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“What a shame...now expensive but the service is cheap!”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of La Porchetta - CLOSED

La Porchetta
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Australian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Townsville, Australia
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228 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“What a shame...now expensive but the service is cheap!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2012

We tried this out twice since we moved here 7 months ago. Both times were very disappointing. Even the kids play area they are putting in won't help drag us back. We sent back the doughy garlic focaccia, which wasn't much better with a retry, even the dough was ordinary. The kids meals were ordered with drinks, and arrived before the drinks, and only after prompting. The penne carbonara was tasteless-even our seven year old didn't like it. My spaghetti marinara might have been better out of a can, and my husband said the cannelloni was average at best. What has happened to the prices, they used to be great! The place had loads of staff, all young and social with each other, not especially interested in patrons, so the service is really poor. In our old town we ate at la porchetta regularly, but here it is off the list!

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English first
Cairns, Australia
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Always enjoyable, tasty Italian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

Good vibe, nice atmosphere and a good choice of tasty Italian meals. Service could be better, though that's the case in most Australian restaurants. Great place to get together with friends.

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QLD
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53 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great menu great for families”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2011

Get there early as it gets busy and book beforehand

Visited December 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2011

The pizza was ok- nothing like true Italian pizza though... And the pasta was over-cooked and under seasoned. Neither of us could even
eat it. Won't be eating there again.

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Townsville
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very average”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2010

We ordered two medium pizzas and a bottle of wine. The pizzas had no character whatsoever, despite one being the house special and the other a "gourmet" pizza. The restaurant also did not honour the Table52 discount card which should have been valid.

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Thank tonystel
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