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Portico Restaurant

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12506 River Rd, Richmond, VA 23238-6135
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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Goochland, Virginia
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of friends wanted to go to Portico in hopes of being able to sit outside. We were not able to, but were seated next to open windows and doors. A busy evening in which our vehicles were used with valet service. Had Lasagne and Tiramisu ice cream. All delicious. Enjoyable evening with an attentive waiter.

Thank Joy K
Richmond, Virginia
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Delicious food on a beautiful patio!!! This is a great location for lunch or a special dinner occasion!!! Located in the country not too far from town.

Thank ValerieCald
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This restaurant is hard to rate. The first time I went the food was great but the service was so-so. The second time as I recall it was OK. The last time was not great. The fish was superb, but the salad was very expensive and not good. It was supposed to be a Caesar salad that looked like it... More 

1 Thank George S
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Several friends and I had lunch at Portico today. Each of us had a tasty lunch. Three of us had a very delicious salad with grilled tuna. The "she" crab soup that I had was very good, with lots of crab. Even though there were 7 of us, our server was very pleasant and quite professional. This is the 3rd... More 

Thank Platinum2VA
Providence, Rhode Island
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239 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is a great restaurant. The food and service was outstanding. The dinning room was great and the patio looks fantastic. Was in the area on business and went back for a second time the same week. A nice bar as well.

Thank Brr4346AD
Richmond, VA
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148 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

LOVE the outdoor seating area!! The hamburger for lunch was very good and we switched up our fries for the veggie of the day. Such a nice place on a beautiful day!

Thank diamondgroup
Manakin Sabot, Virginia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food here is delicious but the menu is small. We found the restaurant crowded and had to wait about 45 minutes for a table. The restaurant is small and it was cold inside, had to leave my coat on thru the meal. The complementary chips and salsa were good, I ordered scallops and they were delicious. I would rate... More 

Thank nancy t
Richmond, Virginia
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179 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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
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
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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
View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?