- Boone Area Chamber of Commerce:
A favorite of Boone locals, Café Portofino is located in a 100-year- old building on Rivers Street, once the original maintenance station for the historic, Tweetsie Railroad. Completely renovated, with a friendly, open kitchen and a cozy dining room, we offer 5-star dining in a casual atmosphere. The menu is an eclectic mix of sandwiches, pastas and steaks. Café Portofino features daily culinary specials and fresh seafood. For those looking for a new pasta dish, try the house specialty Spiced Sirloin over penne pasta with Portofinos signature arrabiatta sauce. The extraordinary wine list compliments the culinary experience and all ABC permits are offered.