Portico Restaurant - Richmond

4.8
2289 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
WELCOME to Portico Restaurant & Bar
Our Tented and Heated Patio is open for Lunch Daily 11:30 to 2:00 and Dinner 4:30pm-9:00pm
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 4:30pm to 8pm Daily.
Online Ordering at porticorichmond.com
Lunch is served daily and Brunch on Sunday Only

Italian inspired Cuisine in a charming and beautiful country setting with outdoor dining Covered Heated Tent with open sides . Stone terrace with large fireplace nestled between aromatic herb and flower gardens.

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
What 2289 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.9
ambience
4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BeeGee
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice server.. delicious appetizers.... cocktails excellent.... entrees were very nicely presented and excellent flavors. Atmosphere enchanting

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always and Manny is the best! The new outdoor tent was beautiful and we felt safely distanced from others.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a beautiful setting-never disappointed when we come to Portico.

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Bullfiddle
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of out top 2 in Richmond - definitely our "go-to" for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

There was an egg shell in my Benedict
Ordered cappuccino and didn’t come out right away
With covid should put carafes of water on the table didn’t like being filled by a random server

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BritneyD
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful experience dining outside under the covered tent with heaters. Absolutely beautiful landscaping and ambience. Great food and drinks. We will be back!

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chaplainshirley
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very nice, the service excellent, and the garden was lovely. It was the perfect setting for our final team celebration.

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vipAmanda
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morgan was a great server- exceptional service!! Food was great as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We were outside, under the tent, and could hardly hear each other. There were four of us. Hopefully, the tent will go away soon.

Our food was not good. Usually we enjoy our meals at Portixo, but not this time. An off . I gut in the kitchen, perhaps. My husband and I had shrimp scampi, which was more quantity than quality. The shrimp were tough and chewy. Neither of us finished. Another person ordered spaghetti marinara and got meat sauce

Overall, not a very enjoyable meal. It was a beautiful evening, however.

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Carol
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Loved the venue and staff, however I wish they would match their online brunch menu to the hardcopy brunch menu. We decided what we wanted based on the online menu only to find some items were not available once we got there. Very disappointing.

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Duey
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went for a friends birthday. Although it was a cool morning the provided heaters on the porch more than made up for it. Service was good and the food was good two exceptional… The birthday girl said they were the best eggs Benedict she had in a long time;So mission accomplished. Would not hesitate to go back for just dinner or for any special occasion.

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kathrync
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HAD A GREAT DINNER, would be happy to go again, lovely all around

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vipOtisJ
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrating birthdays of two close friends.

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AnneA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food!

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SuzieQ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Outside atmosphere is nice. Our salads were basic, old lettuce, not special at all. Tomato left too large. My pesto dish was oily, not a good texture, no pine nuts. We had to ask for bread at our table. No effort was made to make our evening special for my husband's birthday. Service was at a minimum.

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BrittanyL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Portico! We picked this spot for date night and it was absolutely perfect - we had a beautiful spot outside and the food was phenomenal. Our server was helpful and so sweet. We will definitely be going back and referring all our friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend every time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our reservation was for inside. We were encouraged to take an outside table upon arrival and were assured it was warm under the tent with heaters. It was not - it was cold. We were able to move to a table in the middle of the tent when our entrees were served where it was warmer.

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BetsyC
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Overall experience was great. Love sitting outside near the fireplace. I ordered the shrimp dish which was ok.

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BeignetAgain
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service is wonderful. The most beautiful outdoor dining in the greater Richmond area. Food is always high quality. Though my hubby thought his meal was a bit lackluster (eggplant puttanesca). My penne with vodka sauce was great. Best Gorgonzola salad dressings I think I’ve ever had. FIL’s lasagna was consumed quickly. Calamari appetizer was tender and flavorful. We Had a great time. Easy to hold a conversation with our 80+ year old parents.

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IvetteR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal as usual here. The risotto was amazing. Despite the fact that I couldn’t get a reservation for outdoor seating through the app, I was pleasantly surprised that it was available when we got there. Highly recommend.

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vipCunard
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The server was not friendly or personable and was rushing us the entire time.

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vipBDiningOut
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best venue!
Terrific, beautiful outdoor seating, fantastic and attentive wait staff, and the wine and food was delicious!

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vipVeronicaH
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance of this place is magical, the food and service were outstanding. I highly recommend and will be going back.

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KarenM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Portebello appetizer (special of the day) was incredible and the eggplant entree was fantastic!

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ShirleyG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flounder was absolutely amazing. I have a garlic allergy and they accommodated the entire meal to make me a special sauce and dressing for my salad. I love Portico and recommend it all the time. I already have reservations for the 23!

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IanC
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was very good for the price! This was a great choice for a birthday dinner. The lamb risotto was some of the best I've ever had. Great experience!

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vipBarefootincoco
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful

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EvvyB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious high quality food with quick service. The outdoor heating is very well heated and the vibes are romantic and fun.

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WilliamC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful meal. delightful evening! Staff was congenial, even under pressure from a crowded evening. Staff was very cooperative and worked hard to put us at an outdoor table when we inquired as to availability. Could not have asked for a better evening to celebrate a special day. Kudos to all involved!

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vipDannyH
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Everything was just perfect as I highly recommend and will be back.

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DianaS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a special place! Atmosphere is romantic and gardens are lovely. Service and food are always wonderful.

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JimM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, great experience and meal. Food, service, and overall experience was great. Outdoors under the tent, with the heaters, was warm.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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LaurieC
14 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 6th visit in four years (I have a student at U of Richmond) and once again Portico did not disappoint, even with the Covid limitations. Outdoor seating still available - They have a large tent up over their patio.

We were there for brunch. Love their menu and none of our boys went away hungry.

Will miss going to Portico when my son graduates.

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DonaldC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so excited to be able to take my wife to her favorite restaurant for her birthday. The food and service was amazing as always

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal under their tent! It’s one of our favorite places to eat outside!

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SarahC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!! I highly recommend!! The Lamb and Risotto was out of this world. The Artichoke appetizer was indescribably Delicious!!

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dine2gether
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice setting, terrific food and service. The food is very flavorful and presented nicely. We enjoyed the evening very much and will be back when we're in the area.

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KellyA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

we had a fun night out with friends. love the outdoor area and had a great dinner.

FAQs

Portico Restaurant - Richmond offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 784-4800.

Portico Restaurant - Richmond is rated 4.8 stars by 2289 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.