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Portico Restaurant - Richmond

4.6
4.6
2548 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.

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Booked 30 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Garlic Baguette$8.95

    Garlic, Olive Oil, Garden Herbs, Tomato, Basil

    • Caeser Salad$8.95

      Romaine, Tomato, Artichokes, Shaved Parmigiano, Croutons

      • Wedge$8.95

        Iceberg Lettuce, Tomatoes, Gorgonzola Dressing, Crisp Apple Wood Smoked Bacon

        • Portobello$11.95

          Warm Portobello and Fresh Mozzarella Wrapped in Prosciutto

          • Caprese$12.95

            Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Parmigiano

            • Fried Artichokes$13.95

              Filled with Goat Cheese, Black Olives and Basil Sauce

              • Fried Calamari$14.50

                Marinara, Lemon Cornichon Aioli

                • Portico Meatballs$13.95

                  Marinara, Basil, Parmigiano, Ricotta

                  • Grilled Artichokes & Crab$14.95

                    Tomato, Lemon, Caper, Crostini

                    • Soup of the Day

                      Seasonal

                      • Cup$4.95
                      • Bowl$6.95

                    Entrée Salads

                    • Vegetarian$14.95

                      Mixed Greens, Tomato, Cucumber, Artichokes, Beets, Fresh Mozzarella, Pickled Vegetables, Balsamic Vinaigrette

                      Burger, Sandwiches, Pizzas

                      • Burger and Fries*$15.95

                        Half-Pound; Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Pickle, French Fries

                        • Pizza Margherita$15.95

                          Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil, Oregano

                          • Pizza Portico$17.95

                            Tomato, Mozzarella, Garden Vegetables, Gorgonzola, Roasted Garlic, Garden Herbs

                            • Pizza di Casa$17.95

                              Tomato, Mozzarella, Prosciutto, Artichokes, Red Peppers, Parmigiano

                              • Pizza Rustica$19.95

                                Tomato, Mozzarella, Italian Sausage, Pepperoni, Mushrooms

                                • Pizza Piccante$19.95

                                  Tomato, Mozzarella, Italian Sausage, Pepperoni, Bacon, Spicy Grilled Pepperoncini

                                  Pasta

                                  Add a Garden Dinner Salad to any Pasta $5.50 or Caesar Dinner Salad $7.50

                                  • Penne a la Vodka$16.95

                                    Pepperoncini infused Vodka Marinara, Cream

                                    • Penne al Pesto$16.95

                                      Creamy Basil Pesto, Parmigiano

                                      • Baked Spaghetti$17.95

                                        Meat Sauce, Fresh Mozzarella

                                        • Penne Bolognese$17.95

                                          Traditional Braised Tomato Meat Sauce

                                          • Lasagna$20.95

                                            Meat Sauce, Ricotta, Mozzarella

                                            • Gnocchi alla Norma$19.95

                                              Potato Gnocchi, Eggplant, Capers, Shaved Parmigiano

                                              • Ravioli di Casa$19.95

                                                Filled with Cheeses, Tomato Sauce and Basil

                                                Seafood

                                                Add a Garden Dinner Salad to any Pasta $5.50 or a Caesar Salad $7.50

                                                • Seafood Crepes$25.95

                                                  Filled with Shrimp, Crab, Scallops, Seafood Cream, Marinara

                                                  • Salmon Roulade*$27.95

                                                    Seared, Brown Butter Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes, Lemon and Capers

                                                    • Grilled Shrimp$27.95

                                                      Franco's Lobster Caper Cream Sauce, Crispy Prosciutto

                                                      • Shrimp Scampi$28.95

                                                        Shrimp, white wine, garlic, fresh tomato, over spaghetti

                                                        Entrées

                                                        Add a Garden Dinner Salad to any Pasta $5.50 or a Caesar Dinner Salad $7.50. All Entrees Served with a Seasonal Vegetable and Starch

                                                        • Eggplant Puttanesca$20.95

                                                          Tender Eggplant, Capers, Olives, Marinara, Melted Mozzarella

                                                          • Rosemary Chicken$23.95

                                                            Sautéed Chicken Breast, Pancetta, Mushrooms, Roasted Shallot Pan Sauce

                                                            • Lamb Risotto$25.95

                                                              Braised Leg of Lamb served over a Spinach Parmigiano Risotto

                                                              • Veal Picata$27.95

                                                                Sautéed Scaloppini, Capers Shallots, White Wine Lemon Sauce

                                                                • Petite New York*$29.95

                                                                  12oz New York Strip Steak, Shallot Garlic Butter, French Fries

                                                                  Last updated: February 5, 2022

                                                                  What 2,548 people are saying

                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                  4.6
                                                                  4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                  • 4.6Food
                                                                  • 4.6Service
                                                                  • 4.7Ambience
                                                                  • 4.4Value

                                                                  NoiseModerate

                                                                  Loved For

                                                                  • Virginia

                                                                    Outdoor Dining

                                                                  • Virginia

                                                                    Italian

                                                                  • Richmond

                                                                    Outdoor Dining

                                                                  • Richmond

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                                                                  1. SR

                                                                    SuzanneR

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great food and wonderful service provided for a fabulous evening with friends!

                                                                  2. ZR

                                                                    ZachR

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Service was wonderful. We were there to celebrate an engagement and they took special care of us. One of my favorite restaurants in Richmond!

                                                                  3. IC

                                                                    IanC

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    I have dined at Portico a few times now. Every time the food is wonderful and the wait-staff are very attentive. I will return agian.

                                                                  4. K

                                                                    Karen

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                    overall3food5service1ambience4

                                                                    The food was good but our server seemed very distracted and not up to the task of waiting tables, e.g. "Have you decided what you'd like....." and then wanders away to the bar in mid-sentence to bring the drink over. Never heard of any specials until we overheard her mentioning them to the next table. Service was very slow for what appeared to be a very off-peak visit. Go if you have nothing but time on your hands.

                                                                  5. JM

                                                                    JosephM

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    24 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    24 reviews

                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Excellent food Great ambiance Solid service

                                                                  6. SD

                                                                    StevenD

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    The food was great, and Justin, our server, was excellent.

                                                                  7. J

                                                                    Jenn70

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                    overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                    Food was amazing…service was average at best. There was no explaining the specials or even letting us know about them. Server walked up to the table and asked what we wanted to order. He seemed not to want to interact. Everything else was lovely.

                                                                  8. GC

                                                                    GregC

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Everything was awesome!

                                                                  9. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Perfect, awesome, wonderful

                                                                  10. LW

                                                                    LillieW

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                    Great Food. Enjoyed our anniversary dinner.

                                                                  11. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Seattle

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                                    overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                    Very good Veal scallopini. Portion are too big, some of the dishes are not as tasty as we expected .

                                                                  12. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Was our third time for dinner, again lovely location , ambiance and the speciaal menu great addition Super mussels and OXB flounder

                                                                  13. F

                                                                    Fitz

                                                                    New England

                                                                    34 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    34 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We enjoyed an outstanding evening to celebrate the birthday of a very close friend. The weather was perfect and so was our meal and service. Definitely will return for the next special occasion.

                                                                  14. M

                                                                    indieMarley

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Outdoor fairy tale setting is magnificent. Friendly service and hostess. Best mussels. Excellent wine list. Beautiful drive to get to restaurant. Put this one on your bucket list for Richmond dining.

                                                                  15. RV

                                                                    RVAHeart

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    24 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    24 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                    Pleasant. Waitress attentive. Hard to hear. Seemed crowded.

                                                                  16. ND

                                                                    NormanD

                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                    overall5food3service4ambience5

                                                                    Chicken piccata that my wife had and veal piccata that I had were way too salty.

                                                                  17. NL

                                                                    NeilL

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Excellent, thank you

                                                                  18. D

                                                                    Debk

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    37 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    37 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great staff. Very attentive. Delicious food too. Cozy restaurant. Nice ambiance.

                                                                  19. LK

                                                                    LisaK

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                    overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                    We were at Portico to celebrate a birthday. Our server was aware of this. He managed to bring our check and leave it with the birthday girl the moment her husband stepped away from the table for a moment. Expect more from a restaurant on a celebration evening.

                                                                  20. i

                                                                    irishcsr

                                                                    Charleston

                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    33rd anniversary weekend. A great way to start our weekend. Multiple visits before last night. Always excellent. Service, food and beverages are all first rate! Highly recommended. We will be back!

                                                                  21. P

                                                                    Purejoy

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience5

                                                                    Maybe they were short staffed but we waited way too long for our server to check and see if we needed a second round of cocktails. Finally had to go inside and ask for someone to help us. Food was delicious, as usual.

                                                                  22. PD

                                                                    PhilD

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    Another perfect Sunday Brunch! We always have a terrific experience here. They are the best!

                                                                  23. EF

                                                                    EFaulkner

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    My husband and I had a good time at the restaurant. We enjoyed the food and had great service. It was a lot louder than we expected guest chatter wise, to no fault of the restaurant. Would love to return at a later evening time.

                                                                  24. AL

                                                                    AllenL

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We enjoyed it so much we made reservations for next week

                                                                  25. T

                                                                    Terry

                                                                    Las Vegas

                                                                    74 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    74 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                    Beautiful evening to sit outside overlooking the garden. Food was very good. Ambiance and service were excellent. Definitely recommend for an outdoor Spring dinner.

                                                                  26. KM

                                                                    KelleyM

                                                                    Dallas

                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    The lasagna and grilled veggies are my favorite! Highly recommended.

                                                                  27. DN

                                                                    DavidN

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                    Great ambience but a little slow on getting a table even with reservations. Overall a great experience

                                                                  28. C

                                                                    Cindy

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    77 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    77 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    You can not pick a better place to enjoy dinner outside dining under a tent eating the most delicious fresh prepared food. Hands down one of Richmond’s favorite dining spots. Touché to Portico for yet another fabulous meal.

                                                                  29. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We love Portico! Food is wonderful! Service is excellent! Highly recommend!

                                                                  30. C

                                                                    Chele

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    This was my first time at Portico. I took my mom to celebrate her birthday. Her favorite food is Italian and it was excellent! The service was great and we loved the patio ambiance. I will definitely be returning!

                                                                  31. BF

                                                                    BarbieF

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Outstanding service, food and atmosphere. Went for my birthday and was greeted at the door with a big smile and happy birthday. Owner came out to greet and assist with parking as they were so busy and rightfully so. Our reservation and tables were ready right on time. The server was so sweet and personable. Helped us with selections. Servers helped each other to keep drinks and tables flowing without missing a beat. Food was fabulous and made from scratch. I had the lasagna and a beautiful fresh salad. Husband had a steak. I can’t say enough nice things about Portico. The ambience and setting was gorgeous and they took care in placing us at a table with a pretty view by the fireplace as if to let me know my birthday was special to them and iso appreciate it! Will be back many times again! Thank you Portico and all the folks there! Huge hugs and kudos to you all!

                                                                  32. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great place!!

                                                                  33. HH

                                                                    HanoverHungry

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    Always great food and great service. Main dining area is nosy though.

                                                                  34. C

                                                                    Chris

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                    The food was excellent. The service started off poor but management got it corrected quickly. Overall great experience.

                                                                  35. BF

                                                                    BetsyF

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                    Always awesome!

                                                                  36. SC

                                                                    SueC

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We met friends for dinner last night. My husband is handicapped and confined to a large electric wheelchair. The staff was wonderfully accommodating, providing us with a table situated in such a way as to not be an obstructive interference to the servers and other guests. Love this place!

                                                                  37. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    1.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                    overall1food1service5ambience4

                                                                    Food was not good at all

                                                                  38. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Wonderful sitting out on the patio last night. Wonderful food.

                                                                  39. MG

                                                                    MillieG

                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                    Good service, food could have been better, but over all, very good

                                                                  40. MK

                                                                    MaryK

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Excellent atmosphere and good!!!

                                                                  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 4.6 stars by 2548 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                  Booked 30 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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