Caffe Portofino

4.8
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420 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
Service
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Ambience
4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service.

1
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

When it is not busy the tacky music is a distraction.. ravioli with pear was delicious .. chicken parmigiana good

TV
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve been going to this restaurant for years. The staff and its owner are amazing. They always welcome you as family. The meals are always unique and constantly changing as is their wine selection. I highly recommend it

RE
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated a special occasion, the staff was very accommodating and took care of everything. Fabulous service! Chicken Parmigiana with Pink Sauce was the favorite and Tiramisu for dessert was spectacular.

CG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cafe Portofino is always wonderful. The service is outstanding. The food is remarkable without being fussy or pretentious. If you want to dine rather than just eat, if you want to be able to carry on a conversation, if you want to relax and not be rushed, if you want a dinner that will remind you of some of your favorite neighborhood places in Italy... then you want to visit Cafe Portofino.

J
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

nice family run place good food good service
hidden in strip mall owrth the effort to find

GR
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You can NEVER go wrong in this restaurant! Awesome mushroom appetizer!!

MB
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, great service, and very good location! The ambience was incredible and the staff was very welcoming and attentive. The selection of wines was exquisite and the chef outdid himself!! I had an excellent time, will be coming again very soon! Highly recommend this spot for a nice dinner.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food, wine list and service all outstanding! Some of the best risotto we’ve ever had!

V
Miami
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food is good although it has certain dishes with overpowering sauces. Italian food is always light and just the required amount of sauce in their preparation.

c
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We went early, had theater tickets. Surprised they have a very good early special that includes salad, entree and glass of wine. Meal was delicious. Try the Sea Bass in lemon caper sauce... it will not disappoint! Also the Osso Bucco...friends loved it!

AA
Miami
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We love this place, fantastic food and service always a great experience

GS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent. And personal attention, as always. I can not go wrong with this choice.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always consistently great. Service is amazing and the ambiance is fine dining with a casual welcome feeling. !!
Highly recommend

U
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall good but a little noisy! Pasta fagiole soup was slightly salty! They were out of pistachio ice cream which was on the menu!

D
Miami
202 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Just a decent neighborhood Italian restaurant. Hit and miss on most dishes ( but the tri-colorie salad is a joke).

l
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This is such a nice neighborhood restaurant. The owner is always making sure you are happy. The food is good and the service is great. We love to go for a quiet and tasty treat!

GZ
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great food and service. Delicious sea bass tonight.

GR
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great place to always go to eat!

BA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an 8 PM reservation. Service was great. Food and wine were excellent. Chorizo risotto a must have.

J
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent hidden gem in the area. Serví e is always great and food is amazing.

LG
Miami
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s been a few years since our last visit- excellent as before!

e
Miami
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Have recommended it often, dine there frequently with friends. Service and food is always superb

M
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great food ... excellent service. great wine selection

m
Miami
81 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food and service are always good- but prices seem high for the setting and location.

AB
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Mauricio and his staff are committed to excellent service.
The menu is varied and the daily specials are always great options. The food is great and consistent.

OT
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cafe Portofino never disappoints. The wine list is phenomenal and the service is as well. The risotto is light and flavorful. Seriously everything is good.

CP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Service was terrible. We had a large party and there were two other parties and they could not handle it. Additional servers should have been on hand when accepting reservations for three large tables.

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Years ago we were regulars. It was good. We recently returned with our grown children for dinner. It was better than I remembered. The food was excellent. Great beef carpaccio and great wine selection. But the star of the evening was the braised ribs with Rissotto it was amazing! The ravioli pasta with pear is wonderful. Honestly I had forgotten what a great neighborhood gem this was. We will be returning again as regulars! I would highly recommend for business dinner, date night or celebration event.

S
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you want great service and excellent food, Caffe Portofino is the place to go. Pleasantly greeted at the door & courteously accompanied to the table. Immediately we were given menus and asked if we wanted drinks. Recommend the pear ravioli and either the veal picara or Marsala. .The pasta was perfectly cooked and the creamy sauce was delicious. The veal was tender and full of flavors. Definitely coming back.
SH.

CA
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Espectacular everything is fantastic. Food and service are out of this world

PN
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s a great restaurant, the food is excellent and the service is always incredible. Great ambiance!

D
Miami
202 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Mother’s Day dinner was served quickly and efficiently. Food was on par with any local Italian restaurant. Overall, a nice reasonably priced restaurant.

GR
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is never a disappointment.

CE
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

I had reservations but waited 40 minutes for a table . I have had other dinners here that were great but this time they dropped the ball.

m
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Very disappointed. Full review on trip advisor but we went early for our anniversary dinner to save money on the early bird menu and were led astray by a waiter who kindly offered to throw a couple of meatballs in my husband’s spaghetti dinner and then charged us a $14 up charge for three meatballs turning his $30 meal into a $44 meal. It was really a shame because my food was delicious but we feel completely taken advantage of and will not be back. Not a happy anniversary for us thanks to Brady.

d
Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Ate there twice in the last month. I violated my rule and ordered the pear ravioli both times. Seriously yummy! House Sauvignon Blanc was really good, though last time my daughter treated me to a bottle of my daughter’s go to Pinot Noir. Extremely good service. Just love this place!!!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and outstanding service.

J
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There is nothing we haven’t tried that isn’t delicious! The service is superb!! We had our baby shower there and absolutely love it!!! Highly recommend!

JM
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal and excellent service!

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