La Porchetta Pollo Bar, W1D 4TW
- 020 7494 9368
- 20 Old Compton Street, W1D 4TW
- noon-midnight Mon-Sun
The upstairs is fairly small photo, but there's seating for about 25-30 downstairs too.
Kake and friends visited on a Monday evening in March 2010. There were eight of us, and we hadn't booked, but there was room in the basement — indeed, the basement was empty when we arrived around 8pm, though a few other parties were seated during our visit.
Kake's frutti di mare pizza (£7.80) photo wasn't bad; the seafood wasn't overcooked, and the sauce was flavourful and neither too thick nor too scanty. I did find a few stray shards of mussel shell, which I could have done without.
House white wine was inoffensive, and well-priced at £14.50/litre carafe (alternatively, at £2.50 for a 250ml glass).
Service was fine, coping admirably well with our slightly tipsy, slightly loud group — one suspects that they're used to this sort of thing, given the location. They had no problem bringing us tap water on request. A 10% service charge was auto-added to the bill.
Accessibility: Toilets are in the basement, down a flight of stairs.