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Portofinos Restaurant

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Pizza, Pasta, Italian, Seafood, International
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12A, Mosley Street | Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1DE, England
+44 191 261 5512
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice meal and not expensive

I went here on a mid week night without booking which wasn't an issue as it wasn't very busy. Good varied menu, pleasant staff & nice food. I would return and recommend this restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
shelley3108
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cumbria
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Peterborough
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Couldn't get into anywhere so we booked here. Nice busy atmosphere, nice staff, mix bag of people. Food was ok, nothing special but good portions and very reasonably priced. I had pasta but the pancetta was burnt and it affected the taste of the dish. Didn't have a pudding but these looked lush. Ok for the price we paid.

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Ottawa
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is our second consecutive summer to Newcastle. Really enjoyed Portofinos last summer and we were hoping it hadn't tailed off over the year … it hasn't! Excellent variety on the menu, very reasonable prices and the food quality is terrific. Absolutely lovely meal and nice ambiance.

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cumbria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I went here on a mid week night without booking which wasn't an issue as it wasn't very busy. Good varied menu, pleasant staff & nice food. I would return and recommend this restaurant.

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washington, england
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The lunchtime menu is great 2 courses for £6.95 starter & main from a selected menu soup, potato skins, chicken wing starters & mains risotto, pasta & pizza. Great puddings had a Turkish Delight cheesecake to die for! Tasty, good value, good service, lovely building although its cold. Only gripe toilets downstairs its like mountain climbing getting back up! Bit... More 

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Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Tried this with wife and grand-daughter before attending the Theatre Royal. From outside the italian does not appear anything special ,but once inside is a very nice fully tiled building with lovely architecture arches and alcoves. Well laid out tables and not crushed together. The early bird special was very reasonably priced and the quality was of quite a good... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Came for a group meal. We all had 3 courses, which we were all happy with each dish. Food was of a good quality, but not amazing. Restaurant is outdated with wobbly tables and chairs. In need of a refresh to be at the same level as other local Italians. Only criticism is that we observed the chef and other... More 

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Jonathan P Thanks for your review. Unfortunately some of our tables are wobbly, however the staff should make sure to 'fix' the table with a little piece of sliced cork, apologies that it seems you were left with a 'wobbler'! If the chefs have worked well during a busy shift, we sometimes offer them a small beer on the... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Visited this restaurant which we thought we'd give a chance having been to most italians in this area, 1st the place seemed a little dated, I ordered the gamberoni risotto which had no taste at all nothing. I didn't complain as I thought the fact I left most of it would be enough, all I would say is there is... More 

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi alison I Thanks for your review. I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the risotto. It's something we are currently aware of, after a couple of complaints about the dish. We have just switched our supply and I'm sure that this will resolve the issue for the future. Regards More 

Ryhope, null, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Perfect! Visited here with friends and loved it. Food was delicious and very well presented. I ordered a side salad which can often be boring but it was so tasty (with no dressing). The staff were fantastic! We messed the waiter around a little with drinks and he was brilliant! Nothing was too difficult. No pressure to have desserts or... More 

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Sarah N Thanks for your review, and I'm glad that the waiter looked after you! Regards More 

Gateshead
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Lunch with a group of six friends. Excellent food at a reasonable price. Two courses plus garlic bread on the side worked out at approx £20 a head including wine. Service fast and friendly.

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi William C Thanks for your review and I hope we see you again! Regards More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Very average meal with strange ambience! Food was very average and my salad was very poor and drenched in dressing! Been to much better in the town!

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Catbat27 Thanks for your review and feedback. I'm sorry that you found us very average, and to hear that the salad was drenched in dressing. Dressing should be applied cautiously as it is easier to add more dressing than to remove it! I will pass your comments on to the kitchen staff. Regards More 

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Additional Information about Portofinos Restaurant

Address: 12A, Mosley Street | Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1DE, England
Phone Number: +44 191 261 5512
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 47
Cuisine: Pizza, Pasta, Italian, Seafood, International

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12A, Mosley Street | Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 261 5512

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 47
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Pasta, Italian, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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