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Marco Polo Restaurant

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Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Contemporary, Bistro
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33 Dean St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6JQ, England
+44 191 232 5533
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Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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  • 316
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  • 259
    Very good
  • 86
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
An unplanned Sunday evening visit

We were out with friends and could not decide where to eat. We walked past Marco Polo and decided we would give it a go. I had been before but it was several years ago. We were greeted by a very pleasant waitress and taken to our table. Drinks were brought while we looked at the varied menu. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Lesley W
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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722 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were out with friends and could not decide where to eat. We walked past Marco Polo and decided we would give it a go. I had been before but it was several years ago. We were greeted by a very pleasant waitress and taken to our table. Drinks were brought while we looked at the varied menu. We decided... More 

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MarcosManager, Manager at Marco Polo Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, the unplanned meals are often the best! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

UK
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Definitely not a run of the mill Italian. More French in presentation and menu items which are not typical. Good range of dishes, exquisitely presented. Warren of a restaurant with small interconnecting dining rooms at ground level as well as an upper floor. Very noisy Friday-night co-diners for half of our visit which somewhat spoiled the experience. Reasonably-priced, if not... More 

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MarcosManager, Manager at Marco Polo Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit and review. We hope to see you again. More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Ate here on a busy Saturday night with a large, loud group. We were not alone, with several other large parties in the main dining room. (That said the smaller dining room did seem to be exclusively for couples and smaller parties, so don’t be put off). The food is modern Italian with a large selection of pizzas, pastas as... More 

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MarcosManager, Manager at Marco Polo Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing and detailed review. We have 5 rooms in total so we can cater for both large groups and smaller tables with the former imposing on the latter. We look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

I hadn't been to Marco Polos for such a long time and after my last visit I can't understand why!! We tried two vegetarian dishes, one very green with truffle & peas and a pizza with some irresistible goats cheese. Good size portions, whilst being hot and tasty. We were very happy with our choices on top of the bottle... More 

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MarcosManager, Manager at Marco Polo Restaurant, responded to this review

Great review! Thank you very much. We look forward to seeing you again....Don't leave it too long! More 

Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went at lunch time for my husband's birthday, can't fault it, it was outstanding, the waiter, a young lad so very polite, the food was so tastey and very well presented, the wine reasonable priced, for 2 mains and a bottle of white was £47 so well impressed.

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MarcosManager, Manager at Marco Polo Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. Its always great to hear people mention how reasonably priced we are! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Saturday tea, during a night out in Newcastle with the bride, first visit to marco for me but found the menu very limited but eventually chose what must have been the world's smallest portion of squid(would not have had enough ink to write a sentence). Then a pizza chosen which was 3/5.At least Paloma Faith finished our night off with... More 

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MarcosManager, Manager at Marco Polo Restaurant, responded to this review

It baffles me how anyone can say we don't offer variety, we have over 50 dishes on the menu from starters to mains. All of our food is made fresh therefore if we have the ingredient you can add it to whatever you like. More 

Rocdale
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The staff are friendly, attentive and efficient. The fare is standard Italian Trattoria. There is a buzz about the place and we would be happy to use it again.

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MarcosManager, Manager at Marco Polo Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks for taking the time to write a review for us, see you again. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The service was excellent the seafood pizza was amazing and the décor was lovely. Overall a really great place :)

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MarcosManager, Manager at Marco Polo Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Spain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Visited 2 nights ago for quiet simple meal and thats exactly what we got. Staff friendly and attentive just the job. Food delivered quickly, hot and very tasty, will visit again before returning home.

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MarcosManager, Manager at Marco Polo Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, see you again soon!! More 

County Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Visited yesterday as it has been a while since our last meal here. I had Beef carpaccio, lamb cutlets and the caramel panacotta. Everything was delicious. I am sure the staff know what I'm going to order before me as I always have the same. It's really that good! My husband had calamari, beef rib and chocolate cake. The beef... More 

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MarcosManager, Manager at Marco Polo Restaurant, responded to this review

It was great to see you all again! I am glad that you enjoyed your meal (again), I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your repeat custom. It still baffles me to this day when people say we are overpriced, for what we offer I believe our prices to be extremely reasonable. We look forward to... More 

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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 & Pasta, Contemporary, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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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