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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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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited in May, email and facebook message sent to restaurant in May to advise of my disappointment however, no reply. We called in as a last minute decision to go for food and had left it too late to book anywhere, decided to try somewhere we used to enjoy a few years ago. We should have realised when the restaurant... More 

Thank Honest169
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very Italian menu (although I would have picked a carpaccio starter if one had been on offer) and I was pleased with the quality and quantity. The food wasn't spectacular but I certainly had no complaints. The wine list wasn't great either but that wasn't why we went in the first place. The restaurant was quiet and the service... More 

Thank Bligey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in Whitley Bay for a concert on the Saturday night, but had no plans for the Friday night. We came across this restaurant whilst wandering around the local area. What a great find! The food was excellent - my husband had the garlic cheese bread to start, I chose to have nothing - good job... More 

Thank MexxChic
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, and good value. Limited wine selection, and not the nicest wine. Table a bit small, for all the dishes and glasses, but a nice atmosphere. Very reasonable prices.

Thank PippaRu
Newcastle upon Tyne
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

A visit with family on a Sunday afternoon we all opted for the Sunday lunch. The majority of us had the beef and one had the pork. Great portion sizes with fresh veg, mash, roasties, Yorkshire and tasty gravy. We all really impressed and excellent value for money. Will most certainly be back.

Thank frian
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Went for Sunday lunch which was very good and plenty of it Was meat and 5 veg with giant home made Yorkshire puddings Was disappointed at the limited choice of wine but was told it had just been taken over and the wine list was in preparation I most certainly shall return

Thank Ian F
North Lanarkshire, Scotland
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We went at lunchtime for the 3 course lunch deal (£4.95). Friendly, helpful staff. Meal was delicious but we had to take home a doggy bag as the pasta portion was so big - had expected small portions as it was a lunch and only £4.95 - how wrong was I:). Nice surroundings too. Would go back. They do a... More 

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North East
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Early bird special was great 3 courses. We all enjoyed our pizza pasta dishes and like the fact there are some more unusual toppings. Fab price and delicious food. We have also been for Sunday dinner and it was fantastic.

Thank baycakes
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We have never been to whitley bay before so we're unsure of where to eat. We found this restaurant while Googling and noticed the 2 dine for £20. But we went on Friday and it was only Monday to Friday online. We weren't bothered and went anyway to then find to our surprise it was on til 9 on the... More 

Thank love-to-eat1987
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This was my first time visit for a late lunch. The decor was nice. I chose the 3 course meal for £4.95. The deal is amazing especially for what you get. I had the bruschetta for starters, which looked really nice although it tasted burnt. I had more success with my main course which was a pizza. This tasted really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, 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?