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Portico Restaurant - Richmond
12506 River Road
Richmond, VA 23238
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Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Lunch : Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Brunch: Sunday : 10:00 am -2:30pm
Lunch: For Parties of Six Guests or more only.
Dinner : Two or more Guests
All Reservations are confirmed for inside dining only.
Patio seating is not reserved but first available when your party arrives.
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Complimentary Valet Parking offered on Friday and Saturday Nights.
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Italian inspired Cuisine in a charming and beautiful country setting with outdoor dining. Stone terrace with large fireplace nestled between aromatic herb and flower gardens.
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Went on a Sunday night and there
were few diners. Food was excellent and service was great. Very enjoyable evening."
Dined on 3/2/2014
We went to Portico with high
hopes. The ambiance of the restaurant is good. The food was average. The best part of my meal was a wedge salad. The veal was disappointing. Not bad, but no better than a chain's. The other members of the party said their meals were "fine." One problem was that the entrees weren't hot when served. While it's not a big thing, the bread was stale. We may try it again, though the prices are high so we may pass."
Dined on 2/28/2014
We were celebrating our
Anniversary so we wanted to go somewhere "non chain" so it was suggested Portico was the place to go. It was a romantic setting however, there was a large group seated near our table and it was very loud. So loud at times that I would have to scream at my husband or get right up in his ear for him to hear me. The Waiter - Knowledgeable for the most part but you could tell he was either new or just not 100% comfortable. Did a good job though. The Food - I got the broiled platter and my husband got the special which was tuna steak. I was pretty disappointed with my dish as he shrimp and scallops were tough. However, my husbands tuna steak was out of this world amazing! Overall great exp and we will be back!"
Dined on 2/25/2014
We had guests in from out of town
and wanted to try this restaurant for some time. The waiter (very informative) food and atmosphere exceeded our expectations. Our guests were very impressed and so were we. The only exception to this positive review is that there is a mandatory valet parking policy. I don't particularly care for unknown people driving my car when I am not expecting it. When making the reservations this should be explained in advance at least for first time visitors. After revisiting the web site I did read a parking explanation under FAQ Do you have Parking? Should be more prevalent on the reservation page."
Dined on 2/21/2014
I first went to Portico's with a
group and looked forward to taking my husband there. We had a delicious meal! The baked stuffed shrimp were tender and flavorful. My husband's steak was artfully seasoned and perfectly cooked. The fries were great! At my recommendation - based on a review I read - my husband ordered the tiramisu sundae; while it tasted fine, the presentation was somewhat unappealing. We'll definitely return when we can eat outdoors."
Dined on 2/19/2014
Always a delicious meal.
Unfortunately my steak was well over cooked but they sent a new one for me."
Dined on 2/16/2014
Great mixture of food, service,
ambiance, and an easy drive."
Dined on 8/28/2013
I've dined here a half dozen
times. It is always loud! The acoustics are terrible. Tables are very close together. Do not go for a romantic evening. I think it is a little too expensive for the quality of food. Never once filled my empty water glass. It's close to my home, and not a chain. The spring/summer lunches on the patio are nice, and on cool evenings the outdoor fireplace is wonderful."
Dined on 2/10/2014
Absolutely love this place. Great
food, great ambiance. Can't believe you can find this kind of dining out in the suburbs. Every detail was excellent. We are definitely going back -- need to make reservations now..."
Dined on 1/25/2014
We were excited to finally try out
Portico. In-laws visiting from out of town sounded like a good excuse. We were promptly seated upon arrival (with reservation), unfortunately at the table next to the door. With an outside temperature of 24 we were greeted with a cold draft every time someone entered or exited the restaurant. The service was decent though our server a) spoke a million words a minute and b) was also doubling as the bartender, so his time with us was limited. Our food was fine except it was as cold as the draft from the front door. I have no doubt that the food would have been phenomenal if served at the prescribed temperature. We will visit again in hopes for the experience that we are sure they can deliver."
Dined on 1/24/2014
ONE OF RICHMOND'S BEST!!!! WORTH
THE DRIVE OUT RIVER ROAD. GREAT COMFORT FOOD AND OUTSTANDING OUTDOOR DINING WHEN AVAILABLE."
Dined on 1/20/2014
We arrived early for our
reservation and the bar was full so we decided to bundle up and sit on the patio. There was a beautiful fire going in the outdoor fireplace, romantic candles all around, cozy blankets on the chairs and beautiful bright stars overhead. We made some new friends who were also waiting for a table. We were still seated before our reservation. The food was amazing. We had the calamari to start and then the stuffed shrimp (absolutely amazing!). We finished with the tiramisu sundae...probably the best version of tiramisu I've ever had. The staff was wonderful. The restaurant was busy but not loud or obnoxious. Great place for a small group dinner or date night. I would not recommend taking children."
Dined on 1/18/2014
Having been to Portico twice, I
wanted to treat out-of-town guests to the experience, the food, the outdoor fire. When we arrived, there was a lovely glow inside, but it was dark outside. The power had gone out. The first thought was that we needed to go elsewhere and that our wonderful evening was shot. The lovely surprise was that the bar was open, the gas kitchen was fired up (except for the pizza ovens) and the patrons seemed relaxed and flexible on this Friday evening. The food was wonderfully delicious, as always. Because of the misting conditions, we did not get to move out to the fire, but the evening had been so good, we didn't feel cheated at all. Special kudos to the delightful staff. So glad we stayed!"
Dined on 1/10/2014
Excellent little restaurant in a
rather exclusive area of Richmond. Well worth the drive if you're not close to the West End. We would definitely go back again!"
Dined on 1/9/2014
Portico on New Years Eve was the
best meal/service we've experienced in the visits there which is surprising for a busy night. Food was spot on; service not at all rushed but prompt and courteous. Nice ambience until the place is full and then noise level is horrendously annoying. This Is Portico's big drawback."
Dined on 12/31/2013
I cannot recommend this place
enough! Had a date here and I've been telling everybody about it since then. The food, service and ambience are all top notch. Perfect for a romantic date! Book yor reservation now!"
Dined on 12/19/2013
Everyone in our party enjoyed
their meal - the mussel appetizer was outstanding. The restaurant is a little on the loud side but it has a great atmosphere. It might be quieter during the week but this was a Saturday night during the holidays so everyone was in a festive mood. We had read some reviews that were less than positive but no one in our party had any complaints. We all agreed the food was delicious and we'll be going back."
Dined on 12/14/2013
Portico is a wonderful spot for a
fabulous dinner with a great view. It was too cold to sit outside, but we got a great table with a view of the outdoor patio with its huge roaring fireplace. We will definitely return when it gets a bit warmer! The food was awesome and our waiter was excellent. One of our new favorite restaurants!"
Dined on 12/13/2013
The ambiance here is just amazing.
We went during the holidays and it couldn't have been prettier. The weather was perfect to even enjoy an after dinner drink by the outdoor fireplace. The service was decent. It would have probably been better if there wasn't a party of 14 who were seated just after us. Everyone was very pleasant and provided us with a great experience. The food was good as well! I will go back."
Dined on 11/29/2013
Went with another couple to
Portico and - as always - had an enjoyable meal and enjoyable time! I settled on the wood fired meat lovers pizza and it was fabulous; others had the burgers and fish of the day (Wahoo). Valet parking is a very nice touch, inside dining or outside dining is a great choice and the bar is a great starting point to a great meal. Highly recommend, but make reservations well in advance, anything less than a week before is impossible (unless you want to eat at 5 or 9)."
Dined on 11/8/2013
The title pretty much sums it
up. The food was delicious, but it was overpriced for the amount of food you get. I got the surf and turf which composed of a small steak and three small to mid size shrimp. Everything I ate tasted really good though."
Dined on 11/25/2013
This is a great place to dine. The
service and the food are extremely good. They offer free valet parking. The patio has ample heaters and even heated flooring for chilly nights. Great patio experience weather permittng."
Dined on 11/23/2013
We were able to eat outside by the
fire in November. This alone was a real treat. The food was also good. The only complaint is that it is very dark outside at the tables. They need to come up with a better lighting system than many tiny candles which go out if the wind blows."
Dined on 11/10/2013
The many times I have dined there
have always been an exceptional. The food is excellent and most important consistent in plate presentation and portion. With apeal to the eye and to the nose to enjoy first. While the mouth waits for the ensuing delights to arrive and satisfy. The wait staff are attentive without being a overbearing. Allowing you to enjoy your meal. Which is a sign of great knowledge on proper way to wait at table. Their ease with explaining the specials or to answer a question about a selection on the menu is impressive. and helpful. The over all experience is one of being in Paradise."
Dined on 11/8/2013
Everytime we dine here it proves
to be a great experience! Whether enjoying the quaint dining room, sitting at the bar or sitting out by the outdoor firecplace, the food and staff are always great!"
Dined on 11/9/2013
This was the second time I visited
the restaurant, and it left me unfavorable impression. The waiter of our table seemed to be in a bad mood, with no smile and abrupt attitude. He failed to bring us bread, and even after pointing out by one of my guests, failed to clean up the spot of spilled soup. The size of the serving was very generous, but the presentation was sloppy. The owner didn't even acknowledge us when we were heading out the door; and all through our meal he walked past our table several times with a poker face. The scene of the dining room was quite different from my first visit ten months ago: half empty. May be people are catching up with some things."
Dined on 11/4/2013
We have been to Portico several
times. The food is consistently outstanding, but the noise level inside is excessive. You need to shout to be heard across the table! This makes us think twice about coming with friends we want to converse with."
Dined on 11/3/2013
Portico is a lovely restaurant . .
. the design and layout are as enjoyable as the menu. We chose to sit inside, but look forward to going back when the weather is a bit warmer so we can sit on the beautiful patio. The food was very good. Be sure to try the calamari - it was some of the best we've ever tasted. Our entrees were also very good - and the dessert selections are worth saving some room to experience! Our server was attentive, but not obtrusive. We had a most enjoyable meal. Our one slight disappointment was the wine list -- a smaller selection and not that impressive."
Dined on 11/1/2013
It was a very good night with my
beautiful other half on sunday in October 2013. The food was great and we enjoy siting outside, but I will say that it got a bit cold as the sun went down. They had heaters for the outside to warm you up but the best part of the night was having coffee and dessert with the person you love by the warm fireplace. It made the whole night very warm."
Dined on 10/21/2013
Great restaurant with wide menu of
all price ranges. Upscale diners and friendly employees."
Dined on 10/30/2013
The food is always excellent. They
are trying to keep prices below $20 for entrees and do a great job. Wine list has gotten a little pricey - more bottles in the $40-$80 range than the $20-40 range. Use this as a mid week dining place> Don't think we could tolerate the noise and parking on the weekend. Have followed this owner thru two previous restaurants. This is a new concept with great food at reasonable prices."
Dined on 10/30/2013
Both our kids have raved about
this place and it did not disappoint. Good food and atmosphere"
Dined on 10/27/2013
We had a wonderful dinner at
Portico. Our waiter, Ben, was attentive and very accommodating with a great personality. The food was delicious! Everything from the wedge salads, to the artichoke appetizer, to the pasta and seafood dishes were divine. The kids were happy with pasta and gelato to top it off…and next time would love to try the pizza. We LOVED it!!"
Dined on 10/27/2013
Excellent ambiance and cozy, warm
feeling. Too loud for me due to small space and very crowded. Loved the outdoor fireplace and enjoyed a nice glass of wine while waiting for our table. Waiters were very gracious and kept us informed about when our table would be ready."
Dined on 10/26/2013
We love the place. We bring new
friends there all the time and they never disappoint!"
Dined on 10/26/2013
Enjoyed drinks by the fire and
outdoor dinner with friends....have been here before....food & service have always been excellent....have recomended to other friends----they have reservations for dinner tonight....I'm sure they will enjoy it too."
Dined on 10/22/2013
This was the 3rd time we've been,
each time seems to slip, but this was the worst and it was my birthday! my husband went to great lengths to find this bday cake I love.. as we entered the man at the door said sorry you can't bring that in and rudely I might add. when we were seated it took over 10 min for the waiter to even greet us, so we thought we should order drinks then b/c he seemed less than thrilled to have our table, after 35 min with only water watching our waiter act like we were not there the manager "happen" to walk by and I said we ordered a bottle of wine and other drinks 35 min ago..... he said I'll see what happen - the waiter brought the bottle of w/ other drinks with now a HUGE attitude.... my sons pasta was horriable."
Dined on 10/22/2013
ONE OF RICHMOND'S BEST. WORTH THE
TRIP TO THE FAR WEST END TO ENJOY FIRST CLASS EVERYTHING. FOOD, SERVICE, ATMOSPHERE IS SUPERB. OUTSIDE PATIO IS THE BEST SETTING THIS SIDE OF NAPA VALLEY. THE FOOD COULD BE CLASSIFIED AS COMFORT FOOD--BUT WHAT IS WRONG THAT?"
Dined on 10/21/2013
From the food to the atmosphere,
everything about this restaurant is wonderful! We dined inside due to weather but by the time we finished our meal, we sat outside in the beautiful garden and stayed warm by the fireplace. The food is superb, service is outstanding and the staff aims to please. We will definitely visit again when we come back to Virginia! Being from Florida, we have many choices and many great restaurants. Portico ranks one of my favorites!"
Dined on 10/20/2013
Atmosphere was lovely
outside....food was less than ordinary"
Dined on 10/19/2013
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