Incredible! Everything was impeccable.
Great service, super delicious pasta and food, clean and cozy atmosphere. Would come back again and highly recommend!
Great to have this venerable local Italian reopened. Very good food and friendly atmosphere
Excellent in every way.
My new favourite place in London. A little spenny, but it’s so worth it!
Lovely restaurant. Great service. Very tasty food.
Gorgeous wine and cheese; good pasta, friendly service.
Nice ambience and menu sounds great but dishes were poorly executed. Quality of food was a let down.
Such a friendly place, lovely people, excellent food and clever wine list. Super all round.
Thank you Goodgrubber!
Brilliant restaurant , great food , great service and atmosphere.
Thank you so much!
Brilliant James and co are a fantastic team and the food is great
Why thank you!
Very attentive wait staff, but we were chastised for only ordering drinks. In a time of covid-19 were you have to book everywhere, I don’t think it’s appropriate to tell customers they can’t book a table in future if they are not eating.
Dear Sir/Madam, nobody chastised you, but we are a restaurant. I think it is unfair to submit a one star review because you booked the wrong establishment for your needs. Of course we expect you to eat. It is a restaurant. It has been a restaurant for 53 years, and will continue to be so. If you only want drinks, I can recommend booking a pub. Please consider the effect that negative comments do to someones livelihood when they have done no wrong. Yours faithfully James Chiavarini
A wonderful ambient and friendly local restaurant with delicious food. We loved it!
I ate at Il Portico recently with my wife to celebrate my 30th birthday. Food was tasty and traditional in both flavour and presentation. Great wines, and when I asked for Vin Santo they had it- a sign of a good, authentic Italian restaurant in my mind!
Thanks Jacob! Glad you enjoyed your anniversary with us, and here's to another 30 more years!!
A delicious, authentic Italian meal with prompt, friendly service and good advice about sides and wines to match our main courses. It was also clear that this is a great favourite with locals, who knew the staff by name. We had a lovely evening!
Thanks Zosia, hope to see you again soon!
Delicious food, friendly staff, happy to talk about the history and origins of their lovely meals
Great authentic Italian cuisine with excellent ambiance. Family owned and long standing and working hard to thrive. So if you can get in eat there
Great local Italian, authentic and great service..
Long standing establishment, great food, friendly and quick service, nice wine selection
Always amazing food and service is the best. If you haven’t been then do your self a favour. Great Italian food.
Great food.. just like my mother and grandmother use too make!
Fantastic ambience and excellent food. Service second to none. Just a couple of issues. Food was over seasoned with salt. During these difficult & unprecedented times please get rid of the imported service charges. This is a second tax on your food.This was a let down when we are trying to support all local businesses.
The friendliness and helpfulness of the team was superlative - made to feel most welcome. The food was delicious and the whole evening a delight.
Outstanding. Thoroughly recommended. Excellent food and service.
This is a local favourite of ours for a reason - great food and great service.
Had seat outside which was amazing. Food fantastic. We had very fun evening.
Full restaurant in days of covid yet great service and great food
Absolutely excellent - only niggle was the calves liver was a little tougher than expected... but I guess that is always a risk when you order liver so perhaps the slight downgrade on food is a little unfair... but would not stop me recommending and we would definitely return - really great evening and rest of food, wine and cocktails super
We happened to be in London for couple of days and had heard about this restaurant on the radio so gave it a try.. Would highly recommend, food was fantastic! James the owner was very friendly and all the staff made sure we were sorted.. Definitely be back!
Have dined a few times here now and as a result can say it is easily my favourite Italian in London. The pasta is proper, old fashioned authentic handmade and the sauces are divine. The calamari was the best I’ve had. On top of the delicious food the atmosphere is so lovely and warm. You are given a warm family welcome and it does not feel as though you are anonymous diners at a restaurant. They are also doing Eat Out To Help Out!
An outstanding evening’s food and service by all the team at Il Portico. Fully deserving their status of being the No. 1 Italian restaurant in London.
Great food. Best service I have had in london
Very nice night out. Great starters, mains and dessert. Will recommend and go back!
A lovely local restaurant with friendly attentive staff and delicious, authentic food,
Always a wonderful experience
Very friendly staff and owner James, cosy place and good food. Will definitely visit again.
Wonderful. Romantic and with a great atmosphere. Highly recommended.
Fun, friendly and relaxed local restaurant. Tables for families although mostly couples enjoying a quiet night with delicious food.
Staff very professional, and good service, without being in the way. Happy to recommend
A traditional, friendly, family-run, Italian restaurant.
Fantastic family restaurant, food was fabulous, staff were very helpful & attentive, cant wait to re visit when we are next in London. Thank you
Il Portico does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.
Il Portico is rated 4.7 stars by 1192 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.