Portico Restaurant - Richmond
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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.
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!
The food was delicious and the service was exceptional!
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.
Best brunch we have had in a long, long time. Service was great.
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.
Wonderful celebration for Father’s Day! We enjoy Sunday brunch.
Always an amazing experience. This is one place that stays consistent and never disappoints. Please don’t ever change.
Portico was delicious yet again with an amazing seat opening to the patio and garden area. We always enjoy a special meal here.
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.
Portico is a gem. The ambiance, food and service are amazing. The open air and patio seating can't be beat.
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!
Patio is lovely, personable & professional service, food very tasty, our group of four all loved their meals
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!
All good. Girls night out.
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!
Wonderful experience. This is definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Richmond!
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!
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.
Really nice place for a date!
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!
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!!
Great restaurant inside is noise. Eat outside if you can.
Outdoor dining area was delightful, depending of course on the weather.
Menu was quite varied, and food delicious.
Excellent restaurant in a pleasant setting, particularly when you can eat outside on the patio. Nice variety of food selections. Their pizza is outstanding!
We had a wonderful meal with stellar service and a garden view to drool over.
An excellent restaurant with wonderful food and a delightful ambiance. Highly recommended!
The specials of the night were a rosemary crusted filet mignon and a seared tuna with a beautiful curry sauce. Lovely, amazing food!
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.
Beautiful place with fantastic food and service. My friend and I enjoyed a lovely evening in the garden. I will be back!
Had a wonderful meal, we did not feel rushed at all.
We are constantly impressed by Portico. The food is consistent, the ambience the best in Richmond and the staff... always a ten.
This place never disappoints. Beautiful ambiance and great food.
Our server disappeared halfway through service and never came back.
We love this restaurant! Food is delicious and the setting is so pretty. We sat outside and had a wonderful time!
Brought my out of town guests there on Sat night. As always—everything was suburb!
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
Excellent service and food.
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.