Portico Restaurant - Richmond

4.7
2170 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
WELCOME to Portico's Patio, serving Daily 4:30pm-9:00pm
FACE MASKS, 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 3pm to 8pm Daily.
Online Ordering at porticorichmond.com
Lunch and Brunch Coming Soon

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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vipDebraJ
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect night, weather. Food and service thank you.

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BobF
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMaria
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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JonathanG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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Jackie1
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DOL4
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RichmondTraveler
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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SuriG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ReneeL
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the patio. The table are distant apart. They have plenty of heaters to keep you warm.

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vipDiverDeb
Richmond
41 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place. Manny was great. Food was great and ambience was excellent. Willl definitely be back

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Turner
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This probably is the best outdoor seating restaurant in the Richmond area. The service was exceptional.

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vipBlondie20
Richmond
70 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

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.

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vipCrystalK
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

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:).

JP
vipJohnP
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal at an awesome outside venue! Mastery of COVID restaurants!

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vipDCBrunchers
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Outstanding food and the patio is cozy and gorgeous.

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vippgg1313
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience at Portico. The food is always amazing and one of the most romantic spots in Richmond.

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vipIrisheyes826
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Restaurant excellent service fabulous food and great wine list. Went with friends on Friday evening and we sat outside by the fireplace. Beautiful gardens surrounding the tables. Highly recommend

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SharonV
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in the Richmond area. The service and food is outstanding. Having the option to dine outside on their beautiful patio made the experience even better.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for dining with friends or your significant other.

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glenk
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit to Portico and we have enjoyed the food and ambience on the patio both times. We are planning a third visit very soon. It's hard to find a better place to dine al fresco in these trying times.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portico never disappoints...one of our favorite places.

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NJFoodie
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table ready on arrival, service good & friendly, food & drinks served w/very little wait time. Appetizer came fast, a few $ overpriced for Richmond. Pasta dishes were good, a little over priced for food value. Portions were good. Great quiet setting.
Will go back for special dinning. Overpriced entrees for weekly or monthly dinning.

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Amanda
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth every penny spent! Will be going back for other special occasions.

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vipmcarr151
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We met friends and the evening was lovely. We enjoy sitting outside and the evening was comfortable once the heaters were turned on.
We so enjoy Portico but find much of the selections heavy. I wish they would add a few lighter items to their menu and change things up a bit.

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KevinK
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor space. Highly recommend Portico.

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vipSuzygrand
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Restaurant is VERY understaffed. We came on a Sunday for brunch at 12:45. There were 6 people in our party and even though we ordered our entrees at the same time as our appetizers, it took a long time to get our food. There were 2 other parties who arrived after us, one of which had 6 people in it, and they received all their appetizers and entrees before us. It shouldn't take THAT long to make our hamburger or cook an omelet. I also had to go to the bar twice to ask for refills on our soda. Please hire more people if you plan on having as many diners as you allow!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Quality and presentation was quite disappointing although the soup was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We were celebrating a birthday. Our server, Andy was the best.

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vipLisaH
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server Andrew was great.

Some cushions for the outdoor seats would be really nice and make the chairs more comfortable.

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jamesj
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and value. One of my favorite go to places with a beautiful, intimate patio area with a huge fire place. They are perfectly positions for the current COVID environment.

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ArthurL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service. Lovely ambiance and setting for an outdoor meal. Felt very safe in this weird COVID world.

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KellieH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful lush gardens outside under our tent, full plates of deliciously prepared appetizers, drinks, entrees and divine desserts plus attentive friendly service from all the staff there. Wonderful evening there - recommend it highly!

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DonnaM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A very lovely atmosphere in their beautiful patio garden. The employees seem very happy working there. We’ve always been pleased with our service & meal.

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vipFitz
New England
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and the atmosphere was great. Mother Nature participated in making the evening an awesome experience. Love Portico.

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Bill
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Ambiance (outdoors) amazing, food above average, service outstanding.

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vipBlondie20
Richmond
70 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morgan was our server and was the perfect compliment to the celebration our friend’s 75th Birthday!!
I usually say, “The foods okay but the garden setting is worth it”. But tonite, the flounder roulade stuffed with crad was

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DianeB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We wanted an outdoor dining experience due to COVID. We were greeted by the manager and let to our table immediately. We felt like we were safe at home and with the first bite of our appetizer we were sold.

FAQs

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 2170 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.