3481 Hoolaulea Way
Lihue, HI 96766
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About Us

Imagine a tropical Italy or a Hawaiian Riviera. That's what you'll find at this northern Italian restaurant overlooking Kalapaki Bay. Owner Giuseppe Avocadi was born and raised in Italy, when he opened his Restaurant on the Island of Kauai, "Kauai reminds me so much of the Italian Riviera", Mr. Avocadi says. " A marvel of contrast between mountains and sea surrounded by palms and fields of vibrant greens….. It's truly a paradise."

Café Portofino provides a Riviera-like atmosphere with a combination of fresco and salon dining. There are a variety of specialty pastas, fresh seafood, and veal, including Fettuccini Alfredo, veal Osso Bucco, and Bistecca di Vitellone, all enhanced by sauces with an Italian Soul. Bon Appetite loved Portofino's fresh Marinara sauce. Home made Gelato and fruit sorbets are prepared daily. There is a cappuccino and espresso bar, so you can linger over exotic coffees after dinner.

The couple visiting Café Portofino will find a sumptuous and authentic menu, and extensive wine list, and romantic dinning. The "villa" dinning and lounge rooms are replete with marble floors, candle lit tables, and a warm and knowledgeable staff. The entire dinning experience is further enhanced by the accomplished performance of the cafés own harpist and the stunning views of Kalapaki Bay from the terrace, and main dinning room. The restaurant offers a perfect setting for an intimate dinner for two, while also providing a separate dinning room for bigger parties like weddings and anniversary celebrations… America's 200 most romantic restaurants.

Café Portofino also has the all the equipment necessary for a Speach, or a DJ to plug into our house sound system for dancing, in any type of reception. Marble dance floor, full bar, and music can be provided.

We serve dinner from 5pm - 9:30pm, 7 days a week. Reservations Recommended.

We are Located in the Kauai Marriott on the beachside.

We also offer night club style dancing every week on Thursday Nights from 10pm - 2am, and other nights when we have someone special performing.