Calamari Mari e Monti
Grilled fresh squid, chilli, garlic & oyster mushrooms
Gin, Vermouth, Campari
Great food, a proper Italian restaurant, attentive service, fabulous, fresh ingredients
What a wonderful ambience. Friendly attentive waiters. A relaxed traditional Italian vibe.
And the food! Don’t get me started.
Amazing. Super fresh. Try the calf’s liver cooked with sage or the four rack of lamb.
I cannot wait to go back and try the deserts.
A truly mouth watering memorable experience.
Amazing local gem. Highly recommend! Worth visiting!
Great venue. Great food and service. First time eating here but would definitely return. Staff were so welcoming.
Great restaurant - they looked after us superbly for a pre-Opera Holland Park meal.
The Calamari Mari & Monti was one of the best dishes I have ever tasted.
Fabulous food and friendly atmosphere
Service good staff friendly and helpful
Excellent local restaurant, good old school Italian cooking
Very attentive service, good fish dishes. Calamari was a bit tough, since rating of very good, not exceptional.
My husband asked to come here for his 40th birthday and the experience was lovely. Great ambiance and delicious food. The staff were lovely too.
Excellent as usual
Service was excellent
Food and wine excellent
Excellent food. Fresh made pasta vongole were fantastic. Great prawns as a starter. Good wines by the glass. Will go back and back again.
The perfect Friday night in London - beautiful restaurant, amazing food, staff were fantastic, especially Vito. Great wine list
Lamb chops were delicious, service is great and the negronis were fantastic!
Il Portico is the most fabulous family run restaurant. Wonderful food, wonderful service and wonderful ambience. Proper Italian in every way!
Went here recently for my partner’s birthday lunch. Lovely food and wine, great service. Make sure you’re hungry. Big servings!
Wonderful food, the prawns are to die for. Lovely restaurant and happy staff, we'll be back.
Lovely to be there, great food and amazing quality/price
Lovely dinner at the Il Portico, great food and friendly service. will return
Took my family last night for dinner. Fantastic meal. Great service and ambiance. Definitely going back next time in London. Highly recommended.
Lived up to all our expectations. Just as good as the food as you get in Italy.
A fantastic evening with impeccable service! Food was brilliant and wine too. Can’t wait to come again.
We were made to feel very welcome when we arrived and the service throughout the night was excellent. The food was amazing and we would definitely recommend this restaurant.
An absolute gem of a restaurant. 5 star everything.
Absolutely wonderful in all ways. Family run friendly place with delicious regional Italian food. A fabulous place to go for a really enjoyable evening.
We had a delicious evening meal in this lovely homely Italian restaurant in Kensington. The family touch was clear for all to see. We wish we lived closer to London so that we could come again. Highly recommended.
Perfect quick dinner before the opera. Very friendly and attentive service. In and out in an hour
Still the best. Lovely to see it full. thank you James and team
Great traditional restaurant with amazing service, great food and fair prices.
Great food and hospitality! We will be going again.
We were made very welcome, had lovely food and we were so happy to eat at this restaurant once again after many months. A very enjoyable meal. Thank you
We have been coming to Il Portico since 1972. It has been owned by the same family since 1967. Very good food and service. The present owner, James, has been very proactive during lockdown - he hasn't just sat around saying "Oh dear, isn't it awful". We are very lucky to have Il Portico on our doorstep.
Going to "Il Portico" by James is always a bit like coming home to Italy and finding top quality dishes, recipes, products and ingredients cooked with care and attention! A truly recommended experience! Excellent service with great care for customers.
I arranged a team dinner there for some of our high value executives and have recieved nothing but great feedback from them all. The food was delicious, table service was excellent. We had such a lovely time we. Thank you to the staff for making the night such a success. We will definitely be back.
The food at il Portico was delicious! We had the prawns, the calamari, the vongole and then shared the cheesecake for dessert. My only feedback would be that my friend that I was with, doesn't drink and there wasn't really any alcohol free options. Like a seedlip and tonic or becks blue for example. Not then end of the world, of course, but I know it would've been nicer for her if she could've had more drink options. The vongole was the best I've ever had and very decent portions, so I will definitely be back!
Excellent to be back properly. Spent a very enjoyable couple of hours and really appreciated it.
Lovely cozy authentic family run. Would suggest some diversification on the menu especially to add soups and salads and lighter summer pastas
A lovely, friendly, Italian atmosphere with delicious food
Excellent service, quality if food and ambience
Cannot wait to return!
Great authentic food with great service. Thanks for an enjoyable evening
A lovely lunch with delicious food and lovely warm service
Il Portico is rated 4.8 stars by 1348 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.