Il Portico  

 
 
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277 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 6NA
 
 
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Weekdays,Sat 18:00-23:00,12:00-14:30
 

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Il PorticoThe oldest family run restaurant in London.


Spanning 6 decades and three generations, Il Portico Restaurant on Kensington High Street has been cooking regional Italian specialities since it was first opened in the 1960"s by acclaimed chef Pino Chiavarini.


Still managed to this day by the same family, siblings James and Francesca draw heavily from their roots, providing simple, authentic Italian food from their home region of Emilia Romagna and beyond.


Whilst the family are always on hand to welcome you in, our Executive chef, Eduardo (currently in his 25th year of service with us) concentrates on slow, homemade dishes with a sense of history and provenance.

 

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NH Kensington Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  38% off
202-220 Cromwell Road, SW5 | 6 minutes from Il Portico
This clean, comfortable modern hotel made up of six Victorian houses is a short walk from Earls Court Tube station from where the Piccadilly line can ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London - Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  21% off
Wrights Lane, W8 | 6 minutes from Il Portico
One of the biggest Holiday Inn hotels in Europe, the Holiday Inn London - Kensington was rebranded at the end of 2016 introducing a new open ... More
 
 
 
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  32% off
Scarsdale Place, W8 | 7 minutes from Il Portico
On a quiet residential corner just off High Street Kensington, this high rise hotel benefits from a wealth of shops, restaurants and bars outside its door. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
35 Earl's Court Road, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Il Portico
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
 
 
 
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Evoluzione at Hotel Xenia
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
160 Cromwell Road, Kensington, London SW5 | 8 minutes from Il Portico
Offering a modern yet wholesome spin on traditional Italian cuisine, Evoluzione restaurant is a destination in its own right at the Hotel Xenia. As well as ... More
 
 
 
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Strada - High Street Kensington
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
29 High Street Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 9 minutes from Il Portico
Located on fashionable High Street Kensington opposite Kensington Gardens, Strada continues to serve up excellent Italian food in a room with a real wow factor. Split ... More
 
 
 
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Princess Victoria, Kensington
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
25 Earls Court Road, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Il Portico
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Parabola
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 1 minute from Il Portico
On the first floor of the Design Museum , Parabola offers seasonal dishes by day, ... More
 
 
 
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Whits
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
21 Abingdon Road, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Il Portico
In the bad old days when eating out in London meant pot roast and soggy cabbage, Kensington's French community created a small oasis of deliciousness on ... More
 
 
 
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The Muse, A Play By Palimpsest
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd to 25th and 27th to 30th Mar 2017 - 7.15pm-9pm
Il Portico, 12 Holland Park Road, W14 | 3 minutes from Il Portico
...More
 
 
 
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Flaming June: A Masterpiece Comes Home
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th November 2016 to 2nd April 2017 - 10am-5.30pm
Il Portico, 12 Holland Park Road, W14 | 3 minutes from Il Portico
...More
 
 
 
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Flaming June: The Making Of An Icon
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th November 2016 to 2nd April 2017 - 10am-5.30pm
Il Portico, 12 Holland Park Road, W14 | 3 minutes from Il Portico
The return of the iconic 19th century British artworks by Leighton, which have recently exhibited at Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico....More
 
 
 
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Nell's Jazz & Blues
London > Entertainment > Live Music
3 North End Crescent, W14 | 10 minutes from Il Portico
Nell's Jazz and Blues is a small entertainment and live music venue in West Kensington which can accommodate up to 200 people. For a venue ... More
 
 
 
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The Coronet
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
103 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, London W11 | 13 minutes from Il Portico
Originally built in 1898 as a theatre, Notting Hill's Coronet is now the place to go for a good, old-fashioned cinema experience. The dcor harks back ... More
 
 
 
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The Print Room
London > Entertainment > Theatres
The Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate, Bayswater, London W11 | 13 minutes from Il Portico
A non-for-profit venue with a performance space especially popular for experimental dance, theatre and music, The Print Room was established by Anda Winters and Lucy Bailey ... More
 
 
 
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Design Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
224-238 Kensington High Street, Bankside, London W8 | 1 minute from Il Portico
In 2016 the Design Museum moves from is long standing home at Shad Thames to a venue three times the size, the former Commonwealth Institute building ... More
 
 
 
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Leighton House Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12 Holland Park Road, Holland Park, London W14 | 3 minutes from Il Portico
Leighton House is one of the most opulent museums in London, and its small scale makes it easy enough to explore thoroughly in an afternoon. Located ... More
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Il Portico
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit this delightful building. One of the only genuine Victorian townhouses remaining and virtually unchanged ... More
 
 
 
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Children's Book Centre
London > Shopping > Books
237 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Il Portico
This is a bookshop and a whole lot more, with everything on offer from padded books for tots, through wonderful picture books and on to first ... More
 
 
 
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Non-Stop Party Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
214 Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 3 minutes from Il Portico
This is a one-stop non-stop shop for all your party needs. From decorations - streamers, banners, pinata and confetti - to luminous novelties and dressing-up ... More
 
 
 
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Hotel Chocolat
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
163 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from Il Portico
The High Street Kensington branch of Hotel Chocolat has an in-store cafe where weary shoppers can re-charge their batteries with a mug of Liquid Chocolat - ... More
 
 
 
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Il Portico
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 16 minutes from Il Portico
LAMDA is among the most famous and prestigious acting schools in the world. It is very hard to be selected for a course here, but almost ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 17 minutes from Il Portico
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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Holland Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London W8 | 4 minutes from Il Portico
Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who don't want to travel too far ... More
 
 
 
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The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Il Portico
Although a restaurant, clubbing and event venue, the extraordinary Kensington Roof Gardens are still accessible to the general public during the day if there are no ... More
 
 
 
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London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 13 minutes from Il Portico
An excellent members archery club that shoots in the grounds of Kensington Palace in summer and in Pimlico in winter. Archery is a totally satisfying sport, ... More
 
 
 
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The Scarsdale
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Il Portico
If pubs were judged by their location and setting, The Scardale Tavern in Kensington would top many lists for this really is quaint London at its ... More
 
 
 
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The Abingdon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Il Portico
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Il Portico
Always a popular hangout with the South Kensington locals, The Devonshire Arms had a fresh lick of paint in 2014 and emerged with its proper pub ... More
 
 
 
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Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Il Portico
If you ask your friends about this place, not many will know. It's not wildly off the beaten track either, situated directly opposite High Street Ken ... More
 
 
 
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Ping
London > Nightlife > Bars
180-184 Earl's Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 9 minutes from Il Portico
We can't help but feel that Boris Johnson would approve of Ping, a cavernous venue which serves cocktails, pizzas and ping pong (or whiff whaff if ... More
 
 
 
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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 11 minutes from Il Portico
Opposite Kensington Palace, an area not known for its nightlife, Hyde Kensington cocktail bar has a drinks list by world ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Il Portico
Kensington Conference and Events Centre, Just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington Underground Station, Kensington Chelsea and Events Centre is a highly adaptable, purpose-designed ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Roof Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Il Portico
An oasis high in the sky above Kensington High Street, the Roof Gardens comprises one and a half acres of themed gardens. These gardens surround an ... More
 
 
 
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Olympia London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 | 9 minutes from Il Portico
Times have changed since the Olympia first flung open its doors to the public on Boxing Day 1886 for the Hippodrome Circus, with the promise of ... More
 
 
 
 

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One of three opening exhibitions at the Design Museum in its brand new Kensington home presents eleven newly commissioned installations ...More

 
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