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Portico Restaurant

12506 River Rd, Richmond, VA 23238-6135
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. Hours
American, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12506 River Rd, Richmond, VA 23238-6135
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been to this restaurant a number of times because we love the atmosphere. That's where it ends. If you want salads cocktails desserts and a few regular items like hamburger etc. It's ok. When you try the Italian dishes that's where it falls...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great setting, gorgeous flowers, shrubs etc, but is that enough? Not really. Food is mediocre at best. Nothing stood out, just rather bland and boring. Prices high for mundane food!

Thank debbie h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, you need more than 5 points to properly rate this. Wonderful weather, lucky to get seated, but persistence pays off here. You would have to come back several times to rate all the food, but what we had was fabulous. Very good varietal selection...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

During my first visit here, they only had valet parking. Second time here, valet parking is gone. The food was good, I had a soup and salad. Lovely patio and this time a bit more diversified crowd was having lunch.

Thank Just_a_normal_mom
Reviewed April 3, 2018

This is great spot tucked away in the woods near Richmond. The place is very quaint and the outdoor seating is fantastic. The food and service is outstanding as well. Great place to eat.

Thank Brr4346AD
Reviewed March 31, 2018

I’m not sure how this amazing restaurant stayed off my radar for so long. Since I’ve found it I can’t get enough. The outdoor fireplace adds to the casual yet elegant atmosphere. The menu is wonderful and the food does not disappoint. My experience with...More

Thank Alice B
Reviewed February 14, 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!

1  Thank DN008
Reviewed February 11, 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 January 21, 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 January 18, 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
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
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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