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Portico Restaurant - Richmond

4.7
4.7
2685 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
OUR TENT IS DOWN FOR THE SUMMER but will be back this winter season. Unfortunately due to the unpredictability of weather conditions we cannot guarantee outdoor seating and seating on the patio during the summer is WITH A RESERVATION, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. Feel free to give us a call to indicate a preference or include it in the reservation notes on Opentable.

WELCOME to Portico Restaurant & Bar
We are open for Lunch Daily 11:30am to 2:00pm and Dinner 4:30pm-9:00pm,
and Sunday Brunch From 11:00am-2:00pm



Italian inspired Cuisine in a charming and beautiful country setting with outdoor dining all summer and a Covered Heated Tent in the Winter. Our stone terrace with large fireplace nestled between aromatic herb and flower gardens makes for a beautiful setting year around.

Take-Out from 4:30pm to 8pm Daily and can be ordered through our Website at www.porticorichmond.com or
simply call 804-741-4800


Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 49 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 784-4800

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Portico does not host private events.

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Cross street

    River Road and Blair Road

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,685 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia

    Best Ambiance

  • Virginia

    Outdoor Dining

  • Virginia

    Italian

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Outdoor Dining

  • Richmond

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  1. KL

    KLT1

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always delicious and the service couldn't be better. Great ambiance as well. Would highly recommend this dinning experience.
  2. TB

    ThomasB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing but good things say regarding Portico. Great food! Great service! Great ambiance!! Well done
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic and great ambiance. Can't wait to go there for brunch and sit outside by the beautiful fireplace.
  4. AF

    AngieF

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    I ordered the special. It was supposed to be a rib eye with potatoes. I asked for it to be med rare. Well the potatoes were FRENCH FRIES and onion straws on top of the very rare steak. Not expecting Portico to serve FRIES.
  5. B

    Bullfiddle

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's our go-to place for significant family celebrations and we were there with our daughter and her family celebrating a couple of milestones. Food was great, as always, and our server Michelle (Mimi) is a treasure. We prefer sitting outside and it was raining when we arrived, but the staff made sure we kept dry and even took a few extra minutes to move some things around for us.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Great table outside. Celebrated family birthday. Perfect day, perfect weather, perfect location. Thank you! Never disappoints.
  7. FF

    FunFoodie

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    We went for the ambiance and were not disappointed. It was a gorgeous night outside on the patio. Unfortunately, the food was meh. No specials and the menu was identical to nearly a year ago. My lasagna was OK, but not great. Steamed veggies thrown on top was a weird choice. Hubby’s hamburger was dry and both his roll and the bread on table were stale. Too much $$ for just ambiance. If the kitchen stepped up their game they’d have a homerun. A disappointment.
  8. N

    Nymaldo

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and ambience. I had the lasagna as it was made with a hearty Ravi sauce. Delish!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant and prompt service. Food and drinks well done. Generous portions. Very pleasant evening.
  10. TN

    TedN

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, good food, extensive wine list but only had one bottle of what we ordered. This is the second time they've run out of a wine (>$80/btl).
  11. DM

    DebiM

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The outside seating is amazing, although parking can be a little bit of an issue depending on your time of arrival. The occasion was my husband's birthday and although I saw another party receive a piece of? with a candle, we did not get any recognition. However, we were with friends and had a good time.
  12. LK

    LoriK

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely our favorite restaurant in Richmond. The outdoor patio is gorgeous. We felt like we were dining in Ina Garten’s garden. The food and service were perfect! We will be back!
  13. F

    Foodieintraining

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The food was great but the service was slow and the outside area was too dark to see our plates. Need more outside lighting.
  14. D

    David

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    As usual the food, an Italian dish, was outstanding. We must have had a new waitress as she kept forgetting us. The owner kept checking and helped pick up the slack. Overall a very good experience
  15. RL

    RobertL

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food, and Mimi was (is) an excellent and friendly server. Nice grounds to walk around, through their herb garden. The party ahead of us got the last outdoor table on a particularly nice day, so they seated us in the back of the indoor dining room and opened the two French doors, effectively putting us "outside" as well. Highly recommend.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and consistently professional and courteous service. One of the better Old Fashions I’ve had.
  17. J

    Jeff

    Richmond

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in great garden atmosphere. Really hard to beat a good dinner here!
  18. PD

    PeggyD

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience5
    Lovely outdoor garden setting, but that's where it ends at Portico. Ordered quiche for brunch and it was the worst I've ever had. Very firm and rubbery with little flavor. The food took forever to come out to our table of three and our waitress never came by to refill drinks or water. I've never had brunch at Portico before and will never come back. Lunch there is okay, so maybe they just need to practice on brunch.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at Porticos.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food and outside dining
  21. T

    Tableforeight

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Obviously a beautiful setting. Ate dinner with reservations on a Friday night. Our party of 4 was seated right away. Service was a little slow, food was average in quality and taste. A nice evening on the patio if the weather is agreeable. Unimpressive in all other respects.
  22. HE

    HebaE

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening! Definitely will go back to try other items on the menu. In the fall, it will be so nice to sit by the fire in the patio with a warm drink and delicious dessert.
  23. j

    jnmkelly

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy Portico. Great surroundings. Great food and service!
  24. v

    vickig

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful evening on the patio Great lasagna and veal piccata Plenty of food for a leftover dinner
  25. JC

    JackC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Entree not seasoned properly. Unimpressive wine list.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was okay. Not what I expected after reading the reviews. Lamb was a little tough. Risotto was really good.
  27. KM

    KelleyM

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Justin was our server and he was delightful. Very knowledgeable and ensured everything was perfect. He is a keeper.
  28. RV

    RVAdining

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    This was probably my 12+ time coming here and yesterday’s experience was definitely out of the norm. A small group of friends and myself dined outside, and the time between our server coming back to check on us was a lot more lengthy. There was no bread brought to the table (like there has been with all past dining experiences here) and we noticed that other tables were getting it so we had to request it ourselves while waiting for our entrees. The food was great but the spaghetti definitely was loaded with cheese on top, so much cheese that it made difficult to get through to the pasta below. Lastly, obviously the insects outside can’t be controlled but the mosquitos were so bad. I asked if any mosquito repellent was available and there wasn’t any but if the area could be sprayed or resprayed in the future, it would help make the outdoor dining experience a better one. I can’t wait to dine here again in the future but hopefully these few points can be looked at/addressed. Thank you <3
  29. GW

    GeorgeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Could not have asked for a better place for a cozy birthday celebration.
  30. BJ

    BonnieJ

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live in NC, but whenever we travel to Richmond, we make a point of eating at this wonderful restaurant with a lovely outdoor patio.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made the most of the facilities. Well done.
  32. RH

    RobinH

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Had dinner on the patio as is usually the case and, as always, just a lovely setting. My only issue was feeling that items were often overpriced. I know that we have been in a time of higher than usual inflation but that did not seem to account for the high prices.
  33. w

    wineman

    Richmond

    257 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    257 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    WITHOUT QUESTION--RICHMOND'S FINEST OUTDOOR DINING IN THE ENTIRE AREA. With an Italian theme menu, everything on the menu is outstanding.
  34. G

    Georgetowner

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, excellent food, great service!
  35. C

    Cindy

    Richmond

    84 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    For the first time ever our party was not very well tended to. Our waiter Manny was a bust. Comes to our table and offers one of the diners to get another cocktail if she’d like. The 3 remaining dinners guess not so important. It set the mood for the remainder of the evening. Never came back to see if we’d like another cocktail. About 10 minutes later I asked if I could possibly get a second cocktail. Rude beyond words
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers are always friendly and helpful. Just the right amount of attention.
  37. HB

    HBKL

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Terrible slow service. Server brought wrong entree after a very long wait. Other tables seated long after us were served ahead of us. Setting is lovely, food is very nice but service detracts greatly from the experience.
  38. TT

    TonyT

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food, great service
  39. U

    Underwhelming

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    For the price, the food was pretty meh.... Not bad at all... but nothing outstanding.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My father came to visit me and raved about this place! He loved it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 2685 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 49 times today
Google Map for Portico Restaurant - Richmond

12506 River Road, Richmond, VA 23238

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    River Road and Blair Road

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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