Without a doubt one of the most iconic restaurants in Australia, La Porchetta is the place to head when you’ve a hankering for comforting Italian dishes that’ll leave you feeling all kinds of happy. With a whole host of branches around Australia and New Zealand, La Porchetta’s Glen Waverley location is one of Melbourne’s most sought after spots for foodies in the south east. Tucked away on Blackburn Road, this welcoming and lively restaurant is ideal for special family occasions and celebrations with your nearest and dearest. With a menu packed to the brim with tasty dishes, a large function room and some of the best service in the city, La Porchetta in Glen Waverley is where you should be heading for an Italian feast to remember.
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Excellent service! Good quality and value for money as serves were very large! A great place to eat and will become a regular place for our family!
Excellent service and the food was pretty good. Came out fast and hot. I’ve been before and will go again. Best meal was the special pasta.
La Porchetta is famously simple, classic and timeless – there’s a reason they have been going since the first Melbourne store opened in 1985. The team here are certainly passionate, and there’s a buzz in Glen Waverley’s La Porchetta that you just don’t find anywhere else. We recommend kicking things off with a few starters to share, such as the famous cheesy garlic bread topped with herbs and fresh veggies; Sicilian arancini balls topped with Bolognese sauce and salt and pepper squid served with rocket and a zesty lemon dressing.
Then, pizza fans can’t miss the Original Porchetta brimming with mozzarella, Italian pork sausage, basil and olive oil, or The Italian loaded up with salami, bacon, anchovies, olives and herbs. You’ll also find regional pizzas like the Italian sausage and broccoli from Puglia, all your favourite pasta dishes (and some very special signature ones as well), risotto and all the meat, chicken and seafood you could dream of. One thing though, no visit to Glen Waverley’s La Porchetta is complete without tucking into the delicious homemade tiramisu topped with fresh mascarpone and chocolate. You’ll find this branch of La Porchetta on Blackburn Road, not too far from Melbourne’s city centre – reservations are essential.