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La Porchetta, a firm favourite amongst the locals serves freshly made, great tasting pizzas and pastas in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere.

Ranked #621 of 5241 restaurants in London
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Opening Hours
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MON

12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 23:00

TUE

12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 23:00

WED

12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 23:00

THU

12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 23:00

FRI

12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 00:00

SAT

17:30 - 00:00

SUN

12:00 - 22:00

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La Porchetta reviews



By S.

La Porchetta is a great venue, it's really comfortable, the staff are very helpful and the food is fantastic. I'm so glad we found La Porchetta, thank you View London.


By Hanan Q.

This is a really nice pizzeria with a great choice of pizzas and pastas. I particularly like the open kitchen where you can see your pizza being made. I would recommend the Quattro Stagioni. The staff are incredibly friendly and there is definitely a homely feel here.


By Tacita V.

Honest, unpretentious and fairly priced: Italian food has become so second nature to London that any effort in making restaurants appear authentic is no long needed. La Porchetta, though, is a good example of a new wave Italian.

The Venue
The Victorian structure of La Porchetta is hardly visible thanks to an interior that's been renovated to such a degree that it borders on sterility. If one wall retains some (modern) wooden paneling, the remainder of the space has been sanitised via brushed steel, shiny stone worktops for the tables and a new open-plan kitchen encased in glass. If the image of a stereotypical Italian trattoria with red and white checkered tablecloths is part of the past, La Porchetta isn't exactly the modern and slick Milanese type of place either. It rather sits in a slightly unfashionable middle ground, with scarce décor on the walls and too few elements to identify this place as a true Italian restaurant (rather than just another British-run pizza place).

The Atmosphere
Ok, so La Porchetta lacks something visually. Yet, the customers do not seem to mind too much. As opposed to other restaurants in the area, this place seems to attract local residents rather than loud office groups... and that’s a good thing. Small groups of friends seem to span all ilks and ages. Another positive element is that the service (most of the staff are from Italy) is delightful and the food and general atmosphere guarantee that customers can truly relax and chat away. The focus is not on the food, rather on the casual conversations.

The Food
The focus in not on the food because the menu is composed of unpretentious options needing no dissection or analysis. There are no complex ingredients, no fashionably tiny portions and no exceedingly elaborate presentation. Instead, the menu aspires towards honesty, and achieves just that. Within the antipasti (£3.25-£8), the cured mixed roast vegetables are plenty and flavourful, while the prawns in home made Marie Rose sauce are nice enough, even if they are served slightly awkwardly on a single iceberg lettuce leaf. The simple garlic pizza bread is the ultimate winner.

Within the pasta options (£7-£11), the penne alla Siciliana (tomato sauce, garlic, aubergine, onions and chilli) are cooked al dente and coated with a satisfying sauce that's rich in vegetables and spices. The shin of pork with garlic, onions, Porcini mushrooms and rice (£14) is a huge plate and wonderfully rich in everything - you will struggle to finish it. It would be a shame if you left no space for dessert (£4): traditional and mouth-watering, you can pick from tiramisu, mixed gelato, ice cream cone and more.

The Drink
There are a dozen wines available, all very reasonably priced at £14.50-£30. The only regret is that only five are available by the glass (£4 for 175 ml) with also a couple of half litre caraffes. Knowledgeably described, there is more than enough to match whatever you decide to eat. Beers (£3.75-£4.50), soft drinks (£2-£2.20), spirits (£3-£4) and the not-to-be-missed authentic coffees (£1.80-£3) complete the selection.

The Last Word
La Porchetta does without sophistication to embrace its customers with a pleasant, laid-back experience and food. Just sit down and unwind.


By Rami A.

I booked a table for a family celebratory dinner at the weekend. The food was fantastic and the service was just as good! We had some starters to share and a variety of pizzas and pastas. Everyone enjoyed it. We will definitely be back again soon!


By Rami A.

I booked a table for a family celebratory dinner at the weekend. The food was fantastic and the service was just as good! We had some starters to share and a variety of pizzas and pastas. Everyone enjoyed it. We will definitely be back again soon!


By Leah R.

If you are a pizza lover, then La Porchetta is the place to be. The pizzas are by far the best I’ve had in London. This branch is quite central and has really friendly waiters who provide such an efficient service. They always make an effort with my children.


By Lucy G.

The staff are always so friendly and make us feel welcome as soon as we walk in the door. The food is very tasty and what is really nice is the open kitchen allows you to see how they are making everything - although the chefs tend to move a bit too fast for me!! The site itself and has a very high ceiling with is beautiful and makes the room feel very spacious. Unfortunately, as any home-owner knows the space makes it harder to heat and I always find sitting down to be a bit of a shock as the seats are chilly!! Once you've warmed your seat I doubt you'll have much to complain about!


By Anonymous

Good fresh rustic italian food, massive portions! This is my lunch time treat atleast one or twice a week!


By Scarlett L.

This chain restaurant is mindblowing! real italian food for low prices. the best laporchettas is in stroud green.. more fresh and you can taste the difference.

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