Porcini

4.7
1183 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.
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Seattle
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Louisville!

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San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, and wonderful cocktails. A great night out!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh is an awesome server and was very attentive and chill. He was not reading from a script and actually talked to us like a normal person while still perfectly representing the restaurant. We will come back and ask for him!

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SS
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended

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PH
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my all time favorite restaurants in Louisville! Love the owner too!

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PM
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

We shared crab cakes, delicious! Chicken Marsala was good. It was so loud, I was ready to go, also very dark. Found it interesting that they put white tablecloths on tables with larger parties but not on single tables. I think white tablecloths would help the darkness. My husband is a beer guy, only cans at this place, no draft. Will try to go when not so crowded, our dinner was on Saturday evening. Waiter was great.

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BH
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food never disappoints at Porcinis! One of our favorite places to dine. Service was a little slow cause the place was packed.

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RJ
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again we had a great evening. We got the table we requested. Our waiter Giovanni was perfect. He did not rush us through dinner yet he was always attentive.
An excellent evening.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love this place

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J
Louisville
51 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always nice - I be of our go to places.

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K
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and service were overall great. I was pleased that the restaurant noticed I had mentioned a birthday in the reservation and acknowledged it, including a dessert. It was a lovely evening.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent! Highly recommend the Fettuccine con Pepe Nero!

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r
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Porcini was again excellent as we try to go at a few times a year.

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T
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the first seating and had almost undivided attention from our server, Giovanni. That was very good since he did and excellent job. He offered us a nice Spanish wine, Juan Gil, that was not on the menu that worked beautifully. It was our 51st Anniversary so the evening was a bit special. We shared the apple walnut salad that was perfect. The portion size when shared was exactly what we wanted. For the entree, my wife was offered, and accepted a match up of the scallops that were on the main course menu, but substituted with the shrimp on another pasta dish. This was a great matchup. I had the short rib and it was one of the best I've ever had. I had never seen a short rib with 7 inches of meat on it. For dessert, they surprised use with two terrific cannolis. We finished the meal off with some espresso.

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KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Porcini never fails to create a memorable meal through fantastic service and great food that is both consistently delicious and ever changing with new seasonal flavors.

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PP
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is absolutely fantastic. We stayed in Louisville for 5 days and went to 2 times. The food, service was the best. Can’t wait to go back to Louisville to eat at this restaurant.

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Sketchy on gluten free info. Made our gluten free guest a little unsure if what she ordered was gluten free. Would prefer something marked on menu and not leaving up to waiter to determine what is gluten free.

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HD
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite to visit when in Louisville. Great food and atmosphere.

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JK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday meal for the wife. The staff and food were incredible!

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Austin
11 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my sister’s birthday. Everything on the menu looked fabulous and we had a hard time choosing. We had fried arthokes, pasta with scallops, lamb and risotto, osso buco and the apple pie cheesecake for dessert. Everything was really delicious. Also had a great wine list

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JH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable experience to dine at Porcini’s. Our favorite Italian restaurant in Louisville. Food, service, and atmosphere are consistently top notch.

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1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice and enjoyable dining experience. Bourbon pricing was a little stiff though.

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C
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The chicken was fairly tough, had to ask for a steak knife. Ee love everything about Porcini's but the chicken tonight was a disappointment.

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Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great fried artichokes.
All dishes were very tasty.
Enjoyed the service and atmosphere.

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner for a good friend

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J
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating here. Very good! We went for a double date and although we enjoyed spending more time with friends it did take our food a while to come out. But we had ordered some appetizers and salads so we were satisfied. Looking forward to going back again soon!

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k
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always wonderful! The staff very friendly and great service. The hostess staff are very accommodating with seating and changes to OpenTable. The Brussel sprout salad is my favorite!

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KH
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What else can we say. The lamb was cooked to perfection, the pasta al dente. The service was great! We love Porcini!

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1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Servers were fantastic. Received a somewhat rude phone call from the hostess about 15 minutes before we arrived concerning our reservation. Other than that, everything was wonderful!

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Amazing food. Amazing drinks. Great spot for special occasion or date night.

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1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday with my girlfriend. Great experience with great food, very friendly service.

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1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Meals were a hit except for a veal scalloping (iare the leftovers and loved it. Very lemony veal and any sauce was a little bland, but made a perfect light lunch the next day. I had the gnocchi and spicy Italian sausage. It was very flavorful but a little light on portion. Great taste. Tables were a little tight

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Service was excellent! Arrived early and got a table right away. Can't wait to go back!

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1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night with the hubby! Karen, our server, was fantastic! She had such a great personality! The valet apologized to US for the delay getting our car. Sir, you’re the one who ran around the block, IN THE POURING RAIN, to get our car! Thank you for a great evening!

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HE
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They were very accommodating for special requests. The restaurant was busy. Service was good. The food was delicious.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always consistent with good service. Would highly recommend this dining experience.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service from Damian. Alaskan Halibut was excellent.

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1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place! Food, drinks- everything is awesome.

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Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was excellent and helped us pick out the perfect wine for our meal!

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SK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A belated valentines dinner. We had been here in years and were not disappointed.

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