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Caffe Portofino

4.8
292 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 292 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

After reading the reviews and loving Italian, was very excited to go. Greeting and sitting us was quick, however after that it went downhill. My chicken piccata sauce was good but the chicken was 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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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent in everything we will be certain to return

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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