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.
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
We are only offering a prefixed menu at $55 per person.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Amazing Food. Was recommended by a friend and he was right. The owner came to our table shared stories, greeted us with an amazing courtesy and it was clear he was doing the same to new and long-time clients.
Will definitely attend again either with the little ones or just a date night with my wife.
One of the best dining experiences in South Dade. We intend to go more often.
Small restaurant in strip center, expectations weren't too high but was pleasantly surprised. Menu was varied, wait staff made some recommendations and landed on Osso buco which was the best I've had in recent memory. Would definitely go again. Also learned they close in December.
Best lasagna in town. Food, service and atmosphere are great. Love this place.
The food, service and ambiance were great. The owner is very nice and attentive.
Excellent food and service! Would highly recommend this place and look forward to returning.
outstanding food... specials are always excellent.....always have a great experience and great wines.
Food and service consistently great! One of my favorite Italian restaurants!!
It is a good restaurant but very expensive for what you get.
Best Italian food in South Miami. Owner/Wait staff are personable, attentive, know the food and genuinely enjoy what they do....and it shows. Great menu selection and daily specials...fantastic wine selection as well.
Do yourself a favor and make a reservation for dinner. You will no regret it!
Noise level was intolerable which is unfortunate when compared with the excellent service and cuisine. Would think twice before returning.
Good pizza and beer. I would go back again.
I was very surprised at the level of service we received. We saw the waiter twice: once to to take our order, and the second time because we flagged him down for the check. At an Italian place, no one came to offer us parmesan cheese or pepper on our pasta. My wife order a ridiculously overpriced special of the day risotto with tenderloin (you called it filet mignon) which came out cold (and I mean cold) and when the bill came cost $48! Not a prime filet mind you, but about 3 ounces of sliced choice meat with cheesy rice you called risotto. I could have dealt with the disappointing meal, but the service was downright awful. Won’t be returning.
WE have domed at Portofino a few times, and it has always had Great food and great service!
A rare gem in this area. Most everything surrounding Caffe Portifino is a chain restaurant, but this place has them all beat. Best lasagna I have ever had, hands down. Highly recommend. Quiet, easy, short to no wait times usually, and delicious cuisine.
Incredible Oso Bucco I can't believe it in a strip mall. Unforgettable and the manager was extra kind and sincere you can tell they care about their customers and the food
Caffe Portofino is a gem. The food is always delicious and the service is amazing. The menu is extensive but the specials are always worth ordering! We always enjoy an evening out at Caffe Portofino. Enjoy!
A neighborhood favorite that keeps things interesting with creative nightly specials and attentive service.
Been here countless times, for years, celebrating birthdays, Valentine’s Day, date night, etc. They are great! Definitely recommend! Delicious from start to finish! Amazing service and wine list too!!
Best short ribs ever tasted. The savignon cream with strawberries is truly spectacular
Language barrier with waiter. No soup on the menu was available except soup of the day. I ordered that but it never arrived or the wine ordered to be delivered with dinner.
food is ok, service is ok, but the ambiance is too noisy. Can't hold a conversation.
The dining experience always exceeds our expectations. The specials were delicious. Malanga soup, avocado and feta cheese, seared tuna on a green plantain. It is great to see the same staff through the years, they exemplify great service. We will be back soon. Michelle
100% the best restaurant in all of south miami, it never fails to impress with its incredible service and its exquisite cuisine.
Absolutely amazing food that offers the complete Italian delicacy! If your looking for authentic Italian food you will not be disappointed! Huge delicious portions that are very reasonably priced. A must visit!
Always a wonderful experience here! We live in Palmetto Bay and it is a treasure to have this restaurant in our backyard.
Great service as always. Creative amazing dishes. Always hear the specials before ordering, they are usually outstanding and very creative.
All you would want of a fine-dining restaurant; great food, excellent service and exceptional wines.
The service was excellent and Everyone was very friendly. Food was good.
Not the first time we have dined here. We were seated right away and arrived for a late diner. Having said that, the quality of the food was not good at all. Pasta was over cooked and so was the risotto. The worst was the fillet mignon it was TASTELESS. The meat had zero salt zero pepper zero seasoning. This restaurant is by no means inexpensive and for that price I would have dined at a different t place. So disappointed.
Great place! Service is very good and attentive, food is delicious, extensive wine list, place is clean with good artwork on the walls.
Always an excellent experience at Portofino, service, food, all!
The food was delicious and the service was great! Definitely plan on going back.
We were a party of 9 people: 7 adults and 2 children last Saturday August 11th and it was amazing!!
The ambiance, the wines, the service and the selection of foods..."Mama Mia!! Delizioso", "Squisito".
We had such a great time and would recommend everything that we had from the starters of amazing lightly dusted Fried Calamari served with the Fra Diablo Sauce; Short Ribbed cake which was Shredded Beef Short Rib with Mashed Sweet Potato with a touch of Tarragon Sauce; Malanga soup;
Main courses included the Specials....Lobster,Shrimp and Calamari with freshly made pasta... to die for for; Risotto Dolce Vita; Beef Lasagna; Braised Short Ribs...They catered to the children and from the Kids Menu there was Spaghetti Marinara with meatballs and Chicken Tenders with fries.
Dessert was a selection of Guava Tarts with Vanilla Ice cream; ChocoLava & Red Velvet Lava both served with Vanilla Ice Cream...Decadence!!!
All excellent meals that our group thoroughly enjoyed and we would return in a heartbeat and WILL!!!. We will tell all our friends about this beautiful find.
Food is wonderful. Seafood dishes excellent. Look forward to another visit.
Birthday. Party of 4. Great food and great service. That’s all anyone can ask for.
Great service...delicious short rib!!
With movie plans across the street, we opted to dine at Caffe Portofino in lieu of any of the restaurants at The Falls. We were so glad we did as the food was outstanding. There were 4 of us dining and we all agreed that this restaurant was a great selection and we look forward to returning. It's arguably the best restaurant in the area!
Very good food with very efficient service in a convenient location.