Old school in a good way that is. Classic dishes, very good ingredients, perfectly cooked and served by friendly staff. Exactly what you want from an Italian restaurant. Would recommend.
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i had wanted to book this restaurant for ages, and finally i managed to about 2 weeks ago! Menu is relatively small, which i believe is always a good sign. Food is fresh and seasonal, and cooked really well. Everything we ordered was tasty and...More
Staying in Kensington, we searched tripadvisor for a recommendation and opted for II Portico. We found the staff delightful, very friendly whilst delivering excellent service. All of our dishes had a light touch, no heavy sauces, lovely presentation. It has been a number of years...More
Have been a number of times and keep coming back for more. Always good food, even if the service can be a little off sometimes and tables are closely packed.
Il Portico is a very small, intimate family run restaurant with lots of charm. We had dinner there on a rainy London evening and it was quintessentially romantic. The food was very good and creative, but retaining that comfort food quality. The bread was the...More
This is a very enjoyable restaurant which serves authentic food from the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. My Pappardelle al Ragù starter was perfectly cooked and delicious, as was my Duck á L´Orange. All of the dishes served were a success for each of us....More
Il Portico is the most wonderful charming Italian restaurant one can find in London. It has been in the same friendly Italian family since 1967. When we entered Il Portico we were welcomed like an old family member. We had a fantastic ravioli with butter...More
We go two or three times a year and have been doing so for maybe 30 to 40 years. When a restaurant is run with love it shows in every way. James has learned well from father and grandfather and the beneficiaries are the people...More
Just came in from Australia and was hungry. Burrata, tomato and olives (instead of avocado) was great and then squid, chili and garlic. Staff were great and welcoming and food delicious - please eat there