Portico Restaurant Featured
Portico Cucina Italiana Lounge Bar and Restaurant is one of the finest Italian restaurants in Lusaka, Zambia. And the Italian flavour is authentic as Portico is Italian-owned, managed by the duo Alessandra Troielli and Carlo Colombini.
With its fine finished decor in warm reds, greys and pinks, Portico restaurant is very chic, with well planned spaces, delightful furnishings and dramatic finishes. Hidden away in the showgrounds, Lusaka's prime venue for large scale exhibitions, trade shows and fairs Portico's is a hot spot for eating, drinking and socialising where clientele can enjoy time with friends in a relaxed but sophisticated environment. In fact when ex-US President Bill Clinton visited Lusaka in 2007, it was Portico Restaurant where he came for the evening. The overall atmosphere in the day time is relaxed and friendly followed by evenings dedicated to pleasant music and regular live events.
Eating is a serious matter in Italy! Cooking and food are among the finest expressions of Italian culture, vividly portraying the country's history and traditions. The chefs at Portico explain that, like other arts, cooking is based on measures and proportions, on the balance and fusion of different elements. Authentic Italian recipes are very often based on just a few very simple and humble ingredients, which are used to create exquisite dishes. What makes Italian cuisine so tasty is that, over the centuries, the people of Italy have discovered exactly how to achieve the perfect mix of flavours. Naturally the food that is cooked here is from genuine Italian ingredients made by Portico's very own professional Italian chefs. The restaurant boasts the best Italian pizza in the city! Snacks like focaccine, and delicious authentic Italian coffees, are also on offer.
In this place to eat you are encouraged to feel at home with family and friends, or to gather for a special occasion, in the style of an Italian Trattoria - traditionally synonymous with good food, good wine and good company.
- Frequent live music
- Local artists every Saturday
- Live Jazz on Wednesday evenings
- Special fund-raising party every month
- Free entry!