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Portico Restaurant - River Road, Richmond, Va

NXS Oct 11, 2011 04:55 PM

Has anyone eaten yet at this recently opened restaurant?

Thank you for your comments.

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    nyctripper RE: NXS Oct 12, 2011 06:45 AM

    Friends of mine went this weekend. Said it was "meh". Nothing special. I'm giving it more time before I go. I had such high expectations for a great place so close by. They said the baked spaghetti was no different from anywhere else, and that they'd stick with Angela's.

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      Janet from Richmond RE: NXS Oct 12, 2011 06:45 AM

      Have not.....but with Paolo in the kitchen it should be great. He's the owner/chef at Sensi and the former Franco's in the West End. He is a master (and hell of a nice guy).

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        AMFM RE: NXS Oct 12, 2011 08:27 PM

        where is it?

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          Janet from Richmond RE: AMFM Oct 13, 2011 05:22 AM

          Where the old Edible Garden was on River Road.

          Edible Garden
          12506 River Rd, Richmond, VA 23238

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            AMFM RE: Janet from Richmond Oct 13, 2011 07:32 PM

            thanks! i liked that place. hope this is good.

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          hksedwick RE: NXS Jan 25, 2012 02:46 PM

          I have eaten there twice and loved it. I ordered soups both times and thought they were fantastic and the eggplant puttanesca had great flavor. I almost ordered the same thing the second time I went, but I tried the pizza instead and it was very good. My husband also enjoyed his dishes.

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            PenskeFan RE: NXS Jan 30, 2012 11:36 AM

            I want to try it some time when we get a sitter, since it doesn't seem a "bring the kids" kind of place.

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              Janet from Richmond RE: PenskeFan Jan 31, 2012 05:32 AM

              There were a ton of kids there when we went. It's a definitely neighborhood spot (and crowded).

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                PenskeFan RE: Janet from Richmond Jan 31, 2012 12:26 PM

                That's good to know. Seemed so nice, and since I know my kids can sometimes be cranky I usually try not to go to "nice" places in case they have an outburst.
                It is good to be back to eating out more than every other month. :)

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