Il Portico
Il Portico

Il Portico

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilportico.com/
  • Phone: 8453652100
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH:
    Tuesday through Friday, Hours: 12:00PM to 3:00PM

    BRUNCH:
    Saturday& Sunday Hours: 12:00PM to 4:00PM

    DINNER:
    Tuesday & Wednesday &Thursday Hours: 5:00PM to 9:30PM
    Friday & Saturday Hour: 5:00PM to 10:00PM
    Sunday Hours: 4:00PM to 9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Marino DiSaverio
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off Premises Catering Available
  • Special Events: We can accommodate any of your party needs, please call for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oak Tree Road
  • Public Transit: Red & Tan Bus line
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Available in rear of building & Street side parking
A word from Il Portico
Since 1988 ~ Fine Northern Italian Cuisine

Located in the charming historic village of Tappan New York, Il Portico has received National Landmark status. Built in the early 1850's, it once served as a stagecoach stop and hotel offering weary travelers accommodations for 3 cents a night! The atmosphere is warm and romantic. The tables are set with white linens and fresh flowers.
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Il Portico reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (2)special occasion (2)neighborhood gem (2)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Peppe is back!!!
    RegularVisitor
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The new Il Portico is terrific. Since re opening in July, the new menu is fresh. Offering some of the traditional Il Portico favorites and some new additions. As always, the food is terrific and the staff are friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back and better than ever
    Ronnie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This charming restaurant was tastefully remodeled down to the smallest detail. The staff works together to make certain you have a wonderful dining experience. Most important, the food was prepared to perfection. The scallops were delightful. I'm looking forward to returning for the gnocchi, which is made on premises. The owner takes pride in his pasta creations. A neighborhood gem you must add to your list.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating2
    • Food3
    • Ambiance2
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 15 reviews are from the Il Portico reviews archive.
  • Lovely!
    Catsmom
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We chose this restaurant for New Year's Eve for the second year in a row and are happy we did. The food was very good and the service attentive. It is a lovely little place to have a fine meal and a good cocktail or glass of wine. We recommend Il Portico.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's dinner
    nina315
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This restaurant used to be delightful. However... for New Year's Eve ($75 pp prix fixe .... dinner only): no flowers on the tables (2 balloons!). Three slices of ordinary bread and 3 thin slices of butter. Appetizer was mostly onion and celery with a few bits of lobster. The steak was tough. The champagne no where near chilled. The young woman bussing tables kept asking if we were "still working on that". I was so embarrassed that I had told my friend to expect a gourmet evening. Well....it USED TO BE like that. What in the world happened?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    It is small and intimate with great service and a fabulous menu. Some different choices versus your standard Italian selections. I've been going there for years and always had great meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not great
    TheDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Can't put my finger on it but something seems to be missing. Good dining experience for sure but it needs more of a flair.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place to go
    jimcog
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    I wasn't from the area. We were attending a conference in Tarrytown and found them thru Opentable. My wife has to be gluten free and mentioned this when securing the reservation. They not only accomodated her, but called my cell phone to see what her needs were and made some suggestions that she might like. When we arrived, they again recognized her request and were extremely nice and helpful. Went way above and beyond what I've experienced at most restaurants. Drinks were out of sight and the food was excellent. But it was there service in a caring and attentive fashion that really made this place stand out. I wish it were closer to home. I'd recommend it in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable
    vipreviewVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    My wife and I returned to IL Portico after a five year absence. The food and service was excellent. We started with a scallop and prosciutto appetizer which was tasty and beautifully presented. I had a pork ossobuco special which was moist and tasty. My wife had the red snapper special and she was equally pleased. The setting in a historical house is simply charming. My only complaint was that on the chilly autumn day that we were there, the inside temperature was chilly. Several patrons were wearing t outerwear. Although we arrived at 5:30 p.m, when the restaurant was opening, IL Portico was not prepared to satisfy its patrons comfort.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A standout in a cute little town
    BethelJF
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    This was my first time to Il Portico arriving with a party of 5. Some of our family had been here before and highly recommended it. I was not let down. The service was just perfect. The waiter knew when to leave us alone and when to tend to our table. He was very friendly and fun with our table. The food was absolutely delicious. Eating italian food out is often difficult for all of us as we have picky tastes coming from our own italian households. We all loved our food, just the right amount of sauces and not overdone at all. I will say the portions were large enough that all but one of us took food home. If I'm in the area again, I'd definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant
    TheDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Great restaurant. Very relaxed. Excellent food and presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We we're fortunate to get
    jersey111VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    We we're fortunate to get a corner table as requested, so it was not as noisy as the rest of the restaurant. That' the only down side, the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    It is never a bad meal, freshes ingredients always. Staff is friendly and attentive.. Just love this place..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out of the way gem
    jackgVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    Out of the way, quiet, pleasant, historic building.Limited menu, but what is on there is superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Put a muzzle on the large groups...
    mss22VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    This past Saturday was our 1st visit & for the most part thought this was a nice place......except for the table of 8 loudmouths we were seated next to. These were the loudest, rudest, most inconsiderate snobs who, by their actions, believed they owned the restaurant. This happens all too often in many restaurants. I firmly believe that it is incumbent upon management to request a moderate demeanor from larger groups. Why do the characters with the biggest mouths choose to talk to the other loudmouths at the opposite end of the table? Oh, I forgot to mention the three hens, who, were on their cell phones and yelling to their lame husbands, segments of their conversations. Too bad .........
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food was very good, have'nt
    blefadtsVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    food was very good, have'nt been there in years, glad i went back! will go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was very good. The only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    food was very good. The only problem I had was the broiled salmon I ordered was extremely small. All other portions at our table were good sized portions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cocktails were great, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Cocktails were great, food was fantastic as was the service. Very noisy once the dinner crowd arrived.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic