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About Portico Restaurant - Richmond
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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Richmond, VA 23238
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Lunch : Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Brunch: Sunday : 11:00 am -2:30pm
Lunch: For Parties of Six Guests or more only.
Dinner : Two or more Guests
All Reservations are confirmed for inside dining only.
Patio seating is not reserved but first available when your party arrives.
$30 and under
Complimentary Valet Parking offered on Friday and Saturday Nights.
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Portico Restaurant - Richmond Ratings and Reviews
Overall: Very good food and very good service during the meal. It would have been a really nice dining experience if we hadn't been asked to surrender our table about 15-20 minutes after finishing our main meal and clearing our tabs. We were told there were people at the bar waiting for a table, so we did leave even though we would have been heading out within 5 minutes or so anyway. I was embarrassed to feel we had overstayed.
I would recommend first time diners enjoy Portico in the spring/summer as their patio seating really sets them apart. The winter ambiance isn’t as spectacular but is cozy and quaint. I like that it is off the beaten path a bit. Food is not out of this world but I enjoyed the lamb risotto which was recommended by our server.
The restaurant was decorated for the holiday and was just beautiful. The meals we ordered were cooked just right and nice portions. Our waiter could have been a little more friendly. He seemed like he really didn’t want to be there. I would like to say the young gal with the blonde hair ran her butt off bringing food in from the kitchen. She was definitely the hardest worker this night!
Great atmosphere and very accommodating for our group of 10 that the day before grew to 12 with no problem. Seated immediately and greeted and served with great care. Everyone loved their drinks and the entrees were excellent. They brought a candle out on the birthday girl's cake (tiramisu). A good time with parking no issue - this is a plus anymore in the west end, especially over the Holidays. We'll be back to enjoy the patio in the warmer weather!
Service was good, however food is was over priced for what you get. The dishes we had were good, just not 30.00 a plate good. Both me and my wife left feeling a bit underwhelmed having spent 100.00 on a meal that should have cost closer to 50.00. Drinks were good too.
In spite of reservation, there would be a wait for an indoor table,so the hostess offered outdoor seating. It was a lovely evening and the outdoor heaters took care of any chill. It was quieter than inside, and we were happy to be outside and enjoying attentive service. We shared an excellent calamari appetizer. The entrees were beautiful in presentation and delicious. We tried different desserts, which were both beautiful and scrumptious. We lingered at the table after our meal, and savored a most enjoyable evening. We will be back!
This was our best visit at Portico... the owner was great to seat us outside on the deck on a clear cool nice got with the heaters working. The waiter was friendly, engaging and great sense of humor. Food was very good....almost standard Italian far..but well done. The outside patio is the winner..inside can get VERY noisy. Another benefit outside was from the Portico concierge....there very cool emissary “Porti-cat”.....the tabby that clearly runs the place. All told..a. Rey nice evening.... my wife and I both enjoyed the dinner, the staff , the location and the special visitor.
It was a great evening, we thoroughly enjoyed the meal and wonderful atmosphere. The outdoor patio space with the gardens are spectacular, my teenage daughters could not get enough pictures of themselves in the garden.
The Pene Vodka, Bolanese and the broiled seafood were outstanding.
Portico never fails to impress. We had six in our party and everyone agreed that their meal were outstanding. The only suggestion that I have for this restaurant is that I wish they would hire wait staff that had a personality. In my dozen or so trips here I have never had a waiter that was engaging on any level.
I had family visiting and had chosen Portico because I had gone there once before and thought they would enjoy it. They said if they come back to Richmond they want to eat there again. Our meal was fabulous, had it been warmer we would have eaten outside but we were seated right by the window so could enjoy looking at the gardens.
We went here to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Right from the start, Adrian, our waiter seemed disinterested and almost disappointed to wait on us. After an hour on waiting for our entree, I noticed both the manager and our waiter going in and out of the kitchen area. The manager told us our food would be out soon and nothing else. Adrian may have come to our table but never offered additional bread or anything else while we waited. Our meal was fair but nothing special but not at any time did anyone come to apologize for the long delay in getting our food or offer anything to make up for the poor service. On top of that, one of the members of our party ordered the cheesecake to go. Several days later, we were told that when the person went to eat the cheesecake it looked like it came off of someone else’s plate.
All in all we will probably not return again.
Excellent food, especially the appetizers. Very good pizza and ravioli. Service was very good, friendly and all drinks, food and check were delivered promptly (and we had a party of 7). Restaurant is decorated very nicely - good ambience. Definitely will go again!
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