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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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  • 168
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  • 111
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 25
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  • 21
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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
Quick Ladies supper before Take That!

Arrived shortly before 7 on a Friday evening and there was a buzzing atmosphere. Waited around 10 - 15 minutes to be seated, but we hadn't booked and clearly people do book here. Chose to wait because of the atmosphere, interesting decor and the lovely smells. Glad we did. Friendly serving... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Karen C
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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  • Large groups
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English first
Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Arrived shortly before 7 on a Friday evening and there was a buzzing atmosphere. Waited around 10 - 15 minutes to be seated, but we hadn't booked and clearly people do book here. Chose to wait because of the atmosphere, interesting decor and the lovely smells. Glad we did. Friendly serving staff, great lasagne, chips and salad. Came to £16... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Food was ok. Nothing special. The selection of drinks isn't very much Myself and a friend ordered lemonade and it tasted as if it had been kept flat for ages/very cheap tasting for the price. The food was cooked incorrectly IE steak But it was changed and recooked which was very good. Waiting staff were hovering around our table 80... More 

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi beth t I'm happy that we were able to fix the issue with your steak, however sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the lemonade. Was a complaint made at the time? We have 7UP on draught and also stock small bottles of schweppes lemonade. A flat draught lemonade is often a sign that the syrup is running out/low... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Recently visited before going Jesterval comedy festival held over the Millennium Bridge in Baltic Square. Quick service of taking orders of drinks and food. Didn't wait too long for our food and was a good quality. Only downside was that the building was really cold inside so I had to leave my body warmer on!!

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Vicky F Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and I hope you will visit us again next time you are out to see a show nearby! Regards More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Visited here before going to see a show at the Theatre Royal. Nice welcome from friendly staff and was suprised by the HIGH ceilings! Service was fast. Carnivore Pizza was thin and crispy, the way all pizzas should be ;)

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi John S Thanks for your review and I hope that we will see you again soon! Regards More 

Newcastle
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

After spending a day down the coast me and my partner decided to try some where new for food. The building is lovely shame about the staff and state of the toilets. Drink was served in a cracked glass and all barman did was transfer into another glass not replace the drink. Waited 20 mins for order to be taken... More 

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Nicola H I'm sorry to read that you did not have an enjoyable time at our restaurant. I've made it clear to the staff that when a crack is found on a glass a new drink should be made, as it's possible that their may be some glass inside. I'm sorry that we were not up to standard during... More 

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were going to the theatre in new brighton so decided to go early so we could eat first and Wat a choice we made ad there are quite a few eating places now at the front of new brighton We were greatted by the water and told we were going to the theatre so had to be on our... More 

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Chris S It seems that you have mistakenly left us a review as we are situated in Newcastle Upon Tyne and not New Brighton! Regards More 

County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Lovely well priced authentic Italian food with a lovely decor to the inside of the restaurant. we have been several times previously and will continue to come

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi martinwaller2015 Thanks for your review, and I hope that we see you again soon! Regards More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

FridayMat 29th 6pm and we visited portofino for dinner. No complaints at all service was quick and friendly, menu was good as was food. needs a little more sparkle for me though to give 5 stars. Competition is fierce in Newcastle and Portofino is great but not outstanding. Pricing is good and as ever my bench mark is the toilets... More 

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi steveclarehugh Thanks for your review. I hope we will have more sparkle next time you visit us! Regards More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great find, roaming the streets to find somewhere in a new city is never easy but this was a great find. Cheap and cheerful but authentic Italian at the same time. House red is a medium red with nice subtle under tones and cheap! Bruschetta was nice but the toast/bread was a little soggy in the middle however the pizza... More 

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Rachel N Thanks for your review. I'm glad we were a part of your magic weekend, and I hope we see you again when you're next in Newcastle! Regards More 

Co. Durham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Been to this restaurant twice now, most recently last weekend for a 40th birthday. We were a party of 14 and had a great time. I ordered the lasagna which was delicious! Definitely homemade, which isn't the case everywhere you go. Prices are reasonable, especially for a city centre restaurant. I would visit here again.

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Ometravels Thanks for leaving us a review and I'm glad that you had a great time at our restaurant for your celebration! Hope we see you again soon! 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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Restaurant Details

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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