Porchetta

Porchetta

(Now Closed)
Sandwich Spot and Italian Restaurant$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 9, 2013
    Come here for the amazing Porchetta Sandwich, and pair it with the crispy potatoes and burnt ends if you're feeling ambitious.
  • Real Cheap Eats
    Real Cheap EatsNovember 5, 2012
    The Lebanese Pressed Chicken Sandwich is roasted, sliced and slathered with toum, an intense spread of garlic, olive oil and salt. Pressed and topped with pickles, it evokes a Cubano by way of Beirut. Read more
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceJuly 2, 2012
    The Tuscan establishment's take on the classic Lebanese chicken sandwich is an interesting contrast to its Bay Ridge and Astoria counterparts, but is as every bit as snappy and memorable.
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    Robert CamposJune 23, 2015
    The burnt ends that come with the crispy potatoes are sinfully delicious. Damn good Porchetta sandwich, too. Pork lovers rejoice!
  • Kate F.
    Kate FurmanMay 12, 2015
    They offer half sandwiches if you aren't staving. The pork skin is super crispy, so don't break your teeth when taking the first bite.
  • Cassidy
    CassidySeptember 19, 2014
    don't get a half sandwich - you'll just wish you got a whole when you see everyone else devouring theirs once you're done. good, good meeeeeaaaaaaatttt.
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    Penn MarchaelOctober 28, 2016
    Porchetta sandwich, burnt end potatoes and escarole salad. Add a beer and go there at an off time and eat at the counter
  • Jwow
    JwowNovember 16, 2014
    Enjoy the best Porchetta sandwich in NYC on E. 7th street or at Smorgasburg on the weekends.
  • Bernie V.heart icon on user image
    Bernie Van CastleSeptember 2, 2014
    Bahn Mi and the porchetta sandwich is unreal. Perfection
  • Racky R.
    Racky RossJanuary 17, 2015
    Just as good as my dear authentic porchetta back in Rome and Ariccia! Try all their sandwiches!
  • Nick A.heart icon on user image
    Nick AndlingerDecember 5, 2015
    Love me some porchetta. Consistently on point.
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeJanuary 6, 2016
    Stick with the classic porchetta. Add Frank's hot sauce. Share the crispies with your dog
  • Zayed K.
    Zayed KhanJanuary 12, 2016
    The porchetta Cubano is sandwich heaven. It may be difficult not to go back for it every week.
  • Greg C.heart icon on user image
    Greg CalApril 28, 2015
    The porchetta sandwich is easily a contender for one of the best you'll ever find
  • Brian M.
    Brian MedinaJuly 27, 2013
    Potatoes and Burnt Ends are amazing. Take one to go and reheat in an oven and they're still great.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BentonDecember 6, 2013
    Carol Lim: "Their pork sandwiches are amazing! If you're in the mood for it, there's just no better place for that sandwich."
  • Valentin G.heart icon on user image
    Valentin GuerinJuly 2, 2015
    The Lebanese pressed chicken sandwich is a must try!!
  • Ayanami R.heart icon on user image
    Ayanami ReiSeptember 17, 2015
    The porchetta sandwich is divine! Reminds me of the porchetta I had in Italy.
  • Maximilianoheart icon on user image
    MaximilianoMarch 15, 2015
    The best porchetta and roasted potatoes you can get without going to Ariccia, Italy.
  • Betty
    BettyJanuary 24, 2015
    According to Sosh, they are now serving the pork lion in a Burmese coconut curry broth (kaukswe)!
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaJuly 11, 2013
    New York Magazine Cheap Eats issue calls this "the best new cheap-eats mash-up" and recommends the carnitas tacos.
  • The Local East Village
    The Local East VillageAugust 14, 2011
    "The sequence of flavors is thus: crunchy bread, liquefied fat, crackling fat, pork. There’s no question that the best part is the thick, crispy slab of belly." --James Traub Read more
  • NearSay NYC
    NearSay NYCJuly 28, 2011
    Pulled roast pork w/ crispy skin on fresh sourdough and a side order of roasted carrots that are ohh so caramelized and creamy!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 13, 2010
    Get the roasted carrots- which are roasted in olive oil until they're caramelized and creamy, and then dressed with a bit of pomegranate molasses and a shower of cilantro.
  • Densheart icon on user image
    DensApril 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I could eat their signature porchetta sandwich every day and never get sick of it.
  • delivery.com
    delivery.comJune 28, 2012
    The ONLY thing to get (delivered!) is the Porchetta Plate (sliced porchetta meat, beans, and wilted cooking greens). http://www.delivery.com/menu/Porchetta
  • Cristina F.
    Cristina F-MJanuary 23, 2010
    the porchetta sandwich is my favorite - it tastes just like a real italian one, but the cut of pork is a bit leaner so it may seem dry if you know the real sandwich. crispy potatoes are a must.
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    Drew TabuFebruary 25, 2016
    Porchetta sandwich and broccoli rabe is the way to go.
  • Josephine S.
    Josephine SonMarch 7, 2012
    I know everyone says it but ask for extra cracklings on your sandwich. Add a little hot sauce and I'm in heaven!
  • Dee
    DeeSeptember 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The fat in the porchetta sandwich melts in your mouth and the skin is like candy. Don't forget the potatoes with burnt crispy bits. Oh, and share if you get both.
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    Dan HarrisonMay 22, 2015
    One of my favorite sandos in the city. Don't sleep on the potatoes. Mmmmmmmmm
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceFebruary 22, 2012
    Village Voice is excited to have Porchetta at the 2012 Choice Eats food fest! Full list of restaurants here: http://ow.ly/8QjDQ
  • Seamless
    SeamlessAugust 17, 2011
    Porchetta, is a one of a kind restaurant with a seriously unique menu. Makes for an indulgent night in when you order for dinner online. Read more
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.July 5, 2013
    Be the rebel and order the carnitas tacos. The avocado salsa verde will change your mind about everyone elses.
  • Kimberly B.
    Kimberly BellaOctober 5, 2013
    First time we've passed the place without a line around the corner. Porchetta Sandwich was amazing!
  • Alicia
    AliciaDecember 2, 2014
    Don't be fooled any only order a half sandwich. You will not regret ordering a full sandwich!
  • Enrique C.heart icon on user image
    Enrique CruzJune 22, 2015
    The crispy potatoes with porchetta burnt ends are the bomb
  • Dan T.heart icon on user image
    Dan TorresMarch 28, 2015
    If you've never been have the sandwich but try the lasagna if you want to change it up.
  • Emily K.heart icon on user image
    Emily KaneApril 15, 2015
    The porchetta sandwich is perhaps Last Meal on Earth status great.
  • James W.
    James WestonApril 15, 2013
    I'd like to try a better sandwich than the fennel pollen rubbed pork from here. But it probably doesn't exist.
  • Nate B.heart icon on user image
    Nate BeattyNovember 30, 2015
    Now that's a sandwich. They serve half sizes, but you'll regret not getting the whole thing.
  • etta y.
    etta yFebruary 12, 2012
    Everything is great, but the potatoes and burnt ends have a special place in my heart.
  • Tristan
    TristanApril 26, 2011
    So many great things about this place. Score a seat by the window, watch the passersby and rock out while the staff plays al green and marvin Gaye
  • Lynn
    LynnFebruary 4, 2016
    The best carnitas in the city but only available randomly saturdays ?!?!
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PantojaOctober 8, 2010
    On this block you have so many great options, but here at Porchetta you can have the closest thing to chicharrón on a sandwich. Delicious.
  • Crystal
    CrystalJanuary 12, 2012
    The porchetta plate is enough to share and get the crispy potatoes with burnt ends!
  • Jonathon K.
    Jonathon KirkAugust 19, 2014
    Banging banh mi, plans to come back to try alternatives
  • M. R.heart icon on user image
    M. R.December 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The banh mi, man. You've got to try it.
  • Simmy P.
    Simmy PappachenSeptember 1, 2011
    Good quality food. I loved the Ginger Ale there but I can't remember the name of the brand.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauMarch 22, 2013
    Try the Porchetta Sandwich - Half size. Really good.
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