Porcini

4.7
1225 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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D
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. Excellent atmosphere, food, service. Complete 180 from Grassa Gramma. Could not have asked for better.

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JV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first experience there was fantastic. My wife and I will definitely go again. For being the caliber of restaurant that it is, I think the prices are incredibly reasonable.

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

Porcinis has been consistently great for over the last couple decades. It is hard to say about that in the restaurant business.
Great job!

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MM
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food! One of the really great restaurants in Louisville.

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TM
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Porcini is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always delicious and the atmosphere is always fun. I highly recommend the brussel sprouts salad!

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PD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't believe this is the 1st time my wife and I had ever been here. Food was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. Service was excellent, friendly and fun also well informative. I will definitely be coming back soon.

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KH
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It never disappoints! Our food was tremendous. From the lamb chops to the pasta, simply amazing!

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HG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Porcini was great. The ambiance, the food and the service were all up to my high standards. I'm very picky when it comes to Italian food, and this was pretty good especially for Kentucky!

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PM
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great pasta and salads. Great table. Fantastic atmosphere.

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MC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Porcini was amazing. The service was 5 star, the food from the appetizers to desserts were perfect. The wine and cocktails are top shelf. This will be a regular spot for my wife and I, and I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. If you're reading this and considering it, than read no further, and go.

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j
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, outstanding service

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RH
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited from out of town because of open table ratings we chose this restaurant. Food was fabulous. We sat on the patio and it was a very nice experience.

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LA
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite go-to place in town. Delicious, wonderful dishes, excellent service and convivial atmosphere.

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DD
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

What a miserable experience. We made a reservation, checked in on time, went to the bar because the hostess said that it would be a few minutes because it was packed. We had no problem until 45 minutes later and I checked in with the hostess and she admitted that she totally forgot to check us in and just forgot about us. It had cleared out a good bit but 15 minutes later we finally had a table. Not much else went any better. Several tables had been sat later than us and finished before us!! They “lost”
Our dinner order, too. If the food hadn’t been really good, I would have asked to have the meal comped. The “manager” came over yet again, apologized and sat a giant plate of desserts in front of us “as a way to make it up to us”! Yuck. Too long, too late, and now I see that Open Table wants to ding me for “being a no show”!!
The food was quite good, but was just one of those nights that we should have stayed home.

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BB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food. The short rib and the the Filletto Griglia were delicious.

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Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Was our first visit to this restaurant. Main dining area looked very nice and “Italian,, but our party of two was seated in an area that was best described as an entrance hallway which was completely isolated from the main dining areas. Seating experience for us would keep us from going back. They should just give up the three tables in the small isolated area rather than seating guest in an underwhelming part of the restaurant. Food also did not meet our expectations, and we eat out a lot so we have something to compare them to.

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R
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Louisville treasure... always expect an excellent and consistent meal

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S
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The restaurant was so cold I couldn’t enjoy my meal. No complaints on anything else

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SB
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recently moved back to the area and made reservations for dinner with my new boyfriend, who had never eaten here before, and as I had anticipated our experience was fantastic. I love this restaurant and is one of favorite date night destinations.

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D
Louisville
33 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had early reservations before attending a show, and were the first patrons to arrive at the restaurant. We were seated at a table, but when my wife requested a booth the staff quickly moved us. They were helpful and understanding, but the only downside was that the second table to arrive was seated right next to us in very close proximity. They were four ladies and we got to listen to their entire conversation. Not sure why another table could not have been chosen for them.

Otherwise the service was impeccable and the dinner was outstanding. Damien was our server and he was friendly, prompt and attentive throughout our visit. Salad and dinner courses were served quickly and were delicious. We were even early for our 7:30 curtain, which is not always the case. We will certainly visit again.

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JC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Wasn’t impressed overall. For the price there are far better food options.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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m
Louisville
43 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

IF YOU GO ON A WEEKNIGHT IT'S NOT HALF AS NOISY - SOME SAT. NIGHTS ARE UNBEARABLE. ON A THURSDAY NIGHT, WE STILL ASKED TO BE SEATED AWAY FROM A LARGE TABLE- THE HOSTESS SAID THEY WERE GOING TO BE LEAVING, BUT THEY DIDN'T LEAVE UNTIL ABOUT THE TIME WE DID, SO IT WAS A GOOD MOVE. LIVELY PLACE- THE VEAL SCALLOPINI IS TOP NOTCH!

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M
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated an anniversary & were treated beautifully. My red snapper was delicious yet small enough that $38 cost seemed quite high.

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VP
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is excellent as well as the service . Great place to dine

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WH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was awesome. I had halibut and she had shrimp both perfectly cooked. But, save room for the cannoli, these are better than any you've had. Our waitress was maybe a little beleaguered so, not always right there but not painfully absent. Maybe it was better not to have that second cocktail anyhow.
We loved it and will be back soon.

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c
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the halibut special. My husband had the veal chop. Neither of us was disappointed. His mashed potatoes were probably the best I have ever tasted. Had great service. Highly recommend.

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AG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Porcini consistently delivers: excellent food, ambiance and service. Best Italian in Louisville!

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M
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful atmosphere , friendly service, delicious food !

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were at your restaurant the Saturday before and the service was excellent! When we took a business associate the following Wednesday, the service was not as it was on Saturday.

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PS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been a favorite restaurant of ours since it opened in 1992. Highly recommend it. Diverse menu, great service, comfortable dining.

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SW
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Service and cuisine. Always on the mark.

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OT
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Graduation night, so added tables made getting around difficult for customers and wait staff. My wife sent back dish due to uncooked rice, then got dish with hard beans (sigh). We love this place but it was not a good night.

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S
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Porcini’s has a wonderful vibe due to all the bustling people and wait staff and hip, classy decor! Of course the food is spectacular and the wine incredible! You can really feel the specialness of this place as you enjoy dinner.

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LF
Louisville
44 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Porcini on a Friday night is quite noisy as it is busy and tables are close together. The food is excellent. The fish special is always delicious and Chicken Marsala was very good. Service was good although at times forgetful. Meni options are extensive and so far everything we have tried has been very good. The artichoke appetizer was a wonderful starter.

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CP
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect modern Italian restaurant. Pasta, seafood, chicken, steaks, etc. Excellent service on a busy night. Food was fresh prepared and served hot. Waiter was very attentive and helpful. Definitely $$$. Dress is casual to dressy. They might even have valet parking.

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RF
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional. First time in Louisville and great experience. Every part of the meal and service was awesome. I would highly recommend to friends and anyone visiting the city. Great Work!

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

Porcini is great. We have now been there two times. Budd, our waiter, has been very excellent both times. The food is great, the atmosphere is great, and the service is even better! We went the Wednesday before Derby and they were really busy but Budd was still really great and we didn't have a really long wait for food either.

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AZ
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place as our Derby week family get together

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JC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service in Louisville! Never disappoints!

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