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La Porchetta, loved by locals, is a traditional Italian pizzeria serving freshly made pizzas and pastas in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.

Ranked #787 of 5241 restaurants in London
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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

17:00 - 23:00


17:00 - 23:00


17:00 - 23:00


17:00 - 23:00


17:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 22:00

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La Porchetta reviews

By S.

La Porchetta does some of the best pizzas I have ever had the good fortune to try. It's like a genuine Italian pizzeria but the pasta dish my girlfriend had was equally delicious. La Porchetta is certainly a place you'll want to return to.

By Hanan Q.

This is probably the best pizza place in north London for a good pizza. It is always a good choice and never fails to disappoint, you really can’t go wrong with a good quality pizza, huge portions and at great value. I have also visited La Porchetta in Holborn which is smaller but equally as nice.

By David C.

I have recently moved into the area and I love this place. They do great authentic Italian food at such great value. The pizzas are huge and after a hard day at work, it’s sometimes nice just to grab a takeaway which is usually ready for me to collect in 15 minutes!

By Naomi J.

Deeeelicious huge freshly cooked pizzas,for a great low price, lovely staff and a great buzzy but relaxing atmosphere- which is perfect for parties or a meal with friends or a date! Have loved it for years and will go back again and again! If ya like Italian, you'love La Porchetta

By Anonymous

The pizza here really is something special, i recommend it being italian myself.

I agree with the other review about not being the most swanky or up to date pizzeria but the food really is great and the waiter staff are always friendly and helpful.

My favourte pizzeria in London by far

By John S.

...and that is what makes it great. If you want a quiet, up market sanitised pizza place then La Porchetta in Stroud Green is not for you. If you want authentic Italian eatery (the first and orginal in their chain) with massive amounts of buzz and the best pizza in London - expect to wait, expect to enjoy yourself and expect to come come happy, full and without a big hole in your pocket. I've been going here for 8 years and its still the best in London.

By Clara T.

La Porchetta is always a very loud & busy place. Most of the time you can't hear yourself think. Food is nice but tables are close together.

By Antonella C.

Decent food and large portions at the Islington branch of this much-loved Italian-style restaurant chain.

The Venue
Exposed brick walls and lots of colourful artefacts dominate the rustic interior and give an earthy feel to the restaurant, whilst geometrical motifs on the walls and brightly coloured chairs add quirky touches to the decor and liven up the ambience.

The Atmosphere
The energetic and cheerful staff provide efficient service and help create a comfortable atmosphere, and traditional Italian music plays in the background for a mock-Italian feel. The place tends to be busy with group and families, so it can get a bit noisy at times, especially at weekend nights when it's packed with the usual Islington crowd for a vibrant atmosphere. During the week, students flock in for a mid-week treat.

The Food
The menu offers a fairly priced choice of traditional Italian dishes - mainly pizzas and pastas with a few meat dishes and salads. The antipasto La Porchetta to share (£12.95) is a simply presented selection of cured meats and vegetables in oil served with homemade bread: a safe choice if you cannot make up your mind among the wide selection of starters available.

Pizzas are most diners’ favourites and it's easy to see why: they are huge, very tasty, the dough is puffed up and ingredients taste fresh, especially the tomato sauce, made daily from juicy Italian tomatoes. There's a wide range of pizzas from which to choose, with the most expensive on the menu coming in at just over £10. It's generously topped with savoury Parma ham and creamy buffalo mozzarella which perfectly balance each other and make this one particularly tasty pizza. Pastas are also a good choice for your taste buds as well as your wallet. The spaghetti marinara is one of the priciest items on the menu (at a mere £9.95) and is flavoursome, with lots of good quality seafood in a rich aromatic tomato sauce.

The Drink
House wine (simply marked as 'red' or 'white' on the menu) comes in carafes at £14.50 per litre and is not bad at all. There are also other good value easy drinking wines, such as a refreshing (and well-priced) Gavi at £18.95 or a fruity Pinot Grigio Blush at £16; for those looking for something a bit special, a full bodied Barolo is available at £30. Moretti beer served draught is a valid option if you don’t feel like wine, and the list also features some Italian amaro (digestive spirits), which might be just what is needed to wash down a hearty meal.

The Last Word
La Porchetta is a cheerful restaurant that offers good pastas and large pizzas at reasonable prices. A pretty good spot if you are looking for some comfort food in a relaxed environment.

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