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Marco Polo Restaurant

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Italian, Pizza, 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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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, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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Visitor rating
  • 328
    Excellent
  • 266
    Very good
  • 87
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Different to your normal Italians

Went with a friend for an early evening meal. We had the set menu which I thought was good value £12.95 2-courses £15.95 3-courses. We had a lovely window seat and were quickly given menus and asked what drinks we'd like. The service was quick and friendly. The place was got busy very quickly, it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
curlyjulz
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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745 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Went with a friend for an early evening meal. We had the set menu which I thought was good value £12.95 2-courses £15.95 3-courses. We had a lovely window seat and were quickly given menus and asked what drinks we'd like. The service was quick and friendly. The place was got busy very quickly, it had a nice buzz about... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A charming restaurant close to the city centre. Set 2 or 3 course special meals are available both at lunch time and early evenings. Outside these times its best to book to avoid disappointment as it can become very busy. The menu is exciting and offers a great choice for everyone including those following a gluten free diet as many... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Not visited many Italian style restaurants before but M P is absolutely brilliant, good food, excellent service and not expensive. A must to visit each time I am in Newcastle

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Long established city centre restaurant which used to be perhaps "another Italian" but relatively recently re-invented as a very good quality offering. Easy parking either outside or opposite multi storey.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have never had a bad meal here and after visiting on Sunday felt compelled to leave a review and finally say so. My partner and I come here every few months when we are in the mood for a really good steak and the fillet here never disappoints - beautifully cooked to order and the accompaniments are delicious. I... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The first time I went to Marco Polo's was a few years ago with some friends, and I have to say I was very impressed. Since the renovations that had taken place, I decided to return to the restaurant and needless to say I was very disappointed. The pasta was bland, the sausage tasted cheap and the dessert that followed... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I brought my sister to this restaurant for a birthday lunch and we both loved it! We shared a bruschetta starter which i have uploaded a photo off and both had the meatballs. The food is delicious and we both enjoy visiting the restaurant now! The tables are very clean and the service is brilliant, this is a lovely restaurant... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Enjoyed this place lovely staff and would recommend if your looking for nice Italian on dean street. We will be back well done

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Wigton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I booked a table for lunch with my friend and would recommend to anyone looking for something special for lunch, the service provide was friendly and polite and the food was excellent, well seasoned and cooked. My friend had the risotto what was beautiful but simple and I had the pasta with fennel sausage what was equally as good! I... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Here again after a very successful shopping trip. Asked for a different table to the one offered, absolutely no problem (if you don't ask you don't get). Had my usual which was faultless, husbands meal was also great. Zero complaints, fantastic food, great service. I am fussy and I can't fault this restaurant. I think they should charge more 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, Pizza & Pasta, Contemporary, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?