Portico Restaurant - Richmond

4.7
2439 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
WELCOME to Portico Restaurant & Bar
Our Tented and Heated Patio is open for Lunch Daily 11:30 to 2:00 and Dinner 4:30pm-9:00pm
For your safety and the safety of others face MASKS are required upon Entry, Restroom use, visiting guests, walking and Exiting the grounds. Upon arrival we will greet you on the Front Porch for check in.
Take-Out from 4:30pm to 8pm Daily.
Online Ordering at porticorichmond.com
Lunch is served daily and Brunch on Sunday Only

Italian inspired Cuisine in a charming and beautiful country setting with outdoor dining Covered Heated Tent with open sides . Stone terrace with large fireplace nestled between aromatic herb and flower gardens.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2439 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.8
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
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vipDB513
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I had high expectations for our dinner @ Portico. The was average at best

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We sat outside and despite it being a little cold and windy, we were kept comfortable by the heater. And the lights on the trees and the fire in the fireplace were very nice touches. We will be back for our next special occasion.

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vipGaryinAlexandria
Richmond
51 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Charming venue for a date night. Service was excellent. Menu creative. Presentation outstanding. I had seafood crepes. Tasty but would not order again. The seafood components were kind of ground to a consistency that made it tough to determine whether I was tasting shrimp or scallop or crab.

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SusanneD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice restaurant and the food was awesome and delicious

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Suzy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In all the years I’ve been going to Portico, I’ve never had a bad meal or poor service! It’s a lovely setting for luncheon with friends or a cozy dinner by the fire. Their extensive wine list is a perfect complement to their excellent cuisine.

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vipLisaVLS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portico is consistently excellent, for quality food, service and atmosphere

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good luck with getting in but once seated it is a very enjoyable place.

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ASCC
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Not a great place to hang out with a large group of friends unless you only want to be there for an hour and a half.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All was lovely except our round table was in bar area and the outlets chairs were directly under loud speakers and also much noise from the bar. Found it difficult to hear conversation.
Otherwise very nice.

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vipNancyR
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great. My husband’s food was cold but the staff got on it immediately. Hot food replacement came fast

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vipBobbyJ
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The outside sides on the tent were open. It was too cold out for that

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vipCindy
Richmond
68 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Heater ran out of propane had to repeatedly ask to get it turned it. Food not great. Portions so little now. Sad

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for the first time for our anniversary dinner. Delicious food, intimate atmosphere. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted with a happy birthday which was nice. Dinner was not rushed. It was a wonderful experience!

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Tracy
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

please please change your menu...same old stuff...never anything exciting and the same printed menu since you opened it seems.

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Tcmd
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. We had lamb risotto and salmon roulade. Bothe were delicious. I highly recommend the sformato dessert.

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vipdinner43
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had three pasta dishes and one hamburger - all the food was great.
We sat outside, and the heaters worked well. However it was very loud, and difficult to carry on a conversation at our table for four. (Open table calls the loudest rating "energetic"; we called it unpleasantly loud.) Our waitperson suggested it was due to the tent, but it seemed to us like people were shouting. I guess I would recommend, but with the caveat that you should be prepared for the noise level.

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vipStephenB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

$17 margarita pizza was cool when served. It was tasteless with a thin layer of sauce, some cheese & oil/basil drizzled over parts of the pizza. I've had $3 frozen pizza that tasted better.

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Bill
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wife’s birthday. The food was delicious, ambiance was awesome with outdoor lighting, waitresses were too busy and not very organized.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience5

Food was great as was the ambiance. Love the outdoor space. Food runners were great but service was off otherwise. Sat for 15 minutes with no service, no water refills, check took a while, etc. unusual as I’ve typically had great experiences.

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JacobC
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and great setting.

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Chris
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptional experience!

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CherGoode
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All members of our party thoroughly enjoyed their meal; steaks were cooked to perfection; pasta entrees were scrumptious; service was impeccable and absolutely loved sitting by the outdoor fireplace for an after-dinner drink. Highly Recommend!

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AleeshaF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Every time I go the service is excellent and the food is outstanding. The bartender even made a drink that wasn't on their menu for me. Highly recommend

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BIGDOG
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Restaurants
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The knowledgeable staff gives the perfect amount of attention. Justin was knowledgable about the history if the place, ingredients in the bread dipping sauce, the wine, and on and on. Very special experience!

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LisaW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious!!! Love the atmosphere!!
Perfect night!!

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TonyT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Portico food and service was exceptional... It never misses. We had dinner and all six of us enjoyed everything and the outdoor patio is great

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EmilyW
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome date night spot!
The vodka penne pasta and the rosemary chicken were delicious 😋

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MollyG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful spot for an anniversary dinner, particularly the outdoor seating. Food was wonderful and loved the ambiance

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johnl
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience4

Price of steak on menu was $29.95, when bill arrived we were charged $37.50, an increase of 25%. When this was questioned the waiter said that prices had been increased but not changed on the menu. We feel that this is unethical, we should have been told that prices had increased. We will suggest to all our friends that they avoid Portico.

On a scale of 1-10 we rate the food a 5.

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MichaelH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delightful setting. Broad (perhaps too broad?) menu and our entrees were very very good.

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MarqueT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I must say this was the best place to eat for me everything was outstanding loved it

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vipddyeresq
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the ambience perfect! Service was excellent as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service

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LauraH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal with great friends. Great food and great service and lovely dining atmosphere.

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BettyD
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Originally disappointed not to be able to eat outside, we were seated by an open window overlooking the garden, and it was perfect. The ambiance inside was magical, the service excellent (thank you, Justin!), and the food was amazing. This is a first-rate experience!!!

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DennisaB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing gnocchi and cocktails. Our server was attentive and the hostess was friendly and accommodating. A little sad we didn’t see the portico kitty.

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Armand
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We love this place. This time the brunch was so so.

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LatashaT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great ambiance and amazing food! had my bday dinner here and i cant wait to come back!!!

FAQs

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

Portico Restaurant - Richmond is rated 4.7 stars by 2439 OpenTable diners.

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