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La Porchetta Parnell

161 - 171 Parnell Road | Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-309 0807
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“pizza” (41 reviews)
“garlic bread” (6 reviews)
“lava cake” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
161 - 171 Parnell Road | Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Usually this is our go to restaurant and an all time favourite. My family and I came in as a group of 7 on a Wednesday night and it was some of the worst service I have experienced, really disappointing. Possibly short staffed and had...More

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Debbie K, Owner at La Porchetta Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Kayla Moore I see that you have placed this same review on multiple review sites. And as such I will copy and paste this on the different sites. This is absolutely a terrible review that you have written. I did look for previous great...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

When presenting Italian food and sporting an Italian name, one might have assumed it was going to be wonderful. But sadly the meal was very average. The garlic bread was bland. The Schnitzel was tough and the pepper sauce was bitter.

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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We waited over 45 minutes were told after 49 minutes one dish was unavailable and the service was fine but unhelpful and we only wanted our food but it didn't come for an unreasonable time and would never recommend to a friend and would not...More

Thank 371katyc
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My friend and I were in town and saw La Porchetta. We have been to one before in Christchurch and it was amazing. Our experience at the Auckland base was VERY different. My friend ordered mashed potatoes and they came out liquidy and very gritty....More

Thank ewo77
Debbie K, Owner at La Porchetta Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Hi There are several branches in Auckland. Which one are you referring to?

Reviewed 19 March 2017

A very busy and popular Italian restaurant in Parnell Great Atmosphere!! very Buzzy!! Great friendly staff!! & great service Very good menu and great drinks menu too Highly recommend this place!! will be back

Thank Brycee10
Reviewed 12 March 2017

My girlfriend was really in the mood for spaghetti so we stopped in because it was the first Italian restaurant we came across. She had the spaghetti bolognese and I had the mediterranean couscous salad. We both enjoyed our food and had a nice time.

Thank Rwc142014
Debbie K, Owner at La Porchetta Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Glad you found us first. :) Appreciate the nice review. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 11 March 2017

We shared an arancini starter - huge portion but very enjoyable. I had an excellent roast pumpkin risotto and my partner had the beef parmigiana. Both meals were superb.

Thank UKcac
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Very accommodating for children, quick service, good food, great atmosphere, staff excellent service and happy to help. Highly recommend.

Thank RJnJA
Debbie K, Owner at La Porchetta Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Thanks for the great review. We appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 29 January 2017

Dined in with great trepidation as the restarant near me is awful but i was greatly surprised at how good the food was.

Thank Kim R
Debbie K, Owner at La Porchetta Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Sorry to hear that the branch near you is so bad. But very glad you gave us a chance and enjoyed yourself. We try very hard to produce great food with the atmosphere to match. Hope to see yo again.

Reviewed 26 January 2017

This is an Italian diner with a family friendly & casual atmosphere and menu. Good staff that greeted everyone and helped with the options. Food okay and priced right.

Thank CruiseShip101
Debbie K, Manager at La Porchetta Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your evening with us & we look forward to having you visit again. Kind Regards, Cymone. Manager

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Response from Debbie K | Property representative |
Hello. Yes we are fully licensed & BYO. (wine only) We charge a corkage of $3.00 per glass. ie 2 people drinking requiring 2 glasses =$6.00 Please fell free to call the restaurant with any further questions or if you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 - 171 Parnell Road | Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-309 0807
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La Porchetta is an Italian À la carte Restaurant reknown for our tasty pizza, pasta and traditional dishes made from the best quality ingredients. With over 74 stores in Australia and New Zealand, your next Traditional Italian mean is not too far away. THIS IS OUR STORY... Almost thirty years ago (1985), when Rocky Pantaleo and Felice Nania took over a run-down pizza shop in Melbourne's Italian hub, word got around. News of La Porchetta's great pasta, pizza and Italian-style menu, its atmosphere and great value spread rapidly and soon it became renowned as a special place to experience good food. Since then, the La Porchetta family has worked hard to create that experience in other restaurants.They wanted to bring the same special qualities - delicious food, warm service, great value and a family heart. They all maintain Rocky and Felice's original passion, however each is unique to its community and each will look after you with the same family passion. ---------------------------------- This Parnell branch is no different, we bring this passion to you 7 days a week. In the heart of Parnell, right across from the Heard park. After hours parking available at rear of restaurant.
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