Porcini

4.8
1711 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 1711 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNanaO
Louisville
44 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!!

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TonyP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for the terrific service and food! As former New Yorkers this far exceeded our expectations for Italian!

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MargaretT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Porcinis. Red snapper special was best I have ever eaten

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vipGoodstuff
Louisville
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed everything! Delicious!

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CherylS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, food and service was absolutely the best! Very good night out

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Best risotto I’ve ever had.

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vipJoey
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food was phenomenal. I had the Chicken Marsala and it was excellent. Highly recommend.

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wsmith987
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good and priced accordingly. Hard to understand the server though, with the mask and noise. I went to the restroom and upon my return my half full margarita was taken away by the server. I wasn’t finished with it and at $14 a glass I would have like to have finished it so I wasn’t happy with that.

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vipSusan
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was wonderful as always and service great. I would have preferred to be outside or in main dining area. We were in what is usually the private dining area, just not the great ambience that we usually enjoy at Porcini’s. One of my favorite restaurants in Louisville. Tim Coury and his staff are the best!!

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vipBRW1116
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality and consistency never disappoint! New server was very attentive. Always a favorite for everyday or special occasion.

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PatriciaG
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tried the Caesar salad, Linguini Palermo and Gnocchi con salsiccia week of 6/3/21.
The Linguini Palermo was full of flavors and I would definititely order again. Gnocchi
was spicy and great!
I found the restaurant to be romantic and moderate in noise. We had a young lady who
was not able to recommend any dishes in particular, saying "everything is good". It would be great for staff to sample dishes, so they are knowledgeable in recommendations.
This seemed to be a dining spot for locals. I would definitely try again.

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vipDvcgirl
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as usual

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WilsonTC
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porcini's is always a treat - hadn't been there in over a year, everything was as good (maybe better) than I remembered. Service was excellent as was the food, ready to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sons great high school successes!

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KennethS
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat there on a regular basis. Never had a bad meal.

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vipMichealR
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Porcini’s never disappoints. We enjoyed a great meal. I had the pasta special, linguini in white clam sauce and my wife enjoyed the penne with chicken. Both were delicious.
Our server was professional, knowledgeable, and very polite.
We can’t wait for our dining experience at Porcini’s.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Anniversary dinner!

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vipChristopherM
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Artichoke appetizer is fabulous, our favorite. Halibut was cooked to perfection. Everything served hot, on time and was delicious. Coffee gelato is a must for dessert!

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JoshuaG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best Italian in Louisville. Service very good and food excellent.

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vipAnne
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food as always. Seating outdoors on the covered patio is lovely in the nice weather. They were a little understaffed and service was slower than usual, but this did not impact our wonderful meal.

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RobertA
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The waiter was very attentive and made us feel at home.

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vipBethG
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere with options for outdoor dining. Professional staff & delicious food with beautiful presentation!

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PS200337
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Not the usual excellent service or food quality this visit. Somewhat busy and know our waitress was trying very hard to keep up but seemed to have too many tables as requests for a soft drink, pepper, etc took multiple requests.

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BobS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The shrimp dish, spinach salad and Caesar salad were all up to expectations. The only glitch was the wait staff forgot to bring us our wine when the main course was served but she recovered.

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vipMarkinKY
Louisville
58 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live nearby and had waited until after vaccinations to return to Porcini for a birthday. We ate outdoors and the waiter was extremely attentive and even brought a complimentary dessert as a birthday treat. I appreciated how the hostess and waiter paid attention to the notes I’d left with my reservation on Open Table.

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LeeE
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I adore Italian food, and I can always depend on Porcini for being consistent in providing a delicious , special meal of my favorites.

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lempun
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
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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Tulipgirl
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
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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sully
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food as always, excellence service. Celebrated a birthday

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Dinersor
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to dine with friends for any occasion!

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JerralS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Patsy
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
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
50 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
7 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.

FAQs

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

Porcini is rated 4.8 stars by 1711 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.