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La Porchetta

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33 Boswell Street, London WC1N 3BP, England
+44 (0)20 7242 2434
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All 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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Home made pizza and not expensive. This place is good to know if you are looking for some Italian food. You have to try!

Thank Jeremie W
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This has been a comfortable mid week restaurant that we have visited regularly for years. It is good Italian food with warm, friendly service. We love it.

Thank pauline r
London, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

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.

Thank Gravity99
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198 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Prodromos S
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Pavel N
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank TheSpennos
United Kingdom
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Pauly-london
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Ashi96
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015

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

Thank ShmuelSh
London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Paul F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$42 - $47
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Bloomsbury

Neighborhood Profile
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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