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Long Marinated Slow Cooked Pig - PSA

Today's LA Times food section was kind enough to note in the Small Bites column of their Restaurant Journal section that Don Dickman is once again offering his porchetta (he previously had it on the menu at Rocca in Santa Monica) on Tuesday's at Matteo's.

This consists of a whole, marinated pig roasted Italian-style in a wood burning oven and then served up to hungry diners who will, no doubt, be converging upon Matteo's to chow down upon this. $22. Get your pig on.

Matteo's
2321 Westwood Blvd.
310 475 4521
www.matteosla.com

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  1. Holy cow! I missed it at Rocca, now I'm glad he's doing it here! :)

    --Dommy!

    1. Oh thanks for the rec! Ever since Norman's closed we have been looking for a good pig roast.

      1. Lou has a porchetta dinner intermittently.

        1. I'll probably be pilloried for this, but I just did a Matteo's minireview for The Knife, on Pig Night... it's authentic, but it feels like it's being prepared for another world, one that's a lot colder than LA. I still miss the Norman's version.

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          1. re: Dana Harris

            Porchetta is entirely different from the Lechon that Norman did. By nature it is a more 'hearty' prep and of course, I think Italy does get a bit more chilly than Cuba... :)

            --Dommy!

            1. re: Dommy

              I often have Porchetta Pizza (or as an appetizer) at Vincente iin Brentwood on Monday's. Very good, cooked in wood burning pizza oven.

              1. re: Ciao Bob

                #$%@!@#$$!!!!! That is something I didn't need to know existed... LOL! I guess I know where I'm going to eat this weekend! :D

                --Dommy!

                1. re: Dommy

                  Sorry, I believe you will have to wait until Monday as, if I recall correctly, that is the only day Vincenti offers its pizzas.

                  1. re: New Trial

                    Saved!!! :) Thanks so much! :)

                    --Dommy!

                    1. re: Dommy

                      C'mon Dommy, that is no way to salvation...denial of the senses.
                      Anyway, if you want porchetta I believe that Vincente has it most nights (as an appy, just not on pizza -- which is available only Monday). Call ahead.