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1192 Middletown Rd, Media, PA 19063
(610) 358-5104
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: La Porta features regional Italian cuisine drawing inspiration from all...
La Porta features regional Italian cuisine drawing inspiration from all across Italy, with classic theory and Chef McAndrews' personal finesse. Our menu changes often to provide the freshest seasonal ingredients. We welcome you to enjoy an authentic Italian experience with good friends and good wine. Buon Appetito!
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Grandma's Sunday Dinner

La Porta is the little restaurant with big ideas. The owners did a fantastic job renovating the old Locust Crest Tavern into a neat, clean, attractive restaurant. This was our second visit for dinner. Our opinions remain unchanged. The food is delicious! The menu is rather limited. Without the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
theredwiner
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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

La Porta is the little restaurant with big ideas. The owners did a fantastic job renovating the old Locust Crest Tavern into a neat, clean, attractive restaurant. This was our second visit for dinner. Our opinions remain unchanged. The food is delicious! The menu is rather limited. Without the daily specials, there was really not much I would have preferred... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was a former dive bar. The new owners completely renovated the building and returned much of it to it's original 1800s state. Excellent food and a great bar. The food is much like you might find in Italy.

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Media, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a great deal. Gourmet pizza for the price of a regular pie. This is our Friday night "go-to" meal.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My wife and I have been here many times and will continue to go back. We've tried a variety of dishes and have had lots of good ones. The nacho appetizer is unique. Brick oven pizzas are awesome. We've had various pasta and seafood dishes and all were excellent. They have rotating taps at the bar with a good selection... More 

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I think la Porta is the best restaurant in Media. The food is always excellent. It's a great mix of classic dishes and be ideas always executed well. I haven't had a bad meal. The wine list is good as is the mix of beers. The restaurant's only downside is it's important to book a table as it is popular.... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the best pork sandwich I've ever had. REAL pork shoulder.....great sharp cheese and the roll it is on is to die for!

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Arlington, VA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went here with another couple for the Valentine's dinner and had a blast. I loved the atmosphere. It's a well designed space with mixture of old and new and the fireplace added a lot of charm. Service was superb: fast, attentive with a dash of personality. Ok, now for the food. One companion stated it was one of the best... More 

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Newtown Square
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is our local favorite spot for dinner. They have a brilliant selection of delicious pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, and many super Italian dishes. I miss the fried mozzarella they used to make--that was outstanding. A busy, crowded bar scene on the weekends, often with live music, but quiet tables inside and out (in the summer) make this... More 

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My wife and I, in-laws and various combinations of friends have visited here about 6 or 7 times in the past 18mos. When we eat in the dining room, we are always impressed by the service. Most times we're lucky enough to get one of the better tables (away from the door, next to the fireplace or window). The food... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

La Porta is fast becoming on of our favorite go to places! Sat at the bar last night (we always enjoy it when Nash is behind it!) and shared a Caesar salad and the Salsiccia pizza. Made with sweet Italitan sausage, plum tomato, mozzarella and rosemary, it truly was the best pizza we have ever had! Just writing about it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1192 Middletown Rd, Media, PA 19063
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Media
  • Phone Number: (610) 358-5104

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

La Porta features regional Italian cuisine drawing inspiration from all across Italy, with classic theory and Chef McAndrews' personal finesse. Our menu changes often to provide the freshest seasonal ingredients. We welcome you to enjoy an authentic Italian experience with good friends and good wine. Buon Appetito!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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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?