Porcini

4.7
1076 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Established in 1992, Porcini is an independent, award-winning restaurant located in the Historic Crescent Hill neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. We specialize in Northern Italian cuisine, excellent service, and offer an extensive selection of fine wines, bourbons, and signature cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5;30pm - CLOSE, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - CLOSE
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Phone number
(502) 894-8686
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef John Plymale
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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.
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Private party contact
Jim Murphy: (502) 894-8686
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Cross street
N. Bayly Ave
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Parking details
Street parking and adjacent parking lot at Louisville library available as well as Valet.
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Public transit
Public transit is directly across the street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1076 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JC
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had an 8:15 reservation. After waiting 45 min with still no prospect of being seated we left. Crowded, noisy, overbooked, uncaring.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

We had reservations for 8:00 p.m. for an anniversary dinner on a Saturday night. It was 8:45 and we still had not been seated. Had it not been for the bartender recognizing how long we had been there we may never have been seated. After we were seated, the owner graciously apologized and our server was exceptional. The noise level in the restaurant was more than energetic, it was just disturbingly loud and my husband and I had a difficult time hearing each other. I may consider returning on a non-weekend night and if it is not a special occasion.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food, as always

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JH
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Italian restaurant with exceptional service and terrific atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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l
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another terrific meal at Porcini’s!

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l
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Took 30 mins for table even though we had a reservation; goat cheese was delicious; pizza was delish; lighting was perfect

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K
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our evening! Had the gnocchi with sausage! Delicious!! Our server Emily was delightful!

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OT
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! The service and food never disappoint.

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J
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is our go to place. Probably been there 50 times and the food and the service are always 5 star

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k
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Porcinis is always great . We have our annual dinner there every Thanksgiving weekend. It was awesome to have the round table in the back so we could all see each other and talk! A Louisville tradition and highly recommended for any occasion

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KJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Porcini is reliably outstanding. We've loved this restaurant for 12 years since moving to Louisville. Very comfortable ambiance for us, solid, knowledgeable service and excellent food. We've taken out of town visitors from much larger cities here and they have been impressed every time.

Salut! Here's to hoping that Porcini continues to be one of our short list "go to" restaurants for years to come.

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J
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Porcini is consistent in delivering great meals with great service.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent dinner, however my Coca-Cola glass had lipstick on it, a turn off....however out waitress comped is desserts which was lovely! They were apologetic!

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B
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great. We were placed right by the bar in a high traffic area which was disappointing. Subsequently, our chairs were constantly being bumped by staff and patrons. Our waiter was a bit unresponsive. Not a typical porcini experience.

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JE
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have lived in Louisville for 23 years and eat out at least once most times twice a week and this was our first time here.
Not only was Bud a GREAT sever he was knowledgeable, friendly and engaged us easily without being pushy.
The food was excellent with not one disappointment from drinks to appetizer to entree. When we were finished we were not rushed and were told to stay as long as we’d like. Not always the case at all restaurants.
The restaurant itself was upscale but not stuffy and quiet relaxing and inviting.
Overall a memorable experience we look to experiencing agin soon and bringing us along to enjoy the experience.

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A
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love coming to Porcini! The food is always authentic and tasty, they have a fantastic wine list and tasty cocktails. The service is always incredibly friendly and attentive. We went this week for my husband's birthday, and they were kind enough to indulge us and had a dirty martini waiting for him at the table when we arrived. For dinner, both of us at the filet and it was *perfect* - perfectly medium rare, charred on the outside, plenty of butter, and the asparagus and gnocchi were also perfectly cooked. It almost ruined us for Thanksgiving!

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SD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want to be absolutely in love with every dish you order, I recommend Porcini. 2 adults, 2 children
Empty plates, smiles, laughs & memories made. Thank you Tim Coury❤️

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DO
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Great atmosphere, great food, great service, great prices.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. Our waiter did an awesome job.

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BS
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super, always!

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JD
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emily and her fantastic service made the dining experience even better. Looking forward to another visit in the near future!

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BE
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food service etc

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M
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered a little bit too much but it was excellent

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OT
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good and generous portion. Service could be better and more attentive. Also noticed their water glasses were not properly cleaned and did not wipe the wine glasses spotless. Overall it's worth going back for the food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such an enjoyable time. We felt the food and service both were outstanding and look forward to returning soon.

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KL
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice local place with great ambiance. We were in town from NY and were not disappointed in the quality of the meal. Great dining experience.

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HR
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The only thing we have to complain about is that we had made prior reservations and when we arrived, prior to our time we still had to wait an hour for our table....

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L
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Had a reservation for 7:15 and wasnt seated till after 8pm.. Very disorganized

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CH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal. Can’t wait to go again next time that I’m in Louisville

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K
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Service was awful. Ordered appetizers and never received them until asking if we would ever get them. Then only received 2 of the 3 appetizers. We had a big group but very simple orders. The food took forever to get to the table. The restaurant was not crowded at all so it should t have taken that long!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Yummy but loud!

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j
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Hadn't been in years and was looking forward to a birthday dinner here. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. The halibut was great but everything else that was ordered was average at best. Certainly not worth the inflated prices. We won't be going back.

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R
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Been here on both trips to the Derby and Breeders cup. Pretty much classic Italian, but always good with great service.

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RK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is very good, pleasant atmosphere, cozy and friendly. A little too loud for relaxing conversation though. Our food was very good. We would definitely go back.

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MH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Disappointing menu, need more variety. Love the ambiance but food was only adequate and pricey for what you get.

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Always considerate of special diet requests.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a madhouse, when we got there, due to a local high school dance. But the staff was in good spirits and working hard to take care of everyone. We were seated within a few minutes of our reservation time, and the service was impeccable.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Waited one hour to be seated

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t
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Service left something to be desired. Food was ok- not as good as it use to be.

My wife’s vodka martini was 13.00 each. Server was missing in action for most of the evening.
Cozy atmosphere but overall experience not that great!

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JA
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was the best I’ve had. It was our 5 year anniversary and I couldn’t have picked a better place. Food was perfect and the staff is top notch. Very romantic restaurant with friendly service.

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