Caffe Portofino

4.8
406 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 406 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 August 2, 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
197 reviews
Dined on July 28, 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 July 27, 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 July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. Delicious sea bass tonight.

BA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 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 July 6, 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 June 14, 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 June 8, 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 May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food ... excellent service. great wine selection

m
Miami
81 reviews
Dined on May 29, 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 May 25, 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 May 23, 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 May 21, 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 May 20, 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 May 18, 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.
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CA
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PN
1 review
Dined on May 12, 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
198 reviews
Dined on May 12, 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
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is never a disappointment.

CE
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 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
34 reviews
Dined on May 7, 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 April 27, 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 April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and outstanding service.

J
1 review
Dined on April 26, 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 April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and excellent service!

CF
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

CE
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

JM
Miami
6 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.

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.

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

Very nice neighborhood restaurant

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

GZ
Western NC
12 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.

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.

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

m
Miami
15 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.

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

Always an excellent experience. One of our favorite restaurant.

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

Excellent service and food

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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