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Portofinos Restaurant

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Italian, International
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12A, Mosley Street | City centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1DE, England
01912615512
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Large groups

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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good

Came here for an anniversary meal, atmosphere was lively and the building is beautiful, the restaurant was busy so we did end up with a small table. Peppercorn chicken was tasty, but steak wasn't anything special. Reasonable prices but nothing amazing

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Leah O
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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351 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant for an early evening meal before attending a concert. We had the happy hour special menu and although the range of dishes was restricted there was plenty of choice and none of us was disappointed. I had the chicken livers in a spicy tomato sauce for a starter and it was excellent; just the right amount... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Portofinos is situated in an old beautiful building, the tiled walls and ceilings are beautiful surroundings for an Italian meal. However the rickity tables and chairs were the first off putting thing and the dish washers in my direct eye line were the 2nd. Don't mind and open kitchen but pot washing is not what I want to see whilst... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Came here for an anniversary meal, atmosphere was lively and the building is beautiful, the restaurant was busy so we did end up with a small table. Peppercorn chicken was tasty, but steak wasn't anything special. Reasonable prices but nothing amazing

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I often visit Portofinos with my dad and sister. The food is served quickly, and is always tasty. I visited again recently with my dad. The building is beautiful. Whenever I'm there, I can't help but look around in awe at the beautiful ceiling and decor. The atmosphere is great, and also very relaxed. It is also very good value.... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Hubby and I decided to try this eatery, we went for the specials menu 2 courses for just less than £10.00 per head. Both had potatoe skins one will garlic mayo the other tomato and chilli dip both very bland. Mains consisted of bolognaise and pasta Vesuvius - nothing to write home about. Have had far better meals for the... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Arrived at shortly after 9pm, ordered wine, olives, two starters and two mains. The food came out like a machine gun - so quick we doubted that the food was made fresh. We felt rushed and were told to leave before we'd finished. We enjoyed the food but as we were chased out did not enjoy the meal

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Newcastle
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I've just had the most bizarre experience of my life in a restaurant! My partner and I came here a few weeks ago, I'd been a few times and the food and service was always great, when we visited last he loved it. But this time was horrific! We ordered, my partner chose a starter with pancetta on it which... More 

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newcastle
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Came to Portofino's for lunch with friend and son before an afternoon of shopping. The staff were warm and welcoming. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. We ordered off the specials menu and had pasta and pizza with a couple of side orders. All the food we had was tasty and fresh. My friend is looking forward to our... More 

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Newcastle
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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Went for lunch whilst in town . Didn't book just went in , taken to seats & service good , nice building & quite busy . Opted for the happy hour . Ordered a very nice bottle of wine at£17.95 . Both had potato skins with dip & I had calzone pizza whilst fiancé had a pizza . Both just... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great heartening home cooked Italian food . We had the Sunday set menu great choice and value for money . Laid back feel in beautiful surroundings. Waitress could have smiled more. Overall a great meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12A, Mosley Street | City centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: 01912615512

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 33
  • Cuisine: Italian, 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
12:30 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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