Porcini

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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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OT
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I was very happy with everything. It was a little noisy crowd though.

JS
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been quite a while since we have been to Porcini's. And we were not disappointed. The place is dark with lot's of ambiance. Service was impeccable. The menu offered many choices. We started with a calamari appetizer which was not only quite tasty but a generous portion. We split a Caesar salad which was excellent. Our meals were very tasty and had sizable portions. WE both took a doggy bag. We also had some wine from an extensive list of many fine wines, but they were not inexpensive. Something for every wine lover. The prices are high, but worth it for what you get and the setting. Highly recommended.

JG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there and I loved it very much as did my Grandson, who is the families' little food critic, and only 10 years old.

I also want to say how much we enjoyed our waiter Giovanni.

KY
Louisville
66 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porcini is always good. Just delicious and reliable and simply always delivers as expected.

LM
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a fabulous meal but what really stood out was the excellent service we received from Emily. She was attentive but did not rush us and we had a fabulous birthday celebration.

DK
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s 50th this past Saturday. Emily was our waitres and was so amazing and fun. We were a group of 8 and while the restaurant is hopping and loud, it was great fun! I would not go there for a quiet romantic dinner but it was perfect for our group. I was a little worried at first since we were a large party but as soon as we sat down, I knew we would be okay and not bother others around us. The food was amazing as was the service by the other wait staff as well.

L
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We visited Louisville for a conference and found Porcini on Open Table. Great neighborhood, quirky and fun interior, delicious food and absolutely a delightful date night!

PF
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Service was 5 star! We had a wonderful experience

DH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Porcini's fulfills my preference for smaller, independent restaurants. It can get very crowded and noisy in the main room, however. The food and service are consistently very good.

RM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

All of the food was great and the experience lived up to my expectations except for the service. The service was very slow. Our drinks were delivered but our order was not taken at that time. We requested more bread four times before any was delivered. The check took an exceedingly long amount of time to arrive at our table and then sat there with our payment for quite a long time as well.

F
London
28 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Everything was fine except the chicken breast was rubbery. Not a great entree.

p
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Excellent wine choice. All staff were very friendly.

RJ
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Brie allowed us to take our time between each course with perfect timing. A good night to celebrate my wife’s birthday.
With a surprise birthday dessert on the house. A really good night.

LA
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porcini’s never disappoints!

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JA
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third year in a row we have went there for our anniversary. Always great food and perfect service.

t
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners I’ve had! I had the half rack of lamb with scallops.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time to dine there and we were delighted with the entire experience. Porcini excelled in every way — the ambience, the service and of course, the food, from the bread to the salad to the entrees to the dessert. It is now our new favorite for Italian even though that means a drive from our home in Lexington to Louisville.

NO
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always and Emily did a great job . Everyone enjoyed their meal 🤗

w
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great meal and a lively place especially the bar. I have been there many times over the years and always like it but they really exceeded my expectations. We brought out of town guests who travel the world and they were very impressed!!

TG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there once again for a business related dinner, service was efficient and friendly, food was outstanding as always!
Hands down some of the best risotto I’ve had in a good long while

B
Raleigh
39 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is outstanding in a great residential section of Louisville. We we here for the Clemson/Louisville football game and cant wait to come back again.

E
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a great decision!!! We loved our food so much that each of us brought it up multiple times the next day. I’m very happy we found this gem on open table and decided to visit!!! Such a great dinner

HS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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 on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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 on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was great

MB
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

f
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
37 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always on Point‼️

S
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CM
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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