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Porchetta, La - Holborn

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Porchetta, La - Holborn
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33 Boswell Street, London WC1N 3BP, England
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33 Boswell Street, London WC1N 3BP, England
+44 (0)20 7242 2434
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Today
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 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
Dining options: Reservations
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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hidden Gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2014
thermal2
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Ohio
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ohio
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
39 helpful votes 39 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Brilliant service from a knowledgeable and attentive waiter. Starter of tomato garlic bread was outstanding as was the pizza I had. My friend had seafood pasta and it was delicious and presented in a foil swan! We had the tiramisu to finish and it was also excellent.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I have just had lunch at La Porchetta with some of my colleagues. I had the fiorentina pizza and it was the best pizza I've ever had.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I've been coming to La Porchetta for more than three years by now and last visit was simply the worst! We ordered pizza which had garlic on the menu, but when I finally got it, there was no smell or taste of it. I gave it back to the kitchen asking to add garlic to it. 5 minutes later I... More 

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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 / Holborn
  • Neighborhood: Bloomsbury / Holborn
  • 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?