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Marco Polo Restaurant

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Italian, French, Pizza, Contemporary, Bistro, Pasta
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33 Dean St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6JQ, England
+44 191 232 5533
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 355
    Excellent
  • 295
    Very good
  • 95
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of Newcastle's best Italians

There are an almost infinite number of Italian restaurants in Newcastle, but Marco Polo is by far one of the best. The menu is expansive and caters for those who prefer standard Italian classics like bolognese and margherita pizza, but also those who prefer something a little more eccentric... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Jim T
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Visited as a group of 12 very early mid-week evening. First impression wasn't good as I had to wind my way around a narrow corridor/loo entrance to be seated in the area we had been assigned. Just felt like a very strange layout if you are wanting to welcome customers into an authentic Italian pizzeria. Anyway... efficient and attentive waiting... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Attended this with 8 friends. I'm not sure what is authentic about this experience. I had to request some bread, that is then chargeable, on top of a hefty service charge. I had to request Parmesan, black pepper, water. I had seafood risotto rice and prawns overdone. Friends who had pasta said it was overlooked and the melezane (aubergines) in... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We've been in for lunch today. Two carpaccios, one lamb cutlets, one fillet di manzo, a chocolate cake and a panna cotta. Perfect in every way, consistently delicious and keeps us returning. It was busy and we had a little wait which we don't mind when the foods so good. Don't hesitate to try this restaurant. We keep saying we... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

There are an almost infinite number of Italian restaurants in Newcastle, but Marco Polo is by far one of the best. The menu is expansive and caters for those who prefer standard Italian classics like bolognese and margherita pizza, but also those who prefer something a little more eccentric, like rabbit lasagne. I have been twice now and have had... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

meal was outstand-ing staff are first class will always go back recommend this establishment to anyone *****

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Fantastic place, staff were so friendly and made you feel so welcome! The food was amazing and fantastic value for the quality! Lovely decorated also!

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Aberdeenshire
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Flawless. Food, service, price, atmosphere were all amazing. The cleanliness was also to an extremely good service. Our waiter was Robert he was very friendly and recommended a few things on the menu. It's a must go and experience the gorgeous good and portion sizes were very good, not what we expected. We will definitely go to any of MPWs... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited on Monday night when the restaurant was fairly quiet so I could not say how it would be on a busy week end. We were looking for good food and wine to celebrate a 70th birthday and Marco Polo exceeded our expectations. We drank a lovely Nero D'Avola which was a good match for the warmth and generosity... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have visited Marco Polo twice in the last 6 weeks, and can't believe that I hadn't been before this. They serve really high quality food, which I feel is way beyond the price range of this restaurant...very reasonably priced for what you get. The ingredients are very fresh and the food is cooked perfectly! You must try the mozzarella... More 

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

Thanks for your review. We hope to see you a lot more in the future now that you have discovered us! More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Really enjoyed our meal here, fantastic food as expected and very friendly staff! would definitely come again.

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Thanks for your great review. 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, French, Pizza, Contemporary, Bistro, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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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