Portico Restaurant - Richmond
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Filled with Shrimp, Crab, Scallops, Seafood Cream, Marinara
Crab, Scallops and Shrimp, Leek and Lobster Cream Sauce, Home Fries
Sautéed Scaloppini, Capers Shallots, White Wine Lemon Sauce
Wonderful service, ambience, and food!! Such a cozy and charming atmosphere. I dine here often, and love it.
Wonderful evening! The food was delicious and our server was helpful. We will be back!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Service was great, atmosphere lovely and warm, food delicious, experience outstanding! Will definitely return!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Great food and drinks at a reasonable price.
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!
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.
Good food, beautiful atmosphere. A great place for a special occasion!
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.
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.
So far, only good thing about COVID....restaurant is 1/2 full and much quieter. Food always great!
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.
We love it here and the outdoor seating to support Covid is excellent!
Great night out! Everything was great:.
Great restaurant! Just wish the bottled beer was a lot colder! It's a small thing but such a bummer.
Wonderful ambience, delicious food. Always a winner with Portico!
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.
So lovely to be outside but still warm. Such. Beautiful setting and yummy food
Beautiful and cozy. I recommend the outdoor seating by the fireplace
We were taken care nicely. Good food, service and ambiance.
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.
Best COVID safe outdoor dining I've experienced in 2020. Thank you!
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.
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!
Holiday Dinner with family
Wonderful location and seating area! Food was excellent and wine selections were very good! Please keep it open!! related to the pandemic situation
Excellent food and service. Paulo is all ways there to greet you and insure the standards are met. Highly recommend and never been disappointed.
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.
Annual family Christmas dinner. Our favorite and we will be back.
Great selections for everyone. Friendly servers, wine choices and outside dining was set up nicely given all of the current restrictions of Covid-19.
Portico feels like a little retreat, and it is certainly a treat to eat!
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.