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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
  • "Took an out of town friend who was in need of a good italian fix. He was pleasantly surprised with the menu choices, both quality and quantity and will definately put this on his GO-TO list when visiting Louisville!!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Slow service, food was average and way to noisy. Won't be back."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Great all around except service. Server was a bit distracted the entire evening. Didn't receive drinks, refills in a timely manner throughout the entire dinner. Then finally received port wine after everyone else was already finished with dessert. Not enjoyable when you feel you are holding up the group. Very slow service. No apologies or acknowlegement. Brought new neighbors from out of town. Not as impressive as we have previously experienced."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The food was amazing and I would go back but takeout only. The service...the waiter completely disappeared once the food came. After requests to two bussers to find him and waiting 10 extra minutes, he came back to check on us. He said he was serving the large party in the private room and, as they were an important group and the restaurant was so short staffed, he was delayed in getting back to us. This was a Saturday night. When I asked to speak to a manager, the manager's only concern seemed to be how waiter had said what he said - not service that was (not) provided to us. Never once were the words "apology" or "sorry" uttered. We left - had a nice dessert elsewhere. I shall take my 'unimportant' money to another restaurant next time."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to this fine Italian bistro once before about two years ago. We both really enjoyed the ambience there as well as the food. Second time around it didn't disappoint. Very flavorful gnocchi and fettucine!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Wonderful dinner. Perfect atmosphere for a relaxed business dinner. Great atmosphere and the food was excellent!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "First time at porcini"s and will definitely go back. Service was attentive but not over bearing. Food was flavorful and well presented."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "We had a great time on our last night in Louisville."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Having grown up in an Italian family that owned restaurants, I can honestly say this is my all time favorite Italian restaurant. Not only is the food on point, it is spot on every time my husband and I dine here. The staff is extremely knowledgeable with both the food and the wine list. I can't say enough positives about this place."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Nothing to complain about, just nothing spectacular. So many other great restaurants in that price range that I wouldn't bother again."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Best linguini w white wine sauce we've had in 15 years"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "My wife and I traveled from Lexington and were looking for a nice Italian restaurant. Great news....we found it. the only downside to the dining experience was that the menu was limited due to the large volume of patrons they were expecting. Nevertheless, the food was absolutely outstanding. The service was excellent as well. If you are in the Louisville area, I would definitely put this restaurant on your list. Having had the opportunity to previously dine in Boston's North End on multiple occasions, this restaurant would have no problems fitting in. I look forward to being able to visit Porcinis in the future."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Overall rating very good, but a bit disapointed that they were not offering their full menu that is on their website. Had a very limited menu on Friday night."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Even though the menu was abbreviated (Valhalla) and the shrimp in one entree was overcooked. Everything else was very good and the server was excellent."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We made our first trip to Porcini during PGA Championship weekend. We had a wonderful meal. The food was outstanding, ample portions, the service was very good and loved the ambiance. Disappointed that the menu wasn't their regular one due to the PGA tournament, but fully understood. One of our companions commented that it was the best sea bass she had ever had. The mushroom bruschetta and fabulous. I had the porterhouse and it was cooked to perfection. Will definitely make a return trip, so that we can try the items that we were looking forward to having. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The food was excellent but the service was not up to Porcini's usual high level. A mistake was made with a salad and the replacement salad was never brought out. My guest specifically ordered a dish without cheese and the pasta dish was served with...cheese. The restaurant was crowded (very good sign) and our waiter seemed overwhelmed. This is not the typical experience I have had over many years of dining here."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Food was amazing, was a tad noisey-I didn't mind as it created a "wall of sound" and made private conversation easier. My girlfriend said she loved the atmosphere but wished it was just a little quieter. It was packed and full of life. Great place for all occasions."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "One of the Best meals my wife and I have had in a long time. This is truly a gem!!!! Found it on Open table since we were coming in from out of town for the PGA and wanted enjoy some of the local restaurants. This happened to be the first stop, and after eating here the rest of the restaurants did not quite measure up. Great Job!!!!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We were a little skeptical at first. We wanted to have a special place for my wife's birthday. Porcini was awesome! The service was great and the food was wonderful!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We go often and enjoy the menu and location. The staff is well versed and friendly. A good evening..."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Fun evening with friends. Great food, will be back."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Being outside was the best part. The menu choices were varied enough to please. Valet parking is nice but dangerous for the parker! The waiter was very attentive to ladies who like attention. Crescent Hill is a comfortable venue with a friendly feel."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Our third of fourth visit over the past year. Food and service always excellent!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "As usual, great service, good drinks and yummy food. Grilled romaine salad delicious, but shrimp with linguini over doused with cheese. Pesce (seafood stew) spicy, full of seafood and outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Celebrated our 23rd anniversary at Porcini, wonderful food and service. Restaurant was a little loud but it was Saturday night and it was extremely busy. We will definately return our next time in Louisville!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great service. Wonderful food! Good time with friends."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "One of my most favorite places for dinner in Louisville Always great food, great service and good atmosphere"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Terrific place! Food was outstanding. Very experienced staff. Our server had been there 21 years! Fast service and it was clearly a spot to be on Sat night. Very vibrant and energetic."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "great wine recommendation by our server and special treatment at desert time. our best choice for Date night."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Grouper was Great ! Service was perfect! Great Night. !"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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