Ristorante Pizzeria Wine Bar
Tel: 091 870 633
EMail : IlPorcetto@GMail.com
Owner : Gavino Sechi
He greets me at the door kissing me on both cheeks every time I go there. Gavino Sechi has smile that will melt the coldest heart, and even the Chef has grown fond of him. We started going to Il Porcetto about a year ago. The Chef had met Gavino thought another friend of ours and he kept telling me he was going to take me to this ‘small Italian place’ in Loughrea. Gavino is from Sardinia and let me tell you guys and dolls, the food and prices will make you visit often but it is Gavino himself, and the way he caters to his customers, that will keep you coming back for more.
This is the kind of place that you could go on ‘date-night’ and be tucked away in a tiny nook in the main part of the restaurant, just you and your partner and a bottle of wine from their well appointed wine list.
Or, if you are looking for a place to pop in to for a late lunch on a Saturday, with a bunch of rowdy kids, then there is plenty of room to throw a bunch of tables together in one of the back rooms so you will not feel like the noise levels will scare off the rest of the customers.
The efficient service these guys offer means that the kids do not have to wait too long to eat because they are ‘STARVING’ you know. Waisting away to nothing practically.
The Chef, who rarely orders pasta in a restaurant, because it ends up being overcooked and gummy more times than he would care to comment on, thinks this is the best-in-the west for pasta and pizza. He has a really hard time ordering when we dine here because everything ‘sounds’ so good on the menu and that is because everything IS so good. Real, fresh sauces – NOT out of a bag. Real stretchy chewy pizza dough that you will want the recipe for.
The best €8.00 you will ever spend is on one of their lunchtime pizzas. The same could be said for their evening pizza for only a tenner.
I know this is short and sweet today – but I have been meaning to blog about this place for six months or more and keep hoping to get better photos to highlight just how great their food really is. I might just have to go back and do a special ‘food shoot’ trip because – their food is fabulous.
If you drive anywhere near Loughrea this summer then go here for lunch or dinner.
We have American friends coming to stay with us next week and this is one place we will most certainly be taking them.
Give Gavino a few extra kisses from me x
NOW – before I wrap it up ..I feel like I need to say a huge THANK YOU to all my readers that have bought our book ‘The Chef & I’. We only launched it a few weeks ago and it is selling like hotcakes. If you have yet to buy it then you can do so (free shipping worldwide) right here at Kennys Book shop. If you want convincing then you can watch this interview of me and Des Kenny … it is lovely. AND if you are still not convinced that this book should be sitting on your nightstand and in your kitchen then why not download a free sample on your laptop and have a peek inside the book? If you do not have a Kindle App – you can download it here for free on any mac or pc or iPhone or Android phone. You will be a reading machine! Now – aren’t you all out of excuses? Oh yeah … here is what our readers are saying about the book. In my opinion, their reviews matter the most because they have already shelled out their hard earned cash for the book.
Ok – back to the grind I go. Thanks for stopping by the blog to say hi. I get awfully lonely you know.
PS – after I published this blog post I sent Gavino a link to it so he could read the review. This was his email response – don’t ya just love this guy already and you have not even met him!
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