Porcini

4.8
1573 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1573 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.7
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ErikB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porcini's is a great experience. The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Amazing wines, food and service. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and make great recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine, atmosphere and service. Highly recommend for Italian taste.

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JoanneB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food stellar as always. Small glitch with service but think server new. Still one of our favorite places to take guests for great food!

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Thurst
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance are always consistently good. This latest visit was no different. The meal was excellent and the wine the waiter recommended paired very well with our meal.

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vipThomasP
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

2021:kickstart.

It is always a creative meal with great service.

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CissyL
Adelaide
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can we all had a different meal fettuccine and Alfredo sauce but no chicken was excellent husband had gnocchi I think it’s called and he loved it he gets it every time we go there friend Mary Ann had pasta with red sauce and she said her dinner was excellent! thanks for replying I would recommend it to anyone! Our waiter was really good and he was very pleasant and very entertaining! Thanks for a wonderful dining experience!
Cissy...Ray ...Mary Ann

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vipready2eat
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I dined at Porcini's for the first time last weekend. The staff and food were awesome! The only negative was that there was a table of 6 who were very loud and took away from the ambiance of this treasure. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had party of 3 during Covid. We were spaced great and waiters had masks. Food was excellent and is consistently one of the best restaurants in town.

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TammyH
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the staff was great. Excellent wine list. Get the veal!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal. The Atmosphere is so local which is awesome! The staff really takes care of you and the food is fabulous!

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vipNanaO
Louisville
35 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday was wonderful. Everyone loved their meal. Great beverages and the bday dessert was delish ! Excellent servers too .Thanks

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Walt
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was amazing from the food to the customer service‼️

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JaniceM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porcini is one of our favorite places in Louisville to dine! Love the food, service and ambiance.

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vipNanaO
Louisville
35 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!! Happy to be dining in. Wonderful staff from Russell in Valet to Hostess to Jennifer serving and all the other hands that make it such place !

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Foodie
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve! Great time..excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Steak was sloghtly overcooked. More Med well than Medium and too much pepper seasoning

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual. From the wine and appetizers to the steak and pasta, it was all delicious. Can’t wait to dine again.

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vipPotts
Louisville
60 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and son in law were in for Christmas and he had have never been to Porcini’s. He is Italian.
We all agreed the food and service was extraordinary. Our waitress was Samatha and did a great job. Tim Coury and his Staff have never let us down. Again, Porcini’s is the best Italian restaurant in Louisville.

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vipExcellent
Louisville
37 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent across the board!!!

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vipPatrickD
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Porcini never disappoints. Our #1 choice for date night.

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DanielR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy eating here during a visit to Louisville. The food is spot on and the ambience is perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back! Loved the martinis! The butternut squash pasta special was excellent!

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vipMichealR
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porcini’s never disappoints.
We enjoyed the calamari, best in the city, Caesar salad and the pasta evening special.
Our server was prompt, polite, and professional.
We will return again, very soon.
Please support Porcini’s and all restaurants as Covid restrictions have hurt this industry and its employees drastically.

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vipTerrgreg
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening. Loved everything about it from the food (fried artichokes, spinach salad, lamb chops with risotto and veal piccata) to the wine (amarone. Yummm) to the service, ambiance, noise level (so nice and quiet. They have acoustical tiles. So smart). The owner stopped by to check on every table. A very special place. It will be a regular for us.

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vipConradN
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect. Great food. Great service. Great people.

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BradP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. After the Covid restrictions lift, it’s a must go.

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phyliss
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful meal with great service. Always a favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the best! They never disappoint!

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vipLovestotravel
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had both evening specials. Halibut was outstanding! Very fresh. Heirloom carrots with honey and goat cheese were sooo good!! Also the second vegetable which was polenta with summer squash was very good. The NY Strip steak was of good quality, and cooked to order (rare). Fingerling potatoes were substituted instead of the sweet potatoes that came with this steak. Everything was delicious.

Our server, Justin, was very pleasant and efficient. Restaurant doing a good job of following Covid guidelines. So sad to see another government shut down.

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RyanC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Service was great, food was even better!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great, and atmosphere was great. Thanks!

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Anne
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a beautiful heated and covered courtyard. Couldn't ask for a nicer birthday dinner!

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StevenS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can really say is, WOW!!! My wife and I dined at Porcini for our anniversary while in Louisville and from start to finish and from the service to food, it was simply amazing! Nick, our server, was awesome and could not be happier with choosing Porcini for our anniversary dinner. We live 3 hours from Louisville and my wife noted that she would drive the distance just to eat here again. Again, thanks Porcini for a memorable night!!!

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vipjill
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun night with friends. Great food, service and ambiance!

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vipDanaD
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porcini is consistently one of top restaurants in Louisville for their food quality, preparation and service, which is always very personable and professional. We have eaten here regularly for more than 20 years and I can't say I have ever been disappointed. Continued thanks to Tim, General Manager Jason Hester and two of my favorite staff members Damien and Giovanni. We always look forward our next visit.

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KaseyTrom
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Unfortunately, our experience started off badly when we arrived a few minutes before our reservation (at 5pm), and the server asked us to wait outside while the staff finished their meal. I wouldn't have minded had it not been so cold outside, and if he was more polite about it (instead, he told me the door "should have been locked" and ushered us out).
The food was also very average, which was disappointing since the ambience was actually very nice.

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StephanieS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic

I will be back

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vipSchrammy
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always great food...sat outside, which was a little cold. All good though

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with calamari, then had the chicken pasta and the filet mignon - all amazing! Great service, delicious food and drinks, plus timely and great portions for the price. Great ambiance for a date night or special occasion!

FAQs

Porcini offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 894-8686.

Porcini is rated 4.8 stars by 1573 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.