Food was good but a bit pricey. Disappointed in lackluster ambiance which was sterile and cold as opposed to charming and historic exterior.
Really wanted to love this place but the food was incredibly pedestrian. Meatballs were tough and clearly had been reheated more than once. Octopus was inedibly over-salted. Linguine with clams was mediocre and tasteless, though the clams were very fresh. Essentially, I can cook better ‘Italian’ at home, so this was a wasted date night and babysitter money. Very sad.
Have been there many times and never disappointed !
Great food and fantastic service!
We frequent this place often because the food is like homemade Italian “ your mom made “ food . The service is great and the ambiance is quite and inviting ..
Recently moved here, trying restaurants . . . this one looked nice and did not disappoint! Super comfortable . . . very good food . . . definitely going back!!
The atmosphere was homey. The waiter suggested the Syrah which was excellent, as was the buratta. We were debating among the entrees and the waiter said the chicken parm, a little mundane for my usual taste, was out of this world. Based on that two of us ordered it and it was excellent. I thought the scallops has a mushy texture. We will be back.
Lovely lunch on a snowy afternoon, with a good friend
Excellent food, service and wine menu. Service is great and staff is wonderful.
Excellent Italian restaurant. The food and service never disappoints. Would recommend for the holidays.
This is one of a kind in this area , great service and the food is 5 star. This is our 4th time here and won’t be the last !!
Service was very slow but after we got our drinks and appetizers it was nice not to be rushed so the food was very good and I will definitely go back again
The restaurant was very appealing to the eye. Fell in love with the orchid plants all around the room. The food was delicious and the presentation lovely with very large portions. The bottle of wine was reasonable. I hadn't been to Il Portico for quite some time. Will return more often.
Great service and experience
Excellent food and great service. Very accommodating to special dietary needs.
Excellent food and service, lovely restaurant, we'll be back
Food and service was excellent as usual. Strongly recommend if you want an enjoyable meal and evening with family and friends.
Everyone enjoyed their dinner. Prices were moderate. Service was effecient.
Delicious food and outstanding service!! Has always been a go-to!
We went here with another couple. The food was amazing the service awesome and it was a great experience. It was pretty empty, but I think that might be because it was a beautiful night and people may have gone to places with outdoor seating. But the owner stop by a few times and the servers were attentive and we will be going back soon
Passed by this place often, but never went in. In a region with many outstanding Italian restaurants, this one was surprisingly good. While this was our first visit and we therefore have limited experience with the menu, everything we had (charred grilled octopus, scallops pasta, veal) was outstanding. It's not a large restaurant so dinner will not be quick. But if you order a good bottle of wine and enjoy the excellent food, it's a terrific place to go. We will be back.
Great dinner with friends. Owner is very accommodating. Food delicious!!
Have dined at Il Portico many times and have never been disappointed. Have also had a private party that was also lovely. Food is outstanding as well as the friendly staff.
Food is wonderful service a little slow
We had a lovely dinner at Portico. The food was wonderful. I enjoyed the spring soup, salmon and tiramisu. The service was courteous and timely, and we were fortunate to have a quiet table in the corner. I had not been to Portico in a few years. Recently, some friends recommended it to me. I'm glad I listened! I look forward to going back soon- and often!
Very enjoyable experience marked by well prepared dishes and attentive service.
Always excellent. Service is great. Food always consistent and excellent
This restaurant is always wonderful. Decor is beautiful, cocktails are so good especially the "white Cosmopolitan" and the food delish.
Great food And service!!! Looking forward to going back!
Great place will be back. Good selection on menu and nice ambiance.
I found the food to be a bland. OK but not noteworthy. Too many noteworthy competitors in the area. Ambiance was very nice but no depth of flavor to the dishes.
Potatoes were cold
Main dish was good but nothing to rave about
My boyfriend and I went for Valentine's Day and we're definitely not disappointed. The staff was attentive, the ambiance incredible, and the food was to die for! And since it was vday, they gave each woman who came to dinner a single red rose which I thought was thoughtful and sweet! Will definitely be coming back for more special occasions!
Amazing food. Figured it would be good but didnt expect it to be that good. Left wanting to go back.
The food , ambiance and service were wonderful. The chef has a creative mind which is evident in his preparation, quality and presentation of the food. Every dish that I tried was a culinary experience. I am looking forward to another great evening out at Il Portico. I had the pleasure to talk to the owner . He is a kind and genuine person. Il Portico has made my birthday special .
With gratitude, Marina
I had the pork shank. It had a odd taste. I guess I should have ordered the osso buco. I was disappointed. Frank Williams.
Food was fantastic and the waiter and waitress could not be nicer! Have always wanted to go here and since my birthday I got to pick restaurant to dine with friends. LOVED the staff, food and atmosphere. Will definitely be returning. Even gave me a beautiful dessert - free. (also delicious)
The best pasta I have had in a long time. Not that the rest of the food was all that bad either!
Nice ambiance and friendly and courteous staff. The service was excellent.
Extremely limited menu however.
I took my husband here for his birthday, just the two of us. The most remarkable thing about this restaurant is it's atmosphere. Quaint, cozy, perfect evening on a snowy night. The menu is extremely limited and not well balanced, but the food is good. The service was excellent, our waiter was able to easily answer questions we had about menu selections and we were well attended to. They offer a few desserts, one of which we wanted and they were out of it even though we were there for a 6 pm dinner. The flourless Chocolate truffle was very good, creamy and like fudge. Probably the best selection of the evening. Not a "Wow!" restaurant, but a very pleasant evening.