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Marco Polo Restaurant

33 Dean St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6JQ, England
+44 191 232 5533
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $22
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary, Pizza & Pasta, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Marco Polo is an Italian bistro that is celebrating its 40th year of trading. We are an independent restaurant and locally owed. We offer a wide range of pizza/pasta and consider this to be our bread and butter. However we really come in to our own on the a la carte side of the menu. All our dishes are prepared on site and deliver extremely good value. The restaurant is always busy and has great atmosphere. We can cater for most requests. We take reservations and also hold a number of tables back for walk-in custom. So if you're passing pop in.
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  • Danish first
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Although we chose a busy night during university graduation and had to wait a while for a table, it was well worth it. We had a fabulous meal and despite being very busy the service was excellent. We will definately go again when in Newcastle.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I would strongly recommend Cappesante - a bigger portion would fit really well into Pasta e Risotto category. Wait staff were friendly and warm. Pasta wasn't fantastic but portion size was generous. A good variety of choices. Soft chocolate cake and tiramisu were rich and creamy, sinful indulgence

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lancashire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The menu is great, the staff are lovely, the location is good and I had the best fish dish I have ever eaten. Will definitely be back again.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We have visited Marco Polo's on several occasions in the past however decided to revisit after the recent refurbishment. The refurbishment included a new kitchen, air conditioning system and flooring. The old air con could be a little aggressive, if you were sitting in the wrong place. The new system seems so much better resulting in a pleasant temperature even... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely time here with family!! Shared antipasto mistro..crochetta and calamari as starters which were all delicious! All main courses were just as nice :) Service and exterior were great too!!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This area of Newcastle is full of very samey Italian restaurants with similar pizza and pasta deals and offers. Marco Polo's does not have these but is worth seeking out. The food is up there and the wine list is good, if a little steep (for the good stuff). The main dining area, on the ground floor is fine, with... More

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Went for lunch...Good food, attentive staff and nice setting. Had a table by the window do. Oils people watch..Can't fault it at all... Worth a visit.

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Cramlington, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

One of those nights I won't forget and that's not just because of the food! This meal marked the first time my parents and my girlfriends parents met. The restaurant choice had to be ideal to make this awkward situation as smooth as possible and macro polo did not disappoint. We were greeted by friendly staff and promptly seen to... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

On entering the restaurant my expectations were quite high. The decor was nice but more of a formal type meal. The menu offered reasonable option but was rather on the expensive side. The service was rather slap dash and the portions were poor for the price. The food itself was distinctly average and certainly did not warrant the price. We... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

went with family and friends in a big group!, arranged at the last minuet and was able to organise a big table. the food was fab! would defiantly go again.

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