Portico Restaurant - Richmond

4.8
2240 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.

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
What 2240 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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DianaS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, ambience, and food!! Such a cozy and charming atmosphere. I dine here often, and love it.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! The food was delicious and our server was helpful. We will be back!

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EddieM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The location is nothing short of beautiful. The service was pleasant however, given the wine list, I would have expected the server to be either better inform of the wine selection or be able to excuse himself and bring to the table a better informed member of the team.
I was disappointed with the condition of the menu and the drink ware. with the prices being paid, the menu should not be stained and ripped. The drink ware should not be broken allowing for the possibility of the customer being cut.
Will we return, yes but with reservations as to the next experience. The taste of the food was superb and that may be enough for another try.

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Manzorama
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We got together with a couple of friends for brunch on a sunny but cold day. The patio is always an excellent choice, very cozy and warm! Food was great and our server was very knowledgeable and welcoming.

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KaylaP
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Justin our server was fantastic, kind, and friendly. The bartender took liberties with our drinks based in her experience and they were so tasty.

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DavidN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As usual the food was extremely good and plentiful. The service was spotty, waiter never brought bread until we asked for it. Italian food and no bread? Other than that extremely good.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Dinner, it was a great experience. From drinks (cocktails) to the food (apps , entrees & dessert) were SUPER GOOD! I would definitely be back. I did not expect for the food to taste so great in all honesty. It definitely changes my thoughts about the place.

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GinnyW
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, atmosphere lovely and warm, food delicious, experience outstanding! Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went fir wife’s birthday because it’s a wonderful, charming restaurant in a great setting. Perfect place for that; not stuffy but definitely a step or two above.

Attentive service, great cocktail and wine menu, surprisingly broad menu offerings among fairly broad price points. A nice touch, actually.

We will return.

JM
JeffM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was outstanding, creative and tasty! The service was adequate but could be a bit more attentive. We were seated outside on a cold evening, but the hostess was very accommodating while we determined if the temp was going to be OK. We would come back!

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kenny
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portico is a very comfortable, casual Italian restaurant with excellent food. The grilled calamari appetizer was outstanding as well as the gnocchi and an amazing, huge hamburger. The wine list is very adequate and reasonably priced. Dessert was a fantastic tartufo. We will definitely go back and you should too!

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Magic
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Made reservations a week out. When we arrived I was told our table was ready. Door is kept locked to keep diners outside until they are seated. Although we had reservations we were seated next to the front entrance in the bar and not in the restaurant. We were exposed (Covid) to every single diner passing through the front door. We observed tables empty in the restaurant proper so seating us at the door was not necessary. Every time the door opened we froze from cold air coming in. Hostess was curt and would not consider a different table for us. Food was very good but we ate quickly and left to get warm. I understand if we were walk ins, but were not.

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John
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks at a reasonable price.

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vipMarkO
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor tent is great, moderate air flow which makes you feel safe but plenty of heaters to keep you warm. Food was great, everyone loved their meal. Lastly, service was great, attentive but not pushy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food...not so good service. Would’ve ordered more drinks if our server had been available. Items ordered didn’t come out correctly but we weren’t billed for it...must’ve been an oversight.

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BeeGee
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

30th birthday

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Orthicon
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, beautiful atmosphere. A great place for a special occasion!

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Evan
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portico is wonderful. The staff was so attentive and really made our birthday celebration night special. They are practicing extreme safety with COVID restrictions, and we would not hesitate to recommend Portico to anyone looking for a fantastic dining experience.

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Woobookat
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portico never disappoints. From the simplest dish of spagetti, to the more complicated, all delicious and done perfectly. Very COVID safe practices in place and even warm outside eating with heaters and fireplace. They treat every customer as an individual and remembers specific requests. I cant say enough good things.

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DeanD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So far, only good thing about COVID....restaurant is 1/2 full and much quieter. Food always great!

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kirbygump
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portico never disappoints. It's always been one of my favorites, but they have done such a remarkable job during Covid to make all their patorns feel safe. The food is always delicious. Thank you so much for being so innovative in these uncertain times. I'm sure it cannot be easy for your establishment, but it's appreciated and we will continue to support you. If you are looking for relaxing, outdoors, warms & dry no matter the weather, go to this enchanted patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love it here and the outdoor seating to support Covid is excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out! Everything was great:.

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CTom
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great restaurant! Just wish the bottled beer was a lot colder! It's a small thing but such a bummer.

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LisaG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful ambience, delicious food. Always a winner with Portico!

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JerryH
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

was a little worried about eating outside on New Years' Eve but they did a great job of adding heaters within the tent. They used a large IR heater in the ceiling of the tent which made a big difference. Food and service was good. Only complaint I would be forced to make about the food is that the mashed potatoes seemed to be boxed instead of fresh, but they were good boxed. Menu offering was varied and all got what they wanted. Overall a great experience.

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JillC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

So lovely to be outside but still warm. Such. Beautiful setting and yummy food

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RanaK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful and cozy. I recommend the outdoor seating by the fireplace

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SuriG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were taken care nicely. Good food, service and ambiance.

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MichelleC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was a lovely experience!! From the hostess who so so kind and with the utmost pleasant attitude explained all the covid rules to our server Jamie whom was always attentive and helpful with recommendation. The atmosphere is the best part about this place, we made a 4:30 reservation for my sisters birthday under the tent next to the outdoor fire place. The infrared heaters kept us toasty warm was never cold! The food was delicious ! We had the meatballs and fried artichoke apps, definitely recommend the artichoke. Our table enjoyed the lamb over risotto (delicious and tender braised lamb), ravioli special, tenderloin special (cooked perfectly to requested order- very juicy and tender), and I had the grilled shrimp in lobster cream sauce (it was everything you wish for in a grilled shrimp - I only wish there were more!) we enjoyed several cocktails and a delicious bottle of wine. All in all we very much enjoyed visit. The venue is one of the most unique a little garden tucked away in the woods. Will definitely return.

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vipTaylor
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best COVID safe outdoor dining I've experienced in 2020. Thank you!

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jackson
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely perfect time. Our waiter was perfection! Only thing I noticed that if you can maybe address (I know covid has made things very difficult)
Our waiter was also apparently the only one in charge of making sure all the propane tanks were refilled and that fire place was kept well lite. We felt bad. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience. It was perfect.

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EmilyM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time! They had an awesome set up outside in the tent with heaters for social distancing. It was warm and perfect! The service was incredible and the food was delicious! We can’t wait to go back!

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RobertO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday Dinner with family

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RobT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location and seating area! Food was excellent and wine selections were very good! Please keep it open!! related to the pandemic situation

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JohnM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and service. Paulo is all ways there to greet you and insure the standards are met. Highly recommend and never been disappointed.

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MHonz
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My wife and I enjoy Portico, a quaint restaurant off the beaten path and well worth the drive. The Portico team has demonstrated ingenuity during the pandemic erecting a large tent where patrons can enjoy the large fire place while surrounded by strategically placed kerosene lamp heaters. In the surrounding walkways tables have been set-up (6' apart) with two lamp heaters per table to keep away the night chill. The food as usual was quiet good and the service was very attentive, more so considering the wait staff have to continue moving back and fort in the elements. My wife and I look forward to returning in the spring to see how Portico continues to demonstrates its excellence and worth.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annual family Christmas dinner. Our favorite and we will be back.

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ShannonV
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great selections for everyone. Friendly servers, wine choices and outside dining was set up nicely given all of the current restrictions of Covid-19.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portico feels like a little retreat, and it is certainly a treat to eat!

FAQs

Portico Restaurant - Richmond offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 784-4800.

Portico Restaurant - Richmond is rated 4.8 stars by 2240 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.