Caffe Portofino

4.8
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451 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 451 People Are Saying
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4.8
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BethG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service very attentive. Food was mostly okay. For the price it should have been much better.

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LisaD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoy this restaurant....you never feel rushed. The food is delicious. It is small and very quaint. Have been several times, always good. Wait staff attentive. Don’t plan on being in a hurry....I mean that in a good way. As was mentioned you never feel rushed.

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vipFoodie54
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is very much neighborhood restaurant feel. Best short ribs in town. Amazing risotto an desserts are spectacular specially the strawberries in sauvignon cream!

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vipGRlovetoeat
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to have dinner!!

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PeteA
Miami
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time at Cafe Portofino, and once again, we were not disappointed. Overall, the food was excellent and the service was great as well. I can definitely recommend this restaurant.

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SBF2
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant... located in a strip mall, next to Party City. Have been to many other Italian restaurants in the area, but this is by far the best. Excellent food and service... it can be a little pricey, but most worthwhile.

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vipGZMiami
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

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AlexM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot in Pinecrest. Mauricio is such a great host/owner. Making us feel like home. Food as always delicious. Service is like nothing I have experienced before in Miami. Same employees, same quality, personalized service. They even remembered us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
89 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent dinner choices, good service and interesting wine list.

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vipJavyp0418
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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vipJaneM
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my two young daughters to celebrate my promotion. The place was very cozy, the food was excellent and the service superb. They even accommodated my daughters last minute request since she is vegan. We will definitely be back.

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vipRodrigoR
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good. Kudos to mauricio and the team

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vipnicholasv
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place in a strip type mall , in a area that does not have much in good food this Italian place stands out as a good neighborhood eatery that can save you time traveling to other areas

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vipGAFNYC
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice meal. Great service. The food was yummy. Just not 5 stars yummy. The appetizer portions are on the small side. Otherwise great dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday very nice

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CarolineS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caffe Portofino has been a hidden jewel in Palmetto Bay for many years. The service is excellent, the food is wonderful and the quality is consistent. I highly recommend Caffe Portofino.

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MartinS
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Went with my family for my birthday. Food was excellent, wait staff were wonderful. Water was refilled constantly. All in all, a very positive experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very very attentive service , food fit for foodies, great place all round

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AmitM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Service was really good but the pasta bolognese was very salty, even after they remade it.

The Chicken parm was good. The tostones were excellent.

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Anna
Miami
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is excellent and the service is exceptional!

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vipTravel4MillionMiles
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Delicious!! Excellent Service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent neighborhood Italian restaurant staffed by nice and talented wait staff and chefs. Good choice for meals and wine .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely one of our favorite restaurants- services and food is always amazing!

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CCcat27
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious but I wish the portions were larger. My husband got the snapper special and it was good but small. He had to go next door to Panera and get a soup! Eggplant appetizer was also great but enough for one person.

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AnaP
Miami
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing as always, they always make you feel right at home!

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vipCaptainGeorge
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a marvelous meal, great service and personal attention. This is a hidden gem.

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BrunoF
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised by how great the food was! Extremely tasty and the ambiance was great! I would definitely recommend it to anyone that doesn’t feel like eating at the same old franchise Italian spot. Will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall caffe Portofino is very good. Most of their dishes are really good but some are Sub par like the penne bolognese which its heavy tomato sauce overpowers the meat and pasta.... all you taste was tomato sauce.
Aside from some of this ... service is excellent and their daily specials are very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
186 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was very cordial and timely
We enjoyed the restaurant and will return
Recommended for a good home-made Italian food

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vipmermadie
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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vip1miami
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipTomasV
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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REPMAP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipCaptainGeorge
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJason
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipGRlovetoeat
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MarcelaB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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