Portico Restaurant

Google Rating:4.6

Portico Restaurant
4.5 based on 458 reviews
  1. Gabby Lynn 2023/12

    Delicious food and fantastic service!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Garlic Baguette, Penne a La Vodka

  2. Thomas M 2023/12

    Food here is on another level, great staff great food
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  3. sharon tulloh 2023/12

    The service is extraordinary. The food is exquisite. The atmosphere is warm & welcoming.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Margarita Pizza, Veal Picata, Meatballs, Caprese

  4. Yancey Snavely 2023/12

    Wait staff was top notch and the Rockfish was fantastic!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Penne a La Vodka

  5. Mark Goad 2023/12

    Beautiful setting, delicious food, and friendly servers
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Fried Calamari
    Dietary restrictions
    I’m pescetarian and it’s always easy for me to eat here.

  6. Crispin Lamont 2023/12

    This is my favorite restaurant in the Richmond area. The food is amazing. The team are on the ball and the building is so cute. Anddd to be honest for what you get it’s not expensive at all. Love it
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  7. Jeremy Shane 2023/11

    Great pizzas!
    Food: 5

  8. Rafael Dietsch 2023/11

    Great atmosphere, amazing food, incredible drinks! Wow, just wow. I will be back again!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Garlic Baguette, Limoncello Cake, Tiramisu, Lamb Risotto
    Parking space
    Plenty of parking
    Parking options
    Free parking lot

  9. Shannon Hyatt 2023/11

    Always delicious food and good service. Wine selection is also excellent.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  10. Harold Lee Grammer (VaWildlife) 2023/11

    Excellent atmosphere and attentive service. Drink orders were brought promptly. Kitchen service was also exceptionally fast. I sampled a friend’s fried artichoke appetizer which was quite flavorful. I had the burger and fries for my entree. It was definitely a cut above. The bun was fresh baked, most likely onsite. The burger was grilled perfectly to order with a well balanced blend of fat to lean. Produce was fresh and good quality. Fries were fresh cut and just crisp. Expansive bar and wine list.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Burger
    Parking space
    Plenty of parking
    Parking options
    Free parking lot
    Parking
    I had no trouble finding a spot upon arrival.
    Wheelchair accessibility
    A gravel parking lot could make it challenging but not impossible.

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  11. N H 2023/11

    I especially like the back patio area.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  12. Rodney Ickes 2023/11

    We go here for the outdoor atmosphere. Service is okay, not great. The food is good, but not great.
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 3
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 5

  13. David P 2023/11

    Have only been a couple of times, but enjoyed the look of the restaurant and the outside patio. Appears to be a converted house, nestled back in a treed area. Perfect for a date night and I’d recommend ordering slowly to enjoy the experience.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  14. The Jamerican Family 2023/11

    Very Family friendly as a mom of 2 with a toddler and baby, I love the patio my kids were able to walk around while we waited for our food, staff and server was super friendly and kind, I loveee the mocktails I had the season change it was very tasty I ordered 2. Price was affordable for a family of four our bill came to $80 with appetizers. I would recommend very good food
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Fried Calamari, Penne a La Vodka
    Parking space
    Plenty of parking
    Parking options
    Free parking lot
    Kid-friendliness
    I love the patio my kids were able to walk and run around in the back space

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  15. Richard Morris 2023/11

    One our of favorite date night spots. The food and service never disappoints. And price is very fair for what you get. A bit of a drive from the city- but well worth it. We always try to sit outside because the patio is beautiful. And Porticat always makes an appearance!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Fried Calamari, Penne a La Vodka

  16. Nelci Vargas 2023/11

    Es muy linda me encanta
    Meal type
    Other
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommendation for vegetarians
    Highly recommend
    Vegetarian offerings
    Menu is all vegetarian

  17. Jenny W 2023/10

    It’s hard to think of anything more that one could want from a restaurant experience at Portico. Really great rotating specials as well as solid pasta staples (esp their Hanover tomato burrata when in season, it is so delicious). 5/5 – a nice quiet lunch under shade with a dozing kitty nearby, what more could you ask for?
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  18. Douglas Bernstein 2023/10

    Overall good experience in the food was good. Very nice atmosphere. Both indoors and outside.

    Service was fine but not exceptional, which was a little disappointing given the price. We had a bottle of wine and spent around $140 for two people, before tip.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 5
    Parking space
    Somewhat difficult to find parking
    Parking options
    Free parking lot

  19. Fred Lankford 2023/10

    The sea food crepes were delicious but save room for the Lemoncello cake.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+
    Recommended dishes
    Fried Calamari, Margarita Pizza, Limoncello Cake, Cheesecake, Duck and Seafood and Crepes, Grilled Chicken Salad, Lamb Risotto, Caesar Salad

  20. Kele Coloma 2023/10

    Quaint Italian restaurant on River Road with a full bar.
    We had 5:00 reservations and were seated promptly. Ordered a beautiful Chianti and some appetizers- small Caesar salad , the garlic baguette (this is a pass for next visit) and the portobello mushroom appetizer which was so flavorful I could have had it for dinner with the salad and be perfectly content.
    For entrees we ordered penne vodka, penne bolognese with meatballs (which were a bit spicy), baked spaghetti (!!), rosemary chicken, and lamb risotto. All were incredibly delicious and I finished my entire dish of baked spaghetti.
    Completely satisfying and not overly stuffed but we passed on desserts.
    An excellent choice if your in the Henrico area.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Penne a La Vodka, Lamb Risotto

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  21. Sarah Price 2023/10

    We love this place! Excellent, friendly service and absolutely delicious!!!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  22. G Neal 2023/09

    Beautiful patio. Service was average. OBX Swordfish special was not good – Had the consistency of canned Tuna. My wife’s eggplant puttanesca was so salty she could not finish it. Overpriced for what you get. Would not return.
    Food: 1
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 4

  23. Sandor Garcia 2023/09

    Our family was driving through this very quaint and lush residential neighborhood when we caught a glimmer of this restaurant out of the corner of our eye. We looked it up because if you know us, we’re always looking for new and exciting places to eat. We found that Portico is a gorgeous Italian restaurant with a surprisingly large indoor dining space and exceptional outdoor dining option. The ambiance is exquisite. They have a respectable bar and their menu, which may be seasonal, has quite the innovative menu with no shortage of delicious options. Their attention to details did not go unnoticed. The taste was refined and the presentations were spot on. We highly recommend this place for memorable and intimate family meal.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Veal Picata, Lamb Risotto

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  24. Jenna Hartzell 2023/09

    Absolutely delicious food and wine, and fantastic service. It was the perfect location for a romantic date night.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Lamb Risotto
    Parking space
    Somewhat difficult to find parking
    Parking options
    Free parking lot
    Parking
    Our reservation was for 7:30, and we ended up having to park in a place that we weren’t allowed to because there was no other option!
    Kid-friendliness
    Not what I would consider kid friendly unless they’re very well behaved (ours are not lol). Very romantic and the prices are more geared towards adults only.
    Wheelchair accessibility
    Very wheelchair accessible and flat.

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  25. R.P. Taylor 2023/09

    It’s an old home converted into a restaurant. The food was excellent. The service was great (just off perfect as we had to ask for water twice, but really not a big deal). The reason to eat here is the ambiance. Cute is an understatement. From the huge windows opening up the main dining room, to the large patio with the detached fireplace – this is the perfect date spot. The outside is shaded which makes an afternoon date nice, but there is no room for a breeze. I would sit inside around noon. We’ll be back in the fall to test out the seating by the fireplace. The pricing isn’t crazy either. Mains are around $25 and the specials were up to $40. What you would expect from an upscale, date-night venue.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Fried Calamari, Tiramisu
    Dietary restrictions
    Not great for gluten-free options. They have a GF penne pasta, but you miss out on all the good stuff on the menu.

  26. Helga Rivadeneira 2023/09

    Great food, nice place for celebrating.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  27. Karen Wesley-Thornhill 2023/09

    The food was delicious and the atmosphere was amazing. This place has a gorgeous courtyard. And the service is awesome too.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Fried Calamari

  28. Swapnil Sharma 2023/08

    The restaurant’s patio is one of the best place to enjoy a nice Italian wine with thin crust pizza.. We tried their ravioli,pesto pasta and portico pizza. My fav was their pizza. Their dessert were also delicious.. They do have special on their menu and staff will brief about it well
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 4
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4

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  29. John White 2023/08

    Good food and service, lovely outside seating.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  30. Ben Jarrett 2023/08

    Perfectly lovely lunch, solid food and a beautiful spot.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 4
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 5
    Parking space
    Plenty of parking
    Parking options
    Free parking lot

  31. Samuel Walsh 2023/08

    What an interesting little restaurant. We were definitely catfished by the Instagram posts. It has a very beautiful atmosphere with a nice outdoor garden.

    Minus the physical environment it definitely gave off country club vibes. Average age range appeared to be 45-75 years old and the food definitely fit the age range. My wife and I were definitely anticipating a fancy wine garden type of vibe and were very surprised upon finishing our meal.

    The food was subpar and equivalent to your local little mom and pop Italian joint but 1.5x the cost. We got the vodka pasta and the Bolognese pasta. Not bad but not what we were expecting for roughly $19 a plate. At that price point you would expect a little higher class when it comes to pasta. The portions were large but it still wasn’t worth the price. I found it strange that they plated the food with a balsamic vinaigrette glaze for presentation. Seemed a little out of the ordinary.

    This is definitely the place you would take your wealthy grandparents out for dinner as they would fit in perfectly. Overall not a terrible experience but not worth ever coming back for. There are plenty of Italian and non Italian restaurants within the Richmond area that knock this restaurants pasta out of the water.
    Food: 3
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 4

  32. Neil Spoonhower 2023/08

    One of my absolute favorites. You wont find a more professional staff and the food is out of this world. You’re gonna pay for it but its really really good. The quaint cottage feel, the outdoor pation and fireplace with the perfectly groomed grounds make this a “go-to” for celebratory meals.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Margarita Pizza, Tiramisu, Caesar Salad

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  33. Tim Marsh 2023/07

    I met friends here for dinner while in town. The service was top notch! Kudos to Christopher for taking such good care of us. The grounds are beautiful as well.

    The appetizers and main dishes were all amazing. The custard for dessert was not as expected, but the rest of the experience more than made up for it. I will definitely look for an opportunity to visit again.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Fried Calamari, Penne a La Vodka

  34. Alex Campbell 2023/07

    Amazing food and service. Love the atmosphere – amazing outdoor area.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  35. Howard K Simon 2023/07

    Delicious food. (Fantastic TUNA special!) Excellent wait staff.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4

  36. Damon DeLuca 2023/07

    Random brunch here w friends and nicely surprised. Patio was very comfortable and food was good but not 5 star. 3-4…. overall was a great couple of hours and would recommend.
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  37. Chris L 2023/07

    Recently experienced Lunch with my family off of a recommendation from some friends as they had a great time. Restaurant is cute, great outdoor dining options along with a relaxing tone and atmosphere.

    Service was extremely poor for the sort of restaurant I thought it was – it took over 20 min to place an appetizer order and forget about refills, that didn’t happen without prompting the manager. No check backs after food was delivered as some of us thought our food was oily and not up to the standard we initially thought the restaurant would be.

    Specifically, the baked spaghetti was very salty and too oily to be eaten due to the gross amount of cheese. Maybe we chose the wrong items or arrived at the wrong time for service levels (noon), but this was not the sort of experience I thought we were going to have.

    This may be the sort of restaurant suited for 60+ yrs old or for an after work beverage, but maybe not for a family lunch.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 2
    Service: 1
    Atmosphere: 4

  38. Peyton Randulf 2023/07

    Very nice restaurant. Great food and atmosphere. Staff is average, a little attitude.
    Food: 5
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 5

  39. Yale Cunningham 2023/07

    Fantastic food in an stunningly beautiful setting! Very reasonably priced considering the quality and atmosphere. Totally loved it. 👌
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  40. Taiwade Bond 2023/07

    This restaurant was amazing. The food was fantastic and the staff was very attentive and friendly. Huge thanks to cora. Definitely appreciate the help.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  41. Merritt Crawford 2023/07

    Went here for my birthday dinner and it was great. Food was absolutely delicious. We sat outside and the patio is so pretty. It was really busy and I can see why, definitely make a reservation.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  42. SamSonya 2023/07

    We decided to visit this restaurant with friends and book a table outside. But when we called to reserve a table, the employee said that she could not book a table outside , “first come, first serve” . Also she promised to put in notes that we prefer a table outside . When we came to the restaurant on Saturday, there were several free tables outside , but the hostess said that they were booked. And when we asked how they can be booked if you do not book tables outside , she only answered I’m sorry. This situation is just ridiculous and not really nice. The food was good, but the service was disappointing
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  43. Matt McCarthy 2023/07

    We had a great visit for Father’s day. Food was delicious and the vibe is super chill. Staff was excellent. We’ve decided to come back for a date night.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  44. John Boothby 2023/07

    Always a wonderful meal, in a beautiful outdoor setting with superior service. Highly recommended.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  45. Tony Kilic 2023/07

    Setting is really cool and the food is decent.
    I wish they could get the servers to be a little better.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 4
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Penne a La Vodka, Meatballs
    Parking space
    Plenty of parking
    Parking options
    Free parking lot

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  46. Rall Del Muro 2023/07

    Busy, beautiful alfresco experience in Richmond,’s WE. Not to be missed! Food experience’s abound in Napa; New York; NOL; SAN; BOS & MIA😉😭 but for us common of the Commonwealth; hard to beat! And having dined & worked in some this is really good for “y’all”! No, South Side Chitown
    ; your SS boy did not forget my Chi-City best!
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 5

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  47. Daniel Gastelum 2023/06

    Autentica Comida Italiana Gourmet, vale lo que Cuesta, exquisita Toda la Comida
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  48. Douglas Massie 2023/06

    Best Yellow Fin Tuna (Ahi) on the mainland since I was stationed Hawaii! Thank you!

  49. Lisa Melara 2023/06

    Atmosphere was fantastic. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Went for a quick happy hour with a friend stayed for two hours. Couldn’t be happier with the whole place.

  50. Beverly Evans 2023/06

    The food was phenomenal…only thing was we ate outdoors and a huge downpour came along. We all got quite wet.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  51. Kathy Aidala 2023/06

    It is the best restaurant I have been to in a long time. We sat at an outside table by a section of the garden. The drinks were great try the house special. The food was delicious, great portions and more than enough to take home
    Chicken penni pesto was delicious. My husband’s steak was hanging over the plate. My daughter had the gnocchi and son in law salmon. Desert was no disappointment the chocolate bomb and tarimisu was delicious. Would go back again.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Gnocchi Alla Norma, Tiramisu

  52. William Roper 2023/06

    A beautiful setting for an outdoor dining.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  53. Carmen Wilson 2023/06

    Quaint environment for outdoor dining amongst gorgeous English gardens. Attentive staff makes all diners feel special.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Meatballs

  54. Thao Nguyen 2023/06

    Beautiful view. Food 👍 …

  55. R. Scott King 2023/06

    Unbelievable find. From presentation to taste to the atmosphere . . . Loved it all. Great place for a romantic dinner or to bring the family. Will definitely be back!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Garlic Baguette, Veal Picata, Meatballs

  56. BettyJo Anthony 2023/06

    Excellent! Food excellent, staff super, site well kept, noise level. Great for conversation. Super busy this day but everything moved smoothly. Can’t wait to go back! Items no more expensive than other nice places — but you want to eat a lot of items! And, wine! So, it adds up. Worth every cent!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $30–50

  57. Amanda Hurst 2023/06

    From the ambience of the restaurant to the quality of the food, Portico is the place to be. Service is always impeccable. Give it a try if you can! Located off the beaten path off of River Road.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  58. Dallas Silva 2023/06

    Parking is tight when they’re busy, carpool if you can.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4

  59. Rob R 2023/06

    Great food

  60. JACKIE WILLIAMS 2023/05

    Ver nice atmosphere and friendly workers
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Fried Calamari

  61. Scott Muench 2023/05

    Amazing place!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  62. Stephanie White 2023/05

    I had a pesto pasta with chicken and wished I had a little more chicken in it. It tasted delicious! We sat under the heated tent at the fireplace. It is a wonderful atmosphere!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 4
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Garlic Baguette, Gnocchi Alla Norma, Tiramisu

  63. Agila Ganesh 2023/05

    Great place to celebrate special occasions. Ambiance is very warm. Great place for photo op as well. We had calamari, bruschetta and lamb. All of them were very yummy. Cocktails with jalapenos is a must try.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Fried Calamari, Tiramisu

  64. Marlene Rockwell 2023/05

    Excellent dinner and service.

  65. Carol Crombie 2023/05

    Service a little slow. Atmosphere was very noisy. Food good but over priced.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 4
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 3
    Recommended dishes
    Garlic Baguette, Veal Picata, Sformato Dessert Vanilla Custard with Blueberries and Raspberry Sauce with Whipped Cream
    Parking space
    Somewhat difficult to find parking
    Parking options
    Free parking lot

  66. Grant Hayes 2023/05

    Service and atmosphere is always very good but menu is limited, not very tasty and much too expensive.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 2
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4

  67. Suresh Kumar Saminathan 2023/04

    Visited alone for Sunday brunch . I was requested to sit on the bar bench claiming no tables available. I could see tables free when I was stepping out both inside and outside restaurant and overall the experience was not that great.

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  68. Jamie Stovall 2023/04

    Hands-down, one of my favorite places to eat in Richmond. Wonderful service, the atmosphere is magical and the food is to die for!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  69. walter Ford 2023/04

    Whoever owns this joint, they know what they’re doing when it comes to food and I would love for them to decorate my house.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  70. Kenkosteckigmailcom k 2023/04

    Always such an amazing atmosphere, great food, and fantastic service here! Love the outdoor patio area.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+
    Recommended dishes
    Fried Calamari, Penne a La Vodka, Veal Picata, Tiramisu

  71. Fred Thistle 2023/03

    Three of us had lunch outside in the tent. Great food and service.

  72. Logan Deyo 2023/03

    This place is always a treat. It’s nestled away, but the service, food, and outdoor areas are incredible. Every time we go, everything is fantastic.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  73. Nicholas Rizley 2023/03

    Great atmosphere and amazing food. We will for sure be back.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Recommended dishes
    Penne a La Vodka, Wedge Salad

  74. Tara Smith 2023/03

    The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. The atmosphere is beautiful! Will definitely return.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  75. Leslie Eddington 2023/03

    My favorite secret resturaunt..cant wait till weather permits being outside..such a beautiful space..and the Food!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  76. Hannah DeMark 2023/03

    The food is usually delicious. I ordered the shrimp scampi, it was the most expensive bowl of Ramen noodles I have ever paid for. The only exception being they ran out of the actual Ramen Noodles and had to use spaghetti noodles. The dish was way to hot to be served. It was boiling hot. Guess it’s better to be smoldering hot than cold. We also ordered the Lamb Risotto, the Risotto was runny and not the right consistency and the lamb wasn’t anything to write home about. I understand that things happen. It’s just super disappointing, especially with the price of the meals. I paid $30 for a bowl of Shrimp Ramen Noodles, broth and all. I’m still giving the restaurant 3 stars because the service was great (like always), atmosphere is on point and I’ve had phenomenal food here before.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 1
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  77. Keith Freeman 2023/02

    Great place to be . It far exceeded are expectations. Prices were very reasonable and food was excellent. Great quick service on a busy Friday. Great job staff. Avoid the haters if they right a bad review.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  78. Irish Evangelio 2023/02

    Ambiance was perfect. Service was phenomenal. Our server Taylor did a beautiful job including the other staffs who’s very helpful. Love it love it love it ✌️

  79. Shraddha Joshi 2023/02

    This restaurant had a really cute vibe. We were seated immediately according to our reservation. The staff and our server were extremely nice and attentive. Good selections of wine by the glass and the bottle. Loved the fresh baguette and the tiramisu. The portico pizza and the penne vodka sauce were ok. I have much had better Caprese salad, tomatoes did not taste as fresh. We had tiramisu and cheesecake for dessert, which was amazing.

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  80. Ben Wright 2023/02

    Had lunch at the bar. Two beers and a pizza. Everything was perfect.

  81. Shreesh Shrestha 2023/02

    The ambience and the service at the restaurant is great but the food for an Italian restaurant is below average. The tiramisu was good though.
    Food: 3
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  82. Mahum Nadeem 2023/02

    Loved the ambiance and food.

  83. Jeffrey Burks 2023/01

    Not what it used to be. Portions seem smaller. Caprese salad was great, calamari above average, and the meatballs were great but over priced.

    We all enjoyed most of our cocktails. Old fashioned was a little too sweet for $15.

    Two members of the party ordered the same exact pasta but one came much larger than the other. Other pastas seems good Pizzas were great but not worth $20. The desserts were great, tiramisu was our favorite.

    Major issue at the end when they wouldn’t split the check. Only 6 of us, no mention they couldn’t split it before. But he had each seat itemized as a receipt to drop off. If the seats are itemized, doesn’t seem hard to give me 3 checks. Let alone he wouldn’t even he split the checks by a total amount.

    Above average food, living off an amazing patio, limited location and reputation. Still 4 stars.

  84. Kelli Yoder 2023/01

    Rich, delicious brunch. Huge fan of the outdoor tent and fireplace that still allowed for airflow.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  85. Mike Daniels 2023/01

    Food was excellent. Atmosphere very nice. Are outside in the tent in December and it was surprisingly warm. Service was just “ok”. Ordered tea. Never got tea. Asked to have tea taken off the bill. They never took the tea off the bill
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Garlic Baguette, Gnocchi Alla Norma

  86. Samuel A 2023/01

    One of our favorite restaurants in Richmond! The patio with the fireplace is the best!

  87. Tucker Scott 2023/01

    The food was outstanding! I was initially nervous about dining outside but there were more than enough heaters available.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  88. Glenn Shaye 2023/01

    All around very nice, delicious food, nice wine list in a beautiful setting.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  89. Jon Paul Corman 2023/01

    It didn’t have chicken tenders but I liked their fries.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Recommended dishes
    Fried Calamari, Burger and Fries

  90. Catherine Bradshaw 2022/12

    If youre looking for a romantic date location to eat at i EXTREMELY recommended this place. My boyfriend and I went and we had nothing but praise for everything. I had the lamb risotto and he had the Penne a la vodka with shrimp. It was absolutely delicious. we cant wait to visit again.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Garlic Baguette, Penne a La Vodka

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  91. Johnny Araya 2022/12

    Portico is one of those places that have always been there and no one seems to know. Excellent for brunch on the weekends and on weekdays, fantastic for dinner. The ambiance is super relaxing and laidback, if that is your thing. Prices are reasonable. Excellent menu options. Lots of parking.

  92. Kurt Traynor 2022/12

    Make sure to sit outside when booking a table.. garden area is beautiful. Service was great too.
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

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  93. Michael Johnson 2022/12

    We had reservations but were asked to wait at the bar. There was no room at the bar. We kept dodging wait staff that were picking up at the bar. After about 10 minutes, a hostess came to seat us at an outside table in the tent. While there were heaters, it was still very chilly and uncomfortable. Drinks were ordered. The noise level was extremely loud — imagine shouting to be heard. Food arrived and quickly became cold because of the temperature in the tent. The quality and presentation of the food was average. For over $110 for two people, it should have been an enjoyable experience — which it was not.

  94. Annette Wilson 2022/11

    Beautiful evening outside .. Food was good and servings generous. Noise level under tent was a bit loud.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes

  95. Jerry Parsons 2022/11

    This was our first time at Portico. It was very nice. The atmosphere was very nice. The food was delicious 😋. We’ll definitely be visiting again soon.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Features
    Dine in: Not sure

  96. Melinda Mathews 2022/11

    Disappointed with service. After receiving our water, it took more than a half hour for our server to take our food order. When it finally did arrive, one of our soups was wrong, but since it took so long to get our food, we did not say anything. Sandwiches were a nice portion and tasted good, the garden green salad was very nice and well presented. The tomato bisque had a good flavor. Very loud at inside tables.
    We probably will not return to this restsurant.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  97. Rick Phelps 2022/11

    I’ve been twice. I’m definitely never going back. It took 45 minutes to get a cup of coffee. The waitress also forgot to put in our order for Brie but said it was because of a slow kitchen – nice try. Finally after an hour our food arrived. My shrimp and Grits weren’t only not warm, they were stone cold. They did redo the order. While the ambiance is nice the service is absolutely terrible, hence the 2 stars.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $20–30

  98. Tay Holloway 2022/11

    Fresh, good service and outstanding food
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner

  99. Henry Chambers 2022/10

    Love it.

  100. BOBBY BARKER 2022/10

    Outstanding across the board. Will definitely be back. Don’t skip dessert.

  101. Leslie Eddington 2022/10

    Sublime..sat at the bar..our bartender was knowledgeable and the food was amazing..if your not a high end food person dont bother..the service was fast and efficient..cant wait to go back!

  102. Sandra Parsons 2022/10

    We had requested inside dining and were told that because it was 7 of us we had to dine outside at a small table..Very uncomfortable. Where as they seated four people at a large table inside. Attitudes and service were not pleasant. I left there with bites on my legs and feet. Not enjoyable birthday evening. Will not return.

  103. Brandy Adkins 2022/10

    My husband and I just ate here a week ago for our anniversary. The cozy cottage and garden transported me back to eating in europe. It was a cold night when we ate but we wanted the ambiance of being outside with the lights and fireplace and it was wonderful! They have an overhead heater and multiple space heaters spaced around the tables. We were very cozy. The service was great, the waitress was very attentive and accomodating. Cocktails were delicous, food was amazing ( I had the veal) and the dessert was delicous and beautifully plated. We can’t wait to go back!

  104. Ron Melancon 2022/10

    Went this past Sunday! Look this restaurant has service perfect— presentation… perfect…. Look right to the point this place deserves your business!! This is the restaurant we have chosen to celebrate our up coming wedding anniversary! Our legacy 22 years ! And 23 years now! You all need to give this restaurant a try. A hidden gem. Service was impeccable and spot on! Cake designed by me and produced by Publix with cannoli filling. You must give this place a try outdoor seating is amazing. Service, Service and Service. !! The beer was really cold and it was Devils Backbone!

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  105. Cynthia Johnson 2022/10

    They can’t do bigger parties for 15 guests

  106. Kenny Inman 2022/10

    Excellent service and great food. The best hidden gem in Richmond. Highly recommend.

  107. Jo Lynne DeMary 2022/10

    We went to brunch at the Portico for my daughter’s birthday. It was a lovely venue for brunch and our family of five had a delightful time. The menu was varied, and each of us ordered something different. It was all delicious and the service was outstanding.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $20–30

  108. Steve Austin 2022/09

    Great service and food. Best Italian I’ve had in a while.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  109. Jim Durante 2022/09

    The food was excellent, prices were reasonable, the atmosphere was excellent and the staff was courteous. The downside for me was it is not what I would consider as a classic Italian restaurant. I felt that there were limited amounts of Italian dishes and more of what I consider traditional or American cuisine. Regardless we enjoyed the evening and will go back.

  110. Mike Casey 2022/09

    10/1/22 – First time to Portico. A very nice setting inside and out. Our waitress was attentive and friendly, other wait staff were helpful (clearing dishes, dropping food off). The potato leek soup had a great taste and kept us guessing on its unique flavor. The bolognese and flounder dishes were good. The bread dip was something I had not had before, and my wife was quite pleased, as she is not one to normally use bread dips. We will be back.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  111. Ann Elliotte 2022/08

    Portions are large and delicious. Love the outdoor area!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  112. Kathleen Austin 2022/08

    Fantastic service and great food. Excellent lunch prices and atmosphere.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  113. Frank Ludvik 2022/08

    Nice ambiance. Great bar. The chicken rosemary was good. The wedge salad was incredibly good, loved the real bacon bits.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes

  114. Michael Stoehr 2022/08

    An amazing restaurant beautiful atmosphere, amazing food, excellent service
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  115. Gloria Gilchrist 2022/07

    The Lasagna and slithers of veggies were wonderful!

  116. Photo Fern 2022/07

    Delicious meal in a beautiful outdoor garden setting on Thursday night

  117. Erin Till 2022/07

    What a lovely experience! The food was exceptional and the staff were friendly and welcoming. We ordered the caprese for an appetizer and it was absolutely delicious! For entrees, we decided on penne a la vodka and baked spaghetti with meatballs – wow! Both were delicious and with large enough portions to take home. Additionally, we had the wedge salad and a caesar salad – again, very tasty. To finish the meal, I ordered the limoncello layer cake and it was delightful and light – the perfect dessert! We will definitely return soon !

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  118. Wayne Love 2022/06

    This restaurant is a hidden gem. The staff is super friendly which made service excellent. The food is great. We sat inside, but their patio is very nice as well. Definitely recommend making a reservation which was easily done. We’ll degrees be back.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  119. Dewan Young-Myles 2022/06

    The food was good and the outdoor dining was nice.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  120. Bogdan Paraschiv 2022/06

    Good food, nice ambiance. Portions are on the small side, that is nice because one can order multiple choices and try different things, but the price is significant
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  121. H P 2022/06

    Portico does not disappoint. Reservations are ideal as they get full regularly. Love their pizzas and the specials are usually on point.

  122. Chris Hall 2022/05

    Great patio, very good food, and excellent service in a quaint little out-of-the-way spot.
    Food: 4
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 5

  123. InspireProject 2022/05

    First time here and only heard great things about it! Michelle was our server and gave us great recommendations! Meatballs and garlic pesto bread for apps & my daughter and I -we shared an entree! Highly recommend! Beautiful countryside of the suburbs, scenic drive, beautiful in fall with leaves changing ❤️ outdoor patio is heated, music is a vibe, & cocktails we delish! And a beautiful fancy presented Shirley Temple for my girl!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  124. Eddie Palko 2022/04

    Very elegant, great place to enjoy life and your hot wife!

  125. Chris Mumm 2022/04

    One pasta dish was very mediocre. The salads were good. Service was excellent.
    It wasn’t a busy night, maybe the regular chef was not there.
    Sad, i used to love this place.

  126. Lynne Holley 2022/04

    I love Portico
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  127. Marsha Green 2022/04

    From the bread to the entree to the service– EXCELLENT!!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  128. Ryan C. Young 2022/04

    Last night, I took my young daughter on a date to Portico. I had never been before last night. I told them it was a date when I made the reservation. All of the staff were so professional and made her feel special on our “date.” We both loved our pasta dishes. Try the Limoncello cake, it’s delicious. I would definitely come here again. Thank you! Next time I come I’m bringing my wife on the Vespa. It’s perfect for that.

  129. David Pérez 2022/04

    Went without reservations and the host was kind and found us a nice table with a great view to the patio. Food was great, hot and feels fresh. Beautiful place perfect for a special occasion or just because. Will definitely return.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

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  130. S GO 2022/03

    Hours listed are not correct.

  131. Jeffrey Allen 2022/03

    Fabulous restaurant and wine bar in Richmond south of the James River off Route 288. Great food and wine in a very nice atmosphere!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30

  132. Jennifer Harless 2022/02

    Always excellent
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  133. Thomas 2022/01

    Best little date place in the west end!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  134. Mr Hamtastic 2022/01

    They have outside heated seating. Really nice place. Pricey but worth it.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Features
    The outdoor seating is amazing year round. The staff is always delightful.

    If you want an excellent dining experience, this is not to be missed.
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: No
    Curbside pickup: Yes

  135. Nathaniel Santos 2021/12

    This place has really gone downhill. Made a reservation days in advance and when I arrived was told it would “be a long time” before our 2 top could be sat. This was an anniversary date planned weeks ahead. Unprofessional and apparently a common problem in this establishment
    Food: 3
    Service: 1
    Atmosphere: 3

  136. Amanda Bolton 2021/12

    This restaurant is absolutely beautiful and the service is great. I do you feel that you are paying for the experience to some degree because I can easily think of other restaurants that I prefer when it comes to the food. Either way it’s definitely worth going and a great option on this side of town. It’s a crowd pleaser day or night. I love the outdoor space by the fireplace for brunch or an evening cocktail with some appetizers.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: No
    Curbside pickup: Yes

  137. Andy Morse 2021/12

    Love this place. Outdoor dining is done sensibly for the pandemic, while still being a great experience!

  138. Brenda Green 2021/12

    Great atmosphere and food was excellent! First time there but will definitely go again!

  139. Ashley Lathrop 2021/12

    Really enjoyed my dinner here. Cozy and romantic setting and excellent service. Meatball appetizer and tiramisu dessert were to die for.

  140. Christopher Tweel 2021/12

    It was good. This is sadly another case of not enough employees, as for a very busy lunch day there were only 2 servers. They were running ragged!! I wonder if the wait staff salary is competitive enough. Good place, but the COVID hardship is evident.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  141. Bobbi Janus 2021/12

    Terrific food! They even have GF options! Wonderful atmosphere and service. This is my go to restaurant for authentic Cesar Salad, and Penne a la Vodka. They also cook the meat to perfection. Thank you for offering such a delightful place to dine!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  142. Chris Nguyen 2021/11

    Delicious

  143. Zack wilson 2021/11

    I believe this place might be ran by kindergarteners. Unable to get a reservation correct and refuse to make it right. When telling the girl the drink was made wrong they refused to take blame and simply remake the drink. Nothing was done to try and make any of this right and everything was an inconvenience to these people. Never have been to such an embarrassing establishment. The so called owner continues to call harassingly to keep telling how wrong we are. It’s not a shock these workers work in the service industry because they are clearly incapable of making it in the real world. Nothing is their fault and you’re wrong. The quicker you accept that walking in the better time you may have. Stay clear

  144. richard sakowitz 2021/11

    As always – absolutely wonderful!!!!

  145. Cindy Stokes 2021/11

    Fantastic menu and nightly specials, wait staff not what it used to be, but ok.

  146. Benjamin Plotsky 2021/11

    Lovely outdoors area, delicious specials, official kitchen protector, what’s not to love about this quaint restaurant. Can’t wait to go back

  147. Jerald Chauncey 2021/11

    Been here twice,and the food and ambiance were amazing both times. Having heated patio floors helps too…

  148. syd farrar 2021/11

    Bread was cold and served, not with butter, but with like Italian dressing? Calamari was mediocre as was the garden salad, nothing special. My steak was closer to well done than medium that was ordered and my wife’s veal piccotta not something she would order again. Dessert, an ice cream like dish, was highlight of the meal. Service was very good.

  149. Bland Motley 2021/10

    Very good as usual

  150. Carter Holt 2021/10

    What can I say. Just a nice place to go for lunch.

  151. Gaylord Husk 2021/10

    Food, service, setting, fireplace, cappuccinos,,,,it was all very memorable !! Thank you Portico. See you in April for our anniversary !

  152. Miles Ferguson 2021/10

    Love this place. Food is fantastic, setting is excellent and service is great. This is my go to for special occasions. Can’t guarantee outside seating, because of weather, but always request.

  153. embarnesdc 2021/10

    Four of us celebrated birthdays over brunch at Portico. We reserved a table outside and were lucky enough to get our own girl cove with a propane heater. They also have plenty covered patio seating with heaters. Our server was great, everything was flavorful: a couple rounds of cocktails (our bloody mary lover raved about hers), crab & artichoke, warm brie w-berries, a juicy burger, cheese omelets, salmon salad. No complaints, just thanks.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $50–100

  154. Jim Blizzard 2021/10

    favorite place to celebrate!! great good and service!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner

  155. Adam Padgett 2021/10

    Beautiful place. We were just heading out on a drive. Saw and stopped at this place. Glad we did. Very nice

  156. Colleen Williams 2021/10

    First time here and we didn’t know we needed a reservation but were able to find 2 spots at the bar. So glad we did! The bartender was amazing! She was so nice and made awesome recommendations. We had the lamb risotto and penne all vodka and both were incredible!! We will definitely be back!

  157. Rick Johnston 2021/09

    Beautiful outdoor eating area under a big tent and surrounded by gardens.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30

  158. Mark Wlaz 2021/09

    We always enjoy the food and atmosphere dining at Portico. Outdoor dining in the evening is wonderful.
    Reservations are highly recommended as this is a popular restaurant.

  159. Jeff Hanlon 2021/09

    Can’t believe we’ve waited so long to finally visit this local gem! Attentive service, COVID-safe, great Italian-inspired comfort food and an above average wine and cocktail list. We’ll definitely go back!

  160. Mitchell Seargent 2021/09

    Delicious! Simple as that to describe the food. My wife said it was a, “cute place” and I definitely agree the building and interior have an old school charm. We sat inside but the patio had a roof and heater. We will certainly be back.

  161. Amrit S 2021/09

    Great food. We got the Benny and the french toast. Also, the tomato bisque is amazinggg!! Good cocktails too. It’s a little pricey but not crazy, and definitely reasonable for the quality. Fair warning though, service was reeeally slow. Our res was for 1:15, we were seated at 1:35 and didn’t order until almost 2pm. But it’s still Covid times and we’re all doing our best, so it’s completely forgivable. We should all be patient with restaurants 💕
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $30–50

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  162. Bill Hunter 2021/09

    The food and service was very good.
    The tent seating was very noisy.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  163. Ricardo Calcano 2021/09

    Portico Restaurant is a gem, the dishes have been so well developed. Each dish has been carefully designed by the Chef!!
    The place is so open and set up in an informal atmosphere yet very elegant and inviting. The food is very good and priced to be a good value. The place says quality in such a warm and informal manner. Placed in a great elegant neighborhood. We love it!!!

  164. Kevin Olidan 2021/09

    We had a last lunch here before leaving for California and it did not disappoint. I just wish we knew about this place sooner.

    Beautiful ambience and amazing service. Justin was our server and was phenomenal and the entire staff was welcoming and very warm the minute we came in.

    Highly recommend trying this place to enjoy great food and a nice place to unwind after a busy work week.

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  165. John Massad, Jr 2021/08

    Good food and service

  166. DAN BRADY 2021/08

    Great patio and food was on point

  167. Crystal Askew 2021/08

    Our first time dinning here and it was absolutely amazing food was amazing service was outstanding would recommend this place to everyone

  168. Camden Worthington Stoneman 2021/08

    Waiters are serviceable, not great, and food is slightly above average. It’s a nice restaurant but overall too fancy and expensive for what it is.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  169. Mark Powers 2021/08

    A refreshing locally owned restaurant. Food was great, service was friendly, and the environment was nice. Looking forward to going back!

  170. Tom Carrico 2021/08

    Great service and food

  171. Lourdes Segarra 2021/08

    Excellent service and food

  172. Brett Bowman 2021/08

    Cool little out of the way place!!

  173. Erskin Hickman 2021/08

    Good food. Good service. Too pricey!

  174. Susan Repole 2021/08

    I was there for lunch today with a friend. We were seated right away, outside on the patio. It was a beautiful day so this was very pleasant. Our server was friendly, helpful, and efficient.

    I ordered the Gnocchi Al Bolognese. It was really good. It came to the table fresh and hot. They gave us a shaker bottle of parmesan cheese in case we wanted more. The meat sauce was delicious! I enjoyed the gnocchi very much. It came in a large bowl, so it was a big portion, especially for lunch. But I finished it. My friend had the Penne ala Vodka with chicken. It was served in the same size bowl as the gnocchi. She said it was quite good also. Unfortunately, we did not save room for dessert. But the dessert menu listed a number of choices that sounded very tasty! Maybe next time.

    My friend had a soda and I had iced tea to drink. We were given refills when our glasses were down to about 1/4 filled.

    The checks were delivered after we declined dessert. I didn’t feel like we were being rushed out at all. But we didn’t have to wait around for them either. We asked for two checks, each half of the total cost. Our server was able to take care of that for us with a smile. My half was almost exactly $20. I thought that was very reasonable for the good service and ample portions of delicious food. I’d love to go back to Portico again!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30

  175. Richard Harris 2021/08

    We had not been here in a few years. I had truly missed it. Dinner was superb. Service as well. Waitstaff is always attentive, yet not overbearing. The Owner is always on hand, and friendly and welcoming. I truly love this restaurant. Small, inviting and comfortable.

  176. Cynthia Messmer 2021/08

    We ate here on a really cold day, but were able to enjoy ourselves in the outdoor dining space. They have wonderful heaters and we stayed plenty warm, while still feeling very safe with plenty of distance between tables and lots of fresh air. I have eaten here several times and expected nothing but the best and got it. I tried the gnocchi this time and it was superb. One of my lunch mates had the Pizza Rustica and loved it. The other had the burger and was very glad they did. It was excellent.

  177. Joell Maisano 2021/08

    My pictures don’t do it justice, but this is the most charming romantic patio in Richmond. I was spellbound when I first came here by the twinkling lights in the trees, the candle-lit stone fireplace, and the adjoining herb garden you can walk through while enjoying your wine. The wait for the patio can be long, but it’s SO worth it. I’ve enjoyed pasta here, especially the vodka sauce, and we also like the flatbread pizzas. This is place I return to for experience and aesthetics over anything, although service is always lovely.

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  178. Sue Lawrence 2021/08

    Portico continues to be my favorite place to dine al Fresco. The shrimp tempura and fried artichoke hearts were outstanding. Our entrees were delicious and beautifully presented. You must save room for dessert as they are celestial . The ambiance on the patio surrounded by a meticulously kept garden makes for a relaxing dinner. This is the place to go for special celebrations or when you want to pamper yourself. We’ve traveled a bit and can tell you without reservation Richmond is truly blessed to have such an epicurean delight in our own backyard!! Thanks to Paolo and his team for providing another wonderful meal

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  179. Tony Santos 2021/07

    Good food and great ambiance and safety!!!

  180. John Thomas 2021/07

    The atmosphere was incredible very relaxed well maintained. These herbs from their own garden right out back of the restaurant you can’t get any fresher than that and the smell of the food I’m not going to lie I started to drool a little bit but I was very hungry
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30

  181. Stacy Sturgill 2021/07

    This experience was amazing.Everything from service to food was spot on.

  182. Katie Stiles 2021/07

    Awesome as always! The new tent on the patio works perfectly. Food and service were outstanding!!

  183. DL Mason 2021/07

    Another magnificent set of meals…not to mention the most delicious bread…perfection! We had the penne al pesto w/shrimp (perfectly cooked), lasagna, meatballs, and ravioli. We could not agree who made the best choice. We were all very pleased. Thanks!

  184. Elizabeth O'Meara 2021/07

    I haven’t been to as refined or unique a restaurant in Richmond before. It’s cozy, elegant, and high brow. The good is gourmet and delicious, but it isn’t a great choice for those with dairy or gluten allergies.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner

  185. Chris Marchetti 2021/06

    Great food and service in a beautiful setting. We will be there often.

  186. Bianca Weaver 2021/06

    Delicious food and beautiful ambiance outdoor seating. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+

  187. Daniel Sáñez 2021/06

    Portico = terrible service with an equal amount of bad attitude. I ate here once a while ago and never returned, only to be reminded that the reason I never came back was the rude and disrespectful service.

    The maître d’ at the front door seemed annoyed that my friend and I walked in at 1:30 today. I thought lunch service ended at 2:30, so I asked nicely about that. She had to look at the clock to be sure.

    We asked for outdoor seating, and the maître d’ showed us a table, slapped our menus on the table, rolled her eyes at my friend, gave another coworker a look, and that server responded with rolled eyes and a head shake, too.

    We felt so uncomfortable and so unwelcome that we walked out.

    I loathe hospitality-service businesses that operate on the opposite premise. And if you read the other dissatisfied reviews posted here, you will see very clearly that this is a place that does not care about serving customers with excellence. In fact, they take pride in their poor, awful treatment of customers.

    Take your hard-earned dollars and eat at Enoteca Sogno or La Grotta: both are worth every penny and the dining experience.

  188. Aaron Mull 2021/06

    Very excellent evening. We made reservations in advance with specific instructions for outside dining. We were notified in advance that our time slot needed to be adjusted before the day of our reservation. When we got there we were greeted promptly but were informed our table wasn’t ready. We ended up being seated a bit later which ended up being our original time slot anyway. Justin our waiter was pleasant and very entertaining. He made our evening from beginning to end a great success. The food was delicious in look and taste. The dessert hit the spot. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

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  189. Eileen Lorenz 2021/06

    Very nice. I have the seafood crepes . Service was wonderful.

  190. Emily Sorensen 2021/06

    It is a nice place to take your mother/grandmother for lunch/brunch. The drinks are top notch and the food is tasty. We had been doing some spring yard work and went in for lunch on a whim while still in our flannel shirts. I felt this was frowned upon by the guests and staff. Wear your nice clothes.

  191. Kari Fredrick 2021/06

    Went in for lunch yesterday while visiting a friend. They have the best chicken salad I have possibly ever tasted. And a custard dessert that is the smoothest, yummiest thing ever. Glad we popped in. They have the tables spread apart nicely in light of COVID.

  192. V Floyd 2021/06

    A girlfriend of mine was celebrating her birthday and chose this restaurant…great choice she made. Waitress was wonderful, drinks were good and the food was AWESOME. We could not decide which appetizer to get, and our waitress made a recommendation. We dined inside, but ventured to outside to where heated tents were. Can’t wait to see what it will look like in spring in summer. We will be back.

  193. Amir Na 2021/06

    The patio and their tent gets extremely hot and they didn’t provide a proper air conditioner under their tent and it’s quite a torture eating there and we’re not even in summer yet! The food is also meh at its best

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  194. Alex McLaughlin 2021/05

    Fantastic dinner options and seasonal fare. Great service and fabulous ambiance!

  195. Dan Pajer 2021/05

    My wife and I first time dining here but it won’t be the last. We had the Sunday Brunch menu, my wife loves breakfast and she had French Toast w Bacon: she loved it and the home made berry compote was fantastic. I had an entre salad w grilled chicken…very filling, delicious. We both look forward to going back and trying the dinner menu
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    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  196. Sarahlastly 2021/05

    Great food! The lavender lemonade was a little bland but still refreshing. The food did take around 50 minutes to come out and I wish our waitress would’ve updated us on the status at some point instead of just walking around not acknowledging us. Otherwise the restaurant was beautiful and the host and guy in the front were both very polite and friendly.
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    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  197. John Bosworth 2021/05

    Great service. Amazing atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The drinks are stiff and delicious.

    I got the penne al vodka with meatballs and it’s so delicious. My girlfriend got the lamb risotto. She is loving it. The flavors are perfect.

    I will definitely be coming back here 5/5

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  198. Blake Bullard 2021/05

    Super cute dining experience in nice location on river road. Lots of outdoor seating

  199. Ron Faw 2021/05

    This was one of my favorite restaurants – However recently they have been quite difficult to work with – Tried to make reservations on multiple occasions for my group – Left multiple messages but no return call. When I finally did get someone, the person said he couldn’t accommodate my group due to being short handed – I said that’s well and fine, but you could have at least called me back – They said that’s because they were short handed – BS – Only takes one second to call – That’s a lame excuse and I think I am done with this place – Totally inconsiderate and rude from a place I have spent a lot of $$ for in the past and hosted several large parties – Hard to believe

  200. Rosie Grayburn 2021/05

    A perfect neighborhood gem. We were staying locally for the holiday and were recommended this restaurant by our hosts. The food is just fantastic. We had the special veal chop and the baked spaghetti, which were nostalgia-inducing, fresh and incredibly well cooked. The kids had pizza which was as fresh as you could hope for. We wish we lived closer so could come back regularly!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  201. Jenny McIntyre 2021/04

    Excellent meatballs, great all the way around!

  202. Kel Ahlman 2021/04

    Great location, amazing gourmet dishes and exellent service. Highly recommend

  203. Chris Dodson 2021/04

    Ordered to go dinner here twice in the last month, first time was great with no issues. Last time was yesterday evening and the order was not correct. This was not discovered until returning to my parents to eat it. All in all, a small issue- but when I called to let them know no one would answer the phone and a VM left was never returned to even acknowledge the error. Food here is decent, but in a time where there are still abundant food choices and a restrictive dining environment, blowing off your customers is probably not the way to go, even if its just a small thing. The meal to go concept is a good one, and we did enjoy it (briefly). My only thought is that the dine in business is enough for them.

  204. Zarina Yafizova 2021/04

    Great service, great food and gorgeous outdoor setting.

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  205. Kevin Vaughan 2021/03

    Food was tasty. We had vege salad, eggplant puttanesca, and pizza… with some margaretas.
    Highly recommend and will be revisiting.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  206. Rose Stark 2021/03

    2nd visit to this gem. We love the food.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  207. Lawrence Morton 2021/03

    Overall I’m a very pleasant evening. If whether allows, the esthetics of dining outside are better in my opinion. The menu overall is what you would expect in Italian restaurant, Nothing surprising but all done done well
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  208. Denise Bridges 2021/03

    We loved the outdoor seating. The meal was delicious (although they didn’t have sweet tea) and the server was very attentive. It was reasonably priced, too, for the neighborhood.

  209. Will M 2021/03

    Been going to Portico for a long time…I know the landscape has changed in the food industry and we are always understanding of that fact. However, 3 tables who arrived well after we did received their food well in advance of us. Our waiter was not attentive, did not fill our water, never brought any bread to the table, did not bring us to go boxes (another waitress did after we asked) and the overall wait was extensive. The food was good but we are rethinking where we want to go in the future.

  210. Shari Fowler 2021/02

    Nice atmosphere and good food

  211. Gail Hein 2021/02

    Delicious food. Beautiful outdoor setting. Great service. Wish we lived closer.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20

  212. Kathy Wilson Jones 2021/02

    Food is excellent. Dessert, off the charts. My table ordered NY Cheesecake, Limoncello cake and Sformato desserts; it was all off the chart. My favorite? The sformato!

  213. P Skap 2021/02

    Setting was fun. Food was overrated and overpriced. Service was terrible. The only time our waitress showed any enthusiasm or care was when she smiled and thanked us while handing us the bill. I was very underwhelmed and don’t plan to go back.

  214. Pamela Ross 2021/02

    Crabmeat and artichoke appetizer and Lemon cake. Total hits!

  215. Ursula Uszynski 2021/02

    Brunch ok…the big tent makes it very noisy on the patio. I understand that it is there for weather reasons.

  216. Mark K. 2021/02

    Staff is friendly & professional. Food is fresh and not greasy. The pizza is great; quality ingredients & amazing crust. Looking forward to our next visit! Thx!

  217. Justin Brumley 2021/02

    Last night We ordered Chicken Campagnola from the dinner tray menu and Caprese. The caprese was great. However, the chicken dinner was just a tray of chicken and sauce, no starch. I guess I should’ve thought to ask, but looking at the prices and comparable trays I assumed it would be a complete meal. The Gnocci, Lasagna and baked spaghetti are comparable priced and include starch, sauce and veggie/protein entrée. I called the restaurant to make sure that there was not something missing and they stated that all of there “chicken dishes” do not include pasta, but you can order it on the side. Unfortunately, side of pasta are not even listed on the dinner tray menu as an option.

  218. Jackie Keenan 2021/02

    Service was incredibly slow this evening. We sat for a good 10 mins with no one asking if we’d like a water or cocktail refill. Long waits between courses and it took out waitress 15 mins to come back to our table after dropping off a dessert menu. We may have ordered dessert if we hadn’t already waited as long as we did. The food was ‘okay’ but certainly not good enough to rush back to with the poor service. Service was so slow that another couple at next table got up & left.

  219. Keith Jackson 2021/02

    Really great place for Italian food. Off the beaten path so to speak. Close to the James river and slightly hidden. This place looks like a great house redone for a restaurant. While we are inside the outside works for most weather with large tarps and heaters. I’d recommend it.

    Had solid apps, I enjoyed the mushroom soup and the artichoke and crab was tasty. I had the fish special and thought it was very good. The lamb risotto was good but I had hope for a tiny bIt more (being very critical here as it was good). The Oreo, peanut butter with white chocolate ice cream was amazing.

    Server was good but it slowed down towards the end but I can’t blame them as we had two kids and I’m sure they wanted us out.

    Decent wine selection but some felt a little higher markup than others.

    I’ll definitely be going back.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  220. Dennis Howard 2021/02

    I met a Group of Long time Friends for Lunch. The Food was Incredible and was only Eclipsed by the excellent service of our Server Charles. Definitely a place I will visit again.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30

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  221. Carole Muncie 2021/01

    Too expensive but good food.

  222. Joel Lewis 2021/01

    Really good food. Acoustics are not the best, hard to hear. Really good atmosphere.

  223. L Palmore 2021/01

    Will always be one of my favorite restaurants in RVA. Thank you to the staff, management and owners for another wonderful experience, especially during COVID.

  224. Mike Lawrence 2021/01

    Our favorite place in Richmond. The food, the service and the setting is always wonderful. I had the grilled swordfish tonight and it was perfect. My wife had the veal piccata and it was great also. We will definitely be back!

  225. Saima Haider 2020/12

    Very nice out door seating with good service.

  226. Jasper Fortuin 2020/12

    This restaurant is located in one of the poshest suburban areas of Richmond, serving great Mediterranean evergreens. Lamb with risotto was my favourite but the other dishes were also really good!

  227. M V 2020/12

    Amazing date destination if you’re looking for something a bit fancier without feeling stuffy.

    I highly recommend the outside seating if weather permits because it feels like you’re in a small garden party.

    There’s also a cat we joked was the owner, who will occasionally make its rounds around the outside tables making sure everyone is doing okay.

    This place is definitely on our list of places to return to.

  228. Julie Scott 2020/12

    I had heard of Portico for several years and today had my first delicious lunch there. The outdoor seating arrangement allowed everyone COVID-19 safety as well as privacy. The staff was very personal and attentive. I suggest you look at their online menu. You won’t be able to make a decision! We arrived at 11:30 which was a brilliant thing to do as it filled up quickly. The beautiful setting in the garden was the perfect way to enjoy a lovely fall day.

  229. Doug Sampson 2020/11

    Great atmosphere, food and service.

  230. Marie Henderson 2020/11

    Great place to have dinner! Ate outside on the patio surrounded by beautiful flowers. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic!

  231. Nathan Isaacs 2020/11

    Great service, amazing ambiance and overall cool experience. However, I have always found the food to be slightly bland. I’ve returned there several times, but have never been blown away by a dish. To be fair, my diet makes ordering a little difficult but I have ordered several things off the menu over the years and even taken friends who share the same opinion.

  232. Scott Gore 2020/11

    Great food! Great atmosphere! Great cocktail menu!

  233. Kristi Richardson 2020/11

    My partner and I celebrated our first anniversary here. We were greeted at the restaurant and even told Happy Anniversary. Seated outside on their awesome patio was the perfect way to celebrate. I had a nightly special with duck and it was to DIE for. My partner got the seafood crepes which I tried and it would have been my 2nd choice. Our waitress was so attentive and sweet. Would highly recommend this place to anyone for any occasion. Thanks to the great staff for making our night so special for us!!!

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  234. June Burks 2020/10

    Beautiful patio space with heaters for those chilly fall nights. Wonderful, professional and attentive wait staff. Creative Italian menu. Delicious food presented artistically.

  235. Lea Yager 2020/10

    We had a great experience and a delicious dinner sitting at the bar. Our bartender was prompt and attentive. I didn’t get his name, he had a beard and a shaved head. He was quick and professional. The owner even took the time to come over to us and introduce himself. I always appreciate owners and managers who notice new faces and want to greet the guest. It shows that they care.

    For the appetizer, we had the stuffed fried artichoke with goat cheese. Creative, beautiful presentation and super good. Our deserts were amazing. My husband had the tiramisu. By far the best tiramisu we’ve ever tasted. I had the baked chocolate mousse. It was rich, decadent and fantastic with a red wine.

    The only thing that I was disappointed on was my gnocchi. It wasn’t the super soft homemade gnocchi like I was expecting it to be. Most homemade gnocchi I’ve had is much more soft and even a little fluffy. I did switch out the sauce on the gnocchi and had the creamy basil pesto. The sauce was very good. Not to mention the sausage I added to it was also some of the best sausage we’ve had.

    We will definitely go back. Our overall experience was what we were looking for. Great food, great service and a very nice atmosphere. If you haven’t tried this place, you are missing out.

  236. Barry Thomas 2020/10

    It was excellent! Atmosphere, service and food. All outstanding!

  237. Mark Wilcox 2020/10

    Portico is one of the best restaurants in RVA. The service is great and the food is always wonderful.

  238. Joe Pascuiti 2020/10

    I travel from south Carolina to eat here. I never had a bad meal. Excellent food and service.

  239. B Townsend 2020/10

    The patio was lovely, the food delicious and the service was timely and friendly. Wonderful evening.

  240. Allen Jones 2020/10

    Usually Portico is excellent, but not on our recent trip. Our waitress initially looked like she was going to be very good, but then she largely disappeared. Tables that were being served by others got their food quickly while we waited, and waited, and… When our meal did arrive,, she never came back to see how it was and never came back to refill our drinks.

  241. Madolyn Azzardi 2020/09

    Some of the best food in Richmond. Beautiful place and amazing staff

  242. Kylie Arnone 2020/09

    Really disappointed in the service. Came here for a birthday dinner, they ran out of bread. We had to ask numerous times to have our water glasses refilled. I ordered the Penne Al La Vodka with sausage they forgot the sausage, then they brought it back to the kitchen, mixed RAW sausage in the pasta, and brought it back out to me. Then did not even comp the extra charge for the sausage or any part of the meal. Our waitress was extremely rude. Will not be coming back here.

  243. Arthur Lord 2020/09

    Beautiful restaurant with a lovely patio for outdoor dining. Excellent service.
    The tables are spaced far apart, so even though it was full, we felt very safe with our alfresco meal in this COVID world.

    Lovely place for a special, romantic dinner.

  244. Jane Johnson 2020/09

    Such a beautiful and quaint place with outdoor dining, a huge fireplace, and heat lamps. We enjoyed calamari, and garlic baguette for apps. We split eggplant gnocchi, and the grilled shrimp and lobster dish. We topped it off with tiramisu. Everything was delicious and we can’t wait to get back. Make your reservation ahead of time because they book up quick!!

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  245. leon fortin 2020/09

    liked that they were upfront with the covid guidelines. great service, sat out on patio heaters were going strong. food was outstanding, pizza was excellent. desserts were traditional and very good. great experience.

  246. Paul DesRoches 2020/09

    Our waiter was spastic, and erred in many ways. The food was good according to the four of us, and the ambience was nice. The corner booth was uncomfortable for the one in the center, with a hump for a seat and zero back support. Don’t get the lone booth if you’re a foursome. Drinks were mixed well.

  247. Dennis Tate 2020/08

    Really nice small place for brunch. Very tasty food.

  248. Chandler Powers 2020/08

    ZERO STARS.. I was treated with the utmost disrespect and carelessness. I walked out crying and yelling 😪😔

    The food and drinks were always so good and the atmosphere, I loved.. BUT after how they handled my birthday lunch.. I just cannot go back..

    They accepted a reservation, along with many others, at 2:30, when they close, I assumed the hours were just not updated so thought nothing of it. So, I had no idea they were closing and when I arrived the manager asked, in a slightly rude tone, is the rest of the party with you, followed by a we close and typically don’t take reservations and our kitchen will close soon. 5 minutes later a waiter my family has complained about before comes over and tells me to contact my party because the kitchen was closing soon. It’s about 2:40 now. He says he will check with the kitchen to see if they’ll stay open. 5 minutes later I say I will be waiting, I made a reservation and my party ran late. Then the manager comes out and basically says I can call my party and order now or too bad so sad. It’s 2:50. My party had arrived. The manager had given a not so genuine “apology” and offered nothing. Mind you, I had this reservation 2 months ago! He says “It says on our website, menu, and front door we close at 2:30 and reopen at 5.” Okay, you are the one who accepted the reservation, how was I suppose to know why you accepted it despite the hours and that something hadn’t changed?

    After some words about the lack of apology and admittance of fault, we left. I cried out of frustration and irritation and was upset that now I had to find something else on the spot for my friends who came from out of town to be with me 😔

    It was just a horrible experience and customer service.. I’m quite sad about it as the establishment should be better given its reputation and target consumers.

  249. Katelyn Baybutt 2020/08

    Always delightful. Love the people here just as much as the food. Service is top notch. Excellent wine list.

  250. Suzanne Miladin 2020/08

    Portico is one of the most beautiful and charming restaurants in the area, their patio in particular is absolutely the best! I had the cauliflower soup and the BLT sandwich and it was delicious. My friends had salad with an enormous piece of salmon on it. We had lemoncello dessert and it was the finest that I have ever had! Service could not have been better, altogether a wonderful experience!

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  251. Marvin Greer 2020/07

    Great service, atmosphere and incredible food!!

  252. cj benton 2020/07

    Down home feel, always a pleasure either inside or outside …never can go wrong when you want a familiar attitude.

  253. Matthew Flanagan 2020/07

    Food was very good, but expensive. The atmosphere was great, but if the weather is not nice out there is not much indoor seating. Would 100% go back.

  254. Julia Hanson 2020/07

    An absolutely amazing restaurant in every way. The food is incredible, the atmosphere is romantic, and the customer service is unbeatable. I’ve gone here twice already and I plan to go more!

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  255. Andrew Sommer 2020/07

    Stopped here around noon 50 miles in to a bike ride on a 90+ degree day. They were sooo nice and filled up my water bottles for me!! Normally I’d stop at a gas station, but this part of River Rd is sort of a business desert. They saved me and helped me finish my ride! Definitely will be back to actually eat and enjoy the beautiful restaurant!

  256. Coleman Epps 2020/06

    Great food and drinks. Was there for my fathers 53rd birthday and it was amazing.

  257. Katherine Barotti 2020/05

    Originally came here for a work lunch and loved the food, but the beautiful patio sealed the deal. Have come back for several birthday’s and anniversaries and always love good food in the beautiful atmosphere.

  258. T.L. Reed 2020/05

    The atmosphere is pretty as I met a group for dinner on the patio because of COVID. The food and drinks were fantastic – I had a very tasty steak with mashed potatoes and vegetables with a Caesar salad and two peach blossom drinks as well. It’s great food and excellent service, but a little out of my price range to do too often. But I’m happy I did it this time.

  259. Agustin Rios 2020/04

    Great pasta, wines & great people.

  260. Jessie Purtell 2020/04

    The food here is always amazing and the service is very professional. The patio area is hands down the best outdoor dining space in Richmond.

  261. Barry Snow 2020/04

    Food was excellent, level of taste was superb! Service could have been better! Will go back but will also say something to my server if this is lacking again! Try it for the food!

  262. Ryan Case 2020/04

    Have been multiple times with friends and family! A great place for a date night or to catch up with friends. Very cute and quaint. Food is always yummy too.

  263. Tudi Sesson 2020/04

    Went to Portico last night with a friend to celebrate both of our birthdays. What a fantastic evening. Excellent service and absolutely delicious food. The entire restaurant and staff were extremely Covid prepared. And I am sure that the owner is grateful to have built that wonderful outside patio, which is perfect for outside dining, especially in this Covid social distancing time. We felt safe and could not have enjoyed it more!

  264. Lena Vandevander 2020/04

    Birthday fun

  265. lashe hogan 2020/03

    The food is bland they have immigrant cooks and not sure of a chef I do not like an upscale classy place to have fast food cooks in the back and no African Americans work inside

  266. allison oshanick 2020/03

    The ambiance was great. We had brunch so I can only speak about that. The eggs Benedict were good, liked the prosciutto instead of Canadian bacon. Good array of options for brunch.

  267. Sandra Roberts 2020/03

    Dined at the bar. We had excellent service. The food was well presented and tasted wonderful. The atmosphere was just as great.

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  268. Dave Nightlinger 2020/02

    Great service, good food, a little loud and difficult for conversations.

  269. Average Joe 2020/02

    Been to this restaurant a couple times now and the more I go, the more I like it. It’s extremely small and I would say that it’s a reservation only restaurant ( we made reservations 3 weeks in advance) . The food is quite good and service is always on point. They have enough diversity in the menu for most people. Most dishes will run you around $20 to $22 with the specials running around $32. The majority of the seating is out side on the back deck area. They have umbrellas heat lamps and a covered gandola which makes it cozy. Not sure what they would do if the weather set in and it started raining because so much of their seating is dependent upon the outdoor space. They have pasta on the menu that they make fresh daily you may want to ask about that cuz it’s quite good this is an Italian restaurant at its heart.

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  270. Christina M 2020/01

    Everything is amazing, wonderful ambiance, excellent service, and delicious food. I got the seafood fettuccine and it was one of the best seafood pasta dishes I’ve ever had. Definitely a must try!

  271. Karen Torres 2020/01

    Sunday brunch was good and patio is quite pretty.

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  272. Bes Stewart 2020/01

    Awesome as always!

  273. Chris Carr 2020/01

    Whether dining indoors or out, Portico does not disappoint. The lamb risotto is a personal favorite.

  274. cherie blazer 2019/12

    Another beautiful night at Portico. Favorite patio in Richmond

  275. Tim Kinney 2019/12

    Great food and the patio is really nice

  276. sarah chamberlain 2019/12

    Amazing food, amazing service, amazing view in the summertime when you can sit outside! I would highly recommend

  277. Boris Kar 2019/12

    Nice secret place in a location where you wouldn’t expect to find a restaurant. Keep in mind the pricing for some people can be a little bit on the higher side. I liked my meal. Tastes were distinctive. Although i am giving 5 stars i would say the service needs more improvement.

  278. Mark Brawley 2019/12

    Food was ok, drinks were overpriced with no happy hour. Service was slow. Lunch is much better than dinner. If you have six in your group they automatically add the tip on so there is no incentive to give prompt service. Finally, they say complimentary valet parking. You can’t even go 20 yards to park your own car and you of course feel obligated to tip the valet person.

  279. Scott Smith 2019/11

    Excellent atmosphere. Food is prepared perfectly. Ownership on site and you feel the personal touch.

  280. Leanne Raynor 2019/11

    Love this restaurant. The food is always amazing.

  281. Jimmy Costello 2019/11

    Great classic Italian restaurant. Went with my wife, reminded her of Italian restaurants in New Jersey where she grew up. Great setting and good food. Service could be friendlier.

  282. Low V Pro 2019/11

    The Seafood crepe was delicious. Service was great. On the down side the espresso was tiny and room temperature. The slice of cheesecake would be best described as a sliver of cheesecake.

  283. Jimmy Jack 2019/11

    Took my best friend for lunch and we had Jamie as a waiter. He was just fabulous. The soup, pizza, and wine we’re all great. The flowers were blooming and the outside patio was a delightful place to have lunch and take in all that the gardens had to offer. Not my first visit here and will surely come back again. Loved it!

  284. Ron Page 2019/10

    I love eating on the patio here when the weather is nice. It is very beautiful and the food is also quite good.

  285. Steve B 2019/10

    Very wonderful place to have dinner and the food was excellent.

  286. Don Gantt 2019/10

    Outside dinning … great experience. Casual or date night make a reservation and have an awsome evening

  287. Lynn Brisson 2019/10

    Delicious! I had the rosemary chicken and my husband had the swordfish. Both entrees were fabulous!

  288. Angie Behrendsen 2019/09

    Loved it

  289. Leslie Slone 2019/09

    Amazing food. Fabulous outdoor seating.

  290. Jodi Collins 2019/09

    Beautiful. Best atmosphere. Amazing food. And spectacular drinks.

  291. Brenda Walton 2019/09

    Food was great, noisy inside but beautiful garden! Would like to eat outside next time!

  292. David Hartzell 2019/09

    The food was good and the atmosphere was nice

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  293. Hannah O'Toole 2019/09

    The food is fine but the patio has fantastic ambiance. Cute spot for a date

  294. Cody Fierbaugh 2019/09

    Great restaurant with quality used ingredients. Atmosphere is great inside and out. Wonderful outdoor seating with heat lamps and fire. Good cocktail list. Great priced wine. Highly recommend!

  295. George Hobbs 2019/09

    Portico is one of those restaurants that look fancier then it truly is. The valet are kind and quickly take care of business, the wait staff are attentive and informative. The cocktails are great. Unfortunately, the food is nothing to write home about. My pizza was bland and lacked anything to make it truly a good margarita pizza. The pesto was flavorless. This pizza was $14 and felt like an 0.89 cent frozen pizza and reheated in the microwave.

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  296. Patricia Moore 2019/09

    Lovely atmosphere and delicious food. I went for dinner with a friend and ordered one if the specials. It was a pasta dish with oyster mushrooms and lamb covered in a creamy marinara sauce and topped with sliced peppers. It was delightful paired with a nice glass of rose. The service was friendly and attentive. We sat inside but the outside seating also looked lovely, it was just a bit too hot for our liking to try it out time around. I’ve passed this place so many times and am glad i finally decided to give it a try.

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  297. Karen Bartek 2019/08

    Excellent!

  298. Machi Family 2019/08

    Crab and artichoke appetizer is outstanding!

  299. Joe Shocket 2019/08

    Delicious cuisine, excellent service. Saw Apollo there, complimented on great experience.

  300. Martha Skraitz 2019/08

    It was wonderful. The food, the service and the atmosphere. A nice outing

  301. Derek Patterson 2019/07

    Good

  302. Ronda B 2019/07

    I’m afraid the owner has gotten too comfortable and not as interested in maintaining quality of food being served.
    Such a shame.

  303. Laura Maher 2019/07

    One of the best in Richmond! Make a reservation. The patio is incredible and surely my favorite in the area. The wait staff are all exceptional at their jobs; our drinks never got below half a glass. The bread appetizer is excellent. Pizza is very hearty. I especially love the penne a la vodka with sausage. Portions are very large. Even their desserts are delicious. Highly recommend!

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  304. Catherine Weston 2019/07

    The service was great, the environment was perfect for a date night, and the food was fairly priced and delicious!

    We ordered the soup of the day (black bean and lamb) and it was good, but too many black beans and not enough lamb. We also split the meatballs and they were amazing – impressive since larger meatballs tend to lose quality – these were wonderful.

    I got the seafood fettuccine as an entree and it was both delicious and surprising! In a white wine sauce, the dish was loaded with mussels, clams, whole squid, calamari, and jumbo shrimp. It was a massive portion and you certainly get what you pay for.

    My boyfriend ordered a personal pizza that had sausage and a little bit of heat, he really enjoyed it and couldn’t come close to finishing it.

    The only thing that dissuaded us was the pricing of the alcohol; for a bottle of wine I can get at Wegmann’s for $14, they wanted to charge me $50. We settled on expensive cocktails that were small, but they were STRONG.

    We’re excited to come back and explore the outdoor seating, it looked beautiful but it was a rainy night. I would definitely recommend – you get what you pay for and the food is high quality.

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  305. Nick Wyatt 2019/07

    Great food

  306. Ryon Price 2019/07

    Amazing food and service one of the best restaurants in Richmond

  307. Scott Strohman 2019/07

    Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Will dine there again when in Richmond.

  308. Jason Zamagni 2019/07

    Great atmosphere…cozy cottage style dining. Nice entrees and apps. Really enjoyed it here.

  309. MPG “Jackass” G 2019/07

    Don’t understand valet parking, park my vehicle 20 feet where we got out.
    Don’t understand, big gravel lot, could of parked myself.
    Waiting for other couples, nothing offered while waiting, gave us small pieces of bread that were hard as rocks with some mustard sause, got the pork chop special. Couldn’t even tell what it was, covered in so much mushroom sause. No salad or soup, that was extra, well drinks overpriced.
    Don’t mind paying 20% gratuity when it’s justified. Seams they spend alot of money keeping grounds and outside looking nice… We didn’t leave quick enough after we paid the bill and was given dirty looks by waiter.
    I guess because it’s on River Rd. They think they are a 5 star… Nice place, but under acheived.

  310. Jennifer Shehane 2019/07

    Went here to celebrate my 94 year young grandmother. We had an amazing time. The food was amazing (get the meatballs), and the staff was super attentive. The grounds were breathtaking.

  311. Evan Gould 2019/07

    Fancy place with an amazing atmosphere. We did a double date to celebrate our wives’ birthdays and the service was outstanding. They have a really nice outside space with a fireplace. The menu is not super large but everything we got was delicious. Oh yeah, valet parking only even though the parking lot doesn’t seem to warrant it (could probably have walked to the car quicker than it took for the valet to bring it to us, especially because we had to wait for someone else in front of us), so be prepared for that

  312. Wei Styer (Wu) 2019/07

    My husband and I came here for dinner to celebrate his birthday and enjoyed the experience. The food was delicious – the dipping sauce for the bread is unique and very refreshing and the penne al vodka was surprisingly memorable for what is normally a simple, unassuming dish!

    We brought our 13-month-old with us, and the staff was very courteous and helpful. There’s a small garden area nearby too, which a parent brought their child to walk around at one point during the meal, so it’s quite family friendly. Prices are reasonable for the amount of food, and they have a large selection of wines, etc.

    There’s both indoor and outdoor seating. We didn’t stay past dusk, but the outdoor area does have lighting, as well as heaters, so I imagine it has a nice ambiance in the fall evenings when it’s a bit cooler. I didn’t see any super large tables, but there were a couple groups of 6 or so. It may be harder to accomodate larger groups without advance notice. They do take reservations, but it wasn’t particularly busy when we went (around 6pm), so I don’t think they’re strictly necessary.

    This place does seem to have a bit of a following of people who come regularly, mostly on the slightly older side. Some families, but not that many single young adults or couples – at least not when we went, so it’s cute and quaint and homey, but probably not trendy, if that’s what you’re looking for. Service was a little slow for my liking, but overall it was a good experience. If you’re looking for an Italian place for a nice celebration dinner, it certainly fits the bill.

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  313. Beverly Waller 2019/06

    Great food and service.

  314. Karen Nerden 2019/06

    Excellent food & atmosphere!

  315. Ned Swartz 2019/06

    Excellent food and service. A premier restaurant in Richmond.

  316. Charmaine Jones 2019/06

    I really loved this restaurant, and the location. Nothing beats great food in a scenic spot!! Lovely!!!

  317. David Burns 2019/06

    Great Sunday brunch spot. Food is wonderful as well as indoor/outdoor seating.

  318. T Baghdadi 2019/06

    Lovely place

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  319. Richard Glenn 2019/06

    Ambiance, food you just can’t go wrong

  320. Dave Crowder 2019/06

    Food and service were both fantastic . definitely looking forward to going back

  321. Gabriel Gorin 2019/06

    Everything was great, the service, the drinks, the appetizer, the entrées and the dessert!! Definitely would recommend it to anyone!

  322. molly minnix 2019/05

    Amazing food in an intimate, cute environment. Awesome patio.

  323. Justin Hobson 2019/05

    Great little gem on the end of River Road. Can be a tad pricy, but the atmosphere and food/drink selection makes it a perfect place for a dinner date with your significant other.

  324. Pamela Horrell 2019/04

    Love the patio.. Benedict fair, service great
    I prefer their italian

  325. Matthew Busch 2019/04

    Excellent service and food was amazing!

  326. Suzi Kramer 2019/04

    Ate outside…it was gorgeous. Enjoyed chicken salad sandwich and brie appetizer. 😋 …

  327. Randal Watkins 2019/04

    Great food, menu has great variety. Prices are reasonable and it is a picturesque setting.

  328. Walter Froh 2019/03

    Quality dining

  329. Alexander Mariño 2019/03

    100% Recomend

  330. Lisa Harmon 2019/03

    Had reservation and arrived 15 minutes early. Went to the bar for a drink and the bar tender was extremely rude. Had no time to tell us about wine options, which was needed as the menu listed wines not available. Left and will not go back.

  331. Philip McKenney 2019/03

    We would rank portico as the most pretentious restraunts we have ever been too

    The server could not have been less interested and grateful for us coming.

    This is our third visit and it’s been the same thing every time.

    It’s as if we are doing them a favor by eating there.

    Good food
    Good ambiance
    Terrible service

  332. Alison Potter 2019/03

    Seafood Crepes are like no other

  333. Jonah D 2019/03

    Excellent food and decor. So romantic and charming.

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  334. Lurline Wagner 2019/03

    Ambience was very relaxing. I enjoyed sitting in the garden surrounded by beautiful hydrangeas and other perennials. Food was good. Perfect for ladies lunch.

  335. Sarah Means 2019/03

    Delicious food and great vibe – my boyfriend couldn’t stop making disturbing noises over how amazing his pasta was – special thank you to our server Court, she was so great. Definitely an older crowd, but we did see one other young tattooed couple in there too which was nice for us. We already recommended it to friends as a nice date night spot. Also, I never leave reviews, so kudos.

  336. Peter T 2019/02

    We had a reservation for eleven on Saturday night 12/1/18, three of our party ordered the snapper special, all three found the fish extremely over-cooked and too tough to eat. We informed the waiter without trying to complain too much. And it was brushed off as if nothing was wrong. Very sad to be served three inedible fish entree’s… management clearly did not care… good luck

  337. Lee Ann Tetrault 2019/02

    Can’t beat the ambiance for sure….and our waitress was terrific, but the food was not particularly good. Sorry have to say that mushroom soup was in need of cooking down their flour thickened it tasted rather blah and chalky…the “grilled artichoke” were not at all what I expected, it came as a bit of a mess of jarred chopped artichokes mixed with crab and waaay too much oil. While the chicken salad was terrific the bread was so thick it made for a very clunky sandwich. My husband’s club was falling apart but he said it tasted just okay. We ordered the budini and vanilla puddings tasted as if they had been made days ago and were not that yummy to the palate. Cappuccino was tasty. And again the seating is lovely, waitstaff very good.

  338. Christina Fritts 2019/01

    Great food and atmosphere.

  339. Lisa Kelly 2019/01

    Food was great! Service was awesome!! I always spend my birthday with you!

  340. You_Can_Call_Me_T_For_Short 2019/01

    Cozy garden Italian restaurant great for special occasions or meal out with friends! Call for reservations! Friendly staff, awesome food!

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  341. Dusty Boyd 2018/12

    Rocks!

  342. Fran Garrett 2018/12

    I’m sorry to say I was very disappointed with my ceasar salad. Very small/skimpy cheese, croutons and dressing.

    However, my two guests liked theirs.

  343. Alex Porter 2018/11

    Great Atmosphere and Food

  344. Kristy Shaffer 2018/11

    Excellent location for lunch with delicious salads, soups and sandwiches in a beautiful, cottage setting.

  345. Gregg Barr 2018/11

    Atmosphere, amazing food and great staff add up to a wonderful special experience that is more than just dinner out.

  346. Corey Hatch 2018/11

    Pretty location, especially eating outside. Went there for father’s day brunch and wasn’t impressed with my food or service. Wanted to like it but left underwhelmed.

  347. Tom Brennan 2018/11

    Atmosphere is awesome. Can be a bit noisy inside, but the patio seating is the best when the weather is nice. Food portions are large and the food is well prepared. Servers are attentive during your meal.

  348. rich mccoy 2018/11

    Appetizer had a hair in it (but they gave us a new one). Waiter had limited personality. Give it a solid “Meh”.

  349. T M 2018/11

    The outside space is awesome. Service is top notch. All of the staff is super friendly and nice. They have a great selection of cocktails and wine. Food is okay.

  350. Lori Schwabenhausen 2018/10

    Not sure what the fuss is about. The food was good. Nothing wowed us on the culinary front. Our server was aloof but efficient. The landscape is very nice but that’s all that seems distinct about this restaurant. Ratings seem inflated to me.

  351. Ann Pane 2018/10

    One of the best meals I have had in ages! Well worth going!

  352. Christina Waddell 2018/10

    Beautiful and cute restaurant. Difficult to find location. Was very cold and tiny. Food was good, yet expensive.

  353. alison dombrowski 2018/09

    Not worth the drive

  354. Bonnie Barrett 2018/09

    Lovely restaurant in quiet setting.

  355. Azucena Cruz 2018/09

    Is a very good place. I like the food they make. Is so peaceful inside. I like when is summer and i go eat outside.

  356. Joey Cotten 2018/08

    Great ambiance, great service, delicious food! Will definitely go back

  357. C Johnson 2018/08

    A cozy and romantic spot. Great for a date. Good food and outdoor seating will be great in the warmer months.

  358. Kim Thomas 2018/08

    Most of our party enjoyed their entrees. My particular entree, a spinach salad with portabella mushroom and prosciutto, was not worth the price. It was okay, not remarkable. We found the service to be extremely slow and our server was not particularly friendly or helpful.

  359. John Burke 2018/08

    Solid food, great service, great environment

  360. Dennis Topper 2018/08

    Pleasant local restaurant with seating both indoors and out. Good menu choices, well done cocktails, and professional staff.

  361. keith reddy 2018/07

    Very nice, good food & fast friendly service.

  362. Lana Thorne 2018/07

    LET ME START OFF With we got there and the waters didn’t use any manners (excuse me, please, thank you, you’re welcome) we are in the south these things matter to us. My Lasagns came out quick however it was cold compared to my bf’s Rossoto, THEY COMPLETELY MADE UP FOR It the owner came to our table gave his apologies and his card and left. We decided we wanted desert after he said my lasagna was free. Enjoyed them, he then came by and offered our desserts to be free. WE WILL COME BACK EVERYTIME WE CAN

  363. Jude Lightfoot 2018/07

    Food was delicious

  364. Suzanne Ferguson 2018/07

    Beautiful location and atmosphere, wonderful fresh food.

  365. Vernon Austin 2018/07

    Portico in Goochland is a truly Superior experience for fine dining superb service food that’s done with great style and panache a truly fine dining experience that should not be missed

  366. Cora-Semmes Bryce 2018/07

    Delicious food, friendly courteous service. Pleasant building and outdoor seating.

  367. S-Kh Sal 2018/07

    Loved the cozy atmosphere, great customer service. Very attentive staff that made three dining experience awesome. Can’t wait to go back.

  368. Mark Losaw 2018/06

    Decent

  369. Roger Briggs 2018/06

    We were on a first date, sat on the patio and enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere. Our waitress, Reagan and other wait staff took care of us and gave us our space. The Seafood Crepes and Vodka Pasta were both very good. Enjoyed it.

  370. Nupur Roy 2018/06

    Incredible. The food, the service and the ambiance……all on point!!!

  371. Mike Yeatts 2018/06

    Fantastic food,atmosphere and service. Great place for date night!

  372. Rick Streetman 2018/05

    Yum!

  373. Jonas Katz 2018/05

    Great food and service

  374. James Siepka 2018/05

    Very nice outdoor seating

  375. Austin Clark 2018/05

    Delicious food, outdoor fireplace is amazing

  376. Suzanne Ruark 2018/05

    My first time but definitely not my last! Atmosphere and food outstanding.

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  377. Ebony Cowan 2018/05

    I came to Portico last night for a small birthday dinner of 4 people. This was our first time dining, but I had been wanting to come here for the longest! My only regret was not getting here sooner!! The food is AMAZING!! I had the Lamb Risotto – it melted in my mouth. It was delicious!! I literally went to sleep dreaming about it…. the lamb was so tender, the risotto was PERFECT! My other friends had the lasagna and the Rosemary chicken. Did I say AMAZING??? The service was excellent – even down to the poor valet guys out there in the smoldering humidity – they were so pleasant! The ambiance of the place. Definitely a hidden gem! I think this is going to be my new favorite Italian Restaurant to go to! Thank you Portico!!

  378. Kathy 2018/05

    Poor service ..poor quality food

  379. Jennifer Shively 2018/05

    Food delicious & atmosphere beautiful & relaxed.. service a little uptight

  380. Katie Smith 2018/05

    We ordered a giant take-out order from Portico for our company party at Smith Strong, PLC and had a DELICIOUSLY fantastic experience, all-around!!

  381. Chris Wible 2018/04

    Outstanding food, drink, and atmosphere!!

  382. Ric Bergstrom 2018/04

    Food is great. Maybe best calamari apps in RVA?

  383. Vince Wilhelm 2018/04

    Went for the Sunday brunch. The food was amazing as well as the service.

  384. Garth Callaghan 2018/04

    Wonderful atmosphere! Fantastic food! Try the sformato dessert!!

  385. Mark de Paulo 2018/04

    Nice atmosphere and ambiance. Had the gnochi dish. Sauce was average the price wasn’t. Overall i felt it to be pretentious. I have been to many 4 and 5 star restaurants. This wasn’t one.

  386. Allen Price 2018/04

    Excellent food. Moody and inattentive waitress named Tina. She was irritated that we didn’t order more quickly and that (2 couples) we wanted seperate checks. I’d go back for the food but would I’d be specific that we would not want Tina as our server again.

  387. Callista Rogers 2018/04

    This is a small, beautiful restaurant with phenomenal daily specials and an incredible menu. Whether you’re here for the pizza or for the salmon, you won’t be disappointed. Outdoor seating always has a long wait, but unless you’re starving, wait for it and get a drink at the bar. I do recommend a reservation, but they won’t reserve outside, so that is something to be aware of. Start to finish, this place is great!

  388. Desmond Suarez II 2018/04

    Wonderful little restaurant with great food. Good place for a date. It feels like you are really far from the city but it is a short drive.

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  389. Beverly van Boven 2018/04

    amazing dinner, excellent service.

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  390. Alex Strand 2018/04

    A very nice, secluded restaurant with beautiful outdoor seating and an absolutely decadent flavor of food. If you’re looking for a date night out, or a nice dinner with friends/family, this place is an absolute must! Have a variety of food from Italian, seafood, and if you really just want a good burger or Italian pizza, those are good options as well. Complimentary valet parking. We had their lamb and salmon (which were both to die for)!

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  391. Lyn D 2018/03

    Excellent

  392. Nora Jones 2018/03

    Delicious food, awesome service, and great atmosphere!! Will definitely be back!

  393. Mason North 2018/03

    It was our first time there and the valets welcomed us smiling and very helpful. We were excited to go in and they found us a unreserved table seating so all we had to do was wait for about 45 minutes before going in. The Ambiance was fantastic we love the restaurant and its Decor. The food was very good however my suggestion would be in my only criticism would be that the Pasta Bolognese was a bit too sweet in the pasta was a little too Al Dente for our taste. The desserts were fantastic we have three different desserts and share them they were all delicious. Definitely will return. And try other dishes. All the best

  394. Jeff Mostrando 2018/03

    Excellent portion size and service. A unique place that is an enjoyable experience.

  395. Adash Lutchman 2018/03

    The ambience on a fall night is a nice experience. Appetizers, entrées, desserts and drinks are all great! Service is timely and friendly.

  396. Lizz Smith 2018/03

    6The setting is lovely. Go there for drinks if you don’t mind surly wait staff. But definitely don’t eat the food. One word- DISGUSTING. 1.We began with an avocado crab appetizer. We got a plate with crostini in a blob of olive oil topped with brownish bits of avocado and tinned crab. Barely edible. 2. The menu. The laminated menu was filthy with finger smudges which may be de rigour for dives but not what I like to handle in a supposedly fine eatery. And the menu itself was as imaginative as a slab of concrete.3.our meal came and yes they got the order wrong. So I told my fellow diners to please start while I waited. 4.then my meal came.😲the salmon salad special. They dumped a can of flaked salmon on a lettuce leaf and surrounded it with some cucumbers and tomatoes. The plastic cup with dressing was a lovely touch. Inedible. I got a doggie bag because I hate food to go to waste and I knew my dachshund would devour it. This is my second try at Portico. The first time was worse but that’s another story. Southern hospitality it aint.

  397. Sue Salvatore 2018/02

    Wonderful food and so enjoy the patio dining

  398. Rc Moore 2018/02

    Excellent all around, for an evening meal on their patio you can’t find a better setting

  399. Dana Beck 2018/02

    Extensive bar, delicious food with generous portions. Attentive and approachable staff. Beautiful patio area and even a kitty visiting with guests outdoors. My date proclaimed the night to be perfect, on his birthday

  400. Sharon and the dogs brewer 2018/02

    The food never disappoints. The noisy table behind us was obnoxious. I could not notice if I was too loud or disturbing my neighbors. I like to keep my conversations private but again the food and wine were fabulous !! The noise level was “obnoxious”!

  401. Mark Mancil 2018/02

    Decent standard Italian fare. Excellent outdoor seating. Good wine list. The fried artichokes were the highlight of the meal. Would go back again.

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  402. Eriks Goodwin 2018/02

    Good food, decent but slow service. Can be rather noisy, but the patio is great.

  403. Sherry Raeder 2018/01

    Consistently good food / menu and great atmosphere. Great outside seating on nice days!

  404. Paul Fincke 2018/01

    Food was excellent. Nice atmosphere. Though maybe the atmosphere was due more to being out with my wife.

  405. L WP 2018/01

    Love this place! Decor and atmosphere are absolutely wonderful, just like eating at an old country tavern. Excellent food and wine. Perfect spot to enjoy a finer meal with guests visiting richmond or a date. Loved sitting outside on the back patio. Valet parking is a plus! One of my favorite restaurants in Richmond.

  406. Mike Theis 2018/01

    Relaxed atmosphere.

  407. Kevin Larson 2018/01

    Very good food with excellent wait staff. Celebrated our 33rd anniversary there and may make this an annual event.

  408. Andrea Brewer 2018/01

    Can’t wait to go back! The patio is really nice on a pretty day and the staff was excellent! The food couldn’t have been better.

  409. Nancy Nicholson 2017/12

    Absolutely wonderful culinary experience. Waiters are exceptional.

  410. donna villiott 2017/12

    Great dining outside!

  411. Tatiana Denning 2017/11

    A favorite spot. When I have friends visit from out of town this is where I like to take them. Have a friend in from Australia at the moment and enjoying a lovely meal on the patio. The food is excellent and the ambience is just amazing. Love coding up by the outdoor fireplace with a drink after dinner. Highly recommend!

  412. DJ Stephens 2017/11

    Awesome restaurant. Menu is amazing, gorgeous outdoor area with a fabulous fireplace. Great place to meet up with friends, or take that special someone. Can’t recommend it enough

  413. liang xin 2017/10

    5 stars for their salad bar! Portico has been around for awhile but has been a recent discovery for me and my co-workers. It’s basically the best affordable place to build your own salad in this neck of the woods of SOMA. They have a stellar salad bar set-up and everything is pay per weight. I especially love their pre-dressed kale salad options. They also have every topping and add-on under the sun to make your salad bomb. I typically go for kale, maybe some mixed greens if I’m feeling like it, chicken breast, corn, beets, chickpeas, bell peppers, and a vinaigrette for dressing. Oh and definitely avocado – say goodbye to paying extra for avocado!

  414. Madison Rogas 2017/10

    Very quaint. Beautiful outdoor dining location with a flourishing garden

  415. Precious Williams 2017/10

    Amazing Dinner- Stuffed Shrimp

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  416. Glenn Thamas 2017/10

    I loved the setting outside. One of the very best in Richmond suburbs. The food is very good. I have eaten happy hour, lunch and dinner. Great atmosphere.

  417. Stacy Litchford 2017/10

    Lovely place with a resort like patio for outdoor dining. Inside the main building has a rustic decor wine cellar vibe but is classy. Great food. Fresh with lots of Italian or Mediterranean dishes. Required reservations for dinner and weekends. A great place to visit for those that like local places.

  418. Dominic Espiritu 2017/09

    I had a really good BLT sandwich. very nice place.

  419. Joe Pfeiffer 2017/09

    Hidden gem, great food and wine. Must sit outside it’s beautiful.

  420. Donna Ashworth 2017/09

    This was first time for me to visit this restaurant: Yesterday my friend and I went into Portico, very nice place both indoor and outdoor seating places. We picked an outdoor table but soon found that was a bit too cold. Their wait staff soon came by to turn up the electrical heating post, that was very nice. But we decided it was too cold to be outside so we asked if we can go back to inside seating. The dinning room was half full, we thought the table by the corner is great for us but was told that is for 4 people’s seating, though there were still plenty of tables to seat guests more than 4. We didn’t say a word, just agreed to the suggestion.

  421. Ivan Jackson 2017/09

    Fantastic place for an evening date. The outdoor patio has a very romantic feel and for those rainy days the interior resembles a small cottage. Go right around sunset, the wait staff lights candles around the patio for a near perfect evening.

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  422. Patricia Fraley 2017/08

    The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

  423. Charles Shade 2017/07

    I can’t say I understand the hype.

  424. Clarissa “Train Me” Seales 2017/07

    Move in was smooth we booked to move way before we could be here it wasn’t an issue. We have had the best service each and everyday. Most days we don’t need anything done or any questions answered we just always seem to be greeted by everyone. Beautiful grounds as well dog friendly fire station and everything you can imagine within minutes.

  425. Frank Lackman 2017/07

    Great food, great atmosphere, great restaurant.

  426. Paul Calamita 2017/07

    Great food. Patio dining. Excellent cocktails.

  427. Veronica N 2017/07

    Amazing restaurant and it is a nice place to be with your lovely ones.

  428. Henry Campbell,Jr. 2017/06

    Great good food $$$

  429. David Braslow 2017/06

    Beautiful modern country restaurant with delicious food and friendly service. Eat outside by the fireplace if you can!

  430. P Nguyen 2017/06

    My wife and i had a pleasant experience here. The severs were great, drinks were good and the food was tasty.

  431. Whitney Kuhn 2017/05

    This was quite possibly the worst dining experience I’ve ever endured. I’ve traveled the world, and realized quickly that PAOLO, the owner, has ZERO concept of hospitality. We are a large Richmond based family who were kept outside in 90 degree heat for 30 minutes after being told we could be let in at 4:45 (15 mins prior to opening). I’m pleased to see the Richmond hospitality industry thrive; however, I will NOT support a want-to-be chic restaurant with horrific service and mediocre food. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone.

    The hostess advised we could setup for a party prior to opening, which was a lie. They opened the doors at 5pm.

  432. Ana May G 2017/05

    Beautiful grounds, underwhelming dining experience. Wrong stem ware, short wine pour. Bread served with sauce. Agree with other customer about the tension amongst waitstaff. Salad just ok. Could accommodate a family last minute without waiting, a plus.

  433. wparkermusic 2017/05

    Driven by this place many times, so stopped in for lunch. I would say that this place is average. The atmosphere is typically of an older crowd. The outdoor patio would be great on a nice day. Food was kinda bland.

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  434. Rita Gregory 2017/04

    Wonderful

  435. sue springer 2017/04

    chicken salad sandwiches are the best

  436. Barry Wilhite 2017/04

    After hearing so many positive things about Portico my Wife and I decided to celebrate our Anniversary
    here. My 3 star rating is for the food and valet . Indoor dining was crowded and noisy even though it was only 5:30PM. My biggest problem was a feeling of tension with the wait staff and our waiter was rude and inattentive . I had the feeling that senior citizens were not welcome. Will not return.

  437. Adam Balas 2017/04

    Good food and great atmosphere. Plates are not too expensive and food options are down to earth. My only worry is with the popularity they are getting that they branch away from what makes them great. Fight the urge to increase prices and fancify your menu!

    Parking here is a bit of a nightmare on busy nights. With that much real estate having to valet my vehicle seems a bit much. I’m torn between tipping the valet because I believe voluntary valet services should be tipped generally, but forced valeting is another story.

    Would definitely recommend.

  438. Charles Hanna 2017/03

    Upscale, romantic and friendly

  439. ken lellenberg 2017/03

    Great dinner, service and atmosphere.

  440. Patti Dunning 2017/03

    Fun for whole family, great for birthday, next grand child wants to go back for her birthday. Chef was an absolute blast!

  441. Joon Coe 2017/02

    A killer outdoor patio!!

  442. Paul Stiles 2017/02

    Waitress was great yet her food server seemed annoyed every time we asked for something and never smiled during entire meal

  443. Jessee C 2017/02

    The food here was amazing. We ate and then got cozy by the outdoor fire and watched the stars.

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  444. Chris Black 2017/02

    I took my wife here for her birthday and it was as great as were had hoped. Everything we ate was amazing and cooked perfectly. The free valet parking is a very nice touch. Service was good until a certain point it just kind of dropped off. Felt a little rushed out at the end, we ordered dessert and it automatically came out to go and the check ready, we had been considering after dinner cocktails but at that point we decided to pay and leave. I will refer others here and probably return myself, the food is absolutely worth it.

  445. Christina Stafford 2017/01

    Great atmosphere and food!

  446. William Everette 2016/12

    Perfect dinner, from appetizer to dessert. Server was informative, smart, and personable. Ribeye with Portobello mushrooms was THE most perfectly composed entree I’ve ever had. Cheers to the owner and staff.

  447. Richard Lawrie 2016/11

    Excellent service, more than adequate portions and variety of menu items. My party of four ordered four different menu items and they were all excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone interested in excellent food and service.
    Richard Lawrie
    Harvest, AL

  448. Anne Richardson 2016/08

    My party of six enjoyed a variety of excellent entrees. The rosemary chicken with mushrooms was delicious, as was the seafood platter. The service was also impeccable. However, on a busy Saturday night, getting one’s automobile from the valet parking was just ridiculous. The valet staff was working at a small booth WITH NO LIGHT as the sun went down. The people working there could not see what they were doing. Restaurant patrons began using their cellphones as flashlights to find their own keys. We waited 15 minutes to get our car with a long line behind us. I have no complaints about the valet staff. They were doing the best they could. Restaurant owners and management need to address the entire situation with valet parking, including the fact that the valets receive no wages and are completely dependent on tips to earn anything. I noticed that very few restaurant patrons were tipping the valets. We left a generous tip to try and make up for those who did not. This frustrating experience at the end of an otherwise very pleasant evening cast the entire evening in a much less positive light. Please improve this situation!

  449. Susan Scoven 2016/06

    Great place to have lunch, especially if the weather is nice.

  450. Peter Fisher-Duke (zepter) 2016/04

    Awesome atmosphere and friendly staff. Great location in an uncrowded shopping center

  451. Nick Morgan 2016/03

    If you’re looking for great outdoor patio dining in a relaxed atmosphere, you’ve found it.

  452. Dan J 2016/03

    The caprese panino needs expletives to describe how good it is. I believe it’s the best sandwich in Richmond, and at 8.95 with homemade chips one of the best values. For years I’ve loved the old caprese sandwich here, the addition of arugula, and the thicker bread only added to my elation of gastronomical proportions. Nice atmosphere too, though it could benefit from sound panels inside to reduce the noise.

  453. Steve Young 2016/02

    Nice Sunday Brunch!

  454. Julie Wine 2016/01

    Simply lovely. Food was wonderful and the ambiance at night was magical.

  455. John Dunford 2016/01

    Awesome

  456. Mary Ann John 2015/09

    SERVICE LACKING: We were very excited to try this restaurant as it was my birthday and heard the outdoor seating was fabulous. Due to weather issues we made reservations for inside with the understanding if it cleared up we could eat outside. Not certain if our group did not fit the profile of their typical guests, but our server seemed less then thrilled to serve us…the body language and lack of personality was very evident to my guests- three of which are professional servers in their own right.

    All the other tables were brought bread for the table, ours was not! Refills had to be requested-and don’t recall any interests in checking to see how our meals were by anyone. Since the weather had cleared up for dessert – we asked if it would be ok to have the dessert outside… given the kitchen is a whole other structure – did not think it would be anymore difficult to deliver the dessert outside vs. inside- it was the same amount of steps.. He said ok however the way he answered we were not sure if this was really going to happen. And it did not.. he placed the dessert on the inside with a face that appeared to be annoyed as half of our group had gone outside – in anticipation of having our dessert and coffee outside, while the other half stayed at the table “just in case”… the professionals in my group surmised that either a) since groups over 6 have an automatic gratuity of 20% to the bill he did not have to “earn” a tip or b) he wished to send a strong signal that “our ” diverse group is not welcomed in this establishment and he was providing only minimal service at best. The food was good- not fabulous but ok.. We found the VALET service far more attentive and engaging than our waiter I’m sad to say. I caution Chris, our server, to not prejudge anyone who steps in there –as we are all great tippers and would have gladly added more than the 20% had the service warranted it; and perhaps at least pretended he was glad we were there…. A TRUE DISAPPOINTMENT – won’t recommend this, there is much better out there, and I guess he gets what he wanted, we won’t be back.

  457. Linnea Engel 2015/03

    This was our first time and were very impressed with the service and the quality of the food and its presentation. Only complaint was that we did not want valet parking..not needed plus it was an inconvenience to have to wait for our car which was a few feet away..The grounds are lovely…especially since it was a wonderful evening to dine outside.

  458. Kevin McWhinney 2014/03

    lovely restaurant with beautiful outdoor patio setting. excellent food and service. met family members there for a family dinner and had a wonderful experience.

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