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Portico Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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12506 River Road, Richmond, VA
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:15
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:15
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Richmond, Virginia
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127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Although this restaurant is located in the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia, it is surrounded by woods and gives the feel of a quaint, country restaurant. I enjoyed a delicious brunch there today. The menu was diverse and allowed for either breakfast or traditional lunchtime options. The food was delicious and arrived as ordered. The server was quite efficient, professional, and... More 

Thank VirginiaTraveler805
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

On our first visit we decided we'd wait for outside seating. It was worth the wait! We grabbed drinks at the bar and then settled ourselves in the comfy seating by the great fireplace outside on the patio. The evening had the expected fall chill in the air and so it was perfect. Our table was soon ready and the... More 

Thank Tonia P
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I went with a friend on a Thursday night, and had a great time. They had heaters in-between tables and a nice fireplace so we didn't feel cold at all. Service was excellent, the waiter knew how to guide us with drinks and food. The servings were large so be careful, we ordered an appetizer and it was a LOT.... More 

Thank Nancy A
Johns Creek, Georgia
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255 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant did an awesome job of hosting this 120 person wedding. Inside the restaurant, there are few tables but the outside is terrific. Lots of tables, outside fire place, lots of outdoor heaters. The service was great. We had a buffet of antipasto, salad, chicken, pasta bolognese, and 5-6 different pizzas. It was all very good. A great place... More 

Thank BloggerLinda
Richmond, Virginia
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect outdoor patio lunch for 8! Patio can be heated and has views of the garden! And, the food was delicious. Our wait or was also very nice!

Thank ValerieCald
Carrollton, Virginia
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182 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This place is very busy, especially on the weekends so make reservations. Food is always great & nice selection of wine, beer and cocktails!

Thank beachgoer21
Powhatan, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Six of us went to Portico the other night. Ate outside with heater quite close so never cold. Really good appetizer: fried artichoke hearts..... I had the rockfish special... huge serving..almost too much.. but good... everyone enjoyed what they had and of course the desserts were a must.... the gelatos were great...and unusual....our waiter was so attentive and helpful.... and... More 

Thank Carroll B
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273 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

What a romantic place. Just so very cozy and casually elegant. Felt like you were at a French country Inn. Outside just charming. I had the pork with Risotto and it was excellent. Good on a chilly night. My friends ordered a meat dish that they were not happy with but only told them later and the restaurant gave them... More 

Thank GailCrockett
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

"Delicious and delightful" doesn't do justice to my dinner---beautiful pasta, expertly prepared and graciously served. Attentive and professional service. The Portico restaurant is unique for it's location on rambling River Road, and is a happy destination with its beautiful, well-designed gardens, including a kitchen garden that produces fresh-picked, seasonal additions to the fare. Looking forward to the outdoor fireplace!

Thank tombR2489CS
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Incredible experience. Truly a neighborhood gem nestled in northern Richmond. Great service with our waiter Manuel and superb appetizers and entrées for me and my two sons looking for a good Italian restaurant in the area. Fried calamari was light and flavorful, with two dipping sauces provided. Garden salad came with a wonderful balsamic vinaigrette. My son raved about the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Italian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12506 River Road, Richmond, VA
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?