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277 Kensington High StreetLondonW8 6NA
The chicken with rosemary was heavenly.
Unfortunately, it's a 25-minute job, which was fine - except that the chef cooked my veal Milanese at the same time, a much quicker dish. So, when served together, my veal was cold, soggy and tasteless. Any competent chef should be able to time dishes.
But, really, the chicken was outstanding.more
There is something extremely comfortable and homely about Il Portico, like stepping into someone else's living room that looks just like a restaurant.
The owners are Italian so the food is Italian which makes a lot of sense to me. I think I'd have been pretty shocked if the food was like, something weird, like Brazilian, but then I went through my mental database of Italian diaspora...more
The service was terrific and authentic Italian. The calamari was the best I have ever had. Good wine selection. The Lamb Shank was unreal. The spaghetti had a generous serving of clams. The chocolate dessert was phenomenal. ABSOLUTELY go there.more
They have recently changed their menu and decor! The place is even better than the the first time I visited here in January! They have this incredible brick oven which equates to literally the best pizza you have ever tasted. I brought a client of mine from Kensington and he raved that it was the best pizza he has ever had. He was a vegetarian so I was hoping to impress with my choice for...more
What an amazing find! My husband and I were visiting and craving some good Italian food, we really found a gem here. The place was packed when we arrived, so we were glad we made a reservation. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we made a reservation to come back the next night,
Atmosphere- This is a cute neighborhood restaurant, nicely decorated with white tablecloths & outdoor...more