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It’s La Porchetta 30th Birthday and Everyone is Invited to Celebrate

La Porchetta is excited to be celebrating 30 years of serving simply delicious food
with lots of love and passion… that brings everyone together!

2015 will be a year of festivities, activities and promotions so everyone can join in.
The first La Porchetta restaurant opened in 1985 when Italian born Rocky Pantaleo
and Felice Nania took over a small pizza shop in Melbourne’s Italian hub in Carlton.
News spread quickly about their great pizza, pasta and Italian-style menu, along
with the great atmosphere and value and a few years later, the second La Porchetta

Today there are more than 70 La Porchetta restaurants across Australia and New
Zealand and each is a vibrant part of its local community. Just as the kitchen is the
centre of Italian and Australian family life, so every La Porchetta restaurant
celebrates that feeling of being at home, with great food made from fresh
ingredients, together with warm service and a family heart.

“As we’ve grown across Australia and New Zealand I feel we’ve become like a large,
extended family,” says La Porchetta CEO Sara Pantaleo. “Now we’re entering our
fourth decade of business, it’s wonderful to see the children and even grandchildren
of our original customers coming to eat at our restaurants. We’re looking
forward to welcoming them and their families for many more decades to come.”


La Porchetta’s birthday celebrations will kick off with a competition inviting our
customers to share their most memorable, funny or special occasion over the last
30 years For example, did you have your first date at the local La Porchetta…?
Just hop online at and share your
story for a chance to win one of over 50 La Porchetta meal vouchers valued at $30
each. The competition closes on the 28th February 2015 midnight AEDST.

La Porchetta is proud to have achieved such an important milestone and has many
more festivities planned throughout the year. Just log on to at
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