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Caffe Portofino

4.8
4.8
613 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    EVERYDAY at 5:30 PM Sunday to Thursday closing at 10:00pm Friday and Saturday closing at 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 252-2869

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Israel Guzman

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private events.

  • Private party contact

    Mauricio: (305) 252-2869

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What 613 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. M

    Michele

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love Cafe Portofino. The food is delicious and the staff is excellent. Can’t wait to go back.
  2. M

    Monty

    Miami

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all the way around. Wine selection is great ..food and appetizers are excellent...order the specials
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian dishes in Miami
  5. WG

    WendyG

    West Palm Beach

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful service and exceptional food!
  6. CG

    CaptainGeorge

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a marvelous meal with exceptional service. A real neighborhood gem. Although we travel often and sometimes don’t eat here for two months, when we come back we are greeted by name, and our favorite wine is waiting at the table when we arrive.
  7. CV

    CarnegieV

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Great food. Poor service. Food was literally thrown on our table. Had to ask 3 times for an initial drink that was never received and Parmesan, salt and pepper after we were more than 1/2 way though our entrees. The waiters were literally running. I understand being short staffed but we are very easy and this was ridiculous. Very chaotic and not enjoyable.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ideal restaurant for a “getting to know you” dinner. Our waiter recognized that immediately and was outstanding. His recommendations for both food and wine were spot on.
  9. JC

    JorgeC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and service was on point. We will be back
  10. EF

    EloyF

    Miami

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, as always!
  11. MW

    MWAll

    Miami

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My friends ordered the fish and were not impressed. They will not order fish again.
  12. RG

    RobertG

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Didn't know what to expect from a restaurant in a strip mall, but the experience here was brilliant. Italian cooking that was not just the standard dishes and that made good use of raw materials available in Florida (notably very good shrimp). Service was also great, attentive and helpful but not hovering. Very highly recommended.
  13. LN

    LuisN

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food, excellent service, very reasonable prices. One of my favorite restaurants.
  14. JB

    JessicaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 Stars. The food and service EXCELLENT. I will return again.
  15. r

    raulm

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ES LA SEGUNDA VEZ QUE VAMOS NOS GUSTO MUCHO LA COMIDA Y BUENA ATENCION
  16. d

    deborahw

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter was charming and patient as one of our party was late in arriving. Thoroughly enjoyed a lobster ravioli special. It was delicious and a rather large portion. One of the party ordered the chicken piccata which had good flavor but the chicken was dry. Overall I would return but perhaps not order any chicken dish.
  17. EF

    EloyF

    Miami

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service! Looking forward to my next visit.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! Never a bad meal! A hidden gem!!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Second time there, the chef must have been off that day. Food was slow to come out and the dishes lacked flavor
  20. MS

    MaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was very good. The waiter anticipates your needs and the food was delicious. The ambience was very nice.
  21. TB

    TomB

    Orlando

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We went for first time on Mothers day. First and foremost they are very organized and very well run! They had a set menu on mothers day and they called me to make sure I knew this and they sent me the menu to review. The food and the service were both excellent! Could not have asked for anything better! The only down fall I found was it was very loud in there. May have been because Most of the tables in there were for large parties. I also found the prices to be a bit high but then again in todays market they were probably only covering their increased expenses... We cant wait to go back and try their regular menu!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    I've been dinning here since 2005 when we moved to Palmetto Bay and this has been my favorite restaurant! Unfortunately the last couple of times I have been disappointed with the food. Not to mention the service provided by the new personnel. I had the Frutto de Mare today which I have had endless times throughout the years. Today it was truly tasteless and consisted mostly of calamari..I did comment to our server which he immediately replied there had been no change. Reluctant to receive any feedback. As well the dessert Guava tart again failed.… definitely not the delicious fresh tart we have had in the past. It was hard to the point of unable to cut the tart. The guava was doubtful maybe a substitute and the ice cream was served melted. Definitely the change in Management has impacted this once neighbor gem! So sad
  23. JC

    JorgeC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating here. Food and service was great. Will be back. Amazon
  24. r

    raulm

    Miami

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La comida súper nos gusto mucho
  25. H

    Heavenfood101

    Key West

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Mediocre food not worth the price! My husband had the osobucco ravioli with shrimp and they were insipid, not much flavor and the ravioli were hard. I had the braised short rib and the meat was not as tender as I have had it in other places. It also lacked flavor. I found unprofessional that the hostess was doing her office/accounting work where everyone could see her. Further, she brought the bill to our table while on her cell phone. Also, the bread was microwaved, a no no for me! The appetizers weren’t great either! We were not impressed in the least with the food. We don’t plan to go back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    The food was decent, I would argue there are much better Italian restaurants. The food was just a step above Olive Garden. The appetizers are overpriced and super small. The service was terrible. The dining experience took us almost two hours, when we only ordered one appetizer and a meal for each of us (3). We ordered everything at once and I am not sure who our waiter was as we had to flag down a random waiter in order to get some service, this being after waiting with just bread and water for about 25 minutes. The food arrived quickly, but again was nothing to write home about. The busboy was amazing and cleared plates and served water at incredible yet intuitive speed. The waiter never saw us again after we placed our initial order. We wanted dessert and were unable to order it since he would not come back. I tried to call him and he said to wait a little. I had already waited 30 minutes at this point, so I gave him another 15 minutes. I ended up having to go up to the cash register to settle my bill as we just wanted to leave at that point. The worst part is, pretty much everyone else was getting constant attention from the waiters, we had plenty of time to notice this discrepancy. I am not sure what the reason was for this clear difference in treatment. The owners were lovely and removed the appetizer from our bill and we had a small chat. Overall, I would not return again. The food is good enough to come back but not for that terrible service.
  27. RB

    RaquelB

    West Palm Beach

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Went over for an early Easter dinner, I have been coming for over 16 years and telling all my family and friends about this place. They were low on staff the service was horrible we had to ask “can I please have dessert and coffee?” We had to ask for bread, drinks olive oil several times the staff was very forgetful and not helpful or proactive; this have never been the case and service is everything! On top of it all the food was just “ok” but the prices have definately increased so the value was not up to par with horrible service. If amazing service can not be given then staff should not book so many tables we honestly got there early and there was no reason for the lack of attention.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Everything was cooked perfectly.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a pleasure to dine here. The entire staff makes you feel like family. The food is always fresh and creative. The specials are spectacular. Every meal I’ve ever had here has been phenomenal.
  30. NB

    NicoleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING! The best staff and service all around, the food is always so delicious and perfectly cooked.
  31. D

    Debbie

    Miami

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the food and service were exceptional. We are regulars and we always have a wonderful experience. Very personable wait staff!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Upscale Italian restaurant.
  33. KM

    KathrynM

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and amazing service. I have a gluten allergy and they were awesome at accommodating. They even brought us a gluten free anniversary dessert!
  34. F

    Foodfan

    Miami

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I normally order fish when dining out but I wasn’t crazy about the accompaniments of the seafood options so I ordered chicken piccata, thinking it a “no fail” dish. It arrived with green onions all over it…what?? I was told, rather firmly that I should have specified that I didn’t want onions. I suggested that it should have been written on the menu that the chef would be adding onions to this traditional Italian dish. I was also told, rather argumentatively that they don’t list garnishes on the menu. A suitable garnish for chicken piccata is parsley, not onions. My husband enjoyed his dish which he finished before my un-onioned dish came back out. They brought out a dessert that had “Happy Anniversary “ written on it, which was thought. We may go back, I wasn’t super impressed with anything but the food is edible.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 22 year old son and I made reservations for my birthday dinner. He is literally the pickiest person I know and to tell you he ate every single thing is an understatement. Not only was the service excellent but the food was AMAZING and I am ready to book my next reservation already.
  36. LP

    LizP

    Miami

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    It is quite sad to see a hidden gem lose its luster. For years this was one of our favorite restaurants and was top recommendation for our friends. While the food maintains its overall quality...the lack of proper service and attention is marked. There is no attention to reception, to seating, to timeliness of presentation of menu, ordering of food or otherwise. The staff acts as if it is overwhelmed when the restaurant is half full, making one feel as if the service is a favor. I had to get up to get my bill paid. The portions have become much smaller as well. I truly hope that with all the alternatives available in this community, the ownership and management focus and return this restaurant to the hidden gem it was previously.
  37. AM

    AbelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice food and services,good seleccion of the wines
  38. JM

    JanetM

    Miami

    66 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    GOOD meal. We had very attentive service! Almost too attentive if that can be as nowadays most restaurants have too few staff. It actually become an issue as every 5 minutes someone new would try to refill our water glasses - most of the time unnecessarily.
  39. DH

    DirtyHarry

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always-service and food were excellent. This is one of our favorite restaurants
  40. JL

    JL64

    Miami

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambiance and food

FAQs

Caffe Portofino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 252-2869.

Caffe Portofino is rated 4.8 stars by 613 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Caffe Portofino

13615 South Dixie Highway Suite 117, Miami, FL 33176

Additional information

  • Cross street

    US 1

  • Neighborhood

    Palmetto Bay

  • Hours of operation

    EVERYDAY at 5:30 PM Sunday to Thursday closing at 10:00pm Friday and Saturday closing at 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Israel Guzman

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (305) 252-2869

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private events.

  • Private party contact

    Mauricio: (305) 252-2869

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