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“One of the last, good, old-fashioned Italians, churning out those dishes we love” – this “always reliable, family run Italian” has “a formula that’s worked for decades, so why change?”. There’s a “wonderful manager, James” (the original owner’s son), and “you’re always welcomed like a long-lost friend”. But “it’s not an institution living on past glories”: “the food is without pretence” but “with some newer dishes to maintain interest”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“Very few restaurants can claim the staying power” of this “busy and noisy” family-run trattoria in Kensington. Its “honest”, “traditional” Italian dishes come in “huge portions”, “but it’s the wonderful and caring service that is really outstanding”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“Don’t be put off by the bland exterior in an unremarkable parade of shops”, say fans of this “family-owned stalwart in Kensington”, which has been operated by the same family for 50 years. The dated ambience is “very warm” and they serve “wonderful northern Italian (Emilia-Romagna) cuisine, lovingly prepared”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“You get treated like the prodigal son returning home”, if you’re one of the many regulars at this easily-missed, “convivial” stalwart, near Kensington Odeon, “run by the same family since its inception back in the 1970’s”; “all the old favourites are on the menu” and realised to a very dependable standard.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Reviews of Il Portico Restaurant in W8, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Il Portico restaurant.
Ivor S
After decades the family business hasA pass...
Reviewed 10 months, 11 days ago

"After decades the family business hasA passed down a generation. It's become much more energetic than 'de rigueur'. Now, too, they cater for Opera Holland Park customers after the performance if you order the day before. The Dorset squid were excellent, as was the spatch-cocked chicken. The handover is an improvement."

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277 Kensington High St, London, W8 6NA
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-11 pm
Tuesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-11 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-11 pm
Thursday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-11 pm
Friday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-11 pm
Saturday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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