Porcini

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such great food. We drive quite a but and so worth it.

WD
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent is every way! Drinks while we waited were great. Dinner was amazing. Service was impeccable. Definitely one of the best dining experiences in Louisville!

JS
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience! Food was great and the entire staff was very accommodating.

T
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner with friends from out of town! Thank you!

C
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porcini is hands down the best Italian restaurant in the Kentuckiana area!The Gamberi Palermo is scrumptious!I order it every visit even if I purchase another entree,I order Gamberi along with it.It's a romantic setting with an amazing staff!

F
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service

ST
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Disappointed in the items on limited menu. Understand it was day after Valentine — over abundance of pasta dishes.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Not a long wait when you have a reservation. Server was a bit absent and had to ask for things instead of us being asked if we needed things. Romantic lighting and overall ambiance. The food is presented to catch the eye and also tasted amazing. Drinks are over priced, however are very strong.

DC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

We didn’t stay to eat. We went for Valentines Day and it was a limited menu and was not made aware of that fact so with none of the meals we were looking forward to eating on the menu we left.

MT
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Date night on Valentines. Staff was very stressed and reflected in our service trying to rush us through dinner..every part from appetizers to dessert. Felt like faster service so you can get more people in and out. Disappointed in what’s always been a very nice, relaxing night.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful date for a beautiful experience

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fast!

BH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was perfect. I had a steak with Risotto as a substitute for it normal accompaniment. Flavors were excellent. Only tiny complaint - the food was only warm, not hot as it was delivered.

We also had the hearts of Romaine salad and we found it a bit weird that Romaine aspect of it was whole on the plate. Took a bit of effort to cut so that it could be eaten.

All in all, though, we love Porcini and we will definitely be back again.

K
Louisville
97 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to special date night spot Porcini delivered again! Great food (filet with gnocchi and linguini gamberi were fantastic!), service and ambiance. Can't wait to celebrate there again soon!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience4

All was fine but they were super busy. We didn’t get seated until at least 40 mins after reservation and co comps offered.

SP
Louisville
90 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great food, drinks and service. Never disappoints.

t
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Very loud. Felt like I had to shout. Busy so our service was slow but good. Portions were generous so good value for price. Would dine here again. Maybe not on a busy Saturday.

C
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service !

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere

KS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Louisville iconic restaurant owner Tim is a legend, food is exquisite.

D
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous. Go early when its not crowded as it does get loud. Pictures posted of everything!

JW
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always outstanding at Porcini. Yes, it's expensive, but the food is incredible, and service is flawless. My friend has many serious allergies, and our server & chef made her evening easy & very enjoyable.
Love it!

M
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - great wine . Waitress provided helpful recommendations . Very generous portions

LM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Great food. Great service. Warm atmosphere. Highly recommend

C
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food with nice ambiance. I hadn't been there for a very long time and was not disappointed. I won't wait as long to return.

K
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

DK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great! Overall good service, but not much attention to detail in the interaction. Some large parties made it very hard to hear and at one point it was just very loud. Felt like we were lost in the confusion.

PF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do you want to have a great dinner? Porcini was very classy, delicious food, great drinks, professional service! The owner even came by our table to insure everything was prepared properly-a great restaurant!

G
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious. Our bread and salad came out within a minute of each other, then our meal came out half way through our salad. It would be nice to space it out better. It’s nice to be able to relax with some space and not feel like we have to rush through our food.

BS
Little Rock
12 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Predictably excellent cuisine and attentive service all around.

DT
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience celebrating my birthday at Porcini. The food was delicious and our server was outstanding. The complimentary tiramisu was the best!

M
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner great bartenders and service. Top notch all the time

DT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The veal is out of this world. My wife both enjoy it very much.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very helpful about entree options..wine by the glass was quite good

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

From the start it was great. We were seated immediately.
The server was great, food great, than as the nigh progressed the noise level went up, however not unusual, BUT the big turn off was people who were dining had friends come by their table to say hello and they ended up standing around these two tables and made it crowded and extremely uncomfortable. At one point our server could barely get to us with food
Than From the time I made the reservation I had stated it was my friends birthday, and they knew that at the start because they commented on it. So she brings us our check and I asked if there was anything special for his birthday she said oh I forgot so she comes out and brings Im not sure maybe it was bread pudding slaps it on table and leaves .

OT
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Artichoke hearts are SO good!

T
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Disappointing experience. Waited 30 minutes past our reservation time to get a table, while a similar size walk-in party who arrived after us were seated first. Salad order was delivered incorrectly and steak was delivered medium rare when well done was requested. And no effort to make up for both mistakes other than a “sorry about that.” Disappointing for what is usually one of our favorites.

SG
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live the restaurant their food is excellent we always get the veil and love it. Just wish drinks were not as expensive

CR
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anniversary

Y
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little louder jazz music would be nice.
Maybe add more speakers in front room. Everything other than that was great!