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Portico Restaurant

12506 River Rd, Richmond, VA 23238-6135
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
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American, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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12506 River Rd, Richmond, VA 23238-6135
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Portico is my favorite restaurant in Richmond's west end. Originally a garden shop in a high end residential neighborhood, the location is quaint and romantic. Great salads and recommend the stuffed shrimp. Don't miss it!

Thank DN008
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Mushroom 🍄 cream soup special and BLT my favorite. My friend had eggplant parmigiana which she loved. Our waiter was stressed, rushed and not very friendly. We were not in a hurry and waited unusually long time for our order. They were busy and it...More

Thank jeffras
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I've been to Portico quite a few times and always love the ambiance, especially when seated outside. An adequate menu and, more often than not, my meal is average to a bit above average. I typically go with a larger group, and most everyone enjoys...More

Thank joalem
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

We love portico! Great spot tucked away in Manakin sabot! We love the bread and homemade spread! The penne a la vodka is a favorite all around!!

Thank Holly F
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Amazing food! Great atmosphere. The patio is a great place to hang out and have a drink while waiting for your table. Beautiful and WARM fireplace!

Thank Lori P
Reviewed 20 October 2017

My friend and I stopped in for a quick bite after our tour of Tuckahoe Plantation. Perfect spot for a shared delicious burger and Shanty to drink. A shanty is a mixture of beer and sprite. On ice too......wonderfully refreshing on a warm day!

Thank Eve M
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Two of us had Lamb prepared like barbecue and the other two Veal Piccata. Both were excellent, taste, texture and presentation. Inside it's a rustic country setting and outside tables are set up under large umbrellas, a gas fireplace on the open side of a...More

Thank Edward T
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice place for lunch, brunch or dinner. Very cozy both at the bar, inside dining, or outside tables. Very professional staff. Open seven days a week. Appetizers include yellow fin tuba, soups, portobello mushrooms,calamari, and artichokes. Pastas include penne al pesto, baked spaghetti, lasagna,...More

Thank B W
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Want to go somewhere with very little traffic where you can sit outside to eat and hear birds singing next to the garden where many of the fresh herbs and vegetables used in delicious appetizers, soups and entrees are grown? This is the place. Friendly...More

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 2 October 2017

My husband and I and another couple were here for dinner decently. The food was excellent and the service was attentive. There is both outdoor and indoor dining available. My only complaint was that out table was located in an area where we had people...More

Thank cubana1952
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12506 River Rd, Richmond, VA 23238-6135
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-784-4800
Chef Paolo Randazzo, former owner of Franco's Ristorante and current owner of Sensi, both in Richmond, VA 804-784-4800
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