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About Porcini

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.

2730 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5;30pm - CLOSE, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - CLOSE

Cross Street:
N. Bayly Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 894-8686

Website:
http://www.porcinilouisville.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking and adjacent parking lot at Louisville library available as well as Valet.

Public Transit:
Public transit is directly across the street

Executive Chef:
Chef John Plymale

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.

Private Party Contact:
Jim Murphy: (502) 894-8686

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Porcini Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (48)
Special Occasion (47)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
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Neighborhood Gem (40)
Romantic (38)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Notable Wine List (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Cozy (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Authentic (21)
Business Meals (20)
Fun (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Hot Spot (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Casual (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
People Watching (7)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Seasonal (3)
Scenic View (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

Porcini’s NEVER disappoints! Good food, good service & atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food is very good. Went to wife’s birthday and was 2nd time going. Just as good as the first time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food was excellent. Weak local beer selection. Service was excellent

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I have always told anybody I know the pizza at this restaurant was the best in town. They have changed it somewhat (put more cheese topping) and I don't feel that way any more. Makes me sad.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We enjoyed Porcinni very much. The food was great and nicely presented. The service was attentive, want more bread...no problem! There were some good, moderate priced wines on the menu. All in all we had a very nice dinner and evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Sorry to admit that this was our first time at Porcini's....but it won't be our last. I had the lamb chops which were best I've ever had. Earl had halibut special which was wonderful. Great atmosphere, and Kelsey provided top-notch service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Porcini’s is consistently good. Very busy New Year’s Eve, and a slightly limited menu, but everything was great as usual. The salmon is always my favorite. Spinach salad was large and very good. Others had different items...all good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Been here many times and hope to return many more, service is always good as is the food - this visit was New Year's Eve, the menu was limited - didn't cause me a problem however my wife's favorite dish was not available (bummer), she seemed to enjoy her second choice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

This was are first time there, but will not be the last! We had the mushrooms with bruschetta for an appetizer and the mushrooms were over flowing, it was delicious! I had the angus steak and it was so flavorful I did not need any steak sauce!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Absolutely Delicious! The pasta and fish were top notch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Awesome night out! Great service and food. Definitely one of our family favorites!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food and service. Noise level picks up as evening progresses since the venue is relatively small.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Mom’s Birthday

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food excellent always

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great place and great food..Wish they had a bourbon menu with prices. Will be going back for sure.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Awesome! Very romantic and cozy! Food is always incredible! Service very attentive

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food andI really appreciated them accommodating my request for a particular table!

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great restaurant- delicious food, great wine list! Will definitely go back! One thing I did not understand was why all the tables didn’t have table cloths on them. I think it would look much better as the non tablecloth tables were not that great looking.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great meal and very accommodating staff served for a relaxing evening.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

service poor, appetizer good, entree not good, unfortunately 1st time, last time,

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Although the food and service were good, the noise level was so high that we were unable to carry on a conversation at our table.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a group of 9 prior to an event. Food and service were both great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food and service was great as always and the atmosphere is vibrant!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I ordered the red snapper special. The only thing ‘special’ was the price. $38. I failed the ask the price (shame on me) and wasn’t told. $38 for white fish, potato cakes and green beans is outrageous. No value there.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We enjoyed our meal here so much! We were greeted with a big smile as came in the door and the pleasant service continued throughout our meal. The food was great as was the Bellini’s. They did not bat an eye that our table of 6 consisted of our 4 well behaved kids (not babies or toddlers). We had a wonderful and memorable for our last night visiting Louisville. Glad we stopped by.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 21, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Louisville. Always dependably good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Romantic ambience. The service and food were excellent. The "Fresca Mele Calda" an apple salad with candied walnuts and a warm apple cider vinegar dressing was unusual and delicious!

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

I took six friends to Porcini, two couples and two individuals none of whom had met each other before. Not having been to Porcini before, I was concerned that the ambiance might not be right or that the noise level might prevent interaction at the table. It took me little time to realize that I had chosen the perfect place. We arrived at 6:30 and didn't leave until almost 11 pm...not wanting to leave then! The interior is spectacularly beautiful and warm, and the service is professional and prompt yet unobtrusive with no rushing whatsoever. And the food was absolutely extraordinary. I ordered a spaghetti dish but asked for no garlic because of a speaking engagement I had coming up. It didn't need garlic. The accompanying seasoning and beans were astonishing. The atmosphere literally fueled the chemistry at the table, everyone leaving with new friends. I will be back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 15, 2017

One of Louisville's finest, Porcini can always be relied on for great food and service. Try the specials!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

It was our 21st anniversary and it was a hit or miss choice, We are so glad we made our reservation with Porcini.
The food was incredible, the decor was amazing, and the staff went way beyond the call of duty with their professionalism.
It maybe a new secret getaway more often.
Bill & Patsy, Jamestown, TN.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This place never disappoints. We used to live around the corner and went all the time, moved away, moved back and it’s still great. Amazing risotto!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Outstanding as always. My favorite in Louisville and surrounding area!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The salmon I ordered was very tasty. However, it was served with loads of undercooked Great Northern beans which sort of ruined the experience. Crunchy white beans are not to be recommended. Service was very good. I would recommend Porcini's to friends.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent service and meal! Be sure to try a dessert.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great experience. First time there and will go back. Celebrating a birthday and a beautiful dessert brought out. Hostess super friendly and fun!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent until dessert. The creme brûlée was disappointing. Good size, presentation with berries, cookies and whipped cream, and nice burnt sugar crust. The pudding (!)
was awful.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were here last year when we were in town and it was a must stop this year. My wife enjoyed the beef filet and I had chicken pasta. Our friend had the seafood platter. It was great and we plan to stop in the next time we are in Louisville.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 2, 2017

My second visit and it was excellent. I highly recommend the Gnocchi. Very ideal for business dinners or dates due quiet atmosphere and unobtrusive service.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food and service were extraordinary. Enjoyed perhaps the best calamari I have ever had! Gnocchi was to die for and the filet was perfectly cooked. Pumpkin cheesecake - ooh la la! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Porcini's is such a wonderful restaurant. Love the food and ambiance is nice. Always excellent service. Portions are great too. One of my favorites!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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