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Shop S314, Rotherham Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand (Formerly La Porchetta)
(03) 348 7990
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Affordable

I used to love this place not as much any more I feel some of the food has gone a bit downhill like the wedges used to be amazing, the food is no frills and the price reflects this so if you are after some pizza in a casual setting than this place is great, they do have mains as... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
vampslayer01
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Amberley, New Zealand
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Always a cheerful and professional greeting and service. The food is fresh, well presented, and served in good time. The Caesar salad with chicken had a good balance of meat, lettuce, croutons and anchovy; the sauce could have been a little more piquant and a poached egg would have been preferable to the boiled egg. But for lunch and value... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Yes, it's a chain, but we enjoyed it and went back later that week. Pizza is great, pasta very good, and meat dishes not so hot (beef parmigiana had little tomato sauce, the meat was mildly tough and it came on top of a huge heap of mashed potato and steamed veg). Absolutely love the gelato -- it is the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
278 reviews 278 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I used to love this place not as much any more I feel some of the food has gone a bit downhill like the wedges used to be amazing, the food is no frills and the price reflects this so if you are after some pizza in a casual setting than this place is great, they do have mains as... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Oh my god!!! My teenage daughter is very fussy, but our son had told us about this place where he came here. He was right. We had our meal as a takeaway. My son also said the meals are big so buy the entrée meal not the next one. My husband & daughter had the Fettuccine Carbonara and I got... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Seated, and waited to be served for 10-15mins. Finally got up, went to the counter to order, and didn't receive a table number. Waited another 15mins for an iced coffee and chips. The worst iced coffee. Ever.

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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This place is fast and very cheap. The food is no frills but really delicious and comes out before you know it. Highly recommended especially for families and those on a budget.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Have eaten here a few times and haven't ever left overly happy. The service is always friendly but the pizzas aren't that great. Sorry, probably won't be back anytime soon

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Brisbane, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Once again – best food, best service, best value, the best restaurant in Christchurch. Nothing more to say except go there! Hang on, just read other reviews, well we've been to Italy (I'm an honours graduate in Italian, including the food), and La Porchetta food is definitlely worthy of comparison. Not true about kids etc, as we don't like eating... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Went with my partner last night. From the outside your led to believe its a place of quality. It think maybe this place is aimed more at families with little kids as it felt kinda like a gussied up Denny's. The food was bland and very basic in presentation . We left without ordering dessert . For a family with... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I took my wife and son there on Monday. My son ordered pizza and he was satisfied. my wife ordered risotto which came out looking like a bowl of cat puke and she said tasted only marginally better. I ordered cannelloni. I like cannelloni, Normally. This cannelloni looked and tasted like it was straight out of the freezer, into the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop S314, Rotherham Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand (Formerly La Porchetta)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: (03) 348 7990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 19
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Dessert, Pasta
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?