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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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12506 River Road
Richmond, VA 23238
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Lunch : Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Brunch: Sunday : 11:00 am -2:30pm

Reservations:
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.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(804) 784-4800

Website:
http://porticorichmond.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking offered on Friday and Saturday Nights.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Portico Restaurant - Richmond Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
Special Occasion (33)
Romantic (32)
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Worth the Drive (31)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Cozy (22)
Good for a Date (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Authentic (18)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Casual (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Scenic View (11)
Business Meals (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Fun (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Seasonal (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
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·Dined a day ago

This w as my second meal at portico, with just my wife and I and it was very good. We were promptly seated for our reservation, the food was excellent and the service was spot on. I'm a little bothered by the noise level as my hearing is going the way of my fathers and in crowds it gets tough, but conversation was easy.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and ambiance. Was a little noisy, but can’t wait to dine on the patio this spring.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As always this place knocked it out of the park! Great food and great place to enjoy time with close ones. Going back again very soon!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great meal. Price matched the value.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food at Portico continues to be consistently outstanding. In winter the facilities are a bit crowded as it is extremely popular and the outdoor garden/patio is not available. Reservations are a must. Service is also outstanding provided by employees who clearly like working there and who are pleasant as well as efficient. I highly recommend Portico if you want an outstanding dining experience and don't want to pay Richmond's high meal taxes.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved our meal and the service. It was ur first time there and we will come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food at Portico Restaurant was extremely delicious, I had the shrimp stuffed with crabmeat, everything was so flavorful including the mash potatoes and zucchini.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Enjoyed my second visit to Portico; my husband enjoyed host first. We will go back. Gnocchi dish was more than I needed, but glad to have leftovers. My husband had the pork special with berry/cherry demi glaze, and loved it. No leftovers for him!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is probably our 10th visit to Portico and have never had a bad meal or bad service. We will come back 10 or more times!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent service, food is always superb

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Our favorite restaurant when we visit Richmond. I had a rock fish special with a lemon sauce that every one at my table thought was the best.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We enjoy Portico and visit often. The food and service are always reliably wonderful and the setting cannot be beat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Did not have red wine glasses? Food was delicious!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Still my favorite place in Richmond. Ambience is unmatched and food always good. See you soon.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fried artichokes awesome
Pasta with seafood special was flavorful and scratch made

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very nice evening.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great place, we really enjoyed the food ! Nice quaint restaurant out of the way.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We love the menu at Portico, always enjoy our meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The restaurant was a bit loud and crowded, but I assume it was due to the holiday season. The food is always excellent and the cocktail drinks were so unique and delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 18, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a late reservation. Felt a little rushed during the dessert....they sat out vacuum waiting for us to leave

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderfully flavorful dining; excellent value. We definitely will return.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We have been to Portico many times. We have never been disappointed. The patio with the fireplace is an excellent area to wait for your table, or just enjoy a few drinks. The food is amazing!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 15, 2017

One of my favorite place so to eat! I always love the atmosphere and the food. The staff is very knowledgeable and accommodating.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Had a wonderful meal with friends. It is one of my favorite places. The food is amazing with a wonderful setting.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Organic, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We held our year end board meeting here over diner. The food was fabulous, the service could have been better, but it was holiday season and the place was packed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food & value were good
Server needed to have a little more personality

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

All four meals at our table were excellent. Service is always good. A lovely spot to get together with friends or just go and sit at bar for light dinner. Never had a bad meal at Portico.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We love outdoor dining and this is our favorite! The patio is beautiful, and warmed by a beautiful stone fireplace and really cool heaters in the winter. The setting is magical and the food delicious!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Really enjoyed the Rockfish special! Great pizzas too.

We have always found the are very accommodating for food allergies.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent, as always! Love it, w
whenever we go! Always recommend to friends and family.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The outdoor seating provides a wonderful setting. Service is friendly and attentive. The menu is varied and provides a whole range of good choices. This is my favorite restaurant in the Greater Richmond Area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 30, 2017

This is a real gem in the Richmond area. Always great food and service. Their patio among the garden and stone fireplace is fantastic. Value is on point for the quality and service offered.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The best patio outdoor dining in Richmond. Food is delish and atmosphere is just amazing

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Hands down one of the best in Richmond! 3rd time visiting and every time its been amazing. Love to know who did the patio setup out back as it is a perfect setting!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic
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