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The Italia

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Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RA, England
01665 830 837
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Description: We are a small restaurant in the sea-side village of Alnmouth. You can...
We are a small restaurant in the sea-side village of Alnmouth. You can find us in the Hope & Anchor hotel which is on the villages main street. Booking are essential. All of our food is locally sourced (whenever possible) and is all homemade.
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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great italian

Good range of dishes to suit all tastes and pockets. Authentic pizzas and good range of fish and seafood dishes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Angela C
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Good range of dishes to suit all tastes and pockets. Authentic pizzas and good range of fish and seafood dishes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Beautiful food but very poor service! front of house staff seemed uninterested and not very knowledgable. Such a shame as the menu is very good and it's nice to see an authentic pizza oven.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Please don't let the service put you off, they're just slow and out waitress seemed particularly uninterested by the time it came up dessert so we just had to go and ask for them. You definitely aren't rushed. We booked for a Saturday night and due how popular it is we were sat in the pub next door, but had... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Had to review immediately on leaving as thrilled with the quality of the meal we had here ! From when we stepped in to when we left this was a great experience, beautifully presented , Italian food cooked with real passion and attention to detail, no sign of Italian franchises or chains here ....just great flavour, creative flair and pure... More 

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Doncaster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Having spent a week in Alnmouth in early January we tried all the pubs and restaurants - the food here at the Italia was the best by far. Seafood was outstanding - the steaks tremendous - wines and beers fantastic The service was little slow at times and whilst the 2 brunette girls were very friendly and pleasant some of... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was our third visit to this restaurant and each time despite the excellent quality of the food, the service is very poor with staff who have no idea about Italian food and wine. Whilst the chef did a great job on personal requests for items not on the menu, the waiting time for drinks and later food was bordering... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Waiting staff generally very pleasant. We have eaten here about 8 times since October most recently visited on an evening between Xmas and New Year. The waiting staff generally do seem tense or even harassed to bits and we waited almost 15 mins for a beer and 2 bottles of water. I would echo other reviewers who say there is... More 

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Florence
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4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went for lunch. The food was good but the service was inattentive despite the restaurant being half full. Staff seem to make a point of avoiding eye contact and we had to go to the bar to get an additional bottle of wine. Restaurant also seems to double as hotel reception.

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Peebles Scotland
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Ate here twice over the festive period on both occasions we were seated in the Fish Bar due to the Italian being fully booked.Staff were pleasant and helpful and food was well presented,lovely fresh ingredients,well prepared.There had been some previous comments re lengthy waits between courses but on the nights we were there when the restaurant was full there was... More 

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rickmansworth
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66 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Kitchen closes at 8 pm, not a problem even for us who arrived at 7.45, how ever having to catch waitresses eye to get served in a fairly quite restaurant, is not something i thought i would have to do , food is ok , would give it a second try

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick  >  Alnmouth
  • Phone Number: 01665 830 837

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

We are a small restaurant in the sea-side village of Alnmouth. You can find us in the Hope & Anchor hotel which is on the villages main street. Booking are essential. All of our food is locally sourced (whenever possible) and is all homemade.

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