La Porchetta is as much part of the Finsbury Park furniture as the local tramps and wierdos. It's as popular now as ever and despite the company becoming something of a London mini-chain - with branches in Holborn, Islington, Muswell Hill etc - there's more than enough charm to go round. Ideal for big boisterous celebrations - the things they do with dough and pizza trays have to be experienced -, first dates and family outings; kids are very welcome. The food is excellent with big portions and quality ingredients: try the gorgonzola pizza or amazing calzone. Wine is cheap and plentiful, and the vibe is loud, hectic and buzzily upbeat. You'll have a job on to spend over a tenner a head, so it's good for cheapskates too. Fantastic stuff.