Porcini

4.8
1760 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 1760 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RachelD
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food was delicious, service was superb, atmosphere is comfortable and cozy but a true fine dining experience. I have been here several times and am always pleased. Will definitely be back!

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DavidG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Porcini for the first time with the rumor it was one of the best restaurants in Louisville. It met those lofty expectations.

The food was absolutely perfect. We ordered the sausage & gnocchi and the fettuccini & scallops. The two of us switched plates halfway through our meal so we could experience both dishes.

The wait staff all seemed to enjoy being there and they worked together seamlessly. At one point our waiter, Damien, took my finished plate and, as he kept chatting with us, another passing waiter immediately took the plate from his hand and kept walking. Clockwork.

Damien was attentive, energetic, and gave honest insight into the menu.

It's hard to suggest a business not maximize income, but the space would feel more intimate if there were fewer tables placed in the room. However, the result was a restaurant filled with energy.

The menu was pricey, but the quality earned the bottom line.

- Cheers!

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vipSara
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Most everything was great except the Caprese Salad. The tomatoes were just ok and for the price there wasn’t much on the plate.

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LauraLou
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porcini was amazing, as always. I have been going there for years, and the quality and service have always been consistent and incredible. My husband and I celebrate many of our special occasions there, and this visit was for our anniversary. The staff made us feel appreciated and celebrated on our special day. I love Porcini and always recommend it to family, friends, and out-of-towners visiting our lovely city.

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vipThomasP
Louisville
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Porcini delivered superb food and service.
This was a relaxing, entertaining Weekend dinner.

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AndyK
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. It is loud inside but that was fine with us.

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vipKyleD
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food abd staff. Such great ambiance. Our server had a couple slip ups but overall he recovered. My Manhattan was ordered straight up but he brought it on the rocks. My friend ordered a glass of Pinot Noir with din we but it never came abd it was on tbe bill.

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vipMichaelB
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Restaurant was crowded and service slow as a result. Food was good but very over priced

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Dinner was just okay. The sever was okay. The food was just okay. We had ordered the linguine with grilled shrimp and the pork chop. The shrimp was over cooked and the pork chop slightly under cooked. With porcini reputation, we had expected the food quality to be higher level. Overall the dinner was okay for our anniversary.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our very favorite restaurant in Louisville. The food is wonderfully Italian and the service was amazing. Thanks to Tim Coury and his fantastic crew for a wonderful evening.

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RonS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was Excellent!
Food was very good.
Tables are small and make eating a meal with 4 people somewhat challenging

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BrittanyE
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kerry was a great help to celebrate my parents wedding anniversary! He helped us select a delightful wine and brought humor and comfort into our dining experience!

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VanH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy, quaint and a neighborhood gem. Every experience is a treat!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!!

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KarenG
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant!!

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vipGoodstuff
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great anniversary dinner. Excellent service, amazing food!

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vipRichard
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always consistently excellent. Russell , the valet, adds a great personality to the restaurant. Make sure you valet, give Russell a big hug and a big tip

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My entree was the only one of 5 that was very underwhelming. Very oily, not much taste.

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WesP
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The veal chop and grilled peach salad were better than I can describe. Great meal all the way around. Terrific service by Kelly and Chris

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say!!!! Fabulous!!! Found this wonderful restaurant by searching the internet!!!! Service food, atmosphere where all Amazing!!! Can't wait to return to Louisville to dine here again!!! Bravo!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Great atmosphere! Amazing food!!

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markc
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Best meal while in Louisville for 4 days. The Salmon was incredible with an orange glaze sauce. Cooked perfectly. We also had the calamari and a sauce that was perfect also. Husband had the filet with fontina sauce and gnocchi. He has always said he doesn’t eat gnocchi but this dish changed his mind. Service could improve hopefully as the world returns to normal. Don’t pass up a chance to eat here. 👏

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KevinS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food. The chicken marsala and salmon were great. Fried artichoke hearts for an app were equally great.

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MargaretP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was excellent. I look forward to returning.

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xbird
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and delicious, well-prepared food and drink.

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AliceS
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great group of team members! The night we arrived, a thunderstorm was coming in fast, we were seated outside, along with other guests. The servers and hosts quickly adjusted, brought their guests inside and continued on with the evening. Great effort to keep us dry and fed! Food was phenomenal: always a favorite spot!

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richard
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We, six of us, were seated by prearrangement on the patio. Within 20 minutes, a thunderstorm swept in, making it necessary to move indoors. The staff moved quickly to relocate us ( and other diners) indoors, into the adjoining special events room. The evening proceeded without a hitch. Everything was first class. Thanks to the staff for their professionalism.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for our anniversary…food was excellent and had complementary tiramisu for dessert! Will definitely go there again!

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vipDebbieN
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was fantastic - service not so much. Not once did he ask if we wanted another cocktail after our first one. We were celebrating a birthday and they did bring a complimentary dessert out - but he didn't bother to bring out a dessert menu to see if we wanted anything additional. Took forever to get our check - even though we weren't in a hurry - he didn't check on our table at all hardly. We had to flag down the water boy to box our extras and a bag to put the food in. Them we waited forever to get our check. Not the type of service you expect at a place like this.

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ChrisH
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service was excellent. They have shortened the menu quite a bit due to some hard to get items. The wine list is extensive and pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite! Love Porcini!!!

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vipTdougk
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent and staff provided great service

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Rainbow
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are so glad to be back inside.
Porcini is one of our favorite restaurants and we are there at least once a month.
Damian is terrific, and it was great to see Jason as well.
We always know we'll have a very enjoyable dinner at Porcini.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Damien, our server was attentive and friendly from start to finish! The food was abundant, mouthwatering, and delicious! One of the best meals I have ever eaten. And one they made special for me (which was not on the menu!)! If you haven’t eaten at Porcini, you haven’t eaten in Louisville!!!

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mikef
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was wonderful ! I had the grilled jumbo shrimp with lemon risotto. My friend had a pasta dish which she absolutely loved. Good food and wonderful atmosphere.

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Carl
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful first time visit experience. We will be back.

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Ctmom
Western KY
21 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend Porcini! The food was amazing and the service is outstanding. It's obvious the staff loves their work and are proud of the work they do, from the manager to the server. Cary was awesome!

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ShaneK
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was very peaceful and romantic. Our server, Morgan, was amazing. She was personable, kind, and attentive. I ordered the catch special, which was amazing. My girlfriend ordered the chicken marsala, which she enjoyed very much. Overall, I highly recommend this place for a special occasion, date night.

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PHILB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very attractive, the service was excellent, and the food, cocktails and wines were quite good.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great. Food excellent as always. We were there a long time as we had lots to catch up on. They were very patient with us and took great care of us. Great night.

FAQs

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

Porcini is rated 4.8 stars by 1760 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.