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Porchetta, La - Holborn

33 Boswell Street, London WC1N 3BP, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
+44 (0)20 7242 2434
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Ranked #2,039 of 17,034 restaurants in London
Price range: $42 - $47
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Bloomsbury / Holborn
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Bloomsbury / Holborn
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
15 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
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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Croydon, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Tooked away down a side street off Theobalds Road I came across this little place on a walk one evening whilst staying in town on a business trip. if you want flashy, pricey food then this is not going to be for you. Dishes are tasty and good value for central London, the ambnience isn't great for a restaurant but... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Living in the building next to the restaurant, it is a very handy place. Every time i go there the service is very friendly, especially from the managers. The food is consistently good and is also very good value. Recommend it to anyone for a quick tasty bite

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