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La Porchetta, Pacific Werribee

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by Tabitha Page (subscribe)
I'm an amateur writer and photographer born and raised in New Zealand and now living in Melbourne, Australia. Find me on Facebook and Instagram
Published June 26th 2016
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Minestrone Soup, Meatballs, Beef Strip Salad, Vegetarian Antipasto Pizza, Italian Pizza, Spaghetti Bolognese. Is there anything better to warm you up on a cold winter's day? Or to fill you up after a sports match or day out with family or friends.

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Weekends (and weekdays) holidays can be drawn out, long and boring and the best of us can struggle to amuse ourselves, the children and family and friends.

What if I told you that I had a solution for you?

How does going to the pictures and then sitting down for a hot meal sound? Or a round of shopping and then some great food and a drink?

Village Cinemas Werribee has just been renovated and made spectacular during a major overhaul of Pacific Werribee shopping centre. It has plenty of cinemas and fantastic Gold class viewing also. Located just 10 minutes from Werribee train station, the cinemas and shopping center are easy to locate.

After you have enjoyed your movie or shopping, a very short walk (not even 5 minutes) away, you can then sit down to a hot, tasty meal of Italian favourites at La Porchetta in Pacific Werribee shopping centre (also known as Werribee Plaza shopping center).

To find the restaurant, just head down the stairs (if coming from the cinemas) and around the corner towards the food court. Or find a park in the carpark near Hungry Jacks and head for the foodcourt entry. If parking elsewhere in the shopping centre, simply ask someone for directions to La Porchetta in the newest food court.

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The new restaurant (it was once in a different location outside the shopping centre before renovations) has two entry points for customer convenience. One inside the shopping center and one outside. The store is long rather than wide or square but this does not affect the comfort of customers dining in it at all. The tables are set out so that there are simply shorter tables in one area and longer one down the middle. It is very well laid out.

There are two kitchen areas, one main kitchen where the bulk of the meals are prepared and served from and a second where the pizza is prepared and where children can take part in their very own "Mini Chef Make Your Own Pizza Parties". During these parties, they will get to learn to make their own pizza using fresh ingredients and cook them in the special pizza ovens before sitting down to enjoy them together.

The Pizza parties include such extras as drinks (juice, water or soft drink), a birthday cake, birthday invitations, a chef's apron and hat for the birthday child and a certificate and gift certificate.

Please see HERE for more details on the Mini Chef Make your Own Pizza Parties.

The kitchens are clean and the dining areas are also clean and well laid out. The dining area is open planned so you are able to watch what is happening in the restaurant. The seating is comfortable and the decor is fresh and bright and gives the store a cheery feel.

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The staff are friendly and efficient and you only need to look around and there is somebody waiting to assist you.

Meals arrive hot and tasty and the menu is extensive with plenty of choices to suit everybody. From the old to the young. From the pizza lover to those who love fish, steak or pasta.

There is a great kids menu which includes (but is not limited to) Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, Crumbed Calamari, Lasagne or Fish Bites and comes with either Salad, Chips or Veggies and a drink plus, of course, some yummy ice cream in a cup.

There are vegetarian options throughout the menu (including but not limited to) Caprese Salad, Vegetarian Antipasto Pizza, Chips and Wedges and Vegetarian Cannelloni.

You will also find on the menu, gluten free options for those who need them. These include but are not limited to things such as Minestrone Soup, Smoked Salmon Salad, Steak, Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Fish, and Chocolate Mousse.

If you do have allergies or other food requirements, be sure to speak to wait staff before ordering.

Whilst waiting for your meal there is a selection of hot or cold drinks for you to enjoy. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate, iced coffee or iced chocolate. If you prefer them you can choose to enjoy a milkshake, water, juice or soft drink.

For the adults in the family, the menu holds a selection of beer, cider, spirits, sparkling, white and red wines.

To see the full selection of options available on the dine-in menu, see HERE . (Please note menu is subject to change and can vary depending on store)

To see the takeaway menu see HERE
(Please note menu is subject to change and can vary depending on store)
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Why? For fantastic food and drink
When: Hours vary,see instore
Phone: (03) 9748 4888
Where: Werribee Plaza Shopping Centre Derrimut Road, Werribee VIC 3030
Cost: Prices vary, see instore
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