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Porcini

4.7
4.7
2216 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Established in 1992, Porcini is an independent, award-winning restaurant located in the Historic Crescent Hill neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. We specialize in Northern Italian cuisine, excellent service, and offer an extensive selection of fine wines, bourbons, and signature cocktails. Over the last 30 years, we have been privileged to be a part of so many great memories here in our dining room, bar, private dining room, and patio.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 47 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 894-8686

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chef John Plymale

  • Catering

    Please contact us about off-site and in-home catering! 502 894 8686 or www.porcini502.com

  • Private party facilities

    From annual meetings and product launches to milestone celebrations and holiday parties, Porcini has the experience and success record to assure that every Special Event in our restaurant is flawless.

  • Private party contact

    Jim Murphy: (502) 894-8686

  • Neighbourhood

    Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill

  • Cross Street

    N. Bayly Ave

  • Parking Details

    Street parking and adjacent parking lot at Louisville library available as well as Valet on the weekends.

  • Public Transit

    Public transit is directly across the street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,216 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Central Kentucky

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very special dinner date!
  2. KB

    KristinB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was excellent. Excellent food, atmosphere and service.
  3. NO

    NanaO

    Louisville

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful!! Great service and the all of the meals delicious!! Finished splitting the bourbon caramel Cheesecake and it was so so good!! Never disappoints!! Thanks 😊
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    My pasta dish, the first one on then menu was so greasy I had indigestion all night.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Porcini never disappoints! Such a warm and cozy vibe with amazing food. Drinks, dinner and dessert were all perfect.
  6. a

    andrewd

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Porcini's still meets its' reputation for good quality food. The artichoke appetizer was the highlight of the meal and was a great starter but when I consider the initial price the additional sauce asked for should have not been an upcharge $2. The main courses were good but they did not match price for quantity or taste of the dish. The drinks showed the talents of the bartender and were excellent. A good evening and meal. One negative point, how can a quality restaurant only serve coffee with dessert, no tea or other non-alcoholic beverages only coffee?
  7. JE

    JoeyE

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a spectacular dinner w great company and awesome customer service! Tim’s staff is top drawer!!
  8. NC

    NancyC

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect in every way as always! My favorite restaurant in Louisville!
  9. m

    michelle

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    The ambiance and food were Amazing...The service was well below sub-par. We told our server we were going to start with a bottle of wine, and her response was "That's fun." And instead of asking what wine we like, she asked us what our price range was... I had to ask her if there were specials. She definitely did not know the menu or how to upsell. With all that said, I would definitely return.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was our second visit. The food is amazing!! The ambiance is very romantic and my Italian husband loves it. That says it all!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was our first time dining at this establishment; however it will not be our last! Very good
  12. CJ

    CorbinJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time there and I will definitely go back. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and she knew everything and every answer to any question. She was also extremely laid back and not pushy. They do serve bread before the meal so it definitely counts as a date. Both of our meals were delicious and had that great subtlety that you would expect from high end Italian. Thanks all for an awesome experience and see you again soon!
  13. AG

    AngelaG

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience
  14. LS

    LindsayS

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from start to finish was delicious!! The fried goat cheese appetizer was so yummy!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the chicken parmesan. Everything was great!
  16. AH

    AnnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated promptly, food was outstanding and service was fantastic. A bit pricey, but well worth it!
  17. BS

    BillS

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The service was not on par with Porcini's reputation. It was 10 minutes after we were seated that we had to ask for a drink menu. Server contact was infrequent, we said 'yes' to offered bread which never arrived, drinks and food were slow. I do not blame the server -- she was swamped. Management didn't anticipate the level of business they would have and I'm sure staffing was down, consistent with the current times.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food was outstanding but it took close to an hour for the entrees even though our reservation was early… no one checked on us after the entree was served, took close to 25 minutes after the entree was finished before waitress asked if we wanted dessert, just asked for the check
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    have always ordered same dish- linguini pasta with shrimp. luke warm and the dish was dry (if that is even possible )
  20. c

    carson

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the most wonderful intimate date with my significant other at Porcini. The ambiance is simply unparalleled. Real candles lit our table as the server brought course after course of fresh Italian food. I would absolutely come again and will certainly tell my friends the same.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience !
  23. B

    Boomer

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and service very good. Scallop appetizer is a favorite, beef short rib special was a big hit. Went with friends who had never been there and they say it will be on their Louisville favorites. Can’t wait for next visit.
  24. CE

    CEES

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was quiet because we ate on the patio which could use a little more ambiance. maybe some large artificial trees with some twinkle lights
  25. VF

    VirginiaF

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing special salad!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistently delicious and well prepared food with attentive and friendly service in a beautiful and intimate atmosphere. One of our favorite spots.
  27. K

    Kyfoodie

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from Morgan, skillful waiting, and Cameron, very capable busing. Thrilled that spaghetti w/chickpeas has returned to menu-live that dish!
  28. RD

    RueduDome

    Salt Lake City

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great ambiance combined with a creative menu and welcoming service = a winning combination! We will return!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner, ambiance, service and company
  30. CC

    CovidCautious

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We requested only outdoor seating-it was not outdoors but a glassed in patio that had No outside air/ventilation. Due to Covid we would never have accepted that had we known beforehand. That being said-the food was amazing & service very good.
  31. k

    karenw

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Porcini is one of our favorite restaurants - we can always count on the food to be wonderful, the staff friendly and the restaurant to be a buzz!
  32. S

    Soccermom15

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.
  33. GP

    GiovannaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely dining on the patio! Beautiful atmosphere and the service was excellent. Pleasant staff and the food was delicious!
  34. KY

    KYGirl

    Louisville

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Porcini is always good. They've been in business for 30 years--same chef, same owner the whole time. So, while they do add specials and occasionally add a new item or two to the menu, the dishes that they serve they've perfected over time and are reliably delicious and satisfying each time.
  35. d

    doublediamond

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food amazing. Service from Kelly 5-star.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was good, food was great.
  37. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. We sat in the enclosed patio—great atmosphere and wonderful staff.
  38. PC

    PhyllisC

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner for four was wonderful.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a favorite.
  40. DM

    DianaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you it was perfect. Not sure why I need to fill up to 50 characters

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Porcini offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 894-8686.

Porcini is rated 4.7 stars by 2216 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 47 times today
Google Map for Porcini

2730 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    N. Bayly Ave

  • Neighbourhood

    Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street parking and adjacent parking lot at Louisville library available as well as Valet on the weekends.

  • Public Transit

    Public transit is directly across the street

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef John Plymale

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 894-8686

  • Catering

    Please contact us about off-site and in-home catering! 502 894 8686 or www.porcini502.com

  • Private party facilities

    From annual meetings and product launches to milestone celebrations and holiday parties, Porcini has the experience and success record to assure that every Special Event in our restaurant is flawless.

  • Private party contact

    Jim Murphy: (502) 894-8686

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