We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A jewel in the crown”
Review of Caffe Portico

Caffe Portico
Ranked #15 of 531 Restaurants in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $26
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Caffe Portico is a fully licensed Italian Caffe Bar and Pizza Restaurant serving a wide selection of delicious homemade and locally sourced food throughout the day and Neapolitan wood fired oven pizzas on Friday and Saturday evenings. We are the perfect venue for a private party. Birthdays and engagements, clubs and societies, office parties and any other festive occasions. We create bespoke menus and provide all the services you will need to make your event one to remember.
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Rather hidden from view and not very inviting from outside, one gets a pleasant surprise when inside. The service is warm and friendly and the food is excellent; in particular the salads are to die for. I have seldom eaten such a dense and flavour filled salad which leaves me satiated and enjoying fresh after-tastes long after the eating has given way to the coffee.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Richard L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (185)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

28 - 32 of 185 reviews

Reviewed July 10, 2017

A hot day in Uphill Lincoln and crowded with the Busking Festival in progress, so we went to our "go-to" place of Portico further down the hill near the Collection and Usher Gallery. This café is the friendliest place in the city, the food is fantastic and the service is quick. Three different ciabattas with hot fillings were chosen and each one was voted as excellent. Why go anywhere else?!

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Chris T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 24, 2017

This is usually one of my favourite restaurants in Lincoln for lunch. I visited during the week and it was not as good as previous visits. My daughter had the soup and half a sandwich. The soup was tasty served in a tea cup (which is fine) but it was such a small portion for the price charged. I had pesto pasta with mushrooms and salmon. Again the portion of salmon amounted to 3-4 flakes of salmon, I am not exaggerating here and I thought they possibly won't charge me the extra for that. I had a coffee which was fine, as our parking was running out we got a piece of rocky road to take away. The whole bill came to £25 I have to say I don't think it was worth that. I was disappointed .

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank Mirro50
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sim B, Owner at Caffe Portico, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2017

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your experience at Caffe Portico, we always like to make sure our customers are happy and have received good value for money. Our reviews show that over 95% of people who leave a review are extremely happy with choice price and quality, something we a very proud of. If at the time you had mentioned your misgivings we would have been in a position to do something about it. Our staff are extremely approachable and helpful and are there to make your visit a pleasant experience they would prefer you to leave happy than to leave a mediocre review. Kindest regards Sim Bellandini

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 15, 2017

This was a little gem of a find tucked away behind the High Street. The staf are amazingly friendly and the atmosphere is just great. The service is excellent.

If you like pizza, Friday evenings here are a must. Homemade dough and fresh ingredients on an all you can eat basis make the place unbeatable!

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Adsinibiza
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 31, 2017

Generally go here for business meetings, a lovely place with great food and snacks, good atmosphere and location.

Thank Eburgon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Caffe Portico also viewed

Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Been to Caffe Portico? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing