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La Porchetta

Viale Romagnosi, 5/M, 43039 Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy
0524578208
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Price range: $20 - $66
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've eaten in La Porchetta on several occasions over the past few years. It's solidly reliable, produces stylishly-presented and prepared Italian food (as you'd expect), and doesn't ever disappoint. The menu is varied and - if you like desserts as I do - the dessert menu is a good one, especially for Italy where desserts can be the afterthought to... More

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Killyleagh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Friendly staff but poor and overpriced food that left us feeling disappointed. Not sure what the quality of restaurants is like in Salsomaggiore but wished we had explored the older part of town before deciding where to eat.

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Verbier, Switzerland
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154 reviews 154 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Busy and uninspiring on a Monday night. Pasta was good, a pumpkin ravioli. But my partner’s seafood pasta was average, featured a raw prawn. Service was good but overall the food was mediocre and the atmosphere nothing special.

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Canterbury
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our second visit, with a large and noisy party. Great food at reasonable prices. The usual Anti pasta was plentiful and delicious and my porcini risotto creamy, a bit more liquid that I am used to but apparently that is the local style.

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Solna, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I visit Salsomaggiore on a frequent basis and I always make sure to make a visit to La Porchetta to have their excellent filetto al pepe verde and a nice bottle of wine.

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

If the Romans were eating food like this, I understand why they threw up after each course. We paid ten euros for one slice of the most disgusting "pizza" I've ever eaten. You get better pizza at "la porchetta" in Australia. It was crunchy on the bottom, thick and bready, covered in spc tinned tomato paste and tasteless ham. The... More

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Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Went here thinking, "it's a tourist trap, clearly, but it's so nice and inviting, it must be okay". Do not let La Porchetta's Chesire cat grin fool you. It is an inauthentic, expensive ditch into which all of the world's bad pizza ideas have clearly flowed. The price that will get you a single slice of what passes for pizza... More

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We have eaten here a dozen times. We usually eat at the tables on the wide pavements, under the awning. La Porchetta is at the top end of Salsomaggiore's main boulevard - and is well-placed to catch passing trade. It is a big establishment - up to 120 tables fully opened up. The mainstay here is Pizza, nearly 40 different... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Taken to this particular restaurant by Italian friends as this restaurant is famous for its pizzas and parma ham. I was not disappointed and the one I had also had mushrooms on the ham; completely different from what one eats in the UK and absolutely delicious. The tiramasiu was home made and wonderful, followed by lots of draft peroni. Sat... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

If you want Pizza Hut style deep pan slices covered with mushrooms straight out if the can (slightly warm) and are willing to pay three to four times the price than in Pizza Hut, this place is for you. They serve you oily deep pan Margaritha slices and just throw the additional ingredients (e.g. Parma ham, ruccola or mushrooms) on... More

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