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Portico Restaurant - Richmond

4.7
4.7
2620 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
OUR TENT IS DOWN FOR THE SUMMER but will be back this winter season. Unfortunately due to the unpredictability of weather conditions we cannot guarantee outdoor seating and seating on the patio during the summer is WITH A RESERVATION, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. Feel free to give us a call to indicate a preference or include it in the reservation notes on Opentable.

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

10:00 PM


Booked 45 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 2,620 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia

    Best Ambiance

  • Virginia

    Outdoor Dining

  • Virginia

    Italian

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always so nice. Service is excellent and I highly recommend the fried gorgonzola stuffed artichokes. The resident garden cat is adorable too.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and ambience
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    it was very good and a lovely evening on the patio!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I were in town for the US masters swimming national championship meet. One of our teammates recommended Portico to us and we are so glad we went! Everything was great! We sat outside and the little court yard was so nice! The food was also outstanding! I would definitely come back and recommend this place to anyone traveling to Richmond looking for a laid back, delicious meal!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Always.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food and ambiance was excellent but we felt rushed by our server.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Job promotion
  8. WJ

    WendyJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food and ambiance were excellent. Our waiter was super nice, but swamped. We had to flag him down for everything.
  9. ER

    ExperienceRVA

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Accommodating to my gf dietary needs. Beyond delicious for all even with gf and vegetarian in group. Table-side ice bucket for wine and lovely desserts. Happy dining!
  10. JH

    JimH

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the more enjoyable dinning establishments around Richmond. Recommend to anyone seeking a nice, relaxing evening out along with a fine food event
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner with my family
  12. NI

    NancyI

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Portico is perfect. I’ve been several times and will Continue to visit!
  13. P

    Paul

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef has a creative menu. Excellent food and service. Patio seating offers a garden setting. A must visit.
  14. D

    Drew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere with a quaint garden adjacent to the patio. Indoors is in a beautiful little house. Location is not near anything else which makes it isolated in the best possible way. My wife and I go for her birthday every year.
  15. BF

    BetsyF

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as usual!
  16. S

    Susan

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints!! Always good food and great choices.
  17. R

    Reiley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time we stepped into the front door to leaving, the service was outstanding. We got two appetizers, an entree off of the specials menu, as well as two desserts and every single bite was amazing. Highly recommend!
  18. RC

    RichardC

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top five dining experience in Richmond as far as I'm concerned. Great menu, ambiance and service. The most romantic restaurant I've been to in the city.
  19. N

    Nancy

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Portico was a good experience. The outdoor patio was beautiful. The service was ok. The food was good the Broccoli was overcooked.
  20. O

    Olivejuice

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were both amazing! We will definitely be back!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific meal, service and ambience. Even though it has been in the 90s, it wasn’t uncomfortable outside under the umbrellas as the sun was setting. Prices have gone up unfortunately, as they have everywhere.
  22. JG

    JoelG

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service. My party was help up in DC so I ate by myself at the bar.
  23. NJ

    NJanieK

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places to eat, especially on a summer evening outdoors on their beautiful patio surrounded by lush landscaping and their own kitchen garden. Michelle was a very friendly and efficient server, and remembered us when we came in. Allen, the bartender, was friendly and made a good cocktail. Burrata appetizer was delicious and very generous. Seafood crepes very good. Agnolotti special with chicken piccata was average. Pasta stuffed with mushrooms was great, but sauce was a bit heavy and gravy like, rather than light like a piccata, and somewhat overpowered the dish. House white wine was very good and we were glad we came. Still our favorite. We will be back!
  24. R

    Rick

    Richmond

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Have been there before and it’s always a favorite! Food is excellent. The service was a little slow, but they were polite and attentive.
  25. PK

    PaulK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere and the food was so delicious. Cute cat walking around outside too.
  26. AM

    AlexaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendliest staff, beautiful patio setting, unique food and experience, would highly recommend
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Justin is awesome! We’ve had the pleasure of him being our waiter several times now and he never disappoints! This is our favorite date night spot in RVA. You have to try the burger and the lasagna, you won’t regret it!
  28. KS

    KyleS

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic.
  29. DS

    DeniseS

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitstaff was amazing and we had a perfect spot!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Nice evening out for a birthday. The grounds and ambiance are impeccable. Food was very good, local and fresh. Cocktails are okay. Maker’s Mark seems to be the only whiskey they use. Oddly the service vibe is more like a diner than a fine restaurant; abrupt and hurried.
  31. e

    eatout2nite

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was great! We were able to eat outside, very enjoyable.
  32. Z

    Zeus

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service & ambiance! Already planning to go back…..
  33. BD

    BenjaminD

    Richmond

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time will not be my last
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is simply awesome
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner and service!
  36. RW

    RobW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portico is one of my favorite spots in Richmond. Food and service is ALWAYS outstanding!
  37. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to portico and it was as delightful as we had hoped. The service was attentive yet unhurried. Our meal was delicious. Will definitely dine there again.
  38. S

    Stewball

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and great ambiance. A great place for a date night.
  39. RP

    ReservationsPlease

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband, our adult kids and I went to Portico last night. We are from out of town and we’re thrilled to find such a charming place. Each of us got something different and we voted the Penne ala Vodka as the best dish but all were great! Service and ambiance were excellent! Highest recommendation!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and beautiful patio with great service and delicious food.

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 2620 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 45 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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