Portico Restaurant - Richmond

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$30 and under
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Italian
Italian inspired Cuisine in a charming and beautiful country setting with outdoor dining. Stone terrace with large fireplace nestled between aromatic herb and flower gardens.
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DM
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Portico is a great restaurant. The food is excellent--always interesting choices. My friends and I love to go there and eat on their patio. It's a beautiful setting.

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MS
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Portico is my family's favorite restaurant in Richmond, VA! We love the ambience of this restaurant, especially being able to dine outside on the beautiful patio on a good weather, summer night. We highly recommend the Penne al vodka with shrimp and no visit to this restaurant could be complete without the amazing Budino for dessert! Prices are reasonable and portion size is usually enough for two meals. We have never had a bad meal at this restaurant and always highly recommend it to everyone in RVA!

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S
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was exceptional!

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B
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

If you’re a regular here you will be treated as such. ( I have dined with friends who frequent this establishment and are treated respectfully). However, look elsewhere unless you enjoy being snubbed, ignored and generally overlooked by a pompous staff.

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P
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch we have had in a long, long time. Service was great.

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MA
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Father's Day Brunch! Only complaint is we viewed the Brunch menu online and Seafood Crepes and Crab cake Benedict were both listed - one of the reasons we came! Both of these items are no longer on the brunch menu. However, all else was wonderful - great food, service, and atmosphere. We had a wonderful time and would love to come back to have dinner.

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MJ
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful celebration for Father’s Day! We enjoy Sunday brunch.

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j
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience. This is one place that stays consistent and never disappoints. Please don’t ever change.

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AC
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Portico was delicious yet again with an amazing seat opening to the patio and garden area. We always enjoy a special meal here.

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b
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We love the outside dining at Portico - it's beautiful and relaxing, and you don't feel like you're on top of the tables surrounding you. The food is good, but the last five or six times we've gone for dinner the servers have been on the unfriendly side. Efficient, but unfriendly bordering on arrogant. I guess with the warmth of the atmosphere you just expect warmer personalities from the wait staff.

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LV
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Portico is a gem. The ambiance, food and service are amazing. The open air and patio seating can't be beat.

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HB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Food quality was uneven. Eggplant dish and artichoke soup were outstanding. Steak and swordfish were over cooked. Maitre’d was very courteous, bartender was good, but our server was curt and uninterested. Lovely outdoor setting!

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BL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patio is lovely, personable & professional service, food very tasty, our group of four all loved their meals

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the patio - a wonderful setting! Service was excellent! We never felt rushed. This was a week night birthday dinner and it was perfect!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good. Girls night out.

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

We had a wonderful overall experience! Our server however was not personable and seemed very irritated and most of the time. The food was amazing and everyone else was fantastic. We will return but hope we don’t have the same server next time!

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DT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful experience. This is definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Richmond!

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RC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite "date night" spots, especially outside on the patio. The food is always reliably great, and the ambiance is great for couples or small groups. Try to go on a cooler evening and they'll have the fireplace lit outside. Great place!

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J
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time eating at Portico and once again we were not disappointed. We had been given a $75 gift card which went further than I thought it would. We got the garlic baguette as an appetizer and each got a cup of the potato bisque with bacon. Both were very good. I got the grilled shrimp which was in a lobster sauce and came with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables (broccoli, squash, and zucchini) and it was topped with crispy prosciutto. My only critique for the whole meal was the mashed potatoes tasted a little salty. Overall there's a lot of salt in the dish to begin with when you include the sauce and the crispy prosciutto. My wife ordered the penne a la vodka and she was more than pleased with her meal. For dessert we ordered the limoncello layered cake which was outstanding! Service was impeccable throughout the night and I loved how each meal was spaced so we didn't have our soup on top of our appetizer and the entrees on top of the soup. It was also nice enough to eat outside, which we weren't able to do on our first visit to Portico. Portico has quickly become one of our favorite restaurants and we would highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice place for a date!

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JG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our delicious dinner there Friday night. Unfortunately, it was raining & we couldn’t sit outside so I asked to be seated by the windows so we could enjoy the beautiful landscaping. Portico is one our favorite spots, never disappoints! Thank you!

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a nice family dinner to celebrate our daughter graduation. Food and service were excellent!! Everyone in our party of 10 had a great time. Thank you!!

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JB
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great restaurant inside is noise. Eat outside if you can.

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C
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Outdoor dining area was delightful, depending of course on the weather.
Menu was quite varied, and food delicious.

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B
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant in a pleasant setting, particularly when you can eat outside on the patio. Nice variety of food selections. Their pizza is outstanding!

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n
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal with stellar service and a garden view to drool over.

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BC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent restaurant with wonderful food and a delightful ambiance. Highly recommended!

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ER
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The specials of the night were a rosemary crusted filet mignon and a seared tuna with a beautiful curry sauce. Lovely, amazing food!

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AT
Seattle
60 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I have been to Portico a number of times. Each time has been a memorable occasion, the outdoor dining at the restaurant is unique, the food and wine are always first rate, and the service has always been excellent. Each time we have visited the restaurant, it has been more busy than the last time. The quality of the food and service has not diminished as it has become more busy. Looking forward to our next visit to Portico.

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place with fantastic food and service. My friend and I enjoyed a lovely evening in the garden. I will be back!

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PK
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal, we did not feel rushed at all.

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l
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are constantly impressed by Portico. The food is consistent, the ambience the best in Richmond and the staff... always a ten.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation lunch

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ER
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. Beautiful ambiance and great food.

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C
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Our server disappeared halfway through service and never came back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant! Food is delicious and the setting is so pretty. We sat outside and had a wonderful time!

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M
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my out of town guests there on Sat night. As always—everything was suburb!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted a nice Saturday evening out - made reservations for 8 pm. Arrived and was seated right away. Service was excellent as always. Food is always delicious. So love the consistency in the service and good. Always a good choice for a nice evening out

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AF
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It was my Dads 96 birthday. We love Portico, have supported it since it opened, and a favorite. We ate outside, food was great, drinks exceptional. Only one suggestion. The iron/ medal chairs are very uncomfortable. It would be great to have padded bottom of the chair.Thank you for a special day.
John Dodge

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