Portico Restaurant - Richmond
Our Tented and Heated Patio is open for Lunch Daily 11:30 to 2:00 and Dinner 4:30pm-9:00pm
For your safety and the safety of others face MASKS are required upon Entry, Restroom use, visiting guests, walking and Exiting the grounds. Upon arrival we will greet you on the Front Porch for check in.
Take-Out from 4:30pm to 8pm Daily.
Online Ordering at porticorichmond.com
Lunch is served daily and Brunch on Sunday Only
Italian inspired Cuisine in a charming and beautiful country setting with outdoor dining Covered Heated Tent with open sides . Stone terrace with large fireplace nestled between aromatic herb and flower gardens.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Braised Leg of Lamb served over a Spinach Parmigiano Risotto
Tender Eggplant, Capers, Olives, Marinara, Melted Mozzarella
Crab, Scallops and Shrimp, Leek and Lobster Cream Sauce, Home Fries
I enjoyed another wonderful night under the stars with good company and food. My friend and I shared the fried artichokes and shrimp tempura special. I love the salads and pizza. We finished with tiramisu. A beautiful night on the cozy patio. So comfortable and rustic.
Not worth the time to write a review. Food was delicious. Service was NOT!
Beautiful outdoor setting. Felt safe during Covid-19. Service and food were both excellent. Can't wait to visit Portico again.
A perfect night on the the patio. The calamari is yummy, and the garlic bread was delicious. I really enjoyed the pene w vodka sauce with sausage and meatballs. The house salads are also great. We ended with the tiramisu. One of the best I've ever had.
Absolutely best dining experience! Knowledgeable staff! Outdoor seating was amazing! Christmas lights as far as you can see! Plenty of heat on the patio to enjoy a meal even on the coldest of night!
Our group was so grateful for a beautiful outdoor venue with 5-star food!
great place for brunch! I plan to go back in warmer weather.
We enjoyed a lovely evening on the patio, surrounded by a garden filled with lights and a warm fireplace. The service was very good and the food delicious. I would recommend this place for a special evening.
Awesome food & magical atmosphere with fireplace-delightful!
Great outdoor patio
Lovely Patio! And great food, one of my favorite places to take guests to celebrate.
Always my favorite for alfresco dining! Delicious martinis too. I highly recommend the flounder if they offer it - delicious!
Portico's atmosphere is simply perfect. Their new heated tent kept my family warm as we celebrated my daughter's 18th birthday. The food is exceptionally good every time and their service is top notch.
We tasted a bottle of wine and it wasn’t right, but it seemed like we were pulling teeth to try a new bottle and get it right. It was very disappointing.
It was our first night out since February, and we had heard good things about their patio, which is absolutely lovely. It is definitely classic Italian, and while some things were excellent (The service was very attentive, the entrees were great), some things were just ok, so we got a mixed bag. The Calamari was super salty, and we couldn't finish it. The salads were generous in portion size. It is pricy, so it would be more of a special night out rather than a once a month place.
We really enjoyed sitting on the patio. With the heaters going it was a very pleasant temperature and loved the atmosphere with the sparkling lights. Food was delicious. A really pleasant way to be with my sister for her birthday.
Hands down if looking for excellent food, outstanding service and beautiful atmosphere that makes you feel like you aren't in Richmond, VA this is the place to go. Will recommend and probably end up trying everything at least once on the menu.
As of Nov 2020 they have a big tent covering the patio area with lots of heaters. There is fresh air flowing but thanks to the heaters we were able to dine outside when the temp was in the 40's and we were comfortable. Really appreciate the accomodations the restaurant has made.
We always have a great experience at Portico. On this occasion, our plans changed by one hour and they were able to accommodate us without issue. Highly recommend Portico for great service, great food, and a great environment.
Morgan did an excellent job taking care of our party. Her recommendations on the specials were very appreciated and the meals were delicious. The duck eggs Benedict was the absolutely fantastic ! Everyone on staff was pleasant from the first confirmation call through to the end of our meal. Thank you so much for a lovely brunch!
Perfect night, weather. Food and service thank you.
Discovered Portico shortly after moving to Virginia from Connecticut 10 years ago and we’re very happy we did as good Italian food is not as common here. We visit a couple of times each month and have never been disappointed.
Always a good date night. Drinks were great, the lamb dish excellent. The steak special was not prepared as described, thus the 4 stars for food and value.
Excellent setting and ambiance. Food is always delicious and made fresh. The outdoor seating is spacious and quiet. My wife and I go their just for the fried artichokes!
You can’t get better food, service, or atmosphere than this little Gem out on River Road. The food is always fantastic, the service is impeccable!!!
Food and service was great. We enjoyed sitting outside on the patio on a cool Sunday evening. The heat lamps and stone wood burning fireplace was a nice added touch.
Always a memorable experience ! Love the patio, outdoor fireplace and ambience if Portico. The menu has a wide variety of choices and everything is quite delicious.
This was our first time at Portico and we were very pleased. We had brunch outside and it was great. It happened to be a beautiful morning... sunny and 60's and the food was very good. We already made a reservation to go for dinner for next week.
During Covid, it so refreshing to escape the house. Portico’s outdoor dining area is delightful. The tables spread a safe distance apart, and everyone in masks except when eating. At brunch on Sunday, we cleaned our plates!
This is one of our favorite restaurant in Richmond area. We both love the food and service here. The outdoor seating ambience is just fantastic. The seating is nicely adjusted for Covid-19. This restaurant follows utmost safety precaution during this Covid-19 environment.
We ate outside on the patio. The table are distant apart. They have plenty of heaters to keep you warm.
We got married twice in the same month as families were spread from Kentucky to England, so we did the travelling. We picked Portico for the inbetween date to celebrate. Although a little chilly to eat outside, we felt safe with the tables being physically distant and all staff wearing masks. I had the duck and my husband the seafood crepes. Both were excellent, and of course, we will return!
Loved the place. Manny was great. Food was great and ambience was excellent. Willl definitely be back
This probably is the best outdoor seating restaurant in the Richmond area. The service was exceptional.
I support all protocols in place and Portico in general, including the higher prices(well deserved). Great work to make us feel safe. ONLY RESTAURANT I GO OUT TO EAT!
This is 3 early dinner out in 4 weeks... all portico & all were please with all aspects! Tonight gave me indigestion!! Greeting, great, seated on time! Even our request to get out of the walkway table with sun in our eyes was handled well. Then Manny showed up. I only know his name because we had to ask so many times.
There were plenty of employees around for the full house on the patio. Manny was dashing here, there and everywhere, rush rush rush, no greeting He appeared annoyed that we were there. Questions about wine/food really seemed to bother him. Kindda like being at a Woolworth s lunch counter!! Slinging gash at us! Never asked how we were doing, do you need anything etc
The topper came when he asked us to leave! All 3 of us looked at each other and said, “ don t believe i ve ever been asked to leave a restaurant!” We had been checking our watches. For our time limit! Other times we ve felt relaxed and not rushed.
Wine Sauvignon blanc was watery, swordfish was mealy, mushy and cold , as were potatoes. Coffee which is great there, was good guess... put down and didn‘t sip before asked to leave!
An unfortunate and expensive night. All 3 of us felt the same. It just was soooo different from other 2 visits! I usually rate high and compliment servers.
Great outdoor space. Lovely fire going a a wonderful fall evening:) Server was efficient with drinks and bread. The tomato bisque was extremely tasty:)
Ordered shrimp and top dinner salad which smelled extremely fishy and quite frankly was shocked they tried to serve. I obviously smelled it, and
My guest could smell it when it hit the table as well as table next to us!
They did remove from our bill, but never offered anything else.
The owner came over and apologized at least.
I know seafood can spoil and accidents happen.
If I go there again, I’ll stick to pasta:).
Awesome meal at an awesome outside venue! Mastery of COVID restaurants!
Outstanding food and the patio is cozy and gorgeous.
Always an enjoyable experience at Portico. The food is always amazing and one of the most romantic spots in Richmond.
Portico Restaurant - Richmond offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 784-4800.
Portico Restaurant - Richmond is rated 4.7 stars by 2191 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.