Please note, all seating is first come, first served- no special seating requests can be honored. For parties over 6, online reservations are not accepted, please call the main number.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
House speciality. traditional style! pasta layered with ragu sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese and besciamella sauce
Crispy hearts of romaine, garlic, croutons and parmesan cheese with our Portofino Caesar dressing
Filet Mignon & Lobster
Lobster tail with lemon drawn butter & 8oz. Filet Mignon grilled to taste
Thanksgiving dinner was fantastic!
The whole place is just kind of blah. Also, when in Kauai there are much more interesting places to try. Wasn’t horrible but definitely would not be a recommendation.
Good restaurant. However, they are understaffed which reduce the service and good quality.
Excellent food and overall experience. Will definitely go again when back on Kauai.
Food was not great especially for the price. View of ocean was blocked by dirty plastic covers which the hostess wouldn’t raise because of slight chance of rain. Not a good experience
Arrived at 7pm as per our reservation. Our first sighting of a waitress was more than twenty minutes later. We put our full order in at that time and waited more than another 20 minutes. No wine. No appetizers. After 45 minutes of not eating or drinking anything but water, we left the establishment walking past several others who’s heads seemed to be hunting for waitresses and meals. For some reason this place was complete chaos.
Food was great
Food was delicious and a great value. We really enjoyed
Avoid, avoid, avoid!
Save your money and go anywhere else. The food was sloppy, oily and not pleasant. I ordered a Caprese Salad, Chicken Scalloppini, and a glass of Pinot Grigio. The Caprese Salad was drenched in oil and pesto sauce, not a leaf of basil in sight. The Chicken wasn't fully cooked and wasn't Scalloppini, it was a half chicken breast drenched in more oil, butter, and salt. The included vegetables were frozen carrots and broccoli, mixed in with more oil and garlic salt. The glass of wine was more like a quarter of a glass of wine. My brother ordered a Cesar salad and pasta. The salad was literally brownish yellow romaine lettuce coated in cesar's dressing. His pasta was normal boxed spaghetti and Ragu. My wife had Fettuccine with meat sauce, she couldn't eat it because it was cold and tasted similar to cold Chef Boyaredee. My daughter had plain pasta, no frills. She refused to eat the bread because it tasted like it was moldy and she never refuses bread so you know it is bad.
The only thing that this place has going for it is the view. Gorgeous view of the beach.
The service was fast, but that was likely due to the plethora of open tables and prepackaged microwaved food.
My advice is that you would be better off anywhere else and eating it at the beach.
Excellent fine dining experience with excellent service and amazing view.
Very nice dinner and ambiance. Service was not so good. We asked for plates for our appetizer, never received. We asked for something else (like salt and pepper maybe), never received. We did not have our water refilled. Food was very good. I would try again.
Best restaurant in Kauai. Been dining here since 2000. Giuseppe is the greatest host. Food, service atmosphere, including harpist, unmatched.
Great place for dinner in Kauai!
Service and ambiance are really good and the views are beautiful!
I had the most chintzy wine pour ever for wine by the glass that I ordered. The food was ok at best
a bit odd with a harpist at the beach! Plates were rather minimal & 2 slices of bread total ! Not very italuan to have carrot and potato side dish. the mango sorbet had ice chunks, Disappointing. Next time we will try the livelier Duke’s downstairs
The location next to the Marriott resort is very convenient, the upstairs view of the bay and surrounding area is awesome and the dining room is also very nice. The servers at our table were very friendly and helpful as well. This was the final night of our weeklong stay at the Marriott and we’re looking forward to a great dinner to celebrate. Unfortunately when our dinner arrived the meals themselves could not keep up with the outstanding view. There were six of us at our table and all of us thought the meal was below average and did not compare to any of the other restaurants we ate at during our stay on the island. While will be back in a few months our plans will not include this restaurant.
Beautiful setting, great food, great service!
We were happy, in retrospect, to have booked a 7:30 PM table. The place was packed totally full when we arrived but pleasantly calmer and quieter from soon after we placed our orders.
Nice and relaxing
Super courteous staff and delicious food!
Birthday for my wife.Food was delicious and attractive appearing.
All good- would highly recommend - food, service, setting
Overall an excellent experience! Parking is a challenge, so be prepared to walk a ways. Our ocean front table got a little wet during a sudden downpour. They dropped plastic sides and provided a dry table cloth….and the meal was served. Our party of 4 each ate different pasta dishes and we were still talking about our excellent meal the next day.
It just was not our night. Service was fine, but what we ordered was not to our liking, and we expected something more, like soup or salad with the meal.
Service was over the top. Thank you!
Outstanding! This place never disappoints, great food, great service and beautiful view!
Beautiful dining spot with the ocean in clear view.
The food was great. And the atmosphere was wonderful considering it was raining. I will visit again. Also a great view at sunset.
Atmosphere is fantastic by the ocean. Food was tasty but sadly, the service not so good. They were busy and I think may have been short staffed, so with that in mind, overall as ok.
My fettuccine bolognese was tasteless. Even adding salt did not help. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very nice. The server was courteous and friendly, however she did not ask why I did not eat my meal.
Very nice Restaurant. For people who stay at Royal Sonesta / Marriott VacationClub, it is a short stroll from the room. The food is well prepared, done exactly the way we asked.
Food was great and our server was awesome!
Food was bland, nothing special. Chicken canollies missing the ingredient "chicken" and sauce on fresh fish was lacking in any real spice or flavor.
We always eat here while visiting the Island of Kauai! Always great food, rinks, service, and atmosphere!
Great combination of location and quality. Repeat visit
Very good food and service. Enjoyed the harp playing and the ambience. This was a nice change from the traditional seafood meals we had been eating throughout the two weeks we were visiting the Islands. Large portions and very tasty!
We like Cafe Portofino. However, parking lot is a disaster - worst than 3rd world, no lights. We were seated close to the harpist who is excellent, but too loud .
Our waitress was excellent.
Food was great but the service didn’t match.
It was a great evening. Wonderful food view was amazing. Just an excellent evening.
The food and service were outstanding. Definitely recommend.
Our experience was similar to many other reviews, the location and ambience were great, out server was very good but the food was rather unmemorable.
Cafe Portofino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 245-2121.
Cafe Portofino is rated 4.2 stars by 1151 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.