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Pani's Cafe Bar

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Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Gluten Free
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61-65 High Bridge | Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX, England
+44 191 232 4366
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Description: Pani's Café opened January 1995 and run by a family of brothers and...
Pani's Café opened January 1995 and run by a family of brothers and sisters. It was one of the first Italian style café in Newcastle. As authentically Italian as you can get without actually going to Italy. In Pani's Café you can find a different menu for day and night and a constantly updated special board. We offer you the chance to experience Italian home cooked food and to savour an authentic Italian coffee in a convivial atmosphere. A little piece of Italy in the heart of a beautiful city!!!
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    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Newcastle Staple

Pani's is my comfort food place, it's beautiful inside and the food is to die for - ESPECIALLY the lasagne, and the veggie lasagne. It's a staple here in Newcastle and it's my go to Place to eat cheap and have delicious Italian food! 100% recommend going here if you want good, cheap, beautiful food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Becca C
via mobile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pani's is my comfort food place, it's beautiful inside and the food is to die for - ESPECIALLY the lasagne, and the veggie lasagne. It's a staple here in Newcastle and it's my go to Place to eat cheap and have delicious Italian food! 100% recommend going here if you want good, cheap, beautiful food.

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Thank Becca C
Leicester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took wife and work colleague here in Feb 2016 and ask ways I found the service and quality of food excellent. Staff are always very pleasant and accommodating, food is tasty and served very quickly. Beer (peroni) large bottles. This is my wife and my favourite restaurant and always make a bee line for it when working in Newcastle.... More 

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Thank Andy A
Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here based on good general trip advisor reviews. We were very disappointed. The place was packed which we took as a good sign but soon realised that this meant the tables were turned around so fast you hardly had time to relax. The food came within 5 minutes of ordering and literally looked thrown on the plate. I... More 

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Thank stonerage
Gateshead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

All of us thought the food was superb, the service excellent what more can I say. This is now going to be one of my regular dining spots.

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Thank JPFGateshead
Washington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply amazing restaurant. Food is out of this world and very fairly priced. The staff are always lovely and friendly and very happy to oblige to any request. I've eaten here several times and it never dissapoints. The girlfriend and I ate there last night (9pm on a Saturday) and despite it being full the service was exceptional and they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever we are in Newcastle we love to eat here and it never disappoints. Excellent food and great service from a family run restaurant.

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Thank Dianne 😊
Montevideo, Uruguay
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65 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my brother's favourites, I like the smart informal atmosphere of this place. The up-market snadwiches are delicious and it's a great place to eat, if you can get in! It's a popular eating place, so go earlier or be prepared to go elsewhere if there's no space.

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Thank grahamstanley
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for a pre theatre meal, delayed by heavy traffic we worried we would not have time. We told the staff of our problem and they ensured we got our meal with time to spare. The food was lovely and very tasty without being expensive. We will be back.

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Thank amcloughlin137
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be somewhere I came a lot when I lived in the city years ago. I popped in for lunch yesterday (lasagne) for old times sake, before jumping back on the train and it is great to see little has changed. Wonderful feel, loud and fun, eclectic decor, busy efficient and helpful staff, and great food and prices... More 

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Thank Fay W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit last night with friends. The atmosphere was relaxed and our Italian waitress was lovely. It was a quick visit before a trip to the cinema however the service was attentive without being obtrusive. I elected for the green pasta stuffed with swordfish from the specials menu. It was delicious and my only absolute nit pick was that I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61-65 High Bridge | Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 232 4366

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 29
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Gluten Free

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children

Description

Pani's Café opened January 1995 and run by a family of brothers and sisters. It was one of the first Italian style café in Newcastle. As authentically Italian as you can get without actually going to Italy. In Pani's Café you can find a different menu for day and night and a constantly updated special board. We offer you the chance to experience Italian home cooked food and to savour an authentic Italian coffee in a convivial atmosphere. A little piece of Italy in the heart of a beautiful city!!!
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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