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“Nice setting but average food”
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La Porchetta
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Short drive from the Seashells Hotel in Mandurah
Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice setting but average food”
Reviewed 21 January 2013

Food is cheap but a bit plain - could make better at home really. However, prices are good (including alcohol prices) and most of the tables feel private.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Rebecca B
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21 reviews from our community

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English first
Mandurah, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Basil from Fawlty Towers could perform better.”
Reviewed 30 December 2012

The food and service at this venue was a disgrace, something that this organisation and franchise should be ashamed of. I would not even send Basil from Fawlty Towers for hospitality training there or feed my neighbour's yappy dog with the sub standard quality of food presented on my plate and those that were dining with me. On arrival we ordered our meal only to be informed 45 minutes later by another staff member that half of the menu was not available. Some drinks were not available and those that were served were warm. The staff provided us with many explanations about the poor service, including lack of staff, and a computer system which was not performing. What are they using, a "commodore 64"? We are locals that eat out regularly. Unfortunately, we will not be eating at this restaurant again.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Annie J
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mandurah western australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“always good”
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Surprized at some of the reviews, agree service staff could do a lot better but all very young. Always found food to be first rate. Love the calzone style pizza,s and the spicy meat pasta. The serves are huge.Drinks can be slow in coming, complained once and caraffe that was half full was filled free of charge for the inconveinence.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank MrPhil_10
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Wales
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great value”
Reviewed 23 December 2012

Have visited several La Porchetta restaurants and this one is the best. It is laid out in a series of rooms all with a different character, great idea, you never have the feeling of eating in a large restaurant. As ever the food quality and value for money at this Italian chain is excellent. For good pizza and pasta can't do better.

Visited October 2012
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Thank DrasanWales
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Mandurah, Australia
1 review
“La Porchetta - Mandurah”
Reviewed 15 December 2012

The food was a disgrace. I had veal parmigiana, the veal was like rubber and the vegetable were dry, something you would find in a self serve kitchen at the end of the day, and to top it off no pasta sauce.
My son had spaghetti amatriciana, very dry and overdosed on red pepper slices, he couldn't finish the meal as it was way to hot. My wife had garlic prawn, a very poor presentation of prawns in a garlic sauce of a bed of rice.
We should have trusted my wife's instincts, to leave, when the three of us were seated at a table for two and left to contemplate our navels for 15 minutes until a wait person cam any where near us. Won't be going back!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Paul I
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