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Caffe Portofino

4.7
301 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
EVERYDAY at 5:30 PM

Sunday to Thursday closing at 10:00pm

Friday and Saturday closing at 11:00pm
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Phone number
(305) 252-2869
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Israel Guzman
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Private party facilities
We offer private events.
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Private party contact
Mauricio: (305) 252-2869
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
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Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 301 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.5
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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Small quiet exccellent wine list great service and food a gem inside a strip mall.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mauricio, Estanislao, and the rest of the staff are always a pleasure to interact with. They are very attentive and accomodating with each patron. We enjoy our experience every time.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Consistent great service and food
Relaxed atmosphere and casual. Neighborhood gem in Pinecrest.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

As usual every plate was exquisite, both the meat and the fish. Desserts were extraordinary!!!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We love Cafe Portofino. Always a pleasure. Food was excellent as well as well as the service. The owner always greats us and is always concerned about our experience. One of our go to restaurants!!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Especial ! Very nice place and food was excellent!!! 5stars
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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Usually we enjoy this place

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Very nice experience, food was great and so was the service.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Never disappointed nor are the guests I bring to this awesome restaurant! Every guest I bring says the same thing, "I'm going to tell my friends about this place" Phil our waiter was excellent, attentive but not over bearing...looking forward to next visit, rate this 10 1/2..

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

After reading the reviews and loving Italian, I was very excited to go. The Greeting and sitting us was quick, however after that it went downhill. My chicken piccata sauce was good but the chicken was very dry and over cooked. The special was grouper with risotto which we were charged $2.00 xtra and the portion was very small. Not to mention it was not fully cooked. I am a HUGE wine drinker and their menu is amazing for a small quaint place with excellent prices. However, I was not drinking but a glass which the house wines are not listed by name. When asking if a DOCG, they didn’t know nor offered to show the bottle. Just gave me a small taste. It seems all other tables with bottles seemed to get more attention. We waited for a while for the bill and had to ask the waiter. The owner or manager dropped it off without one word or commenting if everything was ok. The soup we had ordered to go, was charged but not brought so we had to wait again. It’s a shame the first experience was so bad as the place is cute. It is so close to home it will get one more chance. Hoping it was an off night for a Zagat rated restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Amazing food! Never disappoints, worth the drive

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We are always happy with our meals and the service at Cafe Portofino. Don’t let the location stop you from enjoying one of the best restaurants in the area. We went early and were surprised that there were so many family’s enjoying a meal together. Later it’s a date experience. I’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Ese restaurante es excelente muy creativo y muy bien atendido tanto por los dueños como por los camareros el chef es algo fuera de este mundo son todos hispanos un orgullo de lo que podemos hacer

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

One of my favorite places. Never disappoints! Mauricio is just wonderful & always recommends the most amazing wines to pair with our dinner. Have been going there for years, hadn’t been in a while, but will definitely make it a point of going more often.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was good. The food was ok; the dry risotto and undercooked not too flavored ribs....
I loved the wine ( Catena)....

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great restaurant. Great service. Have been going there for 20 yrs

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Awesome place! Great food. Great service. Owner is fabulous!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I highly recommend this restaurant, been there on several occasions always a great & personable experience, food is outstanding, not cheap but you get what you pay for. This restaurant will not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We were there on a Sunday evening so the Mall was quiet and we sat outside and it was lovely. The food was delicious and the service was very good , waiters were well versed with the menu and the specials. Will go back again .

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Cafe Portofino never disappoints. I love hearing the waiters describe the specials for the night. The service is always top notch and the food delicious. I enjoyed a carrot and ginger soup and ahi tuna over tostones.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It was great! Like usual. Never lets us down. Loved the Buffalo special.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food. Too noisy.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Consistently delicious food, excellent service and great wine selection.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

The owner and staff are extremely accommodating. the food is excellent and a very nice selections. I've eaten there many times and ordered something different each time and have always loved the food.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Valentines

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent food! Excellent food!Excellent fooExcellent food! Excellent food!Excellent food!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Everything was very nicely done...great service.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Its a nice quiet place with great food and service!

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Love Café Portofino. It's close to home, the prices are mostly reasonable, and I'm never ever disappointed with the food or service. It's my 'go to' restaurant when I do not feel like driving to the Gables or Downtown.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Lovely place, the food was outstanding or in my wife's words "everything here is fantastic". Prices are according to the service and food's taste. Definitely, we'll come back pretty soon. My wife forgot a "just in case is too cold" coat and it was promptly handled to her the following day and it was properly kept.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Delicious food and great service!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

This place is definitely one of the best Italian restaurants south of Miami. We came the first time about a year ago, after years of leaving in Miami, and we have become recurrent loyal customers. The quality of the food and the taste are second to none, and the staff really go out of their way to make their customers happy. Excellent food, good prices, a nicely selected wine list, what else can you ask for? I recommend this restaurant hand down to anyone who likes italian food in a cozy, yet lively ambient

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

First time visit and I totally understand and agree with the multiple 5 star ratings. Service was impeccable and the food was really tasty.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent food. Good neighborhood restaurant . Pleasant atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

There has NEVER been a time when our food hasn’t beyond perfect.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We when with my wife with great expectations based on all the reviews but at least for us during our dinner it came short. Nothing out standing they will make us come back

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent! Never a bad meal and the service never fails. Owner changed decor and has new Art on the wall.. until next time..

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

EXCELLENT FOOD AND EXCELLENT SERVICE. THIS IS ABOUT THE 4TH TIME I GO TO THIS RESTAURANT. I LOVE IT!!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

The daily specials are excellent. Veal chop and the fish entree are very good.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

We have been coming to this local gem for a while. I can not remember a time where our food hasn’t been beyond spectacular!!! The service, food and the welcoming environment have made us keep coming back.

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