Portico Restaurant - Richmond
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Great ambiance and I’m sure it would have been nice outside on the patio in warmer weather. $24 for baked spaghetti with chicken that was only ok was way overpriced. Waiter seemed distracted but was ok. Wife had the fish special which had a heavy cream sauce. Good but too much sauce. Will we go back? Probably when weather is nicer.
Cozy, outdoor seating had fireplaces. Romantic!
Great night. Service,management, drinks, food all spot on. Prices are reasonable. Always special.
Everything was worthy of a 4 rating UNTIL I got my credit card slip and my server had to tell me that a 20% gratuity was automatically added. The reason was because we were a party of six, and a 20%
gratuity was automatic. I found this very offensive for the following reasons. Had I been advised of this policy upon arrival along with a reasonable explanation, I would not have been offended. However, sneaking it in at the end of the meal seems underhanded. I usually tip 20% or more depending on my assessment of the server's performance (which was very good) but because you denied me that right, I chose not to add any additional tip. If you need the revenue, just raise your prices. Don't insult your customers by telling them how much to tip, and even worse at the end of the meal. By the way, I think our server was uncomfortable in having to handle it in this fashion.
One of my wife’s all time favorites. Sitting outside by the fireplace on a cool fall nite sets the perfect ambiance for a date night. Then to top it off, the meals were spectacular. We have been here many times and we have never had a bad meal. 👍🏼
As always our evening at Portico was outstanding! Our group of 13 was well taken care of. The food was delicious and we enjoyed our time together!
Love this place. If the weather is nice then sit on the patio.
My husband and I came to this restaurant for our 6th anniversary. It was a chilly night, but we really wanted to sit outside. The staff happily obliged with our request and even lit the heaters, just for us. The food was amazing and the staff were very nice and professional. The only downside was my husband wanted to order a whisky after dinner, but before our dessert even arrived, the waitress brought our check. We just felt a bit rushed at the end of our meal. Other than that, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! Amazingly good!
They need dairy free options for coffee & such. Seevicewas good. Menu is lacking for brunch.
The environment with pleasant indoor and outdoor seating, the freshness of the ingredients, especially herbs from their garden, the menu variety make this a delightful place for celebrating special occasions or visiting with close friends. Staff was gracious and accommodating to our special needs with an elderly family member. Highly recommend this restaurant.
We love Portico and hope to visit again soon. Its a lovely restaurant.
Some of the best food we've had in a long time. Will be back!
We took family to Portico when they came to town, and weren’t sure what to expect. Every person raved about their food being perfect. The server was friendly and attentive but not overwhelming. Service was casual and we didn’t feel rushed. Atmosphere is great. Loved it.
What a beautiful place to dine on a gorgeous fall evening
Our evening was perfect
Plenty of great food to even have a takeaway
Great cocktails and a beautiful night for dinner on the outdoor patio - heaters are comfortable levels made the chilly evening very enjoyable.
It was lovely. We sat outside And it was warm enough with the heaters they have. They also had the outdoor fireplace going. It was gorgeous and romantic. Our waitress was great! Will for sure be going back to Portico.
It has such a lovely patio that outside is half the joy. It is a little pricey but we all enjoyed it
Their food and mabiance is always nice, but the service (bar tenders, waiters, hosts) are so rude.
Never had a truly great meal there. Got the pasta special and it wasn't at all good.
Consistently good! Always a great meal and great service.
We went there to celebrate my daughter’s and her friend’s Senior Convocation. We had a wonderful time.
Second time visiting, not as warm and welcoming as the first. The waiter seemed annoyed from the beginning. It was a birthday celebration. They definitely weren’t trying to make anything special. Far from it , almost like we we were intruding. A couple of friends went to smoke on the patio , which we’ve done before, mind you , no one else is out there. A lady comes and tells us 3 times in a row no smoking!! We got it!!! So unfortunately never again will we go here . Rude , pretentious staff . Subpar everything else
My wife and I enjoyed Portico immensely!
Sit outside and one would think you were in Napa Valley dining. Comfort food is the main item. However, it is all good.
Yes I would. Love going here, especially when we can sit outside. Love the outdoor patio.
Portico is our go-to place for special occasions and days that end in "y".
This was a Birthday celebration. Perfect weather for outdoor dinning. Service was good, Had the grilled artichokes & crab appetizer, was yummy. Little more crab in it, it would have been excellent. We ordered the fish special, veal piccata , & pasta. The fish was cooked right, was a whitefish I hadn’t had before, it was served with a light sauce,overall fresh & a lot like Chilian Sea bass! The veal was tender & Pasta was yummy. This was our second time dinning here. We will come back on a night the outside fireplace is burning, that would have made it perfect outdoor dinning. Great place for any special Occasion or just a Great Dinning out night. A Birthday candle on dessert would have been good, but waitress didn’t seem that was something they care about or do there. But overall great dinner.
Had a great anniversary dinner there. Hubby and I had dinner specials, so no comments on the standard menu. But we did split the meatball appetizer and they were great. Loved the red sauce.
This was one of the most perfect meals that we have had in a long time. The weather outside was perfect, we had a quiet table, and our food and our service were spectacular. We will definitely be back soon.
As usual, the food was fantastic and it was a perfect night to sit on the patio and enjoy a romantic meal.
The creamy pesto is to die for and the shrimp was cooked to perfection, succulent and tender.
We'll be back soon!!
Wonderful service and food to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Portico is so beautiful! I’ll be back soon.
Another top notch dining experience at Portico. Outside seating was nice, and the unexpected warm spell in early October was a treat, too! The food was fabulous, with generous portions, well seasoned and piping hot. We experienced a bit of a wait between appetizer and main course, and had to ask for the second wine bottle twice in order to have that delivered, but otherwise the service was very attentive. we could have used just a bit more light as the night progressed to fully appreciate the visuals of the plates. We will be back!
The environment on the Portico patio was perfect. As the sun sets they came around and lit candles on our tables which was absolutely beautiful. The service was excellent and the food was hot and delicious, as always. My husband and I had the tarfato for dessert and it was amazing!
First time. Menu was limited to brunch, yet nice offerings. Homemade scrumptious.
Had the crab quiche, Bloody Mary and soup.
Lovely place and would love to enjoy the quaint outdoor seating next time. Well done.
My mother's 80th birthday and everything was perfect. Thanks to our server Don! Will definitely recommend and be back.
Great experience from the beginning to the end. Had a reservation and was seated immediately to a nice table. Outside area is by far the best choice even though the inside was well-appointed. Server was very knowledgeable and the food was brought out in intervals that allowed us to enjoy the ambiance. Food was great from appetizers to dessert. Celebrated our anniversary and was well worth it.
We usually enjoy this place. However, service and food was not up to our expectations this time. We were celebrating a friend’s birthday. We noted this when making reservations. We had to bring it to the staff’s attention. Service was poor to say the least. Entrees served at different times. Coffee and dessert served with large serving spoons. We had to ask for forks and teaspoons. Additionally, we had to ask several times for our guests’ drinks to be refreshed. It seems an establishment would be happy to serve additional rounds as this is where large profits come into play.
We hope it was just an off night and might give it another try. However, we will never be able to recreate new birthday memories! :(
Great food and wine. Due to the heat, we dined inside. It was difficult to hear the waiter due to the noise level and he was fairly soft spoken.
We will definitely return!