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Portico Restaurant

12506 River Road, Richmond, VA
804-784-4800
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Ranked #109 of 1,366 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: 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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English first
Richmond, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This location has had several reincarnations as different restaurants. And this is the best. It is located out in the country on a scenic highway and the ride is very nice. The food is always very good, with interesting daily specials. The appetizers are always my favorite and I can make a meal of them! This is a smallish restaurant... More

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127 reviews 127 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

From door to door our party of 10 was welcomed and encouraged to enjoy. Clamari and london broil appetizers are large and hearty. The lamb, seafood and pasta are delicious. Be prepared for large portions and excellent wine paring recommendations. With indoor and seasonal outdoor seating, dinner prices are at $18-24 per selection. Can't wait to return.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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175 reviews 175 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have been here twice for lunch, and will probably not come back. The noise indoors is overwhelming. The outside chairs are uncomfortable. It would be a nice touch to have placemats on the basic metal outdoor tables. My grilled chicken in a sandwich was thin, dry and tough. The best part of the meal was the homemade potato chips.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Portico's success is perhaps the reason for their downward trend in service and quality. When making reservations, the owner was rude. When arriving on time, we found it customary to have those with reservations be ignored while other parties were seated. There was insufficient number of service staff to the point that we went to the bar and got drinks... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had eaten here for a business lunch and enjoyed it so much, I decided to surprise my husband for his birthday dinner. He was very pleased and we both enjoyed a relaxed, unhurried dinner. The wait staff were very attentive and friendly, the outdoor garden space very charming. Our overall experience was great and I would certainly return and... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
2 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The setting is really beautiful, but be prepared to drop a lot of cash! I The foot was good but not amazing. A pet peeve of mine is when the entrees are that expensive, yet they charge you $5.00 if you want a garden salad! service was not too great. If I go back I think I would order a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

One of the very few places in Richmond offering dining al fresco. The ambience of the place, the decor, reminds of a European restaurant. The food offers a variety of simple to sophisticated!A great place for a romantic dinner or dinner with friends!

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Richmond, Virginia
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203 restaurant reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I cannot believe that such a good restaurant exists here and this is the first time my husband and I have eaten there?We only live 10 minutes away..I have to say after eating at "Portico" this past Friday evening it was one of the best meals I have eaten in the Richmond area in a long time. Starting with the... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

On Friday and Saturday evenings, you CANNOT park your car yourself. The 'complimentary' valet parking is a requirement. I do not want others driving or having access to my car. We live less than 5 minutes away; have dined here at least three times in the last year (but not on Fri. or Sat. evening); and were surprised by this... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Meet colleagues after work at Portico due to its proximity to work location. Have visited this restaruant on two previous occasions due to its ambience. All ordered appetizers due to having late lunches. None offered compliments on selection. In fact the food was mediocre. No change from previous visits. Will seek other meeting options in the future.

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Additional Information about Portico Restaurant

Address: 12506 River Road, Richmond, VA
Phone Number: 804-784-4800
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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