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Portofinos Restaurant

12A, Mosley Street | City centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1DE, England
01912615512
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Price range: $12 - $36
Cuisines: Italian, International
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Amble, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This busy Italian Restaurant offers good food, great service at a reasonable price. It does get very busy in the evening especially at the weekend with stag and hen parties. It has a great atmosphere and there always seems to be a buzz about the place with lots of talking and laughter going on. The building was a former bank... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went for a quick early evening bite. Menu is what you'd expect from an Italian, prices reasonable, service fast, limited drink selection, friendly staff, lovely building. 5 of us ate and bill was £56 including soft drinks, within an hour.

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi lauradoll78 Thanks for leaving a review and I hope we will see you again soon! Regards More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Fabulous building, VERY busy, people were packed in meaning if you were on the lower floor area it looked a bit cramped. The food was tasty enough, very similar to an awful lot of other Italians around the region. With this in mind, the prices are a bit on the high side. It has the same sort of feel as... More

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi John D We can at times be very busy on evenings! Quieter times visit would be during lunch hours or monday - thursdays after 8pm. We will never be able to compete with the prices of Sambuca's as we are located in the city centre and our business rates and rent are A LOT higher than in Whitley Bay... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Portofinos is rapidly becoming a firm favourite. It offers good food, good service and good value for money. It's located in a former bank building and the architecture and decor are fascinating. Whether you dine here at lunchtime or in the evening, you are assured of a warm welcome. Lunchtimes are quieter. A great place to dine and highly recommended.

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Malcolm H Thanks for your review, happy to hear you highly recommend us! Hope we see you soon! Regards More

Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Ate here today for lunch, what a lovely meal, the staff were attentive without being too much. We had the black pudding for starter with peppercorn sauce, I would go back just for that again. Main course my friend had the chicken with Parma ham very nice when asked they changed the potatoes and broccoli for chips, I had the... More

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi julie W Thanks for your in depth review, I'm glad you enjoyed all of your meal! See you next time! Regards More

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is some what of a mixed bag, the food however is pretty poor, especially when considering cost. The service at times saves it, depending on who is serving you. It's very much a typical average Italian, the food doesn't blow you away, it's lacking in flavour and seems like it has had the cheese and tomato doubled up. So... More

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Matt Fr83 It's a shame that you could not be more constructive with your review, for example letting us know which dish your did not enjoy. All I can say is I'm sorry we did not meet your expectations, and hope you will try us again in the future. Regards More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Portofino is a lovely little restaurant in the heart of the city. It doesn't look much from the outside, but inside it is gorgeous. The lunch time and early bird menu is pretty standard for an Itallian with the usual pizzas and pastas available. The food is good enough, but it is good value and the service is always speedy... More

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Danielle F Thanks for leaving a review and hope we will see you again! Regards More

Leigh, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

lovely meal for my 30th birthday meal and when told it was my 30th they came out with a lovely desert with a candle all singing happy birthday to me which was a lovely surprise! thank u

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Joanne W Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and hope you had a great birthday! Regards More

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Food was good, staff were friendly and the service was good. The only issue was the cannelloni we ordered, although very tasty was obviously reheated and was not very warm. Beautiful building and we would give it another try. Prices were reasonable.

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Caroline E Our cannelloni's are prepared in advance due to the many steps involved in creating them, but are cooked to order and should not be reheated. It may be that the oven was running too hot and cooked the outside faster than the inside. Apologies for this, however I'm glad to hear that you still enjoyed the taste... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Visited this restaurant yesterday for a birthday lunch. The service was very quick and the waiter was very attentive. We used a deal from Groupon and this was very reasonable indeed!! If this deal goes back on, I will certainly get it again. Courses were brought out promptly and food was delicious!! Would definitely visit again :-)

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Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Landau83 Thanks for your review and I hope we will see you soon! Regards More

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