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About 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.

13615 South Dixie Highway Suite 117
Miami, FL 33176
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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

Cross Street:
US 1

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 252-2869

Website:
http://www.cportofino.com/

Executive Chef:
Israel Guzman

Private Party Facilities:
We offer private events.

Private Party Contact:
Mauricio: (305) 252-2869

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Caffe Portofino Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.7

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Romantic (13)
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Neighborhood Gem (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
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Notable Wine List (9)
Casual (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Cozy (7)
Authentic (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Business Meals (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Valentines

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·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was very nicely done...great service.

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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Its a nice quiet place with great food and service!

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Delicious food and great service!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 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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 (Miami)·Dined 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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 (Miami)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent food. Good neighborhood restaurant . Pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined 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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 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent in everything we will be certain to return

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Veal piccata was excellent with the side angel hair. Pasta seafood special was just mediocre. Tomato sauce too liquid for the dish. Should be cooked down more to hold the dish together.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always a great dinner. Love the capellini with shrimp in pink sauce. Nutella crepe was out of this world. Fantastic service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

As always, the food does not disappoint. However on this occasion, even though the restaurant was only half full, it took over an hour to get our main course. Another larger table that had been seated after us got their food before us, and we didn't order any specials. Too slow! I don't know if the problem was in the kitchen or with the wait staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This is a hidden gem, fantastic food, great wine list, exceptional service, consistency time and time again

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I don't want to leave a positive review because this place was so good, I am afraid too many people will want to go, which will make it more difficult for my wife and I to find a table the next time we want to go. But I have to be fair to them. This place was outstanding! The lasagna I had was probably the best lasagna I've ever had. The portions were perfect too. I can't say anything negative about it. We loved it!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Always a nice evening out.,. Excellent food and wine.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My family and I had a fantastic time for my mom’s birthday. We really enjoyed the ambiance. The food and service was fantastic. I highly recommend Caffe Portofino for any occasion.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent from beginning to end. Everyones meal was well prepared. Good service good value including wine list

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Awesome!! Lovely establishment and ambiance. I had the linguini with pizzaoila sauce and shrimp, delicious! The house pinot noir was on point. Service was great. Will definitely go back. Highly recommend this place.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were a party of four and had a great night. The food was excellent. The waiters were extremely generous and willing to answer any questions we had. I would recommend this restaurant 100 percent. Loved it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Caffe Portofino is the kind of restaurant you go to knowing you will have a guaranteed great meal every time. It is imaginative Italian cuisine with very fresh ingredients.
The service is always friendly and impeccable. Although the restaurant is in a shopping center once you walk in the door you completey forget that. Very charming ambiance. Every night they have several very interesting specials. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great food, great service, great wines. The waiters have been there for a very long time, that say's a lot about a restaurant.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Amazing short rib, bacon risotto, and Nutella crepe.
Great wine list. Wonderful service!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was great once it arrived, however our main dishes took quite a while to arrive.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The Servers accents of thick Italian, with knowledge of the menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fabulous!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was excellent, as was everything else: with, for me, one exception. Noise level is not simply "energetic." The place on a Friday night was just plain loud. I don't want dinner in a tomb, but in this case, conversation was difficult. There must be a way to cut back on sound level: ceiling tile, maybe?

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Muy buena comida y buen servicio.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Probably the best Italian in the Pinecrest area. Everything cooked to order and the pasta is, without a doubt, the best you could ask for.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Really enjoyed everything about this place, the food was excellent!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent food and service! My husband and I have dined at Portofino several times and have been very impressed each time. We highly recommend the Braised Rib Ravioli and the Lamb Chops! For dessert - Guava Pie! Everything was excellent!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Can't wait to go back! Food & Presentation was outstanding

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Nice restaurant, very quiet and service was good. Food was fine, although not outstanding. Location is great for those living in Pinecrest/Palmetto Bay and plenty of parking is usually available.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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