My wife and I were ambling down Walnut St. at 9:30 on a Saturday night, looking for a decent looking restaurant which would be able to seat us without a reservation. Enter Il Portico, a Tuscan-influenced northern Italian eatery.
Il Portico has a decent enough menu - including a section devoted entirely to carpacci! However, I opted for a 'special' - rack of lamb in barolo reduction sauce. The entree was incredibly expensive, but oh, the taste! The flavor of that poor lamb who generously died for the whim of my palette should be praised in song by the bards for many years to come.
The service was top notch. The ambience, aside from a questionable chandelier here and there, was nice and cosy. I highly recommend Il Portico for anyone who wants incredible Tuscan food and isn't afraid to pay for it.
Pros: Incredible food, Impeccible service, oh, the lamb!