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54 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RQ, England
+44 191 251 7800
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4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Traditional Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

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  • 186
    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
Brilliant

We stayed in Whitley bay for 4 nights and ate in this restaurant twice absolutely great, good food and lovely staff and good prices will go again next time we are in the area

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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  • Special occasions
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English first
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Whitley bay for 4 nights and ate in this restaurant twice absolutely great, good food and lovely staff and good prices will go again next time we are in the area

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We love this restaurant. It is spacious, clean, tidy and the staff are excellent and very professional. The food is of a high quality. I love the cannelloni. The special 3 course early menu for £3.95 is fantastic value and the portions are full. It is not worth cooking at home!!! Well done Chelsea, Stewart and the team.

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

Thank you for your kind review, we the staff at Portobello really appreciate it. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Lovely food , nice atmosphere Couldn't manage dessert but have to say they looked very appealing. Very reasonable prices

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the kind words, We look forward to your welcome return. More 

Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

been going to this restaurant for years now through all the various name changes. just to say i think the new menu is very good but do miss the artichokes on the stagioni pizza. staff are always wonderful and friendly. will go back time and time again. Helen & Phil

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

Thank you kindly for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to your welcome return. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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

Thank you for your kind words and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review. More 

Whitley Bay
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20 reviews
10 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 8 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 20 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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8 reviews
6 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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Restaurant Details

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 8 - 31
  • 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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