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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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  • English first
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English first
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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
23 helpful votes 23 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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
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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
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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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