La Porchetta

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
La Porchetta
Industry Restaurant
Founded 1985 (Carlton, Victoria)
Founders Franco Vianello, Felice Nania
Products Italian food
La Porchetta restaurant at the Twin Plaza in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

La Porchetta /por'ket:a/ is an Australian and New Zealand restaurant franchise which has become one of the biggest Italian restaurant chains in these nations.

Founding and history[edit]

La Porchetta was established in 1985 by Rocco Pantaleo and Felice Nania when they bought a run-down pizza parlour called La Porchetta in Rathdowne Street Carlton. Their first franchise restaurant opened in the Melbourne suburb of Reservoir, Victoria in 1990. Since 1990, over 80 La Porchettas have opened across Australia, today there is up to 60. While the main focus of La Porchetta's menu is pizza and pasta, they also serve risotto, seafood, chicken and meat dishes, salads, as well as various desserts and coffees.

In 2000, La Porchetta launched 'La Porchetta Pronto', which offers a wide range of takeaway. Mostly, 'La Porchetta Pronto' operates out of shopping centres. Rocco Pantaleo died in a motorcycle accident in 2010 at age 53.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Elder, John; Beck, Maris (28 March 2010). "Pizza kingpin had a dark side to his life". The Age. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 8 March 2013. 

External links[edit]