La Porchetta

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La Porchetta
Franchise
Industry Restaurant
Founded 1985 (Carlton, Victoria)
Founders Rocco Pantaleo, Felice Nania
Products Italian food
Website laporchetta.com
La Porchetta restaurant at the Twin Plaza in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

La Porchetta (Italian pronunciation: [la porˈketta]) is an Australian and New Zealand restaurant franchise which has become one of the biggest Italian restaurant chains in those countries.

Founding and history[edit]

La Porchetta was established in 1985 by Rocco Pantaleo and Felice Nania, who 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 55.

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