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Il Portico, London,

Il Portico

4.8
4.8
2010 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
The oldest family run restaurant in London. Spanning 6 decades and three generations, Il Portico Restaurant on Kensington High Street has been cooking regional Italian specialities since it was first opened in the 1960"s by acclaimed chef Pino Chiavarini. Still managed to this day by the same family, siblings James and Francesca draw heavily from their roots, providing simple, authentic Italian food from their home region of Emilia Romagna and beyond. Whilst the family are always on hand to welcome you in, our Executive chef, Eduardo (currently in his 25th year of service with us) concentrates on slow, homemade dishes with a sense of history and provenance.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:45pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Phone number
    020 7602 6262
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Eduardo Ferreira

What 2,010 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • West London

    Best Value

  • West London

    Italian

2,030 Reviews
  1. ianglasgow

    London

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delicious meal with excellent service and a very nice ambience.
    Il PorticoResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you !

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  2. JoCat

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening at Il Portico. Food was great. The staff were amazing - really made our visit specials.
    Il PorticoResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you !

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  3. AnthonyA

    London

    23 reviews

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    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As ever the service for those going to the excellent Opera Holland Park was spot on. Very efficient service and excellent food.
    Il PorticoResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you so much Anthony!

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  4. EdSmith

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really outstanding experience from start to finish. Really great service and excellent food—vongole and fegato. Already booked again as THE place before Opera Holland Park.
    Il PorticoResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you so much!!!

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  5. leighb2000

    London

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Italian “family” food with friendly efficient service. An excellent wine list albeit a little on the high side of price by comparison to other eateries. We’d certainly return following this first visit.
    Il PorticoResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much !

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  6. Cornelius

    London

    123 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    123 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a really charming restaurant. The least good element is the food. It’s basic. The wine is good (barolo £165) the individual staff are lovely. The overall service is just ok - my starter arrived before my aperitif but literally nobody realised. The starter was poor. Gamberoni spoiled by too much sharp lime, but great chilli - nobody tasted this dish before it went out. It’s a place where if you can put this aside you have a lovely evening. It’s charming.
    Il PorticoResponded 5 days ago
    Hello Cornelius, Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to submit a very valuable for us review. Kind Regards, Kostas Restaurant General Manager

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  7. ianglasgow

    London

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal with very good and attentive service.
    Il PorticoResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you Ian !

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  8. Barefooter

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Antonio was awesome. Food was great. Very good Italian restaurant. Highly underrated. A must stop.
    Il PorticoResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for your very kind review and indeed Antonio is a strong asset for the team! Kind Regards!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect dining experience, as always, at this warm and friendly restaurant with superior Italian food and wine. Highly recommended!
    Il PorticoResponded on 10 June 2024
    Thank you !

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  10. JB707

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food. Excellent service. Not inexpensive but worth the money.
    Il PorticoResponded on 10 June 2024
    Thank you !

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FAQs

Il Portico is rated 4.8 stars by 2010 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 26 times today
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277 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6NA

Additional information

  • Area
    Kensington
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:45pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Eduardo Ferreira
  • Additional
    Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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