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Marco Polo Restaurant

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Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
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33 Dean St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6JQ, England
+44 191 232 5533
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12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
Description: Marco Polo is an Italian bistro that is celebrating its 40th year of...
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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  • 41
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and service

Good restaurants in Newcastle start to fill up early in the evening and Marco Polo is no exception. Fortunately we had booked and so secured a table in the window. The service was very good and the selection of dishes on the menu was most pleasing. Drinks and food were served up within a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Nyamaropa
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Boston, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Four dined, three got average food, I got soggy garlic bread, badly dehydrated meatballs and pasta (the lemon on top looked like something out of pot pourri, it had been sat that long) , and watery tiramisu. Waitress brought the wrong food and almost insisted we take it, (then brought the correct dish; the previously mentioned very bad meatballs and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good restaurants in Newcastle start to fill up early in the evening and Marco Polo is no exception. Fortunately we had booked and so secured a table in the window. The service was very good and the selection of dishes on the menu was most pleasing. Drinks and food were served up within a reasonable time and on the whole... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

i am a fan of marco polo it is a cute place the food is very nice and the staff are very professional.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Table wasn't ready had to wait about 15 mins but was very busy prices average, service was ok meals took a while to arrive, food ok don't think I would hurry back

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Thank Gillytaz
Wantage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great selection of choices, mushroom risotto very good, rib steak excellent, nice staff, pleasant environment, would highly recommend

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Thank 1608lozza
Prudhoe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Marco Polo before Xmas with the intention of having a pizza but then went for a special 3 course menu @ £20. Both the starters of chicken and bean broth and duck liver crossing were great. As a creature of habit, I had the hanger steak, cooked perfectly with a fiery chilli and garlic sauce which raised... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today for a wedding anniversary lunch. Carpaccio to start was delicious as ever. Fillet of beef was delicious and cooked perfectly rare. Panacotta was to die for. Had a great quiet lunch and we would recommend this place to anyone. Yet to have a bad experience and we've been here a million times I'm sure!

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Thank Victoria H
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was visiting Newcastle and dining with two friends who had made a telephone booking - but sadly when we arrived booking not 'located' and the response was both inhospitable and apathetic as they are obviously popular and resultingly full. We were disinterestedly told it would be at least three quarters of an hour until there "may" be a table... More 

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Thank Thediningadvisor
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always been a good place to eat. Staff are always friendly and the food has always been good, for many years.

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Thank Darren M
Pulau Tikus, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

tried the newcastle restaurant week menu for the lamb shoulder and pork cutlet as the secondi, calamari as antipasti. although the lamb was not presented as well as the pork, it tasted so gooooood. not a fan for lamb but will definitely recommend it. service is very good as well. had a very great experience here, thank you Marco Polo.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Dean St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 232 5533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 22
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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