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Caffe Portofino
Caffe Portofino

Caffe Portofino Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cportofino.com
  • Phone: (305) 252-2869
  • Hours of Operation: EVERYDAY at 5:30 PM

    Sunday to Thursday closing at 10:00pm

    Friday and Saturday closing at 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary Italian, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Israel Guzman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private events.
  • Private Party Contact: Mauricio (305) 252-2869

Getting there

  • Cross Street: US 1
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Caffe Portofino
Since opening in 2005, Caffe Portofino has been a superb addition to the South Florida scene. Our cuisine reflects the diversity of South Florida by introducing an International fusion with an Italian zest and a touch of Caribbean flavors.
Here you will taste and experience South Florida"s eclectic style. Our haute cuisine is sure to please any palate and our friendly service will provide the ultimate dining experience. We are sure you will enjoy your visit to Caffe Portofino.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I like going here on weekends with friends that live in the neighborhood. It’s convenient to get to, parking is hassle free and restaurant takes reservations. The food is consistently good and there is a variety to choose from. The staff is always friendly and accommodating no matter how busy it gets. The portions are plentiful, we usually share an appetizer and then get a separate dish. They always have specials if you are in the mood for something else other than Italian, they will have it. Desserts are good, try the guava pastry with vanilla ice cream, delicious!."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The Osso bucco and crab cakes were delish! Wait staff was super attentive. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is the second time in one week that we go to Portofino. Excellent food and service."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food is excellent.. The cesar salad is to die for"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Reserved on-line for 9 people and our table was ready when we arrived. Friendly greeting and we were seated right away. Service was excellent and so was the food."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This restaurant is in a strip center not ten minutes from my house. Can't believe I never went there until recently, when a friend found it on line. It's more than a step above red checked tablecloth Italian but not as fancy as, say, Café Abracci. The menu is varied and interesting with lots of specials. Good wine list and even the house wine was good. Three of us ate for about $100, which included appetizers and wine but no desserts. So it's not an every night kind of place, but doesn't require a special occasion to justify it, either. We will certainly be back."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "never get tired of eating here , when I want to stay in the neighborhood and want to have good fish, pasta , meat and wine , this is the only place to go to. last night was great sea bass with an impeccable risotto "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "A nice place for families. Accommodating, and easily situated. Food was above average. Service was quirky, but solid. Our kids' meals were brought out quick. But remaining entrees came in a staggered manner. We were not used to that, and it through us off a bit. In fairness, we had a first seating, and were the first ones in for dinner. By 6: 30, the restaurant seemed to find its groove, and was filing fast. So our experience may not be typical. That said, we enjoyed ourselves and would consider going back. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Had an excellent dinner. The service was very good, the food is delicious. We had the Dolce Vita Rissotto and the Beef Lasagna and they were both outstanding. Their selection of wines is very eclectic with some great gems and reasonable prices."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. The owner personally oversees the entire operation. Make sure to get a reservation!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Always good food, good service. Corkage fee of $15.00 is reasonable. Never disappointed. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Fabulous food and great atmosphere. The service is great and the menu has a great selection. Every time we have eaten there the food has been delicious."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Consistently good. This is my second visit and happened to be my wife's Birthday. Service is great, food is great. We plan on returning often."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Cafe Portofino has it all. We were a group of 8 ranging from 6 years old to 70. Service was caring and intelligent, but not hovering or obsequious. Every dish has a delightful little surprise that makes it special. The art work on the walls is worth looking at. The ambiance is peaceful, unhurried and elegant without being stuffy. We love it."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "It was my third time here and i absolutely loved it, as always. I had the pre-fixed valentine's day dinner for $49.95. They had some new dishes in that menu so i wanted to try it before it got away. For appetizer it was a risotto/beef/cheese ball, it was amazing. Entree, short ribs with sweet plantain risotto, and dessert.....OMG dessert! Dulce de leche red velvet lava cake...it was heavenly :). The wine awesome as always and the complimentary bruchetta welcomed as always."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Mauricio does a great job in making you feel at home and special, not to speak of the marvelous food and ambience!! Thank you! We are regulars and love it!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent food, Service and the prices were reasonable. Large selection and presentation was 5 star, with 3 star prices. In Miami for business and when I return this will be a must sop for us. You won't be disappointed with this Italian restaurant."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Sat promptly and had an excellent appetizer and meal. Very reasonable bottle of wine."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This is truly a gem of a restaurant, great staff, great food and great wine lists."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Excellent food, excellent service, excellent experience. I would give 7 starts without hesitation!!!! Definitely a new favorite place!!!!!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Nothing is comparable to dinner at Portofino. Beginning with their original appetizers, amazing entrees and finishing with out of this world desserts. Wine list is also very diverse. Thumbs up all the way!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "You can not go wrong here,everything we get is delicious. The cheese of the caprece salad taste fresh, the moscato wine delicious as always. Entrees;lasagna and lobster ravioli both very yummy even though the ravioli got a little too rich after a while. The tiramisu was good but not my favorite. Now the cafe bombon is just heaven on earth,i absolutely love it."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "we celebrate birthdays there every year and are never disappointed . very attentive service and delicious food."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "Overall a great place to dine. The prices are reasonable and the food was delicious . Ask for the Captain's Wine List, it's the best in town."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "From the unseasoned Lobster Ravioli to the bland Ossobuco served with wilted vegetables in a clear, unsubstantial stock the restaurant disappointed. We expected so much more given the reviews. Even the coffee tasted like it came from the rinse cycle of the espresso machine. We hoped for a neighborhood gem and found an overpriced, pretentious failure. Save your money."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Thought the ambience was good. The service was excellent. There was plenty of attention here. They had plenty of great deserts to choose from. Our Calamari apetizer was not that good. The main meal was a special and turned out to be $3.00 more than what the waiter told us it would cost. For a $31.00 plate there was a small amount of food. Main meal and desert were very good. Enjoyed dinner but feel like there are other places for that price that enjoy the food more and gives you more for your money. 2 glasses of wine, one entre, one desert, and one appetizer cost $65."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "The smallish restaurant on South Dixie is truely a great restaurant in every sense and definition; from calling in and confirming the reservation to assisting with directions, they went far and beyond what we expected. The ambiance is warm and sophisticated, the service is proffessional and friendly and the food is at par or above with any of it's Coral Gables peers. My wife and I enjoyed the experience and, inspite of a 20 mile trek, we both agreed that we will return."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "Good food and service. Nice atmosphere for a relaxing dinner."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "Excellent and unique this place is a gourmet paradise."
    Dined on 8/21/2013
  • "Caffe Portofino is probably the restaurant on OpenTables list we visit most often. It's easy to drop in for a snack, but also delicios for a full fare dinner. The food is delicious, recently we went there with two friends and all four had different main dishes, all of us equally delighted."
    Dined on 6/15/2013
  • "It had been awhile since we had been there. Remember, why we love it. Great food. You have to try their soup of the day, always a winner"
    Dined on 6/14/2013
  • "Overall a great place to dine. The prices were reasonable and the food was great!!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2013
  • "That such a great place would be a neighborhood gem! But don't let that fool you. The food is delectable. The restaurant is impeccable. The service is outstanding. And, more importantly, the owner is always there. They go out of their way to fulfill your request whenever possible. That is why my family and I keep going back!!"
    Dined on 5/26/2013
  • "We were 16 people. Our servers were kind, especially towards the middle of our experience there. Celebrated son's B-Day here and the food was very good, but at first we had issues with the service. The final experience in a nutshell was: IT'S ALL GOOD.......... We had a nice time and we'll probably go back with a smaller party."
    Dined on 5/13/2013
  • "Always good service and good food. We visit often and it is one of our favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "What a wonderful dinner we had. Sat outside and the ambiance was very good. Service was superb and the food was fantastic. All of our meals were hot, fresh and very tasty."
    Dined on 5/3/2013
  • "Food and service were very good. Not much more one needs to say."
    Dined on 3/31/2013
  • "This restaurant never fails to be wonderful. Never a disappointment."
    Dined on 3/30/2013
  • "Great neighborhood find. The food was outstanding - specially the tuna carpaccio/ceviche and the veal marsala."
    Dined on 3/23/2013
  • "We dine at Cafe Portofino frequently. The food is consistent, there are many specials each night, the presentation is appetizing and the taste is always phenomenal."
    Dined on 2/20/2013