Portico Restaurant - Richmond
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Horrible Experience. The service was horrible. Super disappointed. It is such a beautiful place. Too bad the staff is so non customer centric. Will never give them my money or business again.
Excellent food, wonderful ambiance, great service, and the patio is just lovely.
Anniversary-we sat outside on the beautiful patio.
We had wonderful food and especially enjoyed the ambience of the patio. A perfect way to spend a beautiful evening!
Fabulous place to dine with your romantic partner or with a large group of friends. They can accommodate all sorts of tastes and needs. The menu is fantastic- we’ve never been disappointed.
The ambiance @ Portico is always so special, we had lovely evening! When we arrived the parking lot and the restaurant were both jammed, but they handled it so well. They explained that it would be a few minutes before we were seated so we went outside and had a glass of wine while we waited and the wait was not too long.
So glad we made our reservation thru OpenTable, it so easy to do and helps plan ahead for what probably would have been a long wait for a table.
So happy to enjoy a beautiful outdoor dining experience. Big bonus - The Last Word is on the cocktail menu!
Nice garden area, fantastic food, attentive service
It has been several years since our last visit. This visit was excellent and the food outstanding. This restaurant has beautiful outdoor garden seating and quaint inside dining. Go visit and eat!
Ate on the patio, definitely louder inside so was glad for the nice weather
I initially tried Portico when it first opened in 2009 (I think) and thought it was just okay. A friend recently told me it is his favorite restaurant so I tried it again and I'm glad I did. The food was excellent, the wine was excellent, the service was excellent & the patio/ambiance is beautiful. I will be back again soon.
They were able to accommodate our parties specific needs for seating very comfortably.
It was delicious! The meatballs were really good. Service was great.
Very nice atmosphere and wonderful food! The best meatballs in Richmond area! Service was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Portico!
One of our go-to spots, especially when it’s nice enough weather to eat in the awesome garden. It’s definitely worth the extra wait for outdoor seating. Couple of nice benches and couches to enjoy a drink or two if you need to wait. Really great food too!
The food was excellent! The setting is wonderful. It was a perfect night for sitting outside, and we were more than happy to wait for a bit to get a table outside. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Really, it was all good except for the service at the bar. He was the grumpiest bartender I’ve ever encountered. He seemed to be completely annoyed that we ordered drinks. And my husband had the audacity to ask about the wines. That was the one bad note for a nice evening. Hope it was just a bad night for the grumpy bartender.
Portico was recommended to me by a coworker. She said if I wanted a great little restaurant for a nice date night, this was a great place to go.
I made dinner reservations for a Friday night at 6:30. We asked for outside seating which was perfect for a summer evening. Our server Jamie was great! The food was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect. Jason and I agreed that we are looking forward to returning. The summer evening was great but I’m looking forward to a little cooler weather so we can sit near a nice outdoor fireplace!
Food was outstanding! Ambiance was excellent! Waitress was wonderful! Awesome experience!
Always nice to sit in the garden on a nice afternoon or evening, or for brunch on Sundays.
Always amazing! Celebrated our first anniversary
My husband and I had driven past this restaurant many times and had been meaning to try it so when our wedding anniversary came around it was the perfect spot! We sat outside on the patio which was beautiful and although they were busy we weren’t crowded or rushed. Everything we had on the menu was absolutely wonderful - including the cocktails - and we were thrilled with the evening start to finish.
The food was great as always. I have never ordered from the menu because the specials are always great. It’s the first time we have been there that the service was slow but again the food was worth the wait.
Sitting outside at Portico was a lovely experience . The gardener is gifted! The food was stellar. Grilled artichoke and crab on crostini was a marvelous appetizer. Jamie, our waiter, was superb. I would love to go back!
This restaurant is lovely. The service was fabulous. I recommend the lamb risotto! I think I will be dreaming of it for weeks.
Great atmosphere. Pleasant grounds and excellent, attentive service.
Great food and ambience! Love this place.
Sunday brunch was a disappointment in every way. I have been to Portico probably 25 times over the years and couldn’t believe how awful the experience was.
Expensive for what was on the plate. Very slow service. Food took 45 minutes to come out. (Burger and some eggs and bacon with toast)
We were there for a special occasion. I wish we had picked somewhere else.
I would come back for a cocktail or glass of wine at the bar, but never again for food.
Great place to eat outside. Very good food. And great service.
ambiance - to be outside is why we go ...and the food is very good ...but maybe a little pre-prepared as their limited menu and thus our orders, especially the small plate apps came out very fast.
Our particular waiter was not overly helpful with the wine selection ... and overall was accommodating but lacked some enthusiasm and personality..
If you are going to Portico for a terrific entree or appetizer in a lovely atmosphere, GO. But be selective stay with specials or recommended entrees. We had a Cesar salad that was not the freshest of lettuce. The pizza was bland despite the number of ingredients. With that said the seared scallop appetizer served over risotto was outstanding, and the gardens are beautiful.
Great meal at one of our favorite spots. Food was great as was the service. Only downer was we could not get a tabke outaide on a beautiful evening.
This is our most favorite place to dine when we wish to especially treat ourselves. Amazing Italian cuisine, and a quiet beautiful patio. Reminds me of a piece of Italy.
We enjoyed the daily pasta special and the daily fish special. The best value for the money was the salad topped by salmon. The greens were bright and fresh and it had the best looking tomatoes I have seen in a restaurant all year.
The coffee was fresh and hot and the server brought us spoons! This is getting so rare it is worth mentioning.
Our waiter was meh. He was okay, he messed up three of the five checks - but he was pleasant.
Disappointing. Extremely noisy. Tables crowded together. Food was good but nothing special
Seriously the best meal and great atmosphere!!! We will definitely be back!!!
My scallops appetizer was fabulous. My seafood crepe was also great. My wife's veal. was awful. Very chewy. Left most of it on the plate We ate inside because it was so hot and humid outside. Big mistake. Very, very, very noisy. Could not carry on a conversation with my wife. Would not allow me to leave the tip on the gift card. Very tacky. An Italian restaurant should do a an exceptional job with veal. They did not. It was well short of tender.
Delightful ambiance, but a bit noisy. Good service and delicious food. Would have liked fresh-grated Parmesan offered for my dish versus grated in a shaker...to match the quality of the food.
Overall excellent experience! Food was great. Service was amazing.
The entree portion size was
Such a lovely environment, whether inside or outdoors on the patio. The service and food never disappoint. We go back again and again for delicious meals professionally and beautifully executed.