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Porcini

4.7
902 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Anniversaries (42)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5;30pm - CLOSE, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - CLOSE
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Phone number
(502) 894-8686
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef John Plymale
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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.
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Private party contact
Jim Murphy: (502) 894-8686
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Cross street
N. Bayly Ave
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Parking details
Street parking and adjacent parking lot at Louisville library available as well as Valet.
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Public transit
Public transit is directly across the street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 902 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanE 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent!
!Excelente
Uitstekend!
Eccellente!
Otlichno

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TomV 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

My wife had the fillet cooked perfect (medium rare) and flavorful, I had the veal chop it was also cooked perfect and very delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Calamari appetizer was best I’ve had anywhere

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food prepared and presented in an outstanding manner.

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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I visited for Valentine's Day and we weren't looking for a place running any kind of valentine special. We just wanted to go to a place where we knew we could get some great wine and have a great meal. We weren't disappointed.

The menu was a bit different than what you see online, but that's not a bad thing. The server brought out some bread and some very good olive oil with cracked black pepper and grated parm in the center. Very good. For our appetizer we started with veal meatballs with mushrooms and a Madeira cream sauce. They were delicious. We then split a Mista Elevata salad (shaved brussel sprouts, pancetta, baby kale, parmigiano reggiano, toasted pistachios, sun dried cranberries in a lemon garlic vinaigrette). The server told us that there would be an up-charge for splitting onto 1 plates and asked if we would rather share from one place. Maybe saved us $5, but I appreciated her looking out for us and letting us know about this. My wife had the surf and turf special, which as a 6 oz filet and a grilled grouper with lobster buerre blanc and jumbo lump crab. This also came with polenta cakes and asparagus. For my entree I chose the shrimp and risotto. Grilled jumbo shrimp, spring vegetable risotto and a lemon garlic sauce. We wanted to save room for dessert so we asked the server to box up what was left of our entrees. They brought everything back nicely boxed and bagged up for us.

The only disappointing part of the meal was the dessert, but it wasn't bad by any means. We should have gone with the chocolate torte, but I elected for the Chocolate pate, which was dark, white and milk chocolate formed like pate in a tourrine with amaretto and served with chocolate covered strawberries and a creme anglaise. Don't get me wrong, it was good, but not as good as anything else we had that evening. It was almost frozen. There is a recipe on the Courier-journal if you'd like to try it.

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Ranger3nbc (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

An amazing time for a Valentine celebration! The staff and management was very friendly and made you feel like you were part of the family. The food was amazing from appetizers to dessert. A must for northern Italian food.

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viprwh11806 (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service were great. Drinks are pretty overpriced, so just a heads up there.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing!!!!! Delicious! Prompt, polite,

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RachelC (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Best food in Louisville.
Everything was amazing from appetizers to dessert.
Can't wait to share with out of town guests.

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MargaretN (Louisville)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Always a favorite. We have friends who live in the Frankfort Ave. area and we love to walk up. Food is always great. Drinks too.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Best Service in Louisville!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

2/3/18-Excellent Experience!!!!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful experience

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Olivia (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We were seated in the small room on the left (not the main dining room). It was miserably loud. The food was wonderful, but the noise level still left an unpleasant taste in my mouth.

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vipFoodMoM (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Awesome once again!

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was great. Our server Kelsey was fabulous! Would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food, service and overall vibe of restaurant were wonderful. Damien did a fabulous job serving and Jason, the manager, stopped by to check on us and chat. Very well done.

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professionaldiner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great experience. It was my second time coming, it did not disappoint other than not having tablecloths but other than that it was nice

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Mo22 (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was excellent as well as the wine selection. Everyone in our group had good things to say about their meal.

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Potts (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

I had a business dinner on Thursday night. Josh was our server and did an outstanding job. I had the Pollo Marsala and my guest had a NY Strip steak. The food and service was excellent. This is truly the best Italian restaurant in Louisville. Try it and you will not be disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The place was packed with interesting and beautiful people. I had the grouper, my husband had the Pasta with Bolognese, and our friends had the Chicken Marsala. it was all fabulous!! The place is lively and fun!! Highly recommend!! Lindsey

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Banker (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Loved the ambience, food & vibe. Our waiter waiter & his team were very attentive.

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MikeOber (Louisville)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

And enjoyable meal with friends. We enjoyed our own dishes along with traded items so that we would all have a taste.... finished with crème brûlée.... a great ending!

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Cargobrain (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Everything was excellent! Ask for a tablecloth for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Excellent dining experience. Wine list, service, and food quality exceptional. Personal attention and ambiance make this place a winner. Skip the cannoli.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Food was awesome, ambiance was great. Service was great. Believe the hype.

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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Porcini never disappoints. Great food, great service. Very attentive waiters.

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Cathy (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Wonderful dinner and friendly service. Will return.

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Mikey (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

We go there about every month, service & food are always excellent

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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent wines by the glass at reasonable prices. Food was excellent as was the service. Not inexpensive, but well worth the $.

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