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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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Today
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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  • 165
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  • 107
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Lasagna!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Ometravels
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Co. Durham
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Co. Durham
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW 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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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We go regularly, food always lovely ,staff friendly, service is good .Value for money . beautiful building and interior

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I had been eager to go to Portofino for a while and was quite pleased with the ambience. The food came quickly and service was mediocre. However, my boyfriend and I really disliked the food. The calamari he ordered was bland and not fresh. I ordered a side mash which was dry, tasteless and quite boring! We then shared a... More 

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Priyanka I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your food. Calamari is always cooked from fresh to order, and we create a lightly seasoned batter so that the taste of the calamari is not overpowered with spices etc. I'm sorry that you did not enjoy the Pizza Monza. Perhaps the chef was too generous with the blue... More 

Arbroath, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The food as always was first class but why oh why do they keep that man on the street trying to entice people in with his arrogant and condescending manner to guests is beyond me.

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Big_Brats I'm glad that you enjoyed our food as usual but am a little confused about the man on the street? We don't employ anybody to advertise outside or in the entrance. Perhaps we have some unpaid volunteers trying to help out!? Regards More 

South Shields, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

You are lucky to get a table here most of the time, but it's worth persisting, the food was lovely, the price was ok, we had king prawn tempura with chilli for starters, pizzas and a portion of chips for main and Turkish delight cheesecake for dessert, with drinks the total bill was £54,

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi excoop Thanks for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your meal and I hope we see you again soon! Regards More 

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We came for our dinner here - my boyfriend and I were staying locally and the food and atmosphere was delicious and very reasonable priced!

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Mandy B Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! I hope we will see you again in the the future! Regards More 

newcastle
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I love the Portofino, been coming here for years. The building is amazing, food is good, service quick and friendly. Not fine dining, but good value, central to pop in on way to the theatre or cinema. Five stars! PS Please put the pasta al salmone back on the menu!!

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi valnewcastle Thanks for leaving us a review! You'll be happy to hear that the pasta Salmone is now back on the menu! Just for you! ;) Regards More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

First of all the building the Italian is in is fantastic and lends itself to a great dining experience. The staff are worked very hard and try to keep up. The food was not of the standard I would expect from an Italian restaurant with minimal flavour and taste.

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi 73MR_W Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your food. I hope you will try us again in the future, and that your food is more tasty than this time. Regards More 

Gateshead, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Portifino is, and has been for over 10 years not only my favourite restaurant in Newcastle, it is my favourite restaurant anywhere. I must have eaten here at least 250 times and never been disappointed with either the food or the service.

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi David P Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Happy to know we've kept you happy all these years! See you again soon! Regards More 

Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Kiddie free tonight and having a night out together. Good food great service and very reasonable prices. Mrs also says there are baby changing facilities so don't let having young ones put you off. Thanks guys

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Neil I Thanks for your review. Children are always welcome, even past their bedtimes ;) Hope to see you again soon! Regards More 

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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 - 46
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?