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Portico Restaurant - Richmond

4.7
4.7
2751 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Our State of the Art Heated Tent is Back for the Winter! Designed and Built in Anchorage Alaska our Tent is heated by 4 45,000Kilowatt Infared Heaters, 10 Propane Gas Heaters, and a special opening for our Wood Fireplace. The Tent Makes our Patio Comfortable for seating no matter the weather.

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

7:00 PM


Booked 42 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 2,751 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Richmond

    Great for scenic views

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  1. MJ

    MaryJean

    Richmond

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sunday brunch at Porticos is always a treat.
  2. M

    Mmason6303

    Richmond

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Madison our server was fantastic! The food and atmosphere were perfect
  3. j

    jackk

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  4. LR

    LissetteR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The bad: We were a party of six friends getting together for a girls night. The appetizers and the entrées came out at the same time. The waiter made a point of saying, that he would stagger the way the orders came out so that we would have a chance to enjoy our shared appetizers before the entrées arrived. That was really annoying. It was clear from the size of a party, and the members in it that it would not be a joint check. The server refused to split the check even though other people at the restaurants said it was possible. It sounds like it was in an attempt to charge a mandatory gratuity without saying that it was an attempt to charge a mandatory gratuity. Figuring out how we were going to split the payment was quite the Hassle. I wouldn’t have minded the gratuity (no one at the table did) but having a surprise math pop quiz after my drink, in order to decide who owe what on an out of order check was the most annoying way to end the night. The good: Despite that, the food was good, I enjoyed my New York sour. The ambience was wonderful. The place is beautiful and the employees we interacted with were nice.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent and excellent food, service and ambiance.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and wine selections. Outside was adequately warmed and we have great service.
  7. AF

    AliciaF

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portico is one of the best restaurants in Richmond
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best fine dining restaurants in the city! We always try and find an excuse or special occasion to come out to Portico - it’s hard to beat their quality of food/meal for the price. The ambiance is very unique - they have their own garden in the back that they source ingredients from! Would highly recommend getting their soup of the day (we’ve had butternut squash, mushroom bisque before) as it’s all so fresh. You can’t go wrong with any of the pasta - the gnocchi, ravioli, scampi, etc. We can’t wait until our next trip back.
  9. m

    mayap

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love to come our next door restaurant we are coming all most 11 year ❤️👍
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family visiting for Thanksgiving week. Had to take them to my favorite restaurant. Love this restaurant!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and atmosphere excellent as usual
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was amazing!! She was so friendly and kind!
  13. RK

    RayK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Dinners were very good. Teriyaki Cauliflower App was delicious and a great value.
  14. K

    Kiera

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Perhaps it was because we were at the end of brunch service, but our server was rarely around. No refills on water, no offer for refill on the coffee, sat for nearly 30 minutes before she even showed up to our table. I was really unimpressed with the service for us being one of very few tables. The food was just okay. Skip the potatoes. They don’t offer any non-dairy milk options for your coffee btw. Wouldn’t recommend for brunch. Maybe dinner is better?
  15. D

    Donna

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding!
  16. JR

    JosephR

    Baltimore

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time dining here. Experience was exceptional, food was great and service (Michele) was even better.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were outside under the tent. Great!
  18. J

    Jose

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Their Old Fashion's are to die for - excellent.
  19. S

    Sarahdm

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really great place to eat. I just wish the tables were a little bigger to accommodate appetizers for sharing.
  20. R

    Robert

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    I was somewhat disappointed in this trip to Portico. What normally is a wonderful experience was a let down. It was cold out and while I made a reservation in the heated tented section, a made it under the assumption that our table would be kept comfortably warm. The table where we were sat was at the edge of the tent and the heaters around the table weren't on so the table and chairs (which are metal) were cold. Throughout dinner the heaters kept turning off and needing to be turned back on. But what was most disappointing was the service. Our server seemed irritable and unhappy to be there. I understand people have hard days at work and maybe this was one of those situations, but I would expect better at a restaurant like Portico.
  21. A

    Anonymous

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, great service, great setting. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a phenomenal meal there for 18th wedding anniversary! The service and food was fantastic! We will definitely be going again!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    So wonderful. We will definitely be back.
  24. J

    Jeff

    Richmond

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere! One of the best restaurants in the west end of Richmond!
  25. G

    Greg

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Sat for 20 mins without anyone coming to take or order and didn’t seem to care when we left.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner tonight under the tent on the patio. Husband had the manicotti special which was excellent and I had the pizza rustica which was also delicious. Was a wonderful evening and the ambience was prefect for a date night. Will definitely return!
  27. RG

    RafaelG

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. Outstanding food. Next time we will try the outside (assuming the weather cooperates)
  28. J

    Jerry

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Perfect for a special evening! Perfectly prepared food. Salmon is great and Eggplant Puttanesca wonderful. Amazing wine selection.
  29. MD

    MichaelD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great outdoor seating area under the tent with heaters throughout. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and would certainly return!
  30. JP

    JenniferP

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dining experience!! Wish we could have dined outside on the gorgeous patio but it was a very busy night. We highly recommend and will be back!!!
  31. D

    Dungud

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The outdoor heated tents allowed us to enjoy a lovely dinner outside in the fresh air under the moonlight. Great atmosphere.
  32. CG

    ConcertGoer

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful business lunch in the heated outdoor tent. Excellent service and really good food.
  33. KP

    KarenP

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a beautiful, intimate venue. Food is yummy, nice wine selection and service was just the level we wanted.
  34. TG

    TomG

    Richmond

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb dining experience in a beautiful garden patio setting.
  35. S

    Seth

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Setting is beautiful. Server was nice, but he did not bring our appetizer and never really checked in with us. Final bill took 10 minutes to come out and all he said was fixing because he forgot to bring the appetizer. No apology for not bring the app though. Basic brunch food. It was good, but nothing crazy
  36. BW

    BrianW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Took approximately 12 minutes to be waited on, even though we were seated immediately. Server was not friendly, but the atmosphere was really good, the food was OK.
  37. PO

    PartyOf4

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner on the patio. The service was great. My husband is still raving about the sweet potato encrusted pork chop entree.
  38. N

    Nora

    Richmond

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Portico is one of the best! Our meal took a long time to get to us but it’s a very pleasant place to be. A bit noisy.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, quality food and local flair
  40. j

    jackson

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to this place a bunch of times and they are always so consistent. Will continue to make this a usual spot.

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 2751 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 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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