Porcini

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

Great food, great staff and our party thoroughly enjoyed the amostphere! Tim Coury was an affable and congenial host! Thanks Porcini!

JH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A near perfect experience except for one VERY loud female patron in the adjoining bar. Food and service was extremely excellent! Can’t wait to return.

C
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very loud restaurant, so a little difficult if you are on a date. However, the food is exceptional (best gnocci in Louisville) and very affordable. I will absolutely be back.

JB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Porcini’s to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I have recently gone low carb and there were many menu options to choose from while staying low carb. We started with wine, cocktails, and the delicious mussels appetizer. Every staff member was wonderful from the hostess, waitress, and the team who delivered bread baskets and water. We had such a wonderful evening and the ambiance was perfect!

j
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was great

MB
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess was exceptional and set the tone for everything that followed. The entire team worked well together, respected one another, and enjoyed their job and their quests. Oh yes, the food was great.

I started with the tortellini and went onto the veal for my main course.

G
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

food was good. Second time i ate here and food was better last time. Signature pasta dish was cold and not well prepared. Appetizers were great. Service was fair to above average,

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my favorite place to dine ! It was a really nice evening to sit on the patio !

f
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Porcini's is one our favorite restaurants in Louisville. The food is always spectacular and service is excellent. Our wine choice was great as well. Appreciate being able to park in library lot a short walk away from restaurant. Looking forward to our next trip to Louisville.

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner here with two friends last Friday and all three of us enjoyed our meals and the service was excellent. We started with drinks at the bar and were never rushed even though we went beyond our reservation time All of our meals were outstanding. One of my guests had the Halibut special and he devoured it! My other friend asked for something special be made for him at it was handled without hesitation. I had a delicious spinach salad and an even better Filet. My meal was outstanding. Our server recommended a great bottle of Zinfandel that I thoroughly enjoyed. Highly recommend

OT
Minneapolis
36 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

NOT AS GOOD AS BEFORE! I've dined here several times. We made a mid-week reservation requisition a table in the dining room. After waiting a half hour beyond our reservation time, we were told there'd be no option soon for a table in the dining room. We were seated at a table in the bar. The waitress was very inattentive and at times hurried and short with us. The food was good as always, but overall I'm inclined to return anytime soon. Good for you that you were busy that night, not good for your customers. Things suffered.

S
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience. Quality/taste of main dish was superb. No wonder this restaurant is a Louisville staple.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great evening- food and wine were enjoyed. Service is always good!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always on Point‼️

P
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I had really looked forward to having dinner at Porcini but found the food unremarkable. I had the halibut and it was overcooked. The green beans were good. The potatoes were disappointing. Our waiter was decent but did nothing to make our experience special.

t
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Porcini’s is our go to place. It never disappoints and this time was no exception. Service was great, wine great, our meals of salmon and ribeye great and Brussel sprout salad great. It was our anniversary and they made it special by presenting us with a delicious dessert. Love Porcini’s!!!

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary so they gave us a complementary dessert. Very nice.

CM
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Porcini’s never disappoints me. Excellent night, bustling atmosphere, great food and service. Brilliant!

M
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great as always and the service is the best around!

DH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good! Definitely expensive. I feel the wine list is overpriced which is a shame. Our ticket
was about $80 each including tip.....no desert. This included about 2 drinks per person.

P
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic as always...only issue I would say is the portion size (veal) was very, very small...looked more like appetizer portion. But it was delicious.

OT
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday. Every single moment was great. We did have to use our camera flashlight to read the menu which I thought was great because after ordering the lighting was very romantic and I looked great in candle light. Lol. The dessert tiramisu was the best I’ve had in town. Love this restaurant

CM
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I had booked a table well in advance. When we arrived (on time) we were put at the worst table in the restaurant . Middle isle next to kitchen. We asked for a different table and they did accommodate us. Our server was apparently very busy. She was great when she was there but large gaps in time before she would come back to our table. Starters were very good. I had salmon dish . Salmon was very good but I didn’t care for beans with my salmon. My moms halibut (a special ) was not very good, especially for the price. My husbands steak was good . Dessert was very good. My cappuccino wasn’t very good . Dry bitter .

HK
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is the single best steak i have ever had, each bite would reveal new juicy flavors. i highly recommend and extremely reasonably priced

M
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was amazing! Only complaint is that once seated, it took about 6-8 minutes for a bus boy to come fill our water glasses, and after that, it took an additional 10 minutes for a server to come over to get drink orders (and this was only after we got the bus boy's attention and told him we hadn't been helped by a server yet).

DN
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was amazing! The halibut which was the special that night and is not a fish I would choose - but I did - and so glad! It was absolutely wonderful - and so were the vegetables that accompanied it. We tried a few appetizers - crab cakes (the best I have ever had), calamari and the beefsteak tomatoes with fresh buffalo mozzarella with the perfect amount of balsamic! We will definitely be back.

LL
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu nice ambiance

L
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in town!

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

Bad night for service on patio...long wait. 1.5 hours after we arrived we were eating.

S
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Porcini's is a neighborhood gem. The friendly, inviting atmosphere was welcoming. The service and food were outstanding.

TP
Louisville
28 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my son passing the series 7

P
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good!

BL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new go-to restaurant. I love everything about the experience.

M
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Server a little “too” friendly. I received wrong entree after asking his recommendation between two. Food good , but should be for price. Have liked for years & will go back, but can’t afford on a regular basis.

C
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, atmosphere, and our service was amazing. Will definitely go again.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Our server was very knowledgeable about the different dishes and helped us decide what we wanted to order.

RJ
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at one of Louisville’s five star restaurants.

HS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely Anniversary Dinner here. I can’t have gluten nor dairy and found some amazing choices on the menu. The chef accommodated me to ensure I could safely enjoy dinner.

f
Louisville
78 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We sat outdoor on the beautiful patio. The food was amazing as always. Consistently a great place for dinner.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was great as always.. 3 couples first time for 2 couples loved their experience

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