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  1. Distance: 1.74mi
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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (51)
Good for a Date (48)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
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Neighborhood Gem (41)
Romantic (39)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Cozy (26)
Authentic (25)
Notable Wine List (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Business Meals (23)
Worth the Drive (21)
Good for Groups (18)
Hot Spot (15)
Fun (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Happy Hour (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Casual (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
People Watching (9)
Late-night Find (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Calamari appetizer was best I’ve had anywhere

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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food prepared and presented in an outstanding manner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 11, 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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 7, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Best Service in Louisville!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Wonderful experience

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 4, 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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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Awesome once again!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 3, 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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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 3, 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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 (Louisville)·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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·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.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Louisville)·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

Tags: Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Organic, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·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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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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

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 (Louisville)·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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Wonderful dinner and friendly service. Will return.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Late-night Find
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Live Sports, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·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 $$.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Porcini’s NEVER disappoints! Good food, good service & atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food is very good. Went to wife’s birthday and was 2nd time going. Just as good as the first time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food was excellent. Weak local beer selection. Service was excellent

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I have always told anybody I know the pizza at this restaurant was the best in town. They have changed it somewhat (put more cheese topping) and I don't feel that way any more. Makes me sad.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We enjoyed Porcinni very much. The food was great and nicely presented. The service was attentive, want more bread...no problem! There were some good, moderate priced wines on the menu. All in all we had a very nice dinner and evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Sorry to admit that this was our first time at Porcini's....but it won't be our last. I had the lamb chops which were best I've ever had. Earl had halibut special which was wonderful. Great atmosphere, and Kelsey provided top-notch service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Porcini’s is consistently good. Very busy New Year’s Eve, and a slightly limited menu, but everything was great as usual. The salmon is always my favorite. Spinach salad was large and very good. Others had different items...all good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Been here many times and hope to return many more, service is always good as is the food - this visit was New Year's Eve, the menu was limited - didn't cause me a problem however my wife's favorite dish was not available (bummer), she seemed to enjoy her second choice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This was are first time there, but will not be the last! We had the mushrooms with bruschetta for an appetizer and the mushrooms were over flowing, it was delicious! I had the angus steak and it was so flavorful I did not need any steak sauce!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Absolutely Delicious! The pasta and fish were top notch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Awesome night out! Great service and food. Definitely one of our family favorites!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food and service. Noise level picks up as evening progresses since the venue is relatively small.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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