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2A-4 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1DG, England
+44 191 252 6242
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well done again Sambuca visited many over the last few years and food good service good. My friend had a broken leg and thought the restaurant was downstairs but a steep staircase for anyone who has a disability.

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Thank Nor5053
Queensland, Australia
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was initially quite sceptical of this place as the first time I went there was for the lunch menu, however I was very pleasantly surprised by just how delicious the food was, and has been, every time we go. The staff are very hospitable, the restaurant is always lovely and clean and it is a really relaxed place to... More 

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1 Thank box_30
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I visited here tonight, and found it very pleasant on arrival we were shown to a table, and drinks ordered immediately and served straight away. Our meal order was taken within minutes of our drinks arriving. My starter of calamari was delicious and also the potatoe skins was a very good sized portion and really nice and... More 

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1 Thank Pandorajane
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Food and service very good. Value for money. Even the steak and chicken dishes are a bargain. Sambuca is a must.

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Thank Lindsay S
newcastle
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

The staff work hard here but it's just another generic sambuca. I've been a few times here but now try to avoid in favour of more independent places. There are loads in whitley. The stairs make access tricky too. I know they offer a really good value lunches but there are other places in whitley which offer similar in much... More 

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Thank gmc25
Sambuca W, Front Office Manager at Sambuca, responded to this review

Hi there, I apologise that you do not find our restaurant to be better than others in the local area. Yes, we do work very hard. We work hard to ensure the food is of a high standard and that our services is of a high standard. I am sorry if you feel this is not enough. With regards to... More 

north shields
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

RIPPED OFF. I visited today with my little one for Sunday lunch . We asked if they did a kids menu nd they said no but could do any pasta halved . So she picked that I didn't want the full 3 course special just the main meal so I asked did the serve just that she also advised me... More 

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Thank sexypiglet69
Sambuca W, Front Office Manager at Sambuca, responded to this review

Hi there, You were not ripped off. Purely by your review here, I can tell you now that your bill was not wrong. Yes, you were charged the menu price of £7.95 for your Sunday lunch. Nowhere on our menu does it state that if you only opt for the main course, will you be charged less than the menu... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic building ,service was friendly. The pizzas are made up fresh to order really good value for a lovely afternoon lunch.

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Thank louiserelto
Sambuca W, Front Office Manager at Sambuca, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It means a lot when our hard work pays off and our customers are happy. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Carly. More 

Northumberland, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Visited here in July it was very busy and we waited around 15 mins for a table Lunchtime menu 3 course what value we had potato skins served with a dip pizza and coffee Pizza was thin and lovely as good as pizzas Ive eaten in Italy Will be back here

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Thank mshott28
Sambuca W, Front Office Manager at Sambuca, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Regards, Carly. More 

North Shields, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Every time I have visited here has been during their 3 course for £5.99 lunchtime special and I've never been disappointed yet on the plus side if you order food and you can't manage to eat all of it the wrap it for you to take with you

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Thank 687beverleyj
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Food was great quality and very reasonably priced. Pizza's were great.. great seafood pasta. . Beer and wine well priced as well.. defo recommend.

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Thank tonyjohnharris

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2A-4 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Whitley Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 191 252 6242
Description
A family friendly Italian restaurant in the heart of Whitley Bay. We pride ourselves on amazing food, at affordable prices.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?