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Il Portico
8.3

Italian in Kensington

    Perfect for
  • Classic Establishment
  • Date Night
  • Dinner with the Parents
  • Drinking Good Wine

This High Street Kensington spot has been around since the 1960s, and it continues to serve topnotch Italian food to this day. But what is it exactly that makes it so great? Is it the calamari? The heavy curtain at the entrance that keeps the cold air out? The intimate booths at the back? Actually, it’s all of the above, plus the friendly staff, and a menu filled with comforting plates of food like nutmeg and walnut gnocchi, veal milanese, and wild mushroom risotto. Basically, you could easily spend a lot of time in this old-school restaurant, and you should.

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