Portico Restaurant - Richmond

4.7
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1984 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
We are currently offering Take-Out from 12pm to 7pm Daily.
Closed for Dine-in. Online Ordering at porticorichmond.com

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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What 1984 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Maggie
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable dinner with our friend. Our waiter was very attentive.
The decor and scenery was very nice with the daffodils and spring trees blooming.
Thank you!

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Bullfiddle
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since this is our go-to place for dinner, I'd say our satisfaction should be obvious. Food and service is always outstanding.

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MontyB
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place. In all the times I have been there I have yet to order from the menu, the specials always get my vote. The food is just outstanding and the outdoor patio is spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience at Portico, one of our Favorites in the Richmond area!
Faithful Servants Care

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We celebrated our mother’s birthday lunch on a beautiful spring day. The food was good. Service was quick and uneventful.

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ChristineM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed our meal thoroughly. Always enjoy coming here but prefer the outdoor seating the best, just much easier to have a conversation.

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geraldd
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, little noisy, good service. Recommend

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saintcroix
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is a highlight and desserts are incredible! Expect pizza, pasta and seafood with a great appetizers large enough to share. Things flow with casual but well orchestrated timing, drinks are well crafted, wine list is well rounded and reasonable. You will see couples, families, girlfriends as friends. Expect to spend 1 1/2 hours, and leave feeling like you want to return. Make a reservation!

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TommyW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to the restaurant before and I always think it can't get any better but then it does. It's one of my favorite spots for a reason!! Great menu, great staff, and great pricing!! And it's just a super cool cute little place!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The environment was cozy and romantic. The service was excellent. The food was the best in Richmond. Portico is one of our absolute favorites!

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phu14
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is lovely and the food is excellent. We have dinednthere at leaatba dozen times and it is one of our favories, especially for Italin.

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JulieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My husband, son and I all got pasta dishes and none of them really had a lot of flavor. They were okay, just not delicious.

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Gallygirls3
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great location, sweet ambiance, 5 star Waiter, fast service, highly recommend!

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DaveE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food and service were outstanding, although the prices seemed a bit high. Noise levels inside the restaurant were very loud. It was difficult hearing our own conversation. I recommend dining out on the patio when the weather permits.

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vipsteve
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire evening was amazing!! From the food to the service. It was a fantastic evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service.

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KathyC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a birthday celebration and a big group. Everything was perfect -- food and service -- and the restaurant was so accommodating. Our waiter Jamie was helpful and did a great job!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I were both so excited to try Portico for Valentine’s Day. Our waiter was wonderful and gave us as much time as we needed to order and answered all of our questions thoroughly. The food was DELICIOUS and the portions were great. Will definitely be back here on subsequent special occasions!

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Csd23
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal! Eggplant app was very nice, rock fish special was tasty and not to overpowering with capers. Hubs had the ravioli and was very happy.

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vipclinewalt
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I really enjoy Portico when the patio is open but it's also a nice place in the winter months. The noise level is rather high but we were able to keep up a conversation at a table for 4. The artichoke crab appetizer continues to be a favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great time! Service was amazingly and just the perfect atmosphere I enjoy an evenings a girlfriend!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

The valet parking attendant ... black female... was aggressive and rude. There was no attendant at stand when I pulled up I waited a few minutes nobody came so I went ahead and parked next thing I knew the attendant came up behind me while I was still sitting in my car getting my purse scared me then accuse me of almost running her over and demanded my keys I said I can give it to you in a second let me just pull myself together and she just stood there and kept demanding the key and I said if you'll give me a few minutes I'll give it to you when I walk up to the stand I took a few minutes to pull a few dollars out of my wallet so I could tip the attendant when I left she been knocked on my glass window again told me I didn't need to pay and I should just give her my keys. When i walked up to the stand she demanded that tell her my name and says I don't mean to harass you but I needed to get that key so she wouldn't wouldn't mix up the ticket. I was made to feel that i was inconveniencing her. I just found her to be aggressive especially when the parking sign did not say it was required and by her own words she was harassing me. That put a damper on my evening.
Several guests at my table had unpleasant encounters with the two attendants. When combined with the clip manner of our waitor ... it was disappointing given the dinner was my birthday celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!!

JA
vipJAST
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I was disappointed with my recent experience. Has the ownership changed? My first clue was the 2/3 empty parking lot when we arrived for brunch. The same inside.

The server changed just after placing our order. Of the four guests 1 plate arrived cold. The 2nd server did not check back for 15 minutes...too late to correct the cold food. The price of the spoiled food was removed from the tab, but the server was unconcerned with the spoiled meal for my aunt.

It was an indifferent experience. Quite a contrast to many previous visits. No reason to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and atmosphere

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LaurieC
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to Portico. Never disappointed there. I will caution that in the winter when the restaurant is full it can get a bit noisy. Never have that problem when it’s warm and the doors are open.

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Jeff
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding in such a beautiful and quant setting. We will be back again and again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, actual service of drinks and food good. However, they were very much in a rush to get our order and get us out of the restaurant. Closing is 10pm and at 8:45 they said we had to order before kitchen closed. When we left, it was obvious two of us were waiting for Lyft, they locked door behind us and did not offer for us to wait inside. We will visit again as we like Portico and go pretty often. Chalk it up to one of those nights for the closers.

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LeahM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Had to wait 40 minutes for a table when we had a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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BarbaraM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not sure how to interpret the boxes for noise level. Portico is noisy to the extent that it is hard to hold a conversation. While I love Portico, it is best to go when you will be comfortable eating outside due to the noise level inside.

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GaryG
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are outstanding. Wonderful neighborhood restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a gathering with friends and/or family. A favorite of ours.

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DanaL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had to wait a little while but not too bad.

I would suggest you have a very short questionaire.
About 3 questions at most.

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vipEatOutAlways
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the drive up to the ambiance, I always feel like I am in northern Italy, where I used to live. Great place for a romantic dinner, dinner with friends, or drinks at the bar or outside when weather permits. A Richmond gem.

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Susan
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem! We love it. Casual and great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a favorite place to dine. Food is fantastic!

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ironsidedelish
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Staff seemed hurried. Low ceiling makes for high volumes - husband had to remove hearing aids

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food and service has been just mediocre the several times I’ve been in the last few months.

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CarpeDiem1
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure! The menu is always full of wonderful selections, too!