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La Porchetta

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Bloomsbury
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33 Boswell Street, London WC1N 3BP, England
+44 (0)20 7242 2434
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wed - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good Italian food with sensible portions. It is tucked away down a side street and easy to miss but worth taking trouble to find. The place is unpretentious but none the worse for that.

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Thank Gravity99
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

A small cost restaurant with friendly service and good Italian food. We had starters and pasta, good portions and tasty.

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Thank Prodromos S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

A small restaurant run by a Don which does perfect italian dishes, lovely pizza and pasta. I visit regularly and I really like the dedor which is optart inspired with Vasarelli reproductions. Cosy place with reasonable prices ans friendly service. Opens evenings only. Very recommended if you'd like to avoid chains.

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Ormskirk
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Hidden away from the main streets, the decor is a bit dated (e.g. 1980s) but the staff are friendly and the quality of food is good. I had bruschetta di montagne starter, with lots of red pepper and goats cheese, nice. Main course linguine polpette, again a good helping and tasty. Requirements for eating solo (e.g. quick service) were met,... More 

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United Kingdom
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Went here with friends, great pizza - excellent thin crust and tasty toppings. I went for the Buffala which was very good, friendly staff and good value. Not on the main drag but can be found in a side road called Boswell street very close to GOSH. I've been to their other branches in camden and islington but this one... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

Met friends here after work on a Tuesday, it's a small quaint restaurant but the food was delicious. It's a tiny little place but it has a real homily feel about it, and I believe it's a family fun business. Whilst we were there there were about 4/5 different people that came to collect their pizza, which means they are... More 

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Thank Ashi96
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Had a lovely & tasty dinner with colleagues, enjoying Pizza and Calamari around the table. Would definitely come again.

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Thank ShmuelSh
London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Be careful when you order a special at lunchtime. Some of the soft drinks are not part of the deal and you will find this out when you get the bill.

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Thank Paul F
Montreal, Canada
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83 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Nice little place in Bloomsbury. Pizza was quite good and worth getting. Risotto was expensive and not particularly tasty. Not a fancy place, good for takeout in the area.

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70 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Traditional Italian restaurant. Three of us had pasta which we all enjoyed and devoured. Last person had the Caesar Salad which he didn't enjoy. But who orders a Caesar salad in an Italian restaurant? Tiramisu was also very nice. Good prices. Good service. Just lacking a bit of wow factor. An enjoyable meal, for three!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$42 - $47
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Boswell Street, London WC1N 3BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7242 2434

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

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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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