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Porcini
Porcini
  • Address:
    2730 Frankfort Ave.
    Louisville, KY 40206
    Neighborhood:
    Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $30 and under

Porcini Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.porcinilouisville.com
  • Phone: (502) 894-8686
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5;30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • Executive Chef: Chef John Plymale
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: From annual meetings and product launches to milestone celebrations and holiday parties, Porcini has the experience and success record to assure that every Special Event in our restaurant is flawless.
  • Private Party Contact: Jim Murphy (502) 894-8686

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Public transit is directly across the street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking and adjacent parking lot at Louisville library available as well as Valet.
A word from Porcini
Established in 1992, Porcini is an award-winning restaurant. Located in the Historic Crescent Hill neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky, we specialize in Northern Italian cuisine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "I've eaten here many times. Usually the food and service is excellent. On my recent visit, our server was less than exceptional--very slow, rude, forgetful, left lots of dirty dishes on our table and seemed annoyed every time he was at our table. Having worked in this industry myself, there are some things I am very forgiving with and some things I am not. His attitude was just unacceptable. The other staff members that helped were wonderful. I will definitely return, I just will make sure I don't have that server again"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our table had a white cloth and set for the two of us. Service was perfect, attentive but not invasive. Wine list was extensive but not overwhelming. I had the caprese salad, my husband had the field greens with the apples and warm vinegarette. Both were fresh and delicious. Warm crusty bread rounded out the appetizers. I had the chicken Marsala, great flavor but would prefer the middle of the breast removed into two smaller filets. The center was a little tough. The chicken carbonara was delicious and enough for leftovers. Chocolate flourless torte and Piña Colada milkshake were perfect dessert choices. Jim, the manager came by to say hello and wish us a Happy Anniversary. Server Bart was friendly and attentive. Great night!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We absolutely love Porcinis. The food was amazing and the closest I have come to real Italian in Louisville. The service was absolutely amazing. Our waiter was really attentive and suggested some great wines. Even after we ordered drinks he brought us a few more to try."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Valet parking worked well. Immediate seating was provided and were led directly to our table rather than searching through entire facility. More attention from hostess on what would happen next would have been helpful. Waiter had trouble with specials remembering all details and declaring that she could not remember. Food preparation, presentation and taste was outstanding, congrats to chef and cook staff. Overall the dinner experience was very good. The bruschetta appetizer was delicious and plenty for three adults."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We went to Porcini's for our aniversary. We had a great time and a great meal. Service was very attentive and food was fabulous."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "A great experience, Porcini's had an enjoyable atmosphere with plenty of drink and food options of which I couldn't wait to eat the leftovers of. I asked the waiter for a specific drink which the bar keep was not familiar with so they made one from scratch and it was very good. My beautiful girlfriend was happy with her meal which the waiter ensured they got just right for her. The employees were all smiles and the and our drink glasses were replenished frequently. Porcini's is a solid place to take a date or your guests, although I wouldn't recommend bringing a noisy child as the little one would cramp the style of those around you. Overall a good restaraunt which I look forward to taking my gorgeous girlfriend to time and time again."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was pretty good but not up to normal standard of Porcini's"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I love this restaurant, always the first thing I think of for a special occasion or big business dinner. They never cease to amaze me with the quality of food and immaculate service."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We came from Cleveland had a dinner inside. Had wonderful service with Wil and great food and drinks. Went to bar afterwards and had a wonderful experience there too. Great bar service."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Overall, I thought that Porcini was a great place to celebrate my birthday. Damien, our server, was awesome -- so attentive and never rushed us a bit. The food was very good but I didn't think it was amazing (as I've heard many people say). I ordered the Pesce with gluten free pasta and my husband had the filet. The ambiance and service surpassed the food."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Was celebrating my wifes birthday. We have a traditional place we always go. This year I decided to try someplace new. Im glad we did. Everything was excellent from the atmosphere to the food. We may have found our new birthday destination!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We loved the atmosphere, the service and most importantly, the food. We are planning on returning and eating through the menu."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I had the oppurtunity to dine with my family and great friend visiting from out of town and we had a great time. The food and service were spectacular!!!! As a matter of fact my friend commented the best lamb chops he's ever had along with the rest of the party still raving about their meals and asking when we can go back.... The waiter was very knowledgable of the entire menu and made some great reccomendations. The General Manager and Owner were very visible and engaging through out the evening making our evening absolutley perfect...."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Despite being seated next to the kitchen and with a very significant ambient noise level this meal was exceptional. It started with a very mediocre salad, followed by a bread serving which was good but which we had to request. Then came the main dish. The best lamb chops I have ever tasted, excellent mushroom risotto and perfectly sautéed asparagus. The main course compensated for every deficiency you can imagine. We will return!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We loved our meals - chicken Marsala & pork chop. Mushroom bruschetta was to die for, and salad was wonderful. Service was very good. We will definitely return to Louisville for a meal at this great restaurant. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Porcini if you have $30 meals on the menu servers should tell customers the price of the special. I got a $50 surprise and it wasn't that special honestly."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "A place you are expected to dress appropriately for an evening go fine dining and conversation"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Porcini has great menu with a wide variety of different dishes. Atmosphere was quiet enough to hold a conversation. Food was amazing and server was very helpful with paring wines with food."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "On a Friday night, we sat in the window watching people and trains eating wonderful food prepared to Our liking, and fantastic service, attentive to us and our needs. Great appetizers, salads and entrees. Will go back often."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Our waiter was very attentive and made astute recommendations on several items, which I really appreciated. The food was good and the restaurant was lively with a fun summer crowd. We enjoyed a great time there."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Just moved to the area a few months ago, good friends took ushered the first time, then came back with my wife last month for our 25th Anniv, and Friday brought my college age son. Will be coming back for years! Just love the atmosphere, food, service etc."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Fabulous food, staff, ambiance and attention to details. Delivering better than great food and service for 22 years!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Porcini is one of Louisville's best. Incredible risottos, the finest pizzas in the City, highly inventive pasta dishes, and wonderful fish and fire roasted meats. (Try the lamb). Casual and romantic. Fantastic and buzzing bar. Elegant outside dining, as you watch the trains go by on Louisville's art, coffee shop, antiques and book store Mecca: Frankfort Avenue. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had so much fun here after Derby! The food was amazing, great atmosphere!! Love it, love it, love it!!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "A-1 spot. Great food - comfortable dining. Place to be for dinner anytime."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Porcini has always been a great place for good food and drink. The food is always very good with an Italian flair. Great bar scene and ambience and good drinks. The service is always good. Reservations are recommended."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We enjoyed this place for the atmosphere and great food. The service was also very good! "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The food was EXCELLENT as always. We did however wait 10min before being approached by a member of the wait staff. I informed the GM and he did try to make it right. We already had drinks, that we had purchased at the bar while waiting for our table, so the wait wasn't all that bad. That said, we have ALWAYS received exceptional service at Porcini, so maybe it was just an "off night". "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Although a long time aficionado of chef John and Porcini's, I had never before experienced dining on their patio. It was a wonderful evening of fantastic courses, great ambiance, and perfect service. Porcini's never disappoints."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. The entire family went and selections were available for all! Dessert presentations were the best!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Restaurant was highly recommended....service was good but the food was average...there was a small crowd that night and food was stale...seemed like it was not made fresh but had been sitting in the kitchen for some time...do like the place and it was only my second time there but i was a little disappointed..."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Great food, great service, and a great atmosphere! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We dined at Porcini's for the first time last week. I ordered the shrimp risotto and my wife had the special that evening which was veal osso buco, one of our favorites. The risotto had a slight tang of lemon which I really enjoyed and the shrimp were large and perfectly prepared. The Osso buco was absolutely delicious. We will definitely go back to Porcini's when we visit Louisville again."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We have dined at Porcini but this trip as disappointing. They were not extremely busy but it was noisy and the service was extremely close. Good was excellent, as always but pricey."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We dined recently at Porcini's with some out of town guests. We have been there before and thought it was worth a return visit. Our guests loved it! The restaurant is an attractive setting. The staff was excellent - friendly, professional, efficient. The food was absolutely delicious! We will return!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "One of the very best Italian experiences ever !!! ....and I'm 100% Italian !!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Food was really great. Server was very attentive. Enjoyed the experience."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Celebrated by birthday with family... nothing on the menu that did not sound fabulous. Each of us ordered something different and we were delighted."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner at Porcini's for our 2nd anniversary. The service was top notch and the food even better. Our waiter went out of his way to get my husband the ability to try something new , even though it wasn't part of his meal. We will definetly be back. The one regret we have is that we chose one of the specials (snapper and scallops). Though the meal was very good, we did not feel the price ($40+) was equal to what we received . Our mistake for not asking how much the special was, but never dreaming it would be the highest priced meal offered that night. Had we known, we most likely would have chosen the filet or another seafood dish that wasn't so pricey. Overall, excellent experience and would highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was the 4th year that my colleagues and I met for dinner at Porcini's while visiting Louisville. Once again, the service and food was excellent. Great wine selection and reasonably priced. I made my reservations on OpenTable and was then able to forward to the rest of my party. Thanks for a great evening Porcini's."
    Dined on 3/26/2014