News, events and insights at Caffe Portico.
Do you like authentic Italian Pizza? The kind of pizza that makes you feel like you’re in Naples and tastes the way real pizza should.
Here at Caffe Portico Sim prides himself on making pizzas authentically, hand stretching the dough, topping it with a home-made sauce and simple fresh ingredients. Serving it straight out of our hand built wood fired pizza oven.
Our menu is bursting with Italian flavours with favourites such as the Calabrese; a fiery concoction of salame picante, nduja sausage and chilli. The Boscaiola, a hearty pizza with mushroom, Redhill Farm sausage, backed with fennel. Or the Quattro Stagioni, a combination of ham, mushroom, artichoke and olives making up all the four seasons. But let us not forget the classic Margherita, where simple ingredients cooked to perfection makes some pretty tasty pizza.
If you would like to join us at our next pizza night call 07956653156 to book a table.
For those who don’t know yet, a few months ago Sim built his very own Wood Fired Pizza oven. With help from his friend Adam from VDuo Motorcycles he put it into the back of a Piaggio Ape. Now we are bringing you Portico Pizza Nights, where we serve the very best in traditional Neapolitan pizza.
We make our Pizzas by following classic Neapolitan methods. Sticking to traditional flavours, we hand-stretch the dough, top it with simple fresh ingredients and cook it at over 400C in the wood fired oven, giving it that authentic smoky flavour.
The first few Pizza nights were a real success and we are so happy with the support from all our guests. Aside from the food, the best thing is definitely the atmosphere. Come and relax with friends and enjoy a dining experience perfect for an easy Friday evening.
Over the next few weeks and months to come, we will increase the frequency of our Pizza nights in response to demand, so don’t worry if you miss one. If you want to try fantastic Neapolitan style Pizza, let us know and we can book you a table at the next evening, which will be on the 1st of April. Call Sim on 07956653156 to reserve a table.
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.
Once again the fires will be stoked in our very own wood fired oven, and you will be able to enjoy the smoky, rustic taste of authentic Italian Pizza at only £10 per person. For all those who missed last months pizza evening we invite you on Friday the 23rd to join us for this great evening. 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.
Nathan’s career as a musician began with just him, a guitar and a unique, stirring voice that landed him support slots with Mercury Prize winners alt-J, Gabrielle Aplin and Sony RCA’s recent signing Amber Run. Following a summer of packed-out festivals – including The Great Escape, Isle of Wight, Boardmasters and Camp Bestival amongst the eleven – Nathan has just released his debut EP Echo. D rawing inspiration from his beloved Cornish coastline as well as the vast landscapes of Foals, Bon Iver and Daughter, Nathan and his band are crafting raw and surging compositions. Finding his feet in the depths of the sea, cold-water soul Nathan weaves dark acoustica with electrifying instrumental scores.
Taking the UK by storm, fabulous Lincolnshire based emerging vocalist Shannon Reilly is joined by guitar virtuoso Pat McCarthy and fine bassist Warren Jolly.
“This is superb music that manages to pull off that difficult trick of having a broad appeal whilst still satisfying the jazz connoisseur” – Gill Wilde, Jazz Promoter of the Year.
“The most talked about gig of the week” – John Holland, New Jazz 5.
With Nicola’s trio you get a lot of musical talent for such a small band. It comprises of voice, tenor sax, piano, double bass and drums and with Piero Tucci – “a jazzer’s dream, as unpretentiously skilful on keys as he is on sax.” Sandman magazine – and the intense and propulsive drumming of Phil Johnson, these three musicians combine to give a performance that will startle you with its genuine love of music and melody. They all aim to enjoy themselves fully, to entertain joyfully – and to swing yer socks off!
Supporting Tony will be local drummer and young bandleader Andrew Wood, along with his piano trio, showcasing three of the finest jazz musicians and improvisers in the region. On double bass, Martyn Spencer, an outstanding bass player and musician with performance credentials including Lady Gaga, Caro Emerald and the Paris 1940s. Derbyshire based pianist Matthew Ratcliffe completes the trio line-up, bringing a wealth of experience and talent; Matt visited Portico back in November with his organ trio and we’re looking forward to welcoming him back.
Beautiful original jazz songs, made with love. Nostalgic for another time but very much for today.
Rachel Foster; Jazz and pop chanteuse, with ‘A voice like Baileys with chocolate!’ toured the US with Weekend Players earning Billboard Chart success at no.3 and reaching no.1 in the Dance Chart respectively. A voice mature enough to command demanding music.
Paul Deats; “A powerful and intense player, lyrical and thoughtful”.
Paulus has toured Europe and the UK extensively. He is a constantly inventive arranger and composer making him a much sought after player, performer and collaborator. Me and Mr. Jones will also be serving up sweet music from the American Song book and other long loved confection.
A sophisticated sound; “bluesy and breathtakingly ballsy”.
Cafe Portico is delighted to welcome ex-Lincoln resident Nick Svarc to perform with his trio. Nick is a highly accomplished electric guitarist, equally at home playing mainstream and contemporary jazz. Expect to hear delicately crafted original compositions, alongside classic burning jazz repertoire! Joining the band will be international bassist Scott Devine. Svarc has played all over the UK and Europe at various Jazz and Popular music Festivals. Most notably Birstonas Jazz Festival Lithuania, Manchester Jazz Festival, Marsdon Jazz Festival, Wigan Jazz Festival, Southport Jazz Festival, The 02 Wireless Festival (Hyde Park) amongst many others.
“Guitar-led fusion from this youthful, Leeds-based virtuoso” – Time Out
“These three push all the buttons, tick all the boxes. You want funk? you got it? You want Jazz? It’s
right there. Maybe you want to go a little towards the outside? They’ll take you there and bring you
back in one piece” – Bebop Spoken Here