Porcini

4.8
1638 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 1638 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment and the cannoli! Holy cannoli! I give you a five star for consistency! My husband and I tend to always come for any special occasion and every single time it has been amazing! Ambience, food, service, always a delight.

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SallyH
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, salad and appetizer
Service by Shelby was spot on took very good care of us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Perfect!

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vipswr112261
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always.

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vipDanC
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience! Kudos to all.

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JenniN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic halibut, excellent service, and accommodating (outside dining and servers wore masks-thank you!).

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HeidiG
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From soup to nuts Porcini's does it right! Couldn't have asked for a better anniversary dinner out with hubby. The food and service was outstanding! Highly recommend!

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BradleyC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best restaurant experiences you can have in Louisville.

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vipFrankK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most enjoyable evening. Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The raspberry cocktail was delish. The portions could feed a family. The food was amazing.

Thank my Uber driver for recommending this place.

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Lizlocal
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Charming setting. Food well prepared and attractive on the plate. All our pasta meals and salads were very good.

Service was okay, I think we had a newer waiter. Polite. But did not stop by as often as we would like.

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vipCarolM
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Porcini's. The linguini with shrimp was outstanding!
We would order that again.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food and great place- servers accidentally mixed up our table but recovered well and we will for sure go back.

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RobynM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! We had halibut, salmon, and pasta dishes. The mashed potatoes were delicious. To top it off, we had spumoni and Tiramisu. What a meal!!!

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vipraquelk
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal and love it there!

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vipsarahpricemd
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time.

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vipKathy
Louisville
29 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect evening! The outdoor space has been outfitted to be warm, and at the same time allow for good airflow. We were celebrating a birthday, and the evening couldn't have been more perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with outstanding service

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for a great dinner. The Frankfort Ave high fashion is a excellent version of an old fashion. Fantastic as always

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED our First experience with Porcini’s...

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business meeting dinner. My bankers loved it. The pasta was awesome.

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Skippy
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was very busy for a Wednesday night. I was surprised to see very little social distancing practices in place. The food was very good. The server was busy, so wasn’t able to get to our table very often.

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AmandaO
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful evening, everything done well. a very reliable destinatoin!

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TonyS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening! My fiancée and I don’t have many date nights. Damien was very knowledgeable about the menu, offered great recommendations and was very attentive throughout the entire evening.

All of the menu items were on point and delicious!

I was also very happy to see that the restaurant looked to be having a great night. Last year took a toll on the restaurant industry. I’m glad that Porcini is doing well!

We will definitely be back soon!

Thank you for having us!

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MattM
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First timer - enjoyed the ambiance and energy of the place. Waiter was very helpful with the menu. Shrimp risotto was our favorite dish. Creme brûlée desert was sub par. Overall great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was other-worldly. Love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Well prepared filet and gnocchi and delicious shrimp and risotto

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AndrewS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All very good. The Marsala wine sauce on the polo al marsala wasn’t the best. Tasted more like a package mix.
Steak very good as were the veggies. Goat cheese appetizer was also very good.

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KB1234
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed fabulous appetizers, drinks salads and dinner and topped it off with the creme brûlée that was the best I’ve ever had!! Superb service and a wonderful ambiance at Porcini’s!!

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vipPotts
Louisville
62 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friend from Charlotte came In town for 2 days just to go to his favorite restaurants.
We went to Jeff Ruby’s on Tuesday and Porcini’s on Wednesday.
Porcini’s is his overall favorite!!!
Again, thanks to our server Nick as well and Tim and Jason for a special evening with our friends.

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LorieL
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Porcini was perfect! One of the best dinner experiences we've had as a family. It was my son's 12th birthday. We put the reservation in his name and added a note that it was his birthday. The hostess immediately acknowledged the special occasion and let him decide which side of the restaurant we would eat on. The waiter immediately greeted him, as well. He felt very special! My son and I both got the filet with gnocchi and asparagus. My daughter got the penne carbonara, and my husband enjoyed the chicken gorgonzola. Everything was beyond delicious. So good. After dinner, the waiter brought my son the most gorgeous piece of tiramisu with a lit candle in it. So yummy!! As we were leaving, the hostess wished him a happy birthday once again. It was a wonderful experience full of memories we'll cherish forever.

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JarrettS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to eat, sincerly enjoyed the dinner and the server. Thanks for a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday celebration with a friend. Haven’t been for years! Great food!

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vipChristopherM
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nothing, everything was perfect. Vest dining experience in over a year

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vipBoss
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First time to this restaurant - we’ll dine again.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The menu has shrank dramatically since our last visit.
No bourbons on the menu yet they have plenty of top shelf options.
Cant order at the bar, and the servers don’t know what they have.
Waitress was friendly and staff kept up with us, but given the reduced menu options and the difference in overall value we may not be back.

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vipLindar
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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EricP
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was amazing. We will be making this place part of our normal rotation.

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Helen
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, excellent food, attentive staff but not "hovering". Enjoyed our evening!

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KevinK
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

We will be back...

FAQs

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

Porcini is rated 4.8 stars by 1638 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.