IL Portico

4.7
164 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian

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Casual
il Portico Opened in 1988 ~Same Ownership ~ Fine Italian Cuisine
Located in the charming historic village of Tappan New York, il Portico has received National Landmark status. Built in the early 1850's, it once served as a stagecoach stop and hotel offering weary travelers accommodations for 3 cents a night! The atmosphere is warm and romantic.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 164 people are saying
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JillW
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and ambiance
Terrific service
A fantastic dining experience

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elisab
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a hidden gem and glad it's in my area as I will return

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I had a wonderful and our host was helpful and gracious. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious

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RalphN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner Pepe was very helpful and attentive to our needs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the attentive, friendly service from Pepe and his nee waiter in training Sean, was excellent.

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BrenK
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian experience. The best of what’s around, hands down. An outstanding staff, chef, and an owner who truly appreciates his patrons.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I thoroughly enjoyed the barrata appetizer.

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vipStrav
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was special the minute we were greeted at the door by the owner. He brought us to our table as we confessed that it was our first time at the restaurant despite living nearby for many years. We chatted about life,Italy and food and knew this was going to be good. We started with grilled octopus and clams and both were wonderful. Our entrees were just as delicious. It felt as if were dining in someone’s home. We have definitely found a new favorite place close to home and will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Small restaurant with nice ambiance. Seemed like there were many "regulars" dining. We had very attentive service and the food was very good. The menu was a bit more limited than showed online.

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vipRicky115
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We looked at the reviews for this place since I had never heard of it. It was way better than the reviews and any other Italian restaurant in the area. They focus on high quality food and service rather than try to fill every table. All the pastas are home made and they have a reasonable wine list. In northern Bergen county this is the definition of fine dining . We will be back.

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vipHarrisonite
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First visit to it Portico and definitely would return. The only issue was service at the beginning. We arrived before our friends for a reservation. We were given water but not menus for a while. Eventually my husband got up to order drinks at the bar because no one came by to ask us if we wanted anything. After that the service was smooth and the food was excellent.

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DotB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the server was very nice. Service was good and not rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner! Everyone had something dinner: shrimp risotto, salmon, cacio e Pepe, and chicken. All superb!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly, knowledgeable staff.. Great service and most importantly terrific food. Real Italian recipes cooked exactly the correct way. Nothing was overpowering and portions were just right. Great restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem in Rockland County. While the menu is limited, the food is always prepared perfectly. The staff is wonderful and it is a quiet space. Perfect for date night or any night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My favorite restaurant

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ChrisT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was a good restaurant. Prices were a little high for basic meals. The ambiance was nice and the historic area was appealing.

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vipRichard
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. New chef from Sicily cooking some great dishes. Owner very personable and bartender/manager did a great job as usual.

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JudyH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great cocktails and atmosphere! We will come back! It was worth the drive.

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vipfabulous
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely surprise. The restaurant is in a lovely restored 19th century house that has a warm and welcoming ambiance. The staff was welcoming and attentive throughout our dinner which was delicious. The waiter helped with suggestions for wine and main courses and we loved all of his suggestions. I look forward to returning again and again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pepe is great. Hernando and their chef is great

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vipGlennG
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food consistently very good. Sometimes there are menu items that are truly excellent. The soup special was so good when I tasted it, I ordered it for dessert. As many restaurant environments seem to be getting louder and louder, Il Portico provides a quieter and pleasant place for a good dinner.

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vipBigbug
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Staff indifferent

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BarbaraE
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wanted to try the restaurant and had a great dinner and experience. We will be back

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Jamesg
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We dined at this restaurant for the first time based on recommendation from a friend. Overall, the experience was good however the portions were very small.
My wife had a pasta entrée which was $22 and only amounted to a appetizer size at best !!
My entrée which was very delicious but came out of the kitchen lukewarm and had to be sent back to be reheated.
My wife’s entrée was practically done by the time my dish came out, the dinner was not worth $300, we won’t be going back.
One sidenote, on the reservation it said it was our anniversary which it was and no one even acknowledge that.

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RosalyA
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Portico is my favorite place on earth. Great food and great attentions!

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vipFg77
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service. Host was gracious.

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vipBonnieM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great setting for casual or special occasions. Food was well prepared, delicious and beautifully presented.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyed the overall service, quality of the food and dining experience and will definitely go back.

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vipRichard
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal with awesome service. Best Italian food in the county. Owner is always over accommodating and a great host.
Looking forward for next weekend dining there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been coming here for over 10 years. The food is always top notch and the owner Pepe is a gem! Always makes you feel like family and has great soccer stories from his time with Pele and the Cosmos. It’s a nice comfortable atmosphere with great service. Would highly recommend for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We were looking forward to dining here. I felt kind of rushed and my chicken came out in cooked. Don’t think I’ll be going back

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vipGeneH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.
Really enjoyed the visit and food.

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Food1015
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food preparation my mother enjoy her 86th birthday thank you very much see you soon

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BarbaraD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a classic. The historical building and ambiance is beautiful. The food is alway fabulous.

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vipCharles
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New chef from a restaurant in Sag Harbor is great!

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EileenO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Was a bit disappointed. We’ve been here many times before moving out of state. We were in town for a family function and decided to visit for dinner. Overall, a table of 5 all came to the same conclusion...it wasn’t what we were use to expecting. Not sure if we will revisit in the future.

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Kathleen
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was lacking. We were seating for a while before we were even offered drinks. Waiter never introduced himself as our waiter.

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TamiC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, and beautiful atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
31 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great wine. Perfect spot for a great meal.

FAQs

IL Portico offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (845) 365-2100.

IL Portico is rated 4.7 stars by 164 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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