Risotto with hand picked Porcini & white truffle oil
Spaghettini alle Vongole
Spaghettini, fresh Normandy clams, chilli and garlic
It was such a treat to be back. Everything was very well organised , it was a real celebration being back at this lovely restaurant. The food was totally delicious , we had a fantastic evening, thank you to everyone.
A huge thank you to James for keeping us going with his fresh food boxes during lockdown .
The food is almost always fabulous, whenever we go, and the people and service always good and kind.
It was especially nice that you offered outdoor seating for our over 60 yr old guest. It allowed us to relax in these risky times. First meal out in five months. We had a wonderful time!! 🌺☀️🍷🌈 Thank you 🙏🏼
Fantastic to be able to return to my favourite restaurant in the world.
Simone was our waiter and what a thoroughly lovely and knowledgeable chap! Our first time and won’t be our last PERFECT! Had king prawn to start, pasta and gnocchi for main and lemon torte for dessert - our wine was the white from the PUGLIA region of Italy our cancelled summer holiday was meant to be in this region so this was the closest we could get. We sat outside. Perfect.
I was very excited to see the email from James pop up that il Portico was to open on Saturday 4th July and immediately pounced on reserving a table as it just so happened to be my wife's birthday that night as well. James was there to greet us at the door and was his ever charming and friendly self. The waiters were extremely professional and friendly - 1st class service as always. We had the grilled calamari & seafood soup to begin with, followed by our favourites, the rack of lamb and saltimbocca and a decent bottle of chianti. The complimentary glasses of prosecco on arrival and limoncellos to end it all were an extra nice touch. A big thank you to James and his team for making the birthday treat and our first post-lockdown foray very memorable and a very happy evening. Terrific food, great owners, very cosy atmosphere and well worth the money.
Gorgeous traditional Italian food. Wonderful friendly and warm service. Combines old fashion traditions with a fun and modern atmosphere. The owners are totally dedicated to to good delicious food. That's why I go!
Great authentic Italian food and wine, service was lovely.
A wonderful restaurant providing authentic Italian food and serving its local community by offering deliveries, not just of food but of household essential, for its customers who are more vulnerable and may need support in the current pandemic. 5x all round.
Thank you Stan, That is very kind of you to say, and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your dinner!
Il Portico is the best restaurant in Kensington (and my favourite restaurant in the entire world). My husband and I love everything about it - the food is incredible, the ambience is lovely, and the staff are just nicest people you will ever meet.
Thank you! You're too kind and please come back soon!
Welcoming and warm staff with excellent food. They get lots of regular customers which is a great sign! Happy to support them as they support their local community during this difficult time.
Thank you, and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your night out with us. Anytime you need a table, just ask! Best wishes, James and all the team at Il Portico
Great food, great atmosphere, one of my favourite restaurants!
Thanks so much and please come back soon!
Great food and service from everyone in the authentic Italian ambiance
Thank you for your kind review!
Great neighbourhood Italian.
Delicious Gamberoni and solid selection of quality pasta or meat dishes are available.
Family owned and you feel that authentic touch. Owner is wonderful guide when it comes to wine list and more
Thank you so much and please come back soon!
Great, authentic place. Lovely service. Quality traditional food.
Thanks! I'm really pleased you enjoyed your dinner and please come back soon!
We had a lovely meal as a large group of 17. Restaurant staff were welcoming and friendly, and the food was delicious.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Fantastic food, great atmosphere and friendly staff
Thank you and please come back soon!
Lovely family owned business with excellent service and food. Good location. Reasonably priced.
The food is outstanding and presented beautifully. The service is attentive and very friendly.
I’d recommend it for any special occasion or anytime you’d like a wonderful evening out.
Very pleasant local restaurant, which we always enjoy. Only downside is the wine list.
Dear seymourm, thank you for taking the time to complete the feedback form. Im so glad that you had a wonderful meal with us and we look forward to seeing you soon at Il Portico.With very best wishesJames, Marianna, and all the team at Il Portico
We’re never disappointed eating at this terrific ‘family’ restaurant. The produce is exceptional.
Thank you! I'm so please that you had a wonderful time and we look forward to seeing you back soon
Excellent ambience, excellent service, and exceptionally freshly prepared food. It’s a definite repeat.
Last minute booking as I was visiting Olympia for an event, but what a great choice! This is a lovely family run restaurant with great staff and a welcoming atmosphere. The food was superb, from the monkfish and seafood soup through the the Torta de Nona dessert; but the standout dish was the Fegato Salvia (calves liver with butter and sage). Beautifully cooked and just sublime! Good choice of wines available by the glass and reasonably priced. A great little Italian restaurant!!
Dear BMcG, thank you for taking the time to complete the feedback form. I'm so glad that you had a wonderful meal with us and we look forward to seeing you soon at Il Portico. With very best wishes James, Marianna, and all the team at Il Portico
Always a great evening. I’m from the US but always make it a point to dine at il Portico when I’m in London. They always have good specials but the menu is also wonderful. Service is outstanding. Make sure you get the fried zucchini- it melts in your mouth!
Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again soon Best wishes James and all the team
We are visiting and staying in the neighborhood. Our hostess recommended ll Portico to us. We went and loved it so much we went again two days later! Everything we had on the menu was as good as what we’ve had in Italy.. service was outstanding as well. You cannot go wrong at this cute little neighborhood restaurant.
Thank you Susan! I really appreciater you taking the time to write your review Best wishes James
We were introduced to this little gem of an Italian restaurant last year. We’ve lived in the area for years but thought it was just another Italian restaurant. However, I can’t recommend it more if you’re looking for beautifully cooked Italian meat, game and seafood dishes and service that is warm and attentive.
As always a lovely dinner with a well established restaurant who’ve been delivering a tried and tested recipe for years.
Excellent family owned restaurant. Very friendly staff, great atmosphere and lovely food. Would love to come back.
Welcome to authentic Italian cuisine... Fresh products beautifully prepared like in Italy, dishes perfect for sharing; Beetroot salad and calamari were delicious starters, black ink linguine with lobster and shrimp as the pasta course prepared us perfectly for the sea bream to follow, melting on your tongue...
It was amazing as usual ❤️
Great welcome and lovely authentic food . Great choice on the menu if both food and wine . We’d def go back
From the moment we walked in this place was great. We were early but despite being about to sit down for the staff dinner the let us in, got us settled with a bottle of wine before they opened.
All the food was incredible too, we both really enjoyed starters and mains.
I will definitely be back.
Top! Very good food and very friendly service! I really recommend!
Slow service. Hair in Tiramisu. Plastic in spaghetti.
I went for lunch with my family. The food was delicious. Our waitress from Brazil was extremely polite. The food was ready in an instant. They brought us a bread basket with olive oil before the food was ready. I value that a lot.
We had a very interesting conversation with the owner. A very nice man. There’s no one like the owner to make sure a business works. We had a great time
We have regular visitors to Il Portico. The food never disappointed us with very tasty dishes and great wines.
The service was friendly and professional.
Thank you Il Portion for accommodating my family's Christmas Day celebrations last Saturday.
Your help, enthusiasm, suggestions, food and service were outstanding and I cannot thank you enough, or indeed wait to revisit.
Friendly service and great food in a lovely, traditional, relaxed environment. A real authentic neighbourhood gem.
Like going home for warm welcome, so friendly and excellent food and wine
Excellent food, and a nice, intimate place. Strongly recommended!
I grew up in this area and must have passed this place so many times and never gone in. What a pity.
It has to be one of the best Italian places I have tried in London.
The food was sooo delicious and what surprised me was how big the portions were (that is NOT typical in London).
The variety on the menu was great; not your typical pasta dishes and also wonderful meat and fish dishes.
This is now my go-to when in London.
Already planning my next visit.
Il Portico does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.
Il Portico is rated 4.7 stars by 1137 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.