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Marco Polo Restaurant

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Italian, Contemporary, Pizza & Pasta, 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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 312
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  • 251
    Very good
  • 85
    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
Great food and ambiance

Delicious food with great service, beautiful decor and nice atmosphere. We will be visiting them again. Thanks

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
JaneRobin28
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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709 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Delicious food with great service, beautiful decor and nice atmosphere. We will be visiting them again. Thanks

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Was recommended Marco Polo's by my husband- who is usually wrong!!! Whilst in Newcastle we Visited both Lunchtime and in the Evening, Food was fabulous, Italian with a hint of Modern British, very reasonable prices, and very Friendly and attentive staff. The restaurant was very busy but felt calm and relaxed, super eating experience -especially ( he says) the Whole... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I remember this place being a real authentic Italian whereas now it just seems like it's trying to contend with the big chains and lost most of its charm. The food isn't the cheapest and really wasn't that impressive.

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Edinburgh
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Best Italian meal I have ever had. Amazing food well priced. Staff are great, well trained and spend just the right amount of time at the table. Set menu seems good value although we have never had it as the other items on the menu are so good. Try the rabbit, leek and spinach lasagna, amazing flavours.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went there last night with my office mates, we realy enjoyed the food and the atmosphere is brilliant. I will be back again.

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

Thanks for your great review. We look forward to your next visit and we will continue to work hard to maintain our high standards! More 

Alnwick, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
660 reviews 660 reviews
388 restaurant reviews
305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Marco Polo restaurant is really well located for Newcastle city centre and the Quayside - within walking distance of most places. It has a really extensive menu including lots of interesting antipasti and mains (several fish dishes, plus meats, pizzas, risotto etc) and also a set lunch menu. The prawn risotto was superb. Dishes are fairly priced - comparable... More 

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

Thanks for your review. Our team work very hard to maintain the high standards of both the food and service. We will continue to compete as an independent restaurant with the growing number of chain restaurant popping up all around us! More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A well overdue department Christmas lunch and a partner evening meal -both on the same day. No question this restaurant offers excellent service and equally good food. My only problem was in pacing myself so I could make the most of my repeat navigation to Marco Polo. Top marks, on both visits.

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

Thanks for your great review. There is nothing wrong with eating here twice in one day! If its better than the rest then why not! More 

Gateshead, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

First time in Marco Polo ,so was expecting a great meal, only problem was out of 3 courses only the desert was of only expected standard, service was basic ,with no real attention to detail, very disapointing

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

Thanks for your review. All feedback is welcome. We are both surprised and disappointed to hear that your visit didn't live up to your expectations as we very rarely have customers leave dissatisfied. Our team will continue to work hard to maintain our high standards and we hope you will consider giving Marco Polo another try in the near future. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I used to go to this restaurant from a very early age and it was one of the first Italians in Newcastle and is even better now but a bit more pricey.

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

Thanks for your great review Marco Polo is now in its 40th year as an independent restaurant and we will continue to work hard to compete with the growing number of chain restaurants popping up all around us! More 

Newcastle
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very difficult to criticise anything here. Food is always great, a wide variety and feels far from your standard 'high street Italian'. One of our favourites.

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

Thanks for your great review Our team work hard to maintain our high standards so its great to see that its appreciated by our customers. We look forward to your next visit 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, Contemporary, Pizza & Pasta, 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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