Changes to Pizza Night dates

Because of some conflicting dates we’ve had to change some of the dates for the next few Pizza Nights:

March 11th

April 1st

April 29th

May 13th (changed date)

June 3rd (new date)



Upcoming Music events in March!

You have all been very patient with us, but we can now say that music nights at Caffe Portico are now back!

We will be kicking off with two events in March; with more to follow in the coming months.

The First will be Franc Cinelli, an Italian born singer, songwriter who has toured the Uk, USA and Italy and will be bring his unique combination of Folk, country and Rock n’Roll here on March 4th

Here’s a link to his site: http://www.franccinelli.com

Following, on the 18th March, will be a fantastic local duo Mali and Me, a group who combine Jazz and RnB to create the perfect atmosphere to wine and dine, relax and listen to great music.

Check out their Facebook and a few of tracks here: https://www.facebook.com/maliandmeofficial

Tickets will be available from the Caffe or you can reserve by calling 07956653156.

For each event we will be serving a specially prepared dinner menu, please let us know if you wish to dine with us when collecting your tickets.

Don’t miss out on the return of live music to Caffe Portico and we hope to see you all soon.


Upcoming Portico Pizza Nights!

Our Pizza Nights whave been scheduled for the next few months, so make room in your diaries for a one of a kind dining experience!

There is still room for the upcoming Pizza Night on Friday the 29th January, therefore if you find yourself at a loss this Friday, let us know!

The next evenings will be:

Friday 26th February

Friday 11th March

Friday 1st April

Friday 29th April

Friday 27th May

If you have been unable to attend one of our evenings, we serve a selection of classic Italian pizzas, prepared in the neapolitan style and cooked in our very own wood fried pizza oven.

To book a table call 07956653156 or drop into the caffe and we can tell you more about what we do. Pizzas are £10 per person and we never let you leave hungry.

Looking forward to see you all.


Guest Chef Phil Cooke

On Friday the 12th of February Caffe Portico will be hosting guest chef Phil Cooke who has prepared a gourmet four course dining experience.

Rosemary Focaccia

Beetroot cured Salmon, pickled fennel and capers

Crispy pork belly, sweetcorn puree, black pudding, charred onions with a cider reduction

Ginger cake, spiced orange plums, caraway seed crumble, lemon verbena ice-cream.

This event is shaping up to be a great night for all who attend. Call for more details or to book on 07956653156.


Upcoming events in the new year

We hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas and as we gear up for the New Year we would like to introduce the upcoming events.

Our Pizza night has been hugely popular and will now be running more frequently. The next evening will be on the Friday 15th of January. Following will be the Friday 29th January and Friday 26th February.

We will also be hosting a Gourmet dining evening with guest chef Phil Cooke on Friday 12th February.

Please contact Sim for details on our events and to book on 07956653156.

The Secret Supper Club will be making a come back on Friday 19th February; those on the mailing list look out for your invitation and those who wish to be added to the list drop your email into the caffe.

Wishing you a very Happy New year and see you in 2016.


Christmas opening times

Although you would all love us to be open through Christmas we all need a couple of days off.

The caffe will be closed on Thursday 24th and reopen on Tuesday the 29th.

We will also close on Friday the 1st but will be open for business Saturday the 2nd.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support throughout the year and look forward to a fantastic 2016.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas


New Years Eve At Caffe Portico with the Ben Havilah Revolution!

Ring in the New Year in style and comfort with us at Caffe Portico. Come join the Party and be treated to an authentic Italian dinner and music courtesy of The Ben Havilah Revolution.

Tickets for this event will only be £7.50 a person and dinner from £15.95. Come as a couple or a party, all are welcome to celebrate 2016 with great food and company.

Tickets are going fast so let us know as soon as you can if you would like to book. We will be taking reservations at the Caffe, on Facebook; by commenting on the event, or by calling 07956653156.


Christmas Market Pizza Nights; 4th & 5th December

The Christmas Market is a magical time when Lincoln is transformed into a Winter wonderland, thousands of people crowd the streets and its almost impossible to find anywhere to sit, eat and relax.

Here at Caffe Portico we want to save you from the hustle and bustle of the packed streets and only a few steps from the High Street you will be able to enjoy the smoky, rustic taste of authentic Italian Pizza at only £10 per person.

The fires of the Wood Fired Oven will be stoked both Friday 4th and Saturday 5th of December so for those who want to escape the throng of visitors and step out the way of the waves of people drop in on us for a take away Pizza or a relaxing sit down meal.

To book a table you can either call the Cafe on 07956653156 or leave a comment on the Facebook event. We look forward to seeing some new and familiar faces for a night of good food and good company.

Buon appetito!


Guest Chef Experience

On Friday 20th November Caffe Portico are proud to present a gourmet dining experience with local guest chef Phil Cooke.

Phil will be using Caffe Portico as a Pop-up Restaurant to showcase his skills as a head chef for the first time and has crafted a five course menu at a set price of £50 a head.


Roast Beets,
With creamed Lincolnshire goats cheese, olive tapenade, balsamic dressing.


Pan seared Scallops,
Smoked Hazelnut Puree, fresh pomegranate.


Wild Duck Breast,
Celeriac puree, wild mushroom, fondant potato, blackberry jus.


Orange parfait
Almond cream, tarragon orange.


Chocolate mousse,
Mascarpone and mango ice-cream, fennel seed crumble.

This event will be perfect for any special occasion and promises to be a treat for all who attend.

Please contact Phil directly to book a table for this very special evening:




Summer Update!

So it seems that the summer Jazz at Café Portico has come to an end, however there is still lots to look forward to in the coming months!

On the 21st of August Oxjam is once again being hosted at the caffe, with an acoustic line up of Lincoln’s most talented young artists. The event will be running from 5pm-11.30pm and the £2 entry is donated directly to Oxfam GB. This night of great music is all for a great cause, so come along and show your support

Sim’s wood fired Pizza oven has been a great success and we look forward to hosting another pizza evening on the 28th August, so if you’re a fan of real Italian wood fired Pizza at only £10 per person you’ll love an evening at Caffe Portico. There is plenty of time to book a table so drop into the caffe or call 07956 653156.

But as we all know when September rolls around we’re all feeling the post summer blues, luckily we will be announcing the forthcoming line up of Jazz and other live events for the coming months and in addition the unveiling of a new and improved menu, plus the caffe is always available for private parties and events.

And as always we are open for delicious breakfasts and lunches, or a relaxing coffee and cake.

Benvenuto a tutti!