Porcini

4.8
1605 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 1605 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KevinK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant and wonderful food. One of our favorites in Louisville.

We will be back...

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vipFrankK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back. Always enjoy the food. Looking forward to eating on the patio as soon as the weather allows.

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vipSandP
Louisville
96 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience1

Was seated in the room on the east side of the restaurant. Did not care for the atmosphere. But, the Halibut special was amazing. One of the best Halibut dishes I’ve ever had. Overall, great as usual.

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vipNanaO
Louisville
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!!

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vipPatrickD
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, Damion, was amazing!

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localfoodie84
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Overall it was a great experience. We made reservations, and the table was not ready for at least 30 minutes. A few guys in my group were not happy as they had gotten babysitters and their time was limited. Otherwise, food, ambience, staff, etc. was very good. I hadn't been to Porcini's in a while, and it was nice to be back.

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IIIEats
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late V Day. Early B Day. Chris was one of the better waiters we’ve ever had.

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AkeemB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Lamb was great 👍🏾 Enjoyed my time wine was delicious

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AdrianW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Both food and service were top notch and made for a wonderful evening. Management was ever present on the dining room floor overseeing that no details were overlooked.

Highly recommend!

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ShawnW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything the food the waiter the atmosphere. Would recommend

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LisaM
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a fabulous Valentines Day dinner. The food was wonderful starting with the Blue Crab Cakes to the wonderful pastas. We had to ask numerous times for bread but all in all the food and experience was very nice.

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JohnD1951
Salt Lake City
28 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

I have previously dined at Porcini's and know about their quality. I have had good seating, great waitstaff, and great ambiance. This visit missed the mark for me: seated in a non descript meeting room and was placed at at table immediately next to the kitchen and weren't asked by the person seating us whether we liked it or not. We moved to another table on our own in the same room to get less of the hustle bustle of staff in/out of the kitchen. There was no charm in this room as opposed to the main seating area at Porcini's. The wait staff gave a very hurried description of the specials for the night. We ordered Salmon and the Halibut and a split salad. Food was superb.
Bottom line: we made our reservation early in late January and asked for a nice table but did not get it nor any explanation as to why. When we dine out we want it to be an event including great ambiance, an attentive staff both hostess as well as waitstaff, and great food. We appreciate the superb food. However, there are many fine dining restaurants in Louisville. I was not impressed with Porcini's this time and will look elsewhere in the future. Superb food was not enough to consider this a wonderful event.

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Becky
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, wonderful waitress, and incredible atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everyone from the host to the waitstaff was very friendly and welcoming. The service was quick and the food was excellent. I highly recommend the goat cheese as an appetizer!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service and drinks were excellent. Have to say food this time left something to be desired.

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vipLouFoodie
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Awesome server. Ambiance was great aside from a very loud gentleman a few tables over.

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KurtS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second time there and was once again an outstanding experience

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! It was very busy, but our server was attentive and friendly and we had a wonderful evening.

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vipCa1965
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chad our waiter was excellent and recommended a new wine (Dragon) to pair with our meals. It was great.
Food and ambiance make Porcini one of our favorite restaurants

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MattH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Great place for a date night.

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BrendaM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Waiter was not attentive. Appetizer and entrees were excellent! Dessert was not up to par. No offer to replace or take off the total bill.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent! Not much more you could ask for!

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vipDebbyC
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our service was excellent. Wait staff was friendly, efficient but not overbearing. The food was very good. It was an enjoyable evening.

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Katiep
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter, food and drinks!! Had a wonderful time, will definitely book again soon

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Jake
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The tortellini was amazing.

-Don’t require a minimum character count for the write in section. Drives off customers willing to do a survey.

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vipKatydid
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! The chef was even kind enough to make an old favorite pizza of mine that is no longer on the menu. They said it was no problem because they had all the ingredients. My grilled romaine salad was delicious too!

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EdwardY
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to celebrate a special occasion. The ambiance is very nice and the food is fantastic. A little pricey but worth the money (on those special occasions).

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressive dining experience. Very friendly staff. Looking forward to eating there every time I’m in Louisville!

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KathyH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great service. The patio was toasty warm with their new heater.

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ErikB
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
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 on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Server got two entrees wrong. But the food was fabulous. Always good. Chalked it up to an off night.

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JoanneB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
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 on January 16, 2021
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 on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

2021:kickstart.

It is always a creative meal with great service.

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CissyL
Adelaide
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
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!

FAQs

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

Porcini is rated 4.8 stars by 1605 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.