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About Porcini

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.

2730 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5;30pm - CLOSE, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - CLOSE

Cross Street:
N. Bayly Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 894-8686

Website:
http://www.porcinilouisville.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking and adjacent parking lot at Louisville library available as well as Valet.

Public Transit:
Public transit is directly across the street

Executive Chef:
Chef John Plymale

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Porcini Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (45)
Special Occasion (44)
Good for a Date (42)
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Neighborhood Gem (39)
Romantic (38)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Notable Wine List (27)
Worth the Drive (27)
Cozy (26)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Business Meals (21)
Authentic (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Fun (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Bar Seating (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Casual (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
People Watching (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Louisville)·Dined 5 days ago

Great meal and very accommodating staff served for a relaxing evening.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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·Dined 5 days ago

service poor, appetizer good, entree not good, unfortunately 1st time, last time,

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 (Louisville)·Dined 5 days ago

Although the food and service were good, the noise level was so high that we were unable to carry on a conversation at our table.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a group of 9 prior to an event. Food and service were both great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food and service was great as always and the atmosphere is vibrant!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I ordered the red snapper special. The only thing ‘special’ was the price. $38. I failed the ask the price (shame on me) and wasn’t told. $38 for white fish, potato cakes and green beans is outrageous. No value there.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We enjoyed our meal here so much! We were greeted with a big smile as came in the door and the pleasant service continued throughout our meal. The food was great as was the Bellini’s. They did not bat an eye that our table of 6 consisted of our 4 well behaved kids (not babies or toddlers). We had a wonderful and memorable for our last night visiting Louisville. Glad we stopped by.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 21, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Louisville. Always dependably good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Romantic ambience. The service and food were excellent. The "Fresca Mele Calda" an apple salad with candied walnuts and a warm apple cider vinegar dressing was unusual and delicious!

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

I took six friends to Porcini, two couples and two individuals none of whom had met each other before. Not having been to Porcini before, I was concerned that the ambiance might not be right or that the noise level might prevent interaction at the table. It took me little time to realize that I had chosen the perfect place. We arrived at 6:30 and didn't leave until almost 11 pm...not wanting to leave then! The interior is spectacularly beautiful and warm, and the service is professional and prompt yet unobtrusive with no rushing whatsoever. And the food was absolutely extraordinary. I ordered a spaghetti dish but asked for no garlic because of a speaking engagement I had coming up. It didn't need garlic. The accompanying seasoning and beans were astonishing. The atmosphere literally fueled the chemistry at the table, everyone leaving with new friends. I will be back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 15, 2017

One of Louisville's finest, Porcini can always be relied on for great food and service. Try the specials!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

It was our 21st anniversary and it was a hit or miss choice, We are so glad we made our reservation with Porcini.
The food was incredible, the decor was amazing, and the staff went way beyond the call of duty with their professionalism.
It maybe a new secret getaway more often.
Bill & Patsy, Jamestown, TN.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This place never disappoints. We used to live around the corner and went all the time, moved away, moved back and it’s still great. Amazing risotto!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Outstanding as always. My favorite in Louisville and surrounding area!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The salmon I ordered was very tasty. However, it was served with loads of undercooked Great Northern beans which sort of ruined the experience. Crunchy white beans are not to be recommended. Service was very good. I would recommend Porcini's to friends.

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food3
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent service and meal! Be sure to try a dessert.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great experience. First time there and will go back. Celebrating a birthday and a beautiful dessert brought out. Hostess super friendly and fun!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent until dessert. The creme brûlée was disappointing. Good size, presentation with berries, cookies and whipped cream, and nice burnt sugar crust. The pudding (!)
was awful.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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food4
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were here last year when we were in town and it was a must stop this year. My wife enjoyed the beef filet and I had chicken pasta. Our friend had the seafood platter. It was great and we plan to stop in the next time we are in Louisville.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 2, 2017

My second visit and it was excellent. I highly recommend the Gnocchi. Very ideal for business dinners or dates due quiet atmosphere and unobtrusive service.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food and service were extraordinary. Enjoyed perhaps the best calamari I have ever had! Gnocchi was to die for and the filet was perfectly cooked. Pumpkin cheesecake - ooh la la! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Porcini's is such a wonderful restaurant. Love the food and ambiance is nice. Always excellent service. Portions are great too. One of my favorites!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a wonderful time (again). We sat at the bar this time and the bartender was amazing. Great drinks, fantastic food. Love it.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

They do a consistently good job. Should not experience a disappointment. Food is well seasoned well prepared and well presented.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Porcini's is a fabulous restaurant!! We love the food and the ambiance. The Bar is always fun. Lots of beautiful and interesting people to talk with. Liz was our waitress and she was great. (Service is always good) Lindsey Miller

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quick Bite
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Everything was excellent; the only thing better than the service is the food. I have had a positive
experience every time my wife and I have dined at your restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Porcini’s is my favorite Italian Restaurant as well as just a great place to have dinner. Tim and his staff do a great job. The food and service was great. Nick was our server and he was fantastic.
Again, I would highly recommend Porcini’s for any occasion or just a an evening out.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Porcini has been the most consistent restaurant with the best service in Louisville for 25+ years. What else do you need to know?!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

We were recommended by multiple friends for a birthday evening to celebrate my husband's birthday. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable and friendly . The food was delicious!!! I couldn't have asked for a better experience and will definitely be back!!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a QUIET table in a small room just off the bar - GREAT TABLE!! Thanks, Porcini!

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

server was wonderful. Food great! Had a wonderful time

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had a wonderful time enjoying the food, atmosphere & some quality time with my wife. Service was outstanding & the food was perfectly prepared. Always a favorite of my wife and I.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Porcini' sis a fabulous neighborhood restaurant with amazing Italian food. Love the atmosphere and food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was phenomenal. Calamari and scallops were very tasty. Party of 5 all enjoyed our entrees especially the special lobster ravioli. Jennifer was our server and she was amazing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Maybe the best ambiance in Louisville with great food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Dine there every year when we do ICUEE show. Gets better and better. Great food and great people.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was fresh and delicious. The service - - leaves a definite gap in my expectations.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Good quality food prepared well. Wonder sauces in all the dishes we tried. Good variety and good wine list with plenty of range. Consistent local favorite.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great meal, much better than average service, nice atmosphere. Moderate noise level when full.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We enjoyed dining on the patio.
The veal scallopini and the new roasted chicken were delicious.
Our server Josh did a great job taking care of us.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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