We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Portofinos Restaurant

12A, Mosley Street | City centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1DE, England
01912615512
Website
Update restaurant details
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $12 - $37
Cuisines: Italian, International
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

200 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
    96
    55
    26
    11
    12
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have been to every pizza restaurant in the Toon and in my opinion this is the best. The service is fast and friendly, the pizzas are tasty - thin crust & just the right size and the homemade cheesecake is the best I've tasted anywhere!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
East Chicago, Indiana
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I love this restaurant, it's always such a friendly place to eat with friends & family. Everyone makes you welcome from the minute you step inside. Food always very very good, I have been here loads of times and never had a meal that wasn't really tasty . Happy hour until 6 or 7 so great after you have been/... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Pre-booked for the evening Happy Hour. Lovely décor, pleasant and friendly staff, efficient service, good food of very fair portions, not the 'happy hour' amounts served by some places, and a very nice bottle of house red wine. Would have no hesitation in returning.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We booked last minute abd we are glad we did. Everything from the decor to the food was great. A real find

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

The decor is lovely but that's the only redeeming feature of this dump. We sat down with 12 paying customers. The staff were rude and passive aggressive the food was a undercooked and horrible tasting only one person enjoyed their dinner.i had soup which came with a roll .the roll had white moist gunk on it which was ethier from... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We ate lunch here on a whim after seeing the cheap lunch offer notice outide. We paid £6.95 per person for two courses which I think is available 12-2:30 on weekdays. We both had the fungi trifolati starter, I followed with the sergio pizza. Both courses were tasty and well presented. A good example of simple Italian food. As a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Went here for lunch with the son, good cheap 2 course menu, bruschetta was food, little one had potato skins, pizza bolognese was nice cooked well and had an al forno pasta, food arrived in good time, only one recommendation is get better softer chairs, after 30 mins gets uncomfortable, defo return.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! More

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is situated in the most amazing building, Victorian tiles I think, worth a visit to see the decor alone. Alas the food and service was not great, had to ask for my sides as I had sat for 5 mins with my main plate but no veg or potatoes and our mains were tepid and a bit tasteless... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

I apologise that the food was not up to scratch. The salmon dish is not supposed to be cooked in balsamic vinegar; the balsamic vinegar is drizzled on top of the seared salmon as a dressing, as what was done when the dish was sent back. We have a menu as you described with the usual imported Italian desserts, however... More

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We were quickly seated on a busy Saturday night and our orders were taken efficiently. Nice atmosphere in the restaurant and the staff were very pleasant. Sadly, the food was a bit of a let down. I'd gone for polpette but the meatballs were bone dry. Sent them back and had penne al arrabiata instead which was rather good. When... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry that your starter was not up to scratch. I always tell my staff that it is rude as well as unprofessional to point (they should just inform me your table number so that I could remove the starter from your bill) Thanks for your review, and I hope that you will try us again in the future. More

UK
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is a gem!! In many restaurants, service is by recently trained staff. Here, the service was led by someone (Owner, Head Waiter - not sure) who was 100% a Professional in his trade. To me this is what differentiates an excellent restaurant from a good one. Added to this the ambiance was just right. No blaring music that prevents... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your meal! Thanks for the review! More

Travelers who viewed Portofinos Restaurant also viewed

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
 
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
 

Been to Portofinos Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Portofinos Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing