Il Portico


SquareMeal Review of Il Portico

Spanning six decades and three generations, this jovial neighbourhood trattoria lays claim to being ‘London’s oldest family-run Italian restaurant’. Executive chef Eduardo Chiavarini recently celebrated 25 years at the stove, and continues to dish up the kind of food that makes his loyal regulars feel warm and content with the world. The faithful come here to sample plates of minestrone lombardo, king prawns ‘aglio e olio’, handmade gnocchi with fresh basil pesto and veal chops with white wine and rosemary – with sides of zucchini fritte, cavolo nero and sautéed potatoes if required. The place is still run with charm and good humour by the owner’s siblings, and the wine list helps things along with familiar bottles from Italy’s better-known wine-making regions.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cosy, Fun, Lively, Traditional
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Perfect for
Child friendly, Dates, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


277 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6NA

020 7602 6262 020 7602 6262


Opening Times

Mon-Sat 12N-2.45pm 6-11pm


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4 Reviews 

Darren G

04 February 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 4
Il Portico lunch

Great lunch excellent food, attentive service and good value 


28 November 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 1.5
Value 3.5

Food lovely staff lovely but unfortunately as we went at lunchtime it was very quiet so no stmosphere


23 May 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Great atmosphere very friendly and helpful staff value for money 

All round very good 

will return 

Eve R

04 March 2013  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Outstanding food, impeccable service-an absolute favourite!
I've eaten here a few times after so many wonderful recommendations. It did not disappoint and I immediately fell in love with the food, atmosphere and personal service. Whether it's a romantic meal, business lunch or family fun – il portico never disappoints! The handmade food is really something special and the owners make you feel like one of the family. They even remembered my favourite wine and are experts at recommending the perfect dish to accompany it! I couldn't recommend this place enough! Perfect in every way!
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