La Porchetta has become the go-to post-Sadler’s Wells dinner venue for me for some time, even though most of the time not because of its dazzling interior or divine food, as much as due to proximity and reasonable pricing. Often, that is all one is looking for.
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La Porchetta has always been a restaurant which fully embraced the word “desolation” – rarely have I seen more than a couple of customers at the somewhat late hours that Sadler’s finishes any sort of event. In truth I’m not surprised – the food is generally mediocre. Eatable, for certain, and offered at a decent price, but nothing that I could see attracting any large population of creatures with sophisticated taste buds. The penne arrabbiata was incredibly plain, barely spicy except for the occasional crunch of chili (and I would expect the sauce to have some form of spiciness as well).