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54 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RQ, England
+44 191 251 7800
Today
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Traditional Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

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  • 182
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
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
Birthday celebration - mid week treat

We have been twice now to Portobello, each time food was lovely and service excellent, nice surroundings and good value. Very reasonably priced, circa £6 - £7 for a pizza, wine wasn't over priced either. Ideal for Whitley Bay on a Thursday mid week treat!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Sarah L
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We have been twice now to Portobello, each time food was lovely and service excellent, nice surroundings and good value. Very reasonably priced, circa £6 - £7 for a pizza, wine wasn't over priced either. Ideal for Whitley Bay on a Thursday mid week treat!

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Whitley Bay
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Visited here last night with my wife Nicola and as always we were greeted with a big smile from the waitress/staff. The food is brilliant, the service is brilliant. There is no room for improvement in our eyes !! First class restaurant keep up the brilliant work!

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Michael C, Public Relations Manager at Portobello, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your dining experience at Portbello and we look forward to your welcome return. More 

Whitley Bay, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Been twice since the change of name and think it's great! Not sure how they can offer such good quality for such a low price.

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Michael C, Public Relations Manager at Portobello, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for taking the time to write such a positive review, we do indeed appreciate it. More 

Helston, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We arrived in Whitley Bay during late afternoon on June 6th. We c hecked into the hotel and made inquiries at the hotel about where to eat that evening. You should try the Portobello came the reply, its only next door. Great, not too far to go after driving all day, and, sure enough theres the restaurant right next door.... More 

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Michael C, Public Relations Manager at Portobello, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your dining experience and we look forward to your return. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

First visit to the restaurant since it changed to Portobellos. I thought same restaurant different name. How wrong could I be? We both had different starters and different mains and each dish was so bland. I actually make tastier risottos at home and the takeaway pizzas further down the street actually are more flavoursome! Added to that, the coke was... More 

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Newcastle
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We go to Michelino's fairly regularly as a family with a baby and a three year old, normally early evening to fit in with the kids and happy hour. The food is always excellent and I think that this place generally underrated due to its location on the old bar street. Service is generally great, if a little stretched at... More 

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Wallingford, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Off the sea front but owned by the Royal Hotel, which is just a short walk away. A pleasant evening with good service and enjoyable Italian food. There was only one hardworking waitress so we were glad that it was a quiet, mid-week evening.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great pizza and very good staff. The atmosphere in the restaurant was good, and although one of our meals was a little later in coming to the table than the rest, the staff more than made up for it with a bowl of olives and a drink as compensation. These things happen from time to time in a busy restaurant.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Considering is mothers day and we were trying to have a special meal we have had the worst experience ever. Table wasn't set and waitress never came back to set this for us. We had to ask for menu's after waiting 35 minutes. Food was ordered and took ages to come and came out in dribs and drabs. The beef... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great Sunday Dinner - Yorkshires huge, gravy was lovely and all fresh ingredients. Service excellent and quality/presentation fantastic.

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Additional Information about Portobello

Address: 54 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RQ, England
Phone Number: +44 191 251 7800
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Whitley Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $5 to $30
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Whitley Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 191 251 7800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $5 to $30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Traditional Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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