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“Very good lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Davanti Italian Restaurant Whitley Bay

Davanti Italian Restaurant Whitley Bay
13-17 East Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 1AP, England
+44 191 252 1159
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Ranked #19 of 119 Restaurants in Whitley Bay
Price range: $10 - $79
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Southampton, England
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Very good lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Five of us went for lunch to celebrate a birthday. Friendly waiter, delicious food (especially garlic bread) and wine, followed by grappa to remind us of our Italian ski-ing holidays. I would definitely recommend it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Excellent food and very very helpful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Excellent food!!!!!!! Fresh food cooked to order. They were very helpful as I have an allergy to garlic. Would recommend to everyone.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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EnjoyDavanti, Manager at Davanti Italian Restaurant Whitley Bay, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thanks for your thorough review
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A cut above the usual Italian fare”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Delicious food at a reasonable price. The fish & pasta dish was especially nice. The service was excellent and they did not rush you along like may Italian establishments seem to do these days. My only criticism is a loose floorboard under my table which lurched every time a waiter passed by. A minor joinery matter in a very pleasant visit.

Visited May 2013
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Superb Food, Atmosphere and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

My Fiancé and I decided to treat ourselves on saturday night to a meal out. We decided to pop to Davanti as i is fairly close to home. Although the restaurant was busy, we only had a few minutes wait before a able was turned around for us. While we waited we were served drinks and chatted with the owner, making us feel important and most importantly that they appreciated the custom as waiting in other restaurants can often be frustrating.

The food was amazing!! The special was a Fillet Rossini, which was cooked to perfection which is great as there are some places that can't do a blue steak very well.

The owner again chatted with us when we had finished our mains and ran through the puddings, asking what kind we like so he could cater suggestions to suit. I went for the Mini Etna, which didn't disappoint. Very indulgent!

All in all, they are doing everything right! Staff are great, taking time to ensure we were happy. the atmosphere is great, a lovely relaxed feel in a busy restaurant is key for me. Then the food, the food was amazing. Great range and great chef/kitchen staff cooking everything!

Will definitely be back soon.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tyne & Wear
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10 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is a gem of restaurant. Staff are so friendly and welcoming without being over bearing. On our visit the restaurant was full and as we hadn't booked had a short wait but we ordered wine and got our table fairly quickly. The black pudding and black pepper sauce starter was outstanding. They clearly use quality ingredients and this was easily recognisable in the quality of the black pudding. The atmosphere was really good, I would describe it as bustling.. Yes there was music but not intrusive and it certainly didn't stop you from having a conversation. For main course we both had a mushroom risotto which again was beautiful. Overall a fantastic friendly restaurant with excellent food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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EnjoyDavanti, Manager at Davanti Italian Restaurant Whitley Bay, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
We really appreciate the thorough review. Grazie
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