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Porcini

4.7
4.7
2603 Reviews
$31 to $50
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. Over the last 30 years, we have been privileged to be a part of so many great memories here in our dining room, bar, private dining room, and patio.

* For Parties of 6 or more, Please Contact the Restaurant to make a Reservation

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (502) 894-8686
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef John Plymale
  • Catering
    Please contact us about off-site and in-home catering! 502 894 8686 or www.porcini502.com
  • Private party facilities
    From annual meetings and product launches to milestone celebrations and holiday parties, Porcini has the experience and success record to assure that every Special Event in our restaurant is flawless.
  • Private party contact
    Jim Murphy: (502) 894-8686
  • Neighborhood
    Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
  • Cross street
    N. Bayly Ave
  • Parking details
    Street parking and adjacent parking lot at Louisville library available as well as Valet on the weekends.
  • Public transit
    Public transit is directly across the street
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,603 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Great for fine wines

  • Central Kentucky

    Italian

  • Louisville

    Great for fine wines

2,603 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant with great ambiance service and spectacular food. My favorite restaurant in Louisville

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  2. julieh

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Have always had excellent meals in the past. This time the restaurant was very crowded, so service was a slow tho our waiter was pleasant. My pork dish was not cooked completely. By the time it returned from the kitchen, my companions had finished their meal.

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  3. MaryG

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was very attentive until our food was delivered. She never checked back to ask how our meal was… we had someone else get us fresh pepper. My husband’s mashed potatoes were cold, the pork chop was a bit too charred and yet the inner meat was merely medium very pink and a bit undercooked for pork. My carbonara was not the typical with a cheese/white sauce but a creamy tomato with rubbery pieces of chicken. I will state that the Appetizer of scallops was absolutely delicious, the drinks were fantastic and the charred Romain salad was very good. Unfortunately the service and our entrees were lacking for what Porcinis is known to offer.

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  4. DianeF

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Our server was very experienced and suggested a wine pairing which really enhanced the meal. Glad we saved room for dessert. It was delicious.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Amazing atmosphere! Great service, very knowledgable!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Madison was an amazing server!! Our food was scrumptious

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  7. DavidM

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, relaxed, great service! We will be returning.

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  8. BenA

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good food, excellent service and a special night out define this restaurant. Our server, Morgan, was attentive even given their short staffed evening. We love this restaurant and would recommend to anyone.

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  9. johnp

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Porchini has the best food & customer service in town!!

    1 person found this helpful

  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, delicious food and drink, great atmosphere! Highly recommend!!!!

    1 person found this helpful

  11. CoyoteC

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tim Coury has one of the best places in Louisville. Always consistently and a rockin’ atmosphere. Every meal I’ve ever had there has been excellent..:.Coyote Calhoun

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  12. RickT

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice and romantic...one of our favorite Italian restaurants!

    1 person found this helpful

  13. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great waiter and was worth the price. We will be back.

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  14. kacolor

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amanda was amazing! The Valentine specials knock it out the park as always

    1 person found this helpful

  15. TheCEO

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere and kind manager. However, the service was poor. Three waitresses intermittently visited our table to bring food/drinks out. Our orders were not taken until 35 minutes into our visit. The drinks were delicious, though. The Caesar salad and bread were superb- the best salad I think I have ever eaten before. However, the gnocchi dishes were lukewarm. The flavor was quite delicious and rich, though. The cheese and pasta sauce were very fresh. Unfortunately, my girlfriend and I both had digestion issues after eating the food. My guess is that the food might have been sitting out for too long. Overall, it was a fair experience. However, the price is simply too high for mediocre dining and service. My girlfriend was given a rose for Valentine's Day, so that was very kind of the staff.

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  16. cyrilT

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fantastic Italian cuisine, took my wife for a nice dinner on Valentine's day, they had a special menu for the occasion and it was terrific. We were seated promptly and the food came out quickly and the order was correct. Our server was attentive and very pleasant. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for Italian in Louisville.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. carson

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My Fiancé and I celebrated Valentine’s Day here. Porcini has a very intimate atmosphere and was the perfect place to eat for this occasion. The food was on point: piping hot and bursting with flavor. After dinner, we couldn’t land on a decision as to which course was our favorite— it was all so good! 10/10 would recommend and will definitely be returning in the future.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I only gave it a 4 star overall because we were on the patio and the heat is either blasting in your face or off. Someone has to address this lol

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  19. JoshL

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our service was fantastic. We were seated at our exact reservation time. The food was pretty good, though a little pricey. I would go again for authentic Italian.

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  20. MichealQ

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time in and we had a great experience. Our server was very attentive without coming by too often. The food and drinks were outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on a great date night.

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  21. Brian

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent and Bret our server did a great job. Initially were asked to sit at a high top in an aisleway and when we asked for another seat we were moved to the outdoor area. We were the only people there until the end of our meal when another couple was seated nearby. I'm not sure why we were moved outside since we had a reservation and the restaurant was almost empty when we got there. In the future I'll be more specific on my reservation on seating preference.

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  22. LoveLocal

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have had great experiences in the past but our meal was so disappointing on 2/13/2024. The highlight was the appetizer ... artichoke hearts. They were delicious. My salad was supposed to be a kale and brussel sprout salad. Unfortunately the kitchen must not have had kale. They substituted field greens. Had I been told kale wasn't available, I would have ordered differently. My greatest disappointment was with my entree. I ordered salmon with Tuscan white beans. The beans were not cooked properly. They weren't done ... still crunchy and the salmon was SO salty. It was inedible. My husband was displeased with his entree, as well. My dessert was described as a chocolate raspberry cake. What was delivered was more of a dry brownie. I'm not sure what happened to one of our favorite restaurants but we couldn't have been more disappointed. We won't be back.

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  23. Richard

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tim Khouri, legendary Louisville restauranteur, gets the job done at Porcini. Friendly, timely service. Warm, attractive Italian surroundings. A wondrous menu. Cooked to perfection. As always. Utterly consistent.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. JeffO

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food prepared perfectly, our server Amanda was exceptional, would highly recommend this restaurant

    1 person found this helpful

  25. ErwinI

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome dining experience! Service was superb, food was out of this world amazing and the setting was great! Definitely a must in Louisville!

    1 person found this helpful

  26. Erin

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Porcinis is normally a favorite of ours but we had the worst experience last weekend. Service was not just slow, we had to follow up multiple times from drinks to dessert as it seemed like orders were forgotten. Several items never even showed up to the table. In addition, when several in our party attempted to use a normal restroom, we were rudely stopped by servers letting us know we had entered a private party and asked to leave. No sign on the door to the room, doors wide open. It was inconvenient and embarrassing. Just all around a really poor showing. So disappointed.

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  27. kathy21

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful meal and our service was great!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, delicious food and lovely atmosphere.

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  29. RitaB

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Porcini’s never disappoints. Wonderful food and stellar service.

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  30. Mary

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorite places in town! I opted for my favorite, Chicken Carbonara, and it was great. My husband had the seafood special and it was fabulous.

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  31. ThomasP

    Louisville

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had family in from out of town. We were greeted by a friendly hostess and guided to our table. The mood was electric and our waitress was energetic. Our food and drinks were tremendous. This was a wonderful choice four our guests. Strongly recommend!

    1 person found this helpful

  32. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always so great, the food will never disappoint, very flavorful.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. Jamesk

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect as always!!! Tim and his staff never disappoints

    1 person found this helpful

  34. MJUMD

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The apple salad was light and delicious. If you like seafood: everything was delicious! I also had the veal which was masterfully prepared and very tender. We had the Italian wedding cake which was very rich. I will definitely return! The ambience was warm and romantic. Nice for a date night or just a great time with friends.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a great place. The gamberi e risotto was delicious and grilled lamb chops were so succulent and flavorful. Soup specials always excellent. Too full for desserts.

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  36. MissB

    Cincinnati

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I think Porcinis has a formula that people like .. it was busy… though personally, I feel they need some updates, both to the menu and the decor which hasn’t changed in decades. We were ready for some simple pasta and it was good. The wine pours are generous . My husband said his Old Fashioned was “ good but not great”. Our server was very pleasant. No complaints .

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party had a wonderful experience. The ambience.was eye appealing. The waiter very attentive but not hovering as well as the servers catering to our every needs at our table and our food cooked to perfection. My wife and I ordered the Salmon Alla Griglia . That Honey and Blood Orange Glaze on the Salmon made this Salmon the star and had a wonderful complement to this dish served on a perfectly seasoned Bed of Tuscan beans,so flavorful Thank you Chef.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. MystiP

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The bread, the appetizer, and the salad were fabulous. The two gnocchi dishes however could have been better. The spicy sausage gnocchi dish was too spicy and the beef tenderloin of the beef tenderloin gnocchi dish was too charred and the green beans too crispy. However, the gnocchi was some of the best gnocchi I have ever had. The service was extremely poor though. We were there on a Monday evening. It was not busy, we had a reservation, but we were there for 2 hours. Most of that time was spent waiting on our main course and the free desert because we were there for my husband's birthday. The free desert was tiramisu which I do not care for, but my husband enjoys. He said it was not as bitter as some that he has had so he enjoyed that at least. Despite some great food we will not be going back.

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  39. Mike

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall our experience was very good. We thought the seafood pasta dish was over spiced for our taste. Service was excellent.

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  40. JoeG

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. Consistently wonderful food.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Porcini is rated 4.7 stars by 2603 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Porcini

2730 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206

Additional information

  • Cross street
    N. Bayly Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking and adjacent parking lot at Louisville library available as well as Valet on the weekends.
  • Public transit
    Public transit is directly across the street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef John Plymale
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (502) 894-8686
  • Catering
    Please contact us about off-site and in-home catering! 502 894 8686 or www.porcini502.com
  • Private party facilities
    From annual meetings and product launches to milestone celebrations and holiday parties, Porcini has the experience and success record to assure that every Special Event in our restaurant is flawless.
  • Private party contact
    Jim Murphy: (502) 894-8686
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