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Porchetta, La - Holborn

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33 Boswell Street, London WC1N 3BP, England
+44 (0)20 7242 2434
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wed - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Italia Food

I have been going to this restaurant, as well as its sister ones, for many years, whenever I feel like eating authentic Italian food without breaking the bank. Some visits have been better than others, but it never disappoints in the main. Definitely recommend, delicious pizzas and pastas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
Amelia L
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant, as well as its sister ones, for many years, whenever I feel like eating authentic Italian food without breaking the bank. Some visits have been better than others, but it never disappoints in the main. Definitely recommend, delicious pizzas and pastas.

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London, United Kingdom
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228 reviews 228 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Me and my cousin booked for a table for 6pm here on a Friday night and little did I know that the place is pretty empty on a friday night - no idea why. Perhaps the location put people off as its down a darkly lit road off the main street? My cousin was 30 minutes late and the waiters... More 

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were informed as we arrived that there was no pizza in this pizzeria! The restaurant is in a backstreet and even on a Friday evening, was not busy. The staff were very welcoming and helpful and it has a retro Italian atmosphere and decor. There was a good choice on the menu, the portions were substantial and the food... More 

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Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Had planned on eating here one evening during stay and ended up eating three times.Down a quiet street but becomes very popular later in the evening.Food was outstanding,as we tried pastas,pizza(wonderful)as well as starters and desserts.We were welcomed by staff warmly the first night and like family on the second and third evenings,and they even remembered that we were leaving... More 

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Goulburn, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great restaurant, excellent food and service. Drinks reasonably priced. Large serves. We had rigatoni with a tomato sauce and a cream sauce. Both delicious. Would go back.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Loved this place! Tucked in a back street it felt like a gem of a find. The decor is cool, retro Italian. The service was great and the food excellent. Really big portions, which is not important to me but gave a real sense of a hearty Italian family feel. Loved it. It is tiny so go for a small... More 

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Somerset
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Four of us ate an early supper here a couple of Fridays ago. It was fairly quiet to begin with but soon started to fill up, the staff were friendly, helpful, suggesting both food and wine and had a great sense of fun! The pizzas are amazing, I seldom eat them but they looked so good I went for it...so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Friendly staff, massive portions, great Montepulciano. The pizzas are huge and you must try the seafood linguine. You can't do any better than La Porchetta.

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Chicago
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Just a short block down Boswell St, near the busy intersection of Southampton Way and Theobald Street, this is a great find. The pastas were excellent and the service was attentive as well. If you're tired of "chain" restaurants and tourist traps and want a reasonably priced, high quality Italian dinner or lunch, La Porchetta is the place.

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Wales
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Really good service. With very knowledgeable staff. Love the variety of toppings available on the pizzas. There is not much more i can say expect give them a try you wont be disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Boswell Street, London WC1N 3BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7242 2434

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 42 - 47
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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