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Mon - Wed 12:00PM - 2:30PM 6:00PM - 7:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Thu 12:00PM - 2:30PM 6:00PM - 7:00PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 2:30PM
The food is excellent.
Great place with excellent service and good food. The only issue was not much choice on the menu - we could only have pasta as grouse and game were unavailable which was a shame, so would recommend calling in advance.
An enjoyable dinner with good food and service. One minor grouse - customers seated facing the walls are subject to a draught when the door is open.
Very friendly, excellent local restaurant. Staff know many of their diners very well.
We were in London for five days, and it was so good the first time we dine there that we returned there and it was even better. This is a local family-run place that we would be eating at regularly if we lived in London. Everything about the eating experience - the tastes, the quality, the presentation, the service, the ambiance was excellent! Their daily specials, which vary, really are SPECIAL. We look forward to eating there in 2019 when we return to London, and each time we go back, thereafter.
Food was delicious and the service was good. Enough said !!
I’ll Portico is a special dining spot in Kensington. They serve creative Italian dishes and the atmosphere is sophisticated and relaxing. Great for conversation.
We've been coming to this restaurant since 1975, and it's always been great.
I had the Saltimbocca alla Romana, and my wife had the Spaghetti alla Vongole. Very authentic Italian food!
Had to ask the waiters for the same thing 2023283 times. No one was bringing us bread, they kept on asking us if we wanted to order drinks and we already had. It was just a full on mess. They brought us water and then got angry at us because we had poured it in the wine glasses - they were the only glasses on the table... how were we supposed to drink? The other glasses came over to the table later on.
Il portico proved to be a good choice for Italian cuisine in a city where there are almost too many choices for restaurants. We shared a calamari mari & monti (grilled squid salad), and I had the spaghetti alle vongole, while my husband dined on veal saltimbocca alle romana for entrees. The best part of our experience was provided by the staff, who welcomed us like family into their eatery.
It was a delightful experience in every way. So lovely to see a family restaurant continuing from my early days as a child growing up in th 1950’s-60’s.
Thanks to all staff and James.
Wonderful meal and staff. We will definitely go back. We have also dined at their more casual Pizzicotto which is also excellent.
Delicious! Hand-made pasta was amazing. I ordered gnocchi on request and it was fantastic. My husband ordered the veal filled ravioli and he loved it. While waiting on our reservation, we strolled around the lovely Holland Park.
Best in class in London..... hands down
Absolutely beautiful authentic Italian food. Lovely inimate setting. Felt like you were in Italy!
Very traditional old style Italian with excellent service and food.
The friendliest of welcomes, good varied menu and wine list, super service and delicious food - all this at 10pm in the evening.
This is a perfect restaurant to meet friends and enjoy good food and wine.
The service and friendly atmosphere is worth traveling across the eotlc yo experience.
This is my choice of restaurant whenever I visit London.
This is one of the best authentic Italian restaurants I’ve dined at and so lucky that they are around the corner from where I live.
Family feel and wonderful homemade pasta. The staff was friendly and accommodating
Il locale si presenta molto bene ed è sufficientemente accogliente, anche se è stretto, abbiamo mangiato alla grande e i dolci sono curati. Bravi
We went to Ii Portico on our last evening of our trip to London. The experience was wonderful. Both the food and service was great. Vinnie our waiter explained the menu and directed us to best menu selections. We had a great time talking with him.We also met the chef whose father started the restaurant. I had a linguine dish with prawns and lobster and my husband had angelhair with vongole.The Starter was a delicious selection of pruiscuto parmesan and balsamic. We highly recommend the restaurant.
Good home cooked meals, full of flavour. Friendly, attentive service. Enjoyable, relaxing lunch time meal
The service is always fabulous. James is a very gracious host.
Good service and typical Italian food - big thumbs up !
Excellent service and food, lovely welcoming staff. Close to Holland Park.
Great service. Food quality was spectacular. A wonderful experience and a fantastic evening.
Very enjoyable dinner at La Portico. Grilled prawns - which they helpfully did without the garlic - and veal cutlet were both excellent, and my wife's pasta was both tasty and very filing. Excellent prompt and friendly service.
Always good for pre-opera meal with friends. Service excellent and food likewise.
Very enjoyable lunch at this family-owned Italian specialising in food from Emilio Romagna. Excellent pasta, also main dish although the sapphire served with my fish was very salty.
Celebrated my wedding anniversary here with my wife and another couple. All 4 of us loved the whole evening, the service, food and ambience were all first class, would highly recommend.
London's Hidden Italian Gem!
Delicious and fresh with amazing service!
A must try if you're in town
first time I have visited Il Portico - we all enjoyed it very much and would go back again,.
The service was a bit slow, which was disappointing since the restaurant had called me in the day to check if we had an onward reservation (which we did). We only had time for main course in an hour & a half. What we had was tasty & reasonably priced given the location.
Our regular stop on any trip to London. Great food, service, like visiting family. Till next time!
Best dining in experience in London!
A lovely Italian restaurant, with a family run atmosphere, a great menu and a good list of Italian and other wines.
Very prompt with food, drinks and wine. Excellent staff & chef.
We think it is real treat going there.
1st night in London, celebrated our anniversary at Il Portico. We were treated very well, and food was delicious! Would recommend to anyone staying in the Kensington area of London.
It’s hard to find 10/10 consistency in London anymore. Well done!
this is a very very good neighbourhood italian with genuine service