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Cafe Portofino - Marriott Kauai
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Pasta quills in butter with parmesan cheese
Quartered mushrooms sauteed with garlic, butter, white wine and parsley
Light pink creamy aurora sauce.
We had a reservation at 6pm and left at 7pm without ever having someone offer to take our order, offer us a cocktail or even acknowledge the fact that we were there after being seated. They were overwhelmed and couldn’t handle it. We saw people who were seated after us being served and when a waiter approached the table next to us ( they were seated a good 20 minutes after us) I’d seen enough and left the restaurant. I understand the issue of reopening and underestimating traffic patterns, however when we left the manager approached my wife to apologize and told her that they only had 4 reservations for the evening, were understaffed and had been averaging 4to 6 tables a night . As an industry professional for well over thirty years the proprietor should have known that you always take care of your reservations before handling walk in traffic. We made the reservation well in advance as well as a second reservation for Saturday night. It will be canceled, we’ll be next door at Duke’s.
Due to the lack of tourists on Kauai, the restaurant had only a few diners before we were seated and no others when we were. The service was, therefore terrific, since or server had only our table. The ambience was wonderful with a direct ocean view from an elevated deck and the only sound was the surf. The food was excellent. I was sorry (but sensible) to only order one entree and a salad...we're definitely going back.👌😁
Excellent meal with a great view of Kalapaki Beach. Our server was extremely attentive and made some great recommendations for dinner. also, the background harp music is always loved and appreciated.
This is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere! We always make sure we go here whenever we visit Kauai. Great food, great view of the harbor, wonderful service!
Lasanga was very dry & burnt. Normally my “go-to”.
The server rushed us and asked to take the plates away while we were still eating. Then the computer went down. They said they need to wait for a guy to come fix the computer before they can run our credit card. First they rush us with the food and then make us wait forever while they figure out their computer issues
I would go back.
Food tasted old and reheated. Dirty tables all around us. Service was good but that was it. Huge miss.
Presentation was Beautiful. Everyone very Accomodating. From Matre di, Waiter & Harpist. Food Out Of This World. True Italian Place. We Will Return.
It was as good this time as it was the very first time 20 years ago.
We had dinner twice at this restaurant and both times we really enjoyed the food and the view form the dining room looking out to the Ocean. The food was excellent and the service was great. The ambience was great. I would recommend this place any time. We will be back again next time we are in Kauai
The Oslo boco was awesome, as per the waitress’s recommendation.
Always love eating here when in Kaua’i. The service, food & view are awesome!!!
Great meal, overlooking the bay is wonderful
Nice venue on the beach. Food was good but service was lacking. Perhaps they need more servers.
Food is inedible
Lovely place and lovely walk along the beach from the Marriott. Service was impeccable. Wine list was a bit pricey but had good offerings.
All I have is that services needs to be more on point, we had our reservation at 8:15pm we got see almost right away but we didn’t see any server for a good 40min after the manager came and ask if somebody was help us. Over all good we work on the industry and we understand, we definitely coming back.
Valentines Dinner, my wife and I had a enjoyable evening. We arrived early, checked in and then sat at the bar. Our drinks were excellent, and we had a wonderful time chatting with the other patrons and bar tender. The Maitre d' stopped by and informed us that they were readying a table for us, where we had requested, and would get us in a moment.
We were soon seated and then treated to a wonderful dinner. This was an absolutely exceptional experience..!!
The location and view is spectacular..
totally "worth it" !!!!
When you're on Kauai, this is a must go spot for dinner. We've been eating here on each of our visits to the island, and it's always the culinary treat of the trip.
Good solid Italian food. Excellent service. Dessert drinks wonderful.
Great italian cuisine! Nice ambiance with beautiful harp music. Outstanding location over looking Nawiliwili Bay. Definitely coming back.
Great service. Lovely music and the view was amazing!
Went for the early bird 25% off second entree and the waitress said she didn’t know anything about it. It was advertised in booklets and in a Kauai app. Also our dinners did not come out as we ordered. Incorrect noodles and no side dish with one of the entrees. Said we would have to pay $8 fir a side of spaghetti
Can't say enough good things about Cafe Portofino!
This was our 3rd time here. Our waitress, Ashley, was charming and efficient! We had a nice bottle of Malbec - very reasonably priced considering the ambiance of the restaurant. We each had a bowl of the Soup of the Day - Crab Bisque. One of the best bisque I ever had at a restaurant. My husband had the Linguine Alla Putanesca - he said it was delicious! I had the Spaghetti Alla Marinara and a side of fresh sauteed spinach. They were both perfect! Marinara sauce was perfectly seasoned. We shared a Gelati for dessert - chocolate.
Great place to dine - would definitely return.
Excellent service and excellent Italian in a quiet and romantic setting looking over the Nawiliwili Bay.
Wonderful service, incredible ambiance with a harpist and an outstanding meal!!
Loved the relaxing ambiance and atmosphere. Food was good and reasonable especially with the 25% off second dinner special.
Service was extra slow, and side dishes arrived lukewarm. Solid, just nothing special.
Outside table is a must to enjoy the views. Good assortment of entrees. Extensive wine list. Food was very good but not outstanding. But not super expensive either.
Excellent overall, great food, service, ambiance & entertainment. Cafe Portofino is our favorite place to go in Kauai. Giuseppe is the best and Larry Rivera and his Daughter put on a great Hawaiian show. They’re there on Wednesday nights.
Foos was nicely presented and service was great. Wonderful ambiance with outdoor seating.
Noise level was extremely high. One table of seven monopolized the dining room and made it impossible to carry on a conversation with your table meet. We mentioned this to our server and she said she would talk to her manager, but nothing happened.
The only thing we were bothered by is the fact that they didn’t have a bartender . They only served beer and wine. Disappointing
Food was mediocre at best (definitely not worth the money) and the owner was not very nice to his staff even though they were doing a good job.
We’d have had fish, but the fresh selection was limited to mahi and marlin so we went with veal. All three (marsala, porcini and piccata)options were completely tasteless. We ate all of a moderate portion because the food wasn’t horrible, just not good, and not cheap. Efficient (a bit too quick), courteous service delivered without any warmth. After going once or twice every year during our annual trip, we’ve decided that the quality/value ratio just doesn’t warrant a return. Maybe in a few years.
What a wonderful surprise! Nice spot, ocean view, great menu. Italian food on Kauai, Perfecto.
Excellent Italian food. Always a great choice and great outdoor seating.
We've never had a bad meal there and we live on island. Great ocean view.
The ambiance was great....overlooking the beach area at the Kauai Marriott. The food was just so so, but they did accomodate my partner's dietary needs.
Cafe Portofino - Marriott Kauai offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 245-2121.
Cafe Portofino - Marriott Kauai is rated 4.1 stars by 893 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.