Was in Louisville for work,
Was in Louisville for work, looking for something different. This place is a keeper, very good, would definitely go back!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had a Flatbread Pizza that was great. Everyone with us loved what they ate.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always have a great meal
We always have a great meal at Porcini. It is a valuable asset to the area. It is our favorite neighborhood restaurant
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Scallops and Shrimp were excellent.
Scallops and Shrimp were excellent. Wait staff was very attentive.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best...anywhere!
We love Porcini! Great food, great service and great ambiance. One of the best finds in Louisville. You'll usually find us there every Friday night!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our service was a little slow,
Our service was a little slow, given there were only a couple other of tables busy at the later hour. But overall it was lovely, with excellent food. It's a great restaurant.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Porcini at its best
The restaurant was packed but we had great service and although the menu was limited we were able to find options we liked
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great ambiance. Exceptional
Great ambiance. Exceptional service by all. Food was outstanding. Best meal we had all weekend. We were there for Derby weekend and even the guests were exceptionally friendly. We had a fabulous time there and would definately recommend it to anyone going to Louisville, Ky.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is still my daughters favorite italian restaurant.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service!
We hadn't been to this restaurant in almost a decade. It was still excellent in every way and we will definitely have to return soon. The server made a wine recommendation that was fantastic and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Every food selection was thoroughly enjoyed!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I recently
My husband and I recently enjoyed a great dinner at Porcini. My husband had the fish special, and really enjoyed it. I had the wild mushroom ravioli and it needs to be added to the summer menu. I love pasta and this special was terrific and it was really heavy.
PLEASE ADD IT TO MENU,,
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came into town with my wife, and this place was recommended. I wasn't steered wrong. Great atmosphere, food was outstanding, and service didn't rush us to flip table. I would highly recommend.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friends and I came to Porcini for a bachelorette party at the recommendation of a friend and it did not disappoint! The food was amazing and the wait staff was very friendly. Will revisit if ever in town again!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lived in Louisville all my life and had never been. But wow, this is a gem of a place. We won't go every week as it's easy to spend $100 on dinner for two, but keep it on your list for those times. We had salads, wine, and pasta. It impresses me when a place can 'wow' you with a salad -- Porcini's salads do.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Spectacular Anniversary Dinner
My wife and I recently celebrated our first anniversary and we chose to visit Porcini again because of all the positive experiences that we have already had there. We had a different server each time we visited and each server has been very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The meal "flows" very well between appetizer, salad, and entree. The wine list is fantastic and not overpriced; and every dish I have tasted at Porcini has been delicious and properly cooked. The atmosphere is a treat, and you can sit outside as well. There are enough menu options for everyone! Don't forget about dessert. We will be back again and again! Thanks!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was amazing and my wife and I enjoyed ourselves very much. The server was very knowledgeable and provided great recommendations. All in all a wonderful dining experience.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful as always, never
Wonderful as always, never disappointed when dining at Porcini it's our go to place for all special occasions.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family and I have dined at Porcini many times and have not been disappointed. The ravioli was delicious as were the shrimp dishes. Porcini is one of the best restaurants for ambiance, food, value and service.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining experience
The restaurant was vibrant with diners enjoying themselves. The veal meatball appetizer was a hit as was the pasta dishes. Nice wine list. We thought the olive oil for dipping bread was unusual with Parmesan cheese piled in the middle of the dish.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Swordfish special was wonderful! Tender & thick in a great sauce with veggies & I also had the heirloom tomato, mozzarella salad special. The mozzarella was very creamy and firm at the same time and made the salad. Could have used a little more balsamic dressing for the greens, but was very nice. My husband had a pizza with banana peppers, onions, mushrooms and he really enjoyed that.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had never been to the restaurant and it was an absolutely wonderful experience. Bread was wonderful with the olive oil dip.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love This Restaurant!
Have been enjoying this restaurant for years; and still coming back any chance I get! Pasta and risotto dishes are our favorites. The flavors and seasoning are extremely well done. Everyone was exceptionally happy with their selections. Wine list is reasonable in selection and price. Ambience is t full of life, but relaxing. . The owner is highly visible and accommodating. We highly recommend Porcini!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Started out in the bar where the drinks were excellent. Some of the tables in the dining room were a little a little close, forcing a circuitous route when leaving. The ravioli was very good, although a little salty for my taste, and the bread was excellent. Very nice,.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outdoor dining at it's best!!!
The weather was nice, food was awesome along with the service...
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding every time.
My family and I go to Porcini's every time I visit them. I have never had a bad meal and our server Jesse, who we request always makes sure we are well taken care of. My elderly parents believe it is the best restaurant in Louisville and the best value.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wait staff was very attentive and helpful, but the kitchen was a little slow. Wine, salad and meals were excellent.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Porcini's many times, and because it is a fabulous Italian restaurant, I have never ordered anything other than a pasta dish or specialty pizza. I was craving a filet and thought I would try the 9oz filet offered. I cannot say enough about that meal! It was by far the best filet I have had in Louisville! Ten times better than any filet I have EVER had a Ruth Chris or Del Frisco's! Just UNBELIEVABLE....thank you for the dining experience!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food and staff!
Before ordering we asked to see if the chef was free to say hi since we knew him from some awesome cooking classes he does and when the waitress came back she said he would try to come out. Then she surprised us both because her and the chef had been debating whether it was our wedding anniversary since they remembered us having our rehearsal dinner there two years ago, which it was ha. Things like that are great to experience and shows how well a restaraunt and staff connect with their patrons. Needless to say the calamari we ordered was great along with the chicken Marsala my wife got and the Swordfish catch of the day I chose. Finally, they brought us out free dessert for our anniversary which was amazing. Perfect dining experience.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal. Enjoyed the atmosphere
Great meal. Enjoyed the atmosphere
Perfect place to wait out a rainstorm !
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary Dinner for 2
It was our first visit to Porcini but we'd had it on our radar for a while. The atmosphere and decor were just as one would expect from a charming neighborhood Italian restaurant; exposed brick, dim lights, candles on the tables, etc. The seating is packed in fairly tightly since the restaurant is not very large and the noise level is high, as one expects in the typical Italian atmosphere. We were seated at our reserved 2 top, but when the waiter learned iit was our anniversary he invited us to move to a private table located in another area near a window. It was perfect. After we chose to completely defer to our waiter and the chef for our meals selections, we were treated like royalty! We had sampling after sampling of delectable dishes!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful night for outdoor dining
After moving our table out of the sun a few times, we moved tables all together! But, it was lovely. I split the fish special which came with a quiche-like veggie combo and was delicious. We all shared a birthday dessert, a type of mousse that was very nice also.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recommended by a co-worker; really enjoyed by my family!
Great, but scant menu: sometimes less is more (apropos cliche'). The house specialties and other menu items really were well-conceived and executed.
Not exactly a romantic setting throughout, but a good use of the space available. Also a little too dark, even in (maybe especially in/because of) daylight. This was Summertime, and there was still a little daylight at the end of our experience.
Parking was a bit of a challenge, but familiar to anyone who's been to Europe.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is consistently good.
The food is consistently good. We like the atmosphere. It's a good neighborhood restaurant. We like sitting by the window so that we can see the neighborhood people walking by. The servers are always friendly.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very nice restaurant that gives great attention to detail. Good value for what you get, good food and service.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great New York Strip
The food was well prepared and the staff friendly. Overall a nice evening out. Do not recommend for families with younger children.
We went on a weeknight so it was not crowded. There was a lively group in the bar area and at a few tables. Nothing that was disturbing, but seems like a hang out for several locals.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVE IT! It is one of our
LOVE IT! It is one of our favorite places in a city full of great options
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were with a group of six, all of whom hadn't been to Porcini in the past year. Now, we are all asking ourselves "why?". First of all, although the restaurant was crowded, you didn't notice as they have the tables arranged in a way that works, somehow, for privacy. Our waiter was attentive, but not intrusive, which was perfect. My husband ordered the New York Strip and was very happy! He is a steak person and rated this one highly. Two of our party got the ravioli and said it was as good as they remember, if not better. Several of us got the spinach salad and pizzas. All of these were winners. And I might add that the wine pours were generous. All in all, this was a wonderful time and experience.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Experience
I entertained some business partners from out of town. We had a great dinner and wonderful dinner!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and better service! Will definitely go back again.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can't tell you how many
I can't tell you how many times I've driven past Porcini and never eaten there. This past Friday I dined there and had a great experience.
Highlights: immediately shown to our table, excellent service, willing to work with you on customizing your entree, wonderful food.
Lowlights: host was less than friendly, lighting was perhaps a touch too dim, we didn't get menus for almost ten minutes after sitting down.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were on our way back from Chicago and stopped in Louisville KY for dinner...What a stroke of luck!
The food was outstanding! We started with the fried Artichokes ( yummy!) I could not decide between the Veal Scaloppine or the Rissotto, our server told me the chef could prepare a small side of the rissotto...Perfect! We ended our meal with a cheesecake of Maple and Walnut infused with Applewood smoked Bacon...OMG!!! Our server also suggested a much better wine than we had originally chosen...we would ABSOLUTELY go back!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I adore a menu that has so many items I love that it is hard to choose. From fish to pasta each entree is mouthwatering.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely worth a return visit!
It had been awhile since we dined at Porcini. Why have we stayed away so long! We definitely will be returning soon! The entire experience was very good....food, service and value! Reservations are a must for this popular dining spot.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Itialian in Louisville
Louisville has many good restaurants and a few decent Itialian or restaurants that include Itialian fare. But in my mind we have only two outstanding establishments in this catagory. Porcini is tops in all categories. Food, atmosphere, consistently good service, management, wine, desert, all are a step above.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent quality food presentation and excellent service
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was amazing as always.
Food was amazing as always. One note, the gnocchi portion size was a bit on the small side, but very delicious.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, food was very good.
As always, food was very good. Th ambiance is very warm and cozy especially on a cold night. The lighting is low, so if y0u are visually challenged…bring your flashlight! Recommendation…..Porcini…bring back the portabello mushroom!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great, but no sangria
No sangria drink. The waiter did apologize for that and we ordered another kind of cocktail. The food was great! My son's girlfriend had never been there and she loved it! We have had functions there before with the Boy's and Girl's Club and it has always been a pleasure. Really something to look forward to!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant, poor meal
We are regulars at Porcini, love the local restaurant. This time with guests from out of town, service was great but the food was a bit lacking. Understand that this is an Italian restaurant, but steaks were not done right, after two times.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great as usual
Having lived in Louisville for many years and then living elsewhere over the last five years, this was like coming home. My wife and I were absolutely thrilled to see the menu basically intact with a few changes here and there. The food was excellent and the experience was exactly what we expected and received years ago. A true Louisville gem!
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM