Caffe Portofino

4.7
314 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
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
US 1
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 314 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.6
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4.3
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The food and service was really good!

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Most amazing food. Every dish was delicious and the service is always really good.
We ordered the burrata, veal piccata and the braised beef tortellini.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Never a bad meal. The service is great!!! Love our neighborhood restaurant!! The dulce leche crepe is worth the calories!

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3.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Food was good, but extremely overpriced for the quality.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We were a party of nine, and all were pleased with the food and service. I had the Veal Piccata; it was tender and tasty. I had meant to include a take-home item with my dinner order, and forgot; the waiter handled the matter smoothly.

The only negative was the NOISE level. We had trouble hearing each other.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The service was outstanding and the food was creative and delicious. We had the tuna tostones which was perfection and the crab spring roll which was full of actual crab and just fantastic. My husband had the Filet which cooked perfect. I had the fish which was also on point. This was our first time here but definitely not our last.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great food!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

What an unexpected surprise! We feel we have now found a new gem - our new favorite place! Food was incredible, wine selection was excellent and service was second to none. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Excellent food and service, we had many beautiful celebrations at this Restaurant. Loved it

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

This place is a neighborhood gem. Service is good, ambiance is nice and the food is always excellent. Nice selection of wines at a reasonable price.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

We had a reservation @ 6 PM. When we got there we sat right away. It was very quiet and calm which was perfect because we were able to sit down and talk without having to yell. The food was excellent. The only downfall I would say was that they were extremely slow but when we got our food we can say it was all worth the wait. Would definitely be going back soon.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Had a great time here! It was our first time trying this spot. Definitely try the pear ravioli!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food and the service is always outstanding.

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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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