Il Portico

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142 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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Afternoon Coffee
Since 1988 ~ Fine Northern Italian Cuisine

Located in the charming historic village of Tappan New York, Il Portico has received National Landmark status. Built in the early 1850's, it once served as a stagecoach stop and hotel offering weary travelers accommodations for 3 cents a night! The atmosphere is warm and romantic.
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4.2
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B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Staff indifferent

BE
Miami
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always wanted to try the restaurant and had a great dinner and experience. We will be back

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We dined at this restaurant for the first time based on recommendation from a friend. Overall, the experience was good however the portions were very small.
My wife had a pasta entrée which was $22 and only amounted to a appetizer size at best !!
My entrée which was very delicious but came out of the kitchen lukewarm and had to be sent back to be reheated.
My wife’s entrée was practically done by the time my dish came out, the dinner was not worth $300, we won’t be going back.
One sidenote, on the reservation it said it was our anniversary which it was and no one even acknowledge that.

RA
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Il Portico is my favorite place on earth. Great food and great attentions!

F
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good service. Host was gracious.

BM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great setting for casual or special occasions. Food was well prepared, delicious and beautifully presented.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly enjoyed the overall service, quality of the food and dining experience and will definitely go back.

R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great meal with awesome service. Best Italian food in the county. Owner is always over accommodating and a great host.
Looking forward for next weekend dining there again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I have been coming here for over 10 years. The food is always top notch and the owner Pepe is a gem! Always makes you feel like family and has great soccer stories from his time with Pele and the Cosmos. It’s a nice comfortable atmosphere with great service. Would highly recommend for any occasion.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

We were looking forward to dining here. I felt kind of rushed and my chicken came out in cooked. Don’t think I’ll be going back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service.
Really enjoyed the visit and food.

F
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food preparation my mother enjoy her 86th birthday thank you very much see you soon

BD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is a classic. The historical building and ambiance is beautiful. The food is alway fabulous.

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New chef from a restaurant in Sag Harbor is great!

EO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Was a bit disappointed. We’ve been here many times before moving out of state. We were in town for a family function and decided to visit for dinner. Overall, a table of 5 all came to the same conclusion...it wasn’t what we were use to expecting. Not sure if we will revisit in the future.

K
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Service was lacking. We were seating for a while before we were even offered drinks. Waiter never introduced himself as our waiter.

TC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, delicious food, and beautiful atmosphere!

OT
Atlantic City
26 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great wine. Perfect spot for a great meal.

p
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Very nice. Casual but elegant, excellent food. We'll go there again

MG
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service just a pleasurable experience

GG
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding meal. Friendly and attentive service.

GC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was well prepared and was served hot. The Appetizer of calamari and grilled octopus were excellent. Wine list had a good selection and was reasonably priced. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and will be back again.

T
Key West
12 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

We requested a corner table due to my hearing disability. One was not immediately available. Front end service was not understanding. We had to offered to wait till one was available. The owner was abrupt and blamed open table. It appeared he never read our request and no apology was offered. A missed service recovery opportunity for sure.
Food and table service was excellent.

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Had a dinner for four. Grilled octopus appetizer Norwegian Salmon and Chicken Marsala dinners were delicious. Shrimp scampi and Chicken Milanese type dish we’re just ok.. rather blan. Either way, you’ll have plenty of room for dessert! Either way, not enough bang for your bucks. $$$$

b
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food attentive service and overall enjoyable experience. Will dine again

P
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was excellent and just the right amount. Not too small and not overwhelming. The crab cakes and steamed clams were delicious. Two guests ordered risotto with shrimp. I ordered shrimp with garlic and another guest ordered Salmon. Very nice presentation, excellent taste.

MB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is lovely. The food is excellent and so is the presentation. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu.

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family and I were at Il Portico for Father's Day. Our meals were very good. The service was great.

GG
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Worth the 25 minute drive for us. Our third time here (first time not in winter) and were pleasantly surprised to see the menu change with lighter options as the weather got warmer. An Italian restaurant that mixes in a variety of different dishes - not the stereotypical comfort food found elsewhere/everywhere. Outstanding salads, shrimp dishes, etc. Service was outstanding on a Friday night.

X
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere staff was courteous and attentive. Would be five stars but the wine that we ordered from the wine list was not available, and one of the specials that was presented was not available.

LD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful! Can’t wait to go back.

AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant!! And the owner!!

BJ
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated a family get together Wednesday night at Il Portico. This was not our first visit and we certainly will return. The food was even better than we remember and our servers were lots of fun and on point. We had Octopus,Scallops, Orechiette , and Tagliatelle Bolognese. We
Started with great salads and ended with the two decadent chocolate desserts! Highly recommend and and will most certainly be back!

l
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always great.

DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mother’s Day lunch. Delicious food, great service, linen tablecloth & napkins. We felt like we were eating In our home. Lovely experience. Can’t wait to go back.

P
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Consistently well prepared Northern Italian food. Moderately priced wines. Nice presentation. Not very noisy even though it was a Saturday night.

K
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Food was good but a bit pricey. Disappointed in lackluster ambiance which was sterile and cold as opposed to charming and historic exterior.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Really wanted to love this place but the food was incredibly pedestrian. Meatballs were tough and clearly had been reheated more than once. Octopus was inedibly over-salted. Linguine with clams was mediocre and tasteless, though the clams were very fresh. Essentially, I can cook better ‘Italian’ at home, so this was a wasted date night and babysitter money. Very sad.

S
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been there many times and never disappointed !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and fantastic service!

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