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Porcini

4.8
4.8
2146 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

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What 2,146 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Our experience was not what it usually was at Porcini’s‘s. The service was very slow. It was inattentive. The food did not come out hot and fresh like it usually does. We had a couple with us that have not been there in many years and we had suggested it and we were a little embarrassed.
  2. JK

    JanetK

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    food was great...it is pricey and is a limited menu but quality is very good. It is small place and felt a tad cramped. I do take issue with front door opening right there in the dining room..Air comes blasting in for those close to it when door is opened. The server was great, however, it did take a very long time to get through the meal long pause between each course. The crowd is a bit older so my 18 y/o grand daughter felt a bit out of place but enjoyed her birthday dinner of formaggio de capra very much.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Smokey outside
  4. C

    Chris0329

    Cincinnati

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our dinners there. We each got different specials. All loved what we ordered and will be back. Came into town for St.James Art Fair.
  5. AG

    AnneG

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Consistent service, food and ambience. Highly recommend!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The veal was 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
  7. DP

    DonnaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The mashed potatoes were from a box!! I couldn't believe it!! Then the waitress brought me some pasta. The grated cheese was stale!! Wcerything else was ok!
  8. VF

    VirginiaF

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Porcinis! We just keep coming back. They have the best ambiance and food!
  9. BA

    BarryA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an awesome meal. Food and service was fantastic.
  10. TP

    ThomasP

    Louisville

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Porcini, once again delivered good food and service. I met a business colleague and we were able to discuss business, while still being in a vibrant setting.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good delicious but waited over 30 min for a table when we had a reservation. Didn’t let it ruin our experience but be prepared to wait even if you have a reservation
  12. T

    Timothy

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time and a wonderful meal.
  13. EN

    EricN

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was a little slow to come out, though it was prepared very well. Serving size is on the smaller side, especially with the veal. Again very tender and tasty. We were there at peak time, but it was quite loud. It’s been a while since I’ve dined there, but seems louder than I remember.
  14. S

    Spencer

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time dining at Porcini. Shelby was our server and was excellent!! Food and wine were excellent. Loved the patio. Very noisy but obviously very busy and everyone happily chatting!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Server did not tell us about the specials. ( we heard her tell another table later after we ordered). Bread is sub- par, Blue Dog bakery is down the street, we wondered why they don’t serve their bread??
  16. JL

    JLRing

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time in your establishment. The food and service was superb and can’t wait to return.
  17. K

    Kyfoodie

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always! Service was impeccable. 30th anniversary special Linguini Romani was light and tasty. Wine selected was different and wonderful!
  18. RY

    RobertY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated our 50th anniversary here and we were very pleased. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Taylor is a wonderful waitress.
  19. l

    lauries

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another homerun dinner at Porcini's! I have been going to Tim's place for years now and I can tell you it never disappoints. Food was delicious, service was impeccable which absolutely made for a wonderful night!
  20. AR

    AndersonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were only in Louisville for three nights and Porcini was by far the best of the relatively same priced restaurants. Service from Kelli was genuine and comfortable, and a table visit from Jason the manager gave the impression that Porcinis was the only place that truly appreciated our business. And as a group of foodies that aren’t shy about spending well, it’s always nice when a new place delivers. Next visit to this cool town will include our now old favorite Porcinis on a new list of places to try.
  21. JN

    JeffN

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We started out with the artichoke appetizer with sauce that was truly amazing. Our waiter was excellent and recommend the high fashion - another amazing item. Both of us had pasta dishes that were excellent. I haven’t been to Porcini’s in quite awhile. I have to go back soon for the great drinks, service, appetizers and great meals! Great experience. Thank you.
  22. NO

    NanaO

    Louisville

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful!! From Russell At Valets warm welcome to very attentive staff everything is done perfectly. The appetizer Squash Blossom from Giovanni’s garden was amazing! Dinner is always delicious and no surprises . The restaurant was full but everything was cleared , glasses were filled and no one was rushing to get the table emptied just enjoying a tasty meal and evening. We didn’t have room for dessert but that has never disappointed in the past either !
  23. PG

    PatriciaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was delicious. Kate, our server was very efficient and friendly. It had been a while since we had eaten there but definitely want to return soon.
  24. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Nice place, good food. We ate on the patio, but despite many tables available we were seated at a not-so-nice table as far as location goes right next to the waiter's station...my only complaint.
  25. JM

    JMcD

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding food. Had the fired artichokes to start. Would definitely order this again! The scallops, fish, filet…all just wonderful. We sat on the patio, love the atmosphere. Parking is a challenge but is totally worth it!
  26. S

    Stace

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was somehow our first experience at Porcini, and now it’s obvious why it has been in business for 30 years. Our server, Morgan, had great suggestions and was super friendly, and we ate the most perfect scallops and filet we’ve ever had. We sat on the patio on a beautiful evening, right on the sidewalk, so perfect.
  27. MB

    MichelleB

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated in a table in the back next to the kitchen door at the end of the bar area. Despite the heavy foot traffic,... the ambiance, food, and service were excellent. The best dinner I've had in a very long time. I will be back very soon.
  28. CR

    CarrieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and waiter was amazing! Will definitely be back!
  29. LP

    LewP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service. Delicious food. Charming environment
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We were celebrating our anniversary and had we have known how loud it was going to be at 7pm we might have sat outside . The food, service etc was fine and we had a nice time . I would just say if you were dining and want to talk to those at your table come in later in the evening or during the week!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The special entree had a lot of spiciness not listed in the description. They remade it for me but it seemed to take away some of the flavor. Salads came heavily dressed even though we requested on the side. A cosmo was $16!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent service at Porcini
  33. AS

    AmyS

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was attentive but not pushy, enjoyed a leisurely dinner. We had the fish special and pasta special- both were delicious. Have been coming here for years and is always a treat. Best dirty martini in town!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Unfortunately not the normal great experience I've grown accustomed to. The filet was overcooked and not as tender. Over still a great experience but not the usual amazing meal that I've had every other visit.
  35. JM

    JacobM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The place was gorgeous, the food was amazing and the service was great! The only thing I didn’t like is how loud the dining room was. I had selected a reservation for a semi-private table and then a party of 8 was sat right next to our table.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cancelled Jeff Ruby, from a recommendation local restaurant owner to eat at Porcini! We are so happy we did! From the ambiance to the server to the owner coming to chat with us making sure our experience was perfect! We started with the calamari cooked perfectly, light breading not chewy. Delicious. Pork chop was excellent tender and flavorful. Chicken Marsala was light, sauce was flavorful. Ended with Tiramisu, was very different, light, amazing flavor, presentation was amazing on are whole dinner. Thankyou for the hospitality!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is cozy & perfect for date night! Food was delicious! My husband is still raving about his pasta dish & he is hard to impress. We will be back soon!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and excellent, attentive but not rushed service.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dinner and love the atmosphere
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal, outstanding service from Taylor who knew details about their impressive imported wine list and everything about their awesome feature meals. There is a good reason this has been a Louisville staple for 30 yrs! It will be one of our top favorites for a long time!

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 4.8 stars by 2146 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Porcini

2730 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206

Dining areas

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

  • 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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