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54 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RQ, England
+44 191 251 7800
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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North Shields, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After reading the great reviews my wife and I recently visited for the early special, on arriving at 5.10 pm we were told this was finished but they had a steak special deal. As there was only one table taken we had reservations about staying but decided to give it a go, big mistake. I ordered the the fillet steak... More 

Thank Michael M
Wallsend, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently celebrated my 70th birthday at Portobello's, with a beautifully catered Buffet. The food was excellent and varied, as my guests ranged from four years upto eighty two. The service throughout was personal and I was even supplied with a cup of tea, when I began lagging. I would recommend the excellent service and hospitality, don't be shy to... More 

1 Thank jimmymc19
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family run Italian restaurant. Best tasting pasta I have had in a long time. Very reasonably priced. Friendly service, just so impressed!!!!

Thank Caroline Y
Preston, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here Saturday evening, staff v. friendly & helpful. Standard Italian fare, we were all stuffed after fritto misto followed by pizzas. Only negative was the overcooked whitebait part of the fritto misto, squid was just right. Pizzas VERY filling. All in all great value, if I ever came back ( I live in Lancs ) I'd go for steak... More 

Thank Mark S
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The food was excellent - great variety and some really good special offers. The staff were very friendly and attentive offering great service.

Thank Kmj1959
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

If you have read any of my reviews before you will know how much I love Italian Food, but last weekend I got a special treat, we visited the Portobello Restaurant on South Parade in Whitley Bay in Northumberland. It was recommended to us by the receptionist at the hotel where we were staying, and when we viewed the menu... More 

Thank Bill B
Hexham, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Lunch menu for £3.95 for three courses what's the catch I thought......well there isn't one its genuine Italian through and through. To have a choice from their regular menu of starter mains and desert was proof of the authenticity of this lunch time feast. BEAUTIFUL FOOD. I had minestrone soup (the genuine homemade recipe), seafood penne absolutely delicious with plenty... More 

1 Thank cus2mer2014
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

I've been to hundreds of restaurants and have managed them also. This night with my family visitors from Dover . My sister, brother in law and great niece (7years old). We arrived at about 5.30pm and a very warm and friendly welcome from the waitress. Menus were with us and drinks order taken and brought to our table (window table).... More 

Thank Malcolm H
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Found this place by accident. Went in and wow! Very Italian and the food well the best we have had at an Italian restaurant for a long time. Food amazing staff great and look after you. Would love to go back at night a lovely little place 10/10 👍🍴🍷worth looking for when in Whitley Bay x

Thank AndreaHKeighley
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

There's not many 'proper' restaurants in Whitely Bay - it's just not that kinda place. If you want to sit down to an Indian, there's plenty to go at; and there's a Chinese sit-down, too. But if you've had enough curry for the time being and the Chinese is closed, the Portobello is a welcome addition, towards the sea, a... More 

Thank Gary G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $23
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Delivery, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Traditional Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

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