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Cafe Portico

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The Terrace Grantham Street | Lincoln, Lincoln LN2 1BD, England
+44 7956 653156
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Sandy, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was introduced to Portico by my friend on one of my regular visits to Lincoln. It has become a favourite. Lovely food served by people who obviously take great pride in what they present. The waitress took the time to answer our enquiry about the flavours in the olive oil/balsamic dip that accompanied the ciabatta. I just wish I... More 

Thank shirleyEastMidlands
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shared an evening with our American relations promising them great pizza and they we're disappointed. As usual the whole team were superb and the pizza faultless. Thanks Sim and the team.

Thank Greensarego
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had a lovely meal here on Friday night. We booked via email - all very efficient - the staff were all charming and the pizza was great. The motorbike pizza oven is a fab novelty and the cafe owner was happy to show it off to us. Thoroughly recommended. We had bread and olives, pizza and beer and a... More 

Thank TringReggie
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Hidden away is this most delightful place, good atmosphere, friendly efficient staff. My daughter and I had lunch after recommendation and had a gorgeous sandwich, fresh wholemeal bread, chicken and mango, beautifully presented with side salad.....delicious!! Excellent service with a smile from Eloise. Excellent value for money and definitely worth a visit.

Thank rickypoodle
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

After hearing about pizza's cooked in a classic Italian three wheeler van we just had to go and have a try. Its a fantastic place, superb pizza's cooked in a traditional wood fired pizza oven which is inside a little three wheeler van just like those you see in Italy. The pizza was excellent, the staff were really friendly helpfull... More 

2 Thank Jim B
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I went to Caffe Portico for lunch with my sister last Thursday and we will definitely be going back. The food was of excellent quality and the service was faultless. We both had the homemade soup of the day which was tomato and mascarpone, and it came with a half sandwich of our choice. The soup was fantastic and we... More 

Thank EBry93
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Regular for lunch at this lovely hidden café. Food is always very good, lovely sandwiches and specials options. Unfortunately, on this occasion the service was very poor. When a friend and I attended for lunch it wasn't overly busy and three staff were serving. We ordered our food at the bar, it took a few minutes to obtain the waitresses... More 

2 Thank Elli2021
Sim B, Manager at Cafe Portico, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for visiting Caffe Portico - we’re very glad you enjoyed you meals. We are sorry to hear that you felt the customer service was not up to our usual high standards, we pride ourselves in having friendly and attentive staff. By way of an apology, we’d like to offer you a free hot drink on your next... More 

London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Portico is my go to place for coffee and tranquility. Set a little way back from e main high street it is quiet and comfortable with a chick interior. The coffee here is very good, better than high street brands and the array of cake and desserts is varied and delicious. They also sell macaroons which is always a winner... More 

Thank continentalbreakfas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I'd absolutely loved pizza very well done the best in lincoln making as real Italian! Staff was very friendly and warm as only an Italian can be. Make me feel at home even if is miles away. Thank you very much!!!

Thank Denise C
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

It is not often you can find somewhere today that serves home made food. Cafe Portico makes its own soups and specials and they are absolutely delicious. The staff and owners are so friendly, there are newspapers to read and the coffee is excellent. I am a regular and also feel able to go on my own as well as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
Italian, Cafe, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Terrace Grantham Street | Lincoln, Lincoln LN2 1BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 7956 653156
Fully licensed premises serving a wide selection of delicious homemade and locally sourced food throughout the day. We are the perfect venue for a private party. Birthdays and engagements, clubs and societies, office parties and any other festive occasion. We create bespoke menus and provide all the services you will need to make your event one to remember.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?