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Portofinos Restaurant

12A, Mosley Street | City centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1DE, England
01912615512
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Price range: $11 - $36
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
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
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English first
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

we went to see our son in Newcastle sunday 14,to bring him some more stuff for uni starting year and we decide to try this restaurant.Decor inside are wonderful,im afraid Is not the same with staff performance.A young waitress come to us(without smile)and give us(3 people) a table can be just enough for 2 people....!I work as waiter for more... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We have discovered Portofino via a Groupon voucher and liked it very much. The meals were generous and tasty. The restaurant is quite nice too.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Enjoyed an excellent meal with a Living Social voucher. This venue has plenty of " atmosphere" which ,for some, may be a little noisy. The food was good, the house white wine very palatable , and the service excellent .Overall a very pleasant experience in comfortable surroundings.

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north yorkshire
2 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Pre show meal here with family. Starters in edible , crab was off! I ve had better pizza from a budget supermarket, everyone ended up with tummy ache, tables grubby, service OK , but they brought up wrong things twice . Never again!

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Waited ages for plate of olives! They were so salty they were inedible. The main course food was so salty again we left most of it. The veggie risotto was really a paella none of the creaminess of a real Italian risotto and the Mediterranean vegetables contained celery and baby corn? All the food we had was over seasoned and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Hi we went here for a meal for tea last year and it was lovely. We wanted a quick unfussy meal. There is a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. The setting is fantastic with original tiles from when it was a bank. Worth going just to sit in the lovely surroundings. The service was brilliant very attentive staff and the... More

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Amble, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
32 helpful votes 32 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

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