Porcini

4.8
1685 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 1685 people are saying
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lempun
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

This was one of the meals we have had in Louisville... from appetizers to desserts! Fabulous!
(However, the table was way too small & uncomfortable & the ambiance was lacking.)

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sully
Key West
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food as always, excellence service. Celebrated a birthday

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Tulipgirl
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband's birthday with dinner at Porcini's and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Our server was very attentive and the ambiance relaxing. Thank you for a fantastic evening!

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vipDinersor
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to dine with friends for any occasion!

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JerralS
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best value for northern italian or tuscan dishes the atmosphere and service was terrific

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Patsy
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I visited for the first time 5/10/21 to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary. Service was great (Morgan), food was phenomenal, and it was an excellent value. If I could change one thing, it wood be some mood music over the speaker system (not too loud, though). Sinatra would be great. Every time I’ve visited Andino’s in Providence, Rhode Island’s Federal Hill neighborhood, they have Sinatra playing over the speakers. Great, great restaurant, and we will definitely be back!

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vipSunsetLife502
Naples
48 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant and team of professionals always delivers an
Excellent meal, great service, and as a result, a good time with friends. Highly recommend.

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vipRichard
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porcini’s is the best and most consistent restaurant in town

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porcini is consistently one of the best restaurants in Louisville, quite possibly the best. I took my mother there for Mother's Day and there was a line out the door waiting to get in when they opened. The overwhelming amount of people that flooded the restaurant as soon as the doors opened did not overwhelm the staff at all. Everyone was professional, courteous, and efficient. We were seated immediately, received our waters immediately, and our waitress promptly took our drink orders. We ordered the crab cakes and tortelloni for appetizers and both were simply perfect. For entrees we ordered the shrimp risotto and lamb chops. The lamb chops might be my new favorite dish in Louisville. My mother, who does not typically like lamb, tried a bite and LOVED it. It was impressive to have such a flawless experience as we're still dealing with the grips of COVID and on an extraordinarily busy evening. 10/10 would recommend Porcini for any occasion.

TLDR: the staff, service, atmosphere, and food at Porcini is simply top notch.

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DanaW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were all very friendly. COVID guidelines were followed. The food was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend the mushroom risotto. The setting was very nice and romantic. We will definitely return.

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GlenS
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the absolute pleasure of having Samantha as our server who couldn't have been more knowledgeable, personable or accomodating! It was my husband's 50th and she was a blast! The table was waiting upon arrival and truly the pace of the meal was perfect.

We had a great evening and are still talking about the risotto! WOW!!!

Thanks for a memorable and delicious night out - one of our favorite restaurants in Louisville.

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Staci
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was fantastic. Some of us had exceptional food while others had just "okay" food. I really think it depended on what was ordered. Kelly was superb. Thank you.

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Kelli
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambience! Most of the dishes were incredible, but the two who got the risotto loved the shrimp on it but not the risotto itself. Overall great place - we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has a very comforting ambiance with great food and even better dessert located in a nice, quiet part of town.

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thomass
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

they make you feel at ease as soon as you enter the restaurant....it has been our favorite go to place for special occasions and just a nice quiet dinner....never disapoints

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Porcini’s

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vipGaryR
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a lot of fun. Great place to have some wonderful Italian food.

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EricW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife out for her birthday to Porcini. We had a great experience as the waiter was outstanding and the food was fabulous!! We will return in the near future.

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vipSharonK
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had a reservation for a month or so reserved on Opentable for our 42nd wedding anniversary and nobody even said happy anniversary. The wine was $60 a bottle, but you can buy the exact same vintage and bottle for $18 at Total Wine. The service was too busy, too many people wandering around touching things in our opinion. Spinach and misto salads were excellent! Steak very good. Too expensive for the experience in our opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I loved our anniversary dinner on the patio of Porcini! Our server was incredible, she gave wonderful wine recommendations, and we loved the crab cakes! The patio was so serene, and we loved our entrees.

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vipWeinie
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always.

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vipLuv2eat
Louisville
124 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a lovely dinner on Saturday night. I had the special, which was the red snapper! Oh, so good!!! My husband had the shrimp and pasta, yum! Shelby is so calm, unhurried, and a delight! Thank you for a perfect evening! 😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great

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

Excellent! Only complaint was they would not allow outside cake and said it was health dept rule. We have been to at least 3 other upscale places in last 6 months and ALL allowed celebration deserts brought in. However. Still excellent!

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vipJasonK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of the best, most consistent restaurants in Louisville!!

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JaneyJ
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!

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Riley
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Knowledgeable waiter, amazing hostess, the chef should work for Ramsey. I'm telling you this resturant will change your life.

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vipAngelaM
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience. My all time favorite restaurant!

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vipJaniaB
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at Procini. My husband and I both felt the food was excellent and our server was top notch. The atmosphere was perfect for a date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Can’t believe we have lived in L’ville for almost 6 years and just discovered Porcini’s. We have been twice in the last month. We will be back as often as possible.

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MatthewS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. One of the best Caesar salads I’ve had and delicious tiramisu. The atmosphere was nice, quiet, and romantic. The service was good. Now for the bad part. They were out of the first 2 bottles of wine we tried to order, so we had to pick a more expensive wine than we were looking for. Also, there were 2 price discrepancies from the menu to the check. The entrees we ordered were each $2 more than the price listed on the menu. So due to the negatives I won’t be rushing back, there’s just too many other places to go, but I do want try again at some point.

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Rachel
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere are worth the price. Perfect spot for a special occasion or date night. Food was amazing. Will definitely be back in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always great

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Diana
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and attention to detail. Mainstay in the Louisville dining scene!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So delicious! Perfectly balanced cocktails and outstanding food quality. Very impressed!

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viplove2dine
Tallahassee
27 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food execution. Fillet and gnocchi and shrimp linguine were amazing.Wine selection had many great choices. Ambience is pleasant intimate and quiet. Our server seemed a little off however. Spilling wine. Not able to remember the specials. But the server was very nice. Overall enjoyed the dinner and will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
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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vipSallyH
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
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!

FAQs

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

Porcini is rated 4.8 stars by 1685 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.