Porcini

4.8
1800 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 1800 people are saying
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KalebM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great good great ambiance great service! love it. will def be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!! My go to place. Long live Porcini!

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viprlp1
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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DouglasG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular and service was beyond amazing.

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susu
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was delicious but the creme brûlée was disappointing: the consistency was lumpy rather than smooth. Good job distancing diners.

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vipLindar
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night on the patio! Wait staff - very friendly and attentive!

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MaryN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful setting on patio, great food, server needs some training

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NathanB
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food with generous portions. Excellent service.

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vipMalissaT
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always good to very good

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NikkiP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! We had two appetizers - veal meatballs and tortellini and both were perfection. Salads were great and the entrees (which we had a mix of pasta dishes, chicken dishes and steak) were all superb. It was very busy in there but our server took care of us like a pro. The timing was impeccable- never felt rushed and never wanted/waited long for anything. The four of us agreed it was of the best meals we’ve had in a long time! Love Porcini!

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NicoleMac
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall I would rate Porcini’s as average. The service was good but not memorable. The server was knowledgable but the friendliest staff member we encountered was the busser who filled our waters and cleared our dishes. The food was decent, I ordered the veal scallopine which had good flavors but was mainly boring. My husband ordered a scallop and pasta dish which was also just fine. The goat cheese appetizer was very good as was the white and milk chocolate dessert we ordered. They lost me when the bill came and my husbands martinis were $17 each. That seemed pretty steep when everything else was more reasonably priced. Even my wine which was excellent was not that expensive. For any health conscious diners: They are not taking any Covid mitigation steps so if you’re the sort of person who maybe doesn’t want to be in a small enclosed space with a fully seated bar and dining area, this is probably not for you. We were both just basically underwhelmed with our experience. I’m not one to snap judge a restaurant on a single experience though so we agreed we would come back again and try the pizza (one was being served near us and it looked and smelled amazing). Perhaps it will be more impressive next time. But for a first experience…. Meh. I now know why I have never been personally recommended to try Porcini in my 15 years of living in Louisville.

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vipTracieS
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, amazing food. Loved it all, and will be back soon!

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Steve
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Morgan was a great server. Ask for her, you won’t be disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Served an old fashion with a Maraschino cherry…. Vice a luxardo or other higher quality cherry. Not good at all. Also, the prices have gone up dramatically from earlier in the year. Always on our top places to eat, but with the price increases and poor quality choices in their drinks I can’t say that anymore.

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vipSteveD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual food was great! Jill was an awesome server!

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Carol
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was extremely professional. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was cozy and relaxing. I will definitely be back.

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Farshad
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

keep up the good work

Like the new outdoor dining area

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food all around our table and very friendly and professional service.

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SpencerP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Exceeded my expectations on the food, service was on par for what I expected, the ambiance was better than I was expecting. Only thing I would have wanted different was not to be seated directly next to another occupied table when over 60% of the restaurant was empty. I would have appreciated one or two tables spaces since they had it.

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feedme
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

After being seated we ordered a bottle of wine. By the time the waiter came back to get our appetizer order 45 minutes later, the wine was finished and we were starving. In those 45 minutes, someone came around to fill our water glasses and spilled an entire glass of ice water in my lap. He quickly apologized and handed me a dirty rag to clean up and it was never acknowledged again. I spent the next hour with a wet outfit waiting on food. It seemed like every other table was getting checked in on and we were ignored for the most part.

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MollyH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with Hubby. We sat outside on covered patio. Great ambiance, food and service!

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BethB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. The food and service was outstandingly.

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vipPotts
Louisville
70 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our server and food was great. They were short handed but did a great job.
Absolutely the best Italian restaurant in Louisville!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was amazing and empathetic to my gluten and dairy allergy. Very friendly and a nice atmosphere.

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vipBegees
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went for our date. Were able to sit us earlier than our reservation and inside. Food and service were amazing. But very pricey for what you get.

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SkipB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate there with a party of 4. We all ordered different entrees and shared a bite with each other. EVERYTHING was amazing! Filet, pork chop, veal, salmon...all on point. Very good dining experience.

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TonyS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancée and I had a great time. Morgan took great care of us all evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for one of my best girlfriends. Another friend and I took her to dinner at our favorite restaurant for Porcinis because we know the food is always consistently delicious and the service is always excellent.
We always eat way too much, afraid
we might miss out on something.🥙🥗🧆🍤🍣🎂🍝

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful! This is our favorite, go to, restaurant!

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vipLuv2eat
Louisville
130 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a late night rendezvous on Saturday night!
We shared the linguine and shrimp! Yum! The spinach salad was tasty too! But, the grand finale was the key lime cheesecake. Wow!!!
Thank you Giavonni. You’re a delight! 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall wonderful evening. Good, polite service and lovely dinner.
Comfortable, cozy ambiance.

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vipDanC
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Service a little slow (the new normal).

A little pricey—$40 per person for pasta and salad with no drinks.

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DeborahT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We made reservations a week in advance. We arrived when they opened and the patio was empty. Still, we were given the table closest to the road, one of two in the sun, and directly adjacent to steps where servers and patrons came and went. Clearly, the worse table on the patio. There were only four of us, yet we were given a 6-top table. When we asked for a table out of the sun, we were told “this is the table we have for you”. One other large table filled with maybe 8 people a short time later. Four tables stayed empty for over an hour. Ninety minutes after our arrival, all the tables finally filled except for one 4-top. When we left two hours after arriving, the final table filled. Our table was in the shade by then so we could have clearly taken that table instead of baking for an hour. Unnecessary meanness! Barney Fife and his bullet in action.

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JoniC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food...very nice atmosphere, attentive wait staff

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vipLorieD
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night with great food. Some of the people in our group are still talking about how good it was over a month later!

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Karen
Louisville
28 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely perfect. Our server was fantastic. Great venue.

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Rainbow
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The new Covid levels mean we will only eat outside where we know the waitstaff will be vaccinated or masked.

I hope all restaurants go to a policy of requiring all guests and all staff to be vaccinated, like New York. This will make a huge difference in where we (and I believe many others) will chose to dine indoors.

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vipGkad
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic food. Highly recommend!

FAQs

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

Porcini is rated 4.8 stars by 1800 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.