Caffe Portofino

4.7
380 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.
What 380 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CF
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food.... love it!!! Great wine selection.... great service!!!

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CE
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service
waiter was a delight and owner came by to check on us as well

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. I ordered one of their specials. Definitely a new favorite

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JM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit at that restaurant. The experience was memorable. Food and service was excellent.

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HR
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice and well kept up Caffe, staff was very knowledgeable, polite and courteous. My wife and I were very pleased and we will be making another dinner date.

Thank you for a great experience.

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R
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice neighborhood restaurant

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RD
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Service was horrible. I guess if you’re not drinking wine your service will hinder. Lasagna was not good at all. Chicken Parm was good but brought very very small
Portion of linguini. Not a good experience. Will not return

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GZ
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and awesome service. Love bringing friends - they never disappoint.. over the top wine selection.

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PP
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure to enjoy a meal at this neighborhood Italian restaurant. The staff bends over backwards to create any dish for you and the food is always delicious. I recommend it highly.

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AM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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m
Miami
14 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
5 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
22 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
16 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
73 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
18 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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