesjardins
Reviewed 4 days ago

While my wife and I were in Kauai we visited Café Portofino. I had the meat lasagna which was very good, my wife had the Fettuccine shrimp & mushrooms which was just ok. All in all a good meal. We would go back.

Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been to this restaurants many times over the years and one thing is constant, great food and a wonderful view of the harbor. I have never been disappointed with any of their entrees. They even have a new take out pizza service in...More

Thank ncwtj2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Marriott and the kids wanted Italian. We should have known something was wrong that it was practically empty when Duke's had a 40 min wait downstairs. We were seated and when I asked the waiter what pastas were made fresh in...More

Thank Amy W
Alesso A, Manager at Cafe Portofino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, Great Story, Do you work at that other restaurant? Hello my name is Alessandro, to be crystal clear i do almost all of the shopping here at Portofino, i hand deliver about 2 to 3 pellets worth of fresh food, we buy fresh local...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We would not have expected this quality of Italian food in Kauai. Excellent! Service was wonderful and there was even a harp player at dinner. Fun!!

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Kauai Marriott, which is a beautiful property, and on one of our nights ate at Café Portofino. While our food was delicious, our service was the worst of any we have had in a long time. After we were seated, our waitress...More

1  Thank diannj1960
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the Lasagna dinner which was tasty. The view from the open dining area on the deck was airy and relaxing watching the surfers running the high tide while eating. Music was played during dinner and waiter service was fast and punctual. Prices are on...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are staying at the Maui Marriott Kauai Beach Club you have two visits Cafe Portofino and try some authentic Italian food. The owner in many of the staff are from Italy in Pride themselves in their preparation. The view from the patio is...More

Thank Kirk N
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We ate dinner here with a view of the water. I had fresh fish my husband had veal. My fish was excellent. The snails were also superb. We had to wait forever for the bill however since the waiter told us it was “island time.”...More

Thank Lisa G
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Response from Alesso A | Property representative |
Ciao, Yes every wednesday 7pm-9pm
Beverly L
13 June 2016|
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Response from Joe T | Reviewed this property |
we were there in Feb. and he was there each Wed. evening. We enjoyed seeing him very much!
Beverly L
13 June 2016|
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Response from Lee M | Reviewed this property |
They do have entertainment but the name of the performers escapes me, sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$100
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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: +1 808-212-1100
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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