Caffe Portofino

4.8
371 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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AM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

exellentservice and very good food,enjoy it very much will be back

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m
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Too noise.... it is not the first time I go and the noise is super high.... it makes it hard to have a conversation.

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GH
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent experience. One of our favorite restaurant.

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MB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary. We have been going to cafe since 2007 and it is truly a hidden gem! Ask for the specials 😉

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OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great local restaurant but also worth a drive!

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JL
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The service was very good. I was very happy and will recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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BG
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always this place is a home run! The food is very high quality and always amazing. The service is impeccable!

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JM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice surprise! We just found it while driving in the area. Excellent food and service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an awesome time

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M
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, excellent service, food, and ambiance. Place was packed, always a good sign for local restaurants! Best of luck for continued success.

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j
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Great food, great service and they always make us feel special and welcome.

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JM
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent specials and ambiance

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RQ
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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J
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences in South Dade. We intend to go more often.

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D
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JH
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lasagna in town. Food, service and atmosphere are great. Love this place.

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance were great. The owner is very nice and attentive.

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S
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing

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EG
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Would highly recommend this place and look forward to returning.

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M
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding food... specials are always excellent.....always have a great experience and great wines.

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AV
Miami
71 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service consistently great! One of my favorite Italian restaurants!!

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MF
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It is a good restaurant but very expensive for what you get.

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WW
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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J
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Noise level was intolerable which is unfortunate when compared with the excellent service and cuisine. Would think twice before returning.

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SP
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good pizza and beer. I would go back again.

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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.

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F
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

WE have domed at Portofino a few times, and it has always had Great food and great service!

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m
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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m
Miami
80 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

A neighborhood favorite that keeps things interesting with creative nightly specials and attentive service.

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JJ
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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F
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best short ribs ever tasted. The savignon cream with strawberries is truly spectacular

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RB
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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m
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

food is ok, service is ok, but the ambiance is too noisy. Can't hold a conversation.

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MM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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k
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

100% the best restaurant in all of south miami, it never fails to impress with its incredible service and its exquisite cuisine.

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LG
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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DG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience here! We live in Palmetto Bay and it is a treasure to have this restaurant in our backyard.

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