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4-6 New Road Newlyn, Newlyn, Penzance TR18 5PZ, England
01736 363446
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Warm welcome. Chilly interior.

First impressions of the Italian Kitchen were very good. The young staff were friendly and enthusiastic and the menu looked appetising, if not the most imaginative we've ever seen. From there, however, things went slightly downhill. The food was fine and not overly expensive, but the service got... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
ptk13
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Herts, England
Good for:
  • Families with children
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Herts, England
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

First impressions of the Italian Kitchen were very good. The young staff were friendly and enthusiastic and the menu looked appetising, if not the most imaginative we've ever seen. From there, however, things went slightly downhill. The food was fine and not overly expensive, but the service got slower and slower as the evening progressed, and the room got colder... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We craved a good Italian feed and chose the Italian kitchen. Not many other options in Penzance. The menu consisted mainly of pizza and calzone and had a limited array of pasta selections. We were disappointed to not see good Italian seafood dishes with is what we craved. We chose duck and chicken risotto. The duck was excellent but the... More 

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penzance
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The waiting staff are the strength here, they were welcoming and attentive throughout. Really warm welcome and the service throughout the evening simply could not be faulted. However, the decor is a total mess and the previous review sums it up perfectly. There is absolutely nothing Italian about this place at all and it could do with a thorough clean.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

We went for a special occasion and left disappointed with the quality of food and cleanliness of the restaurant. The place looked like it needed a good clean, very dusty and the decor and chairs grubby and the ceiling fan looked like it had not been cleaned for a year. The table was sticky and the salt and pepper pots... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The disposition of this place is quaint and awkward. Most people miss it. But for those who know where it is, 'tis a boon indeed. I was invited by my uranist spy to dine here one rainy night in December. Ere we ventured to the main dining area, we discussed confidential matters at the bar, where the congenial blonde barlady... More 

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England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

wot a meal! All courses were spot on. A lovely restaurant, a real treat! If you haven't gone, do so!! We went for valentines, very pretty tables set for the occasion. Well done to all.

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Rutland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was a real shame as the food was lovely but the place was so cold we had to stay in our coats all evening. They said they were trying to heat the restaurant but they didn't try very hard with one tiny fan heater placed to heat a large party and no other diners.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went in a party of five. We all enjoyed the food, the service was pleasant, but we got progressively cold. OK it was December, but in Cornwall not Siberia! There was a small floor heater near our table, which helped, but towards the end this was removed to thaw some newly arrived guests.

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United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a really good meal here. The foods was great, with lots to chose from and the service was excellent It wasa Thursday and we were expecting it to be quiet, but it was busy enough to have a buzz. All in all, thoroughly recommended. We'll certainly be coming back the next time we're in Newlyn.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Lovely place. Can't believe it's on our doorstep and we've never been here. Lovely food, great atmosphere, excellent staff who were brilliant with our kids. Can't fault it. We will be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-6 New Road Newlyn, Newlyn, Penzance TR18 5PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance  >  Newlyn
  • Phone Number: 01736 363446

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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