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Review of Antico Restaurant

Antico Restaurant
Ranked #101 of 1,305 Restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $47
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 24, 2014

On our visit last night after some deliberation, where the waiter is very keen for you to order a bottle of wine, we ordered the potato skins and the baked goats cheese. we asked that it be accompanied by some toasted bread, when it arrived there were two slices of bread not toasted so they were sent back to see a grill. Once this was sorted the starters were excellent and the garlic mayo was lovely, though could have done with a bit more of it.
We ordered the Tagliatelle Bolognase and a spaghetti Bolognase, not on the menu but seriously an Italian restaurant without spaghetti. Anyway my Tagliatelle arrived with a decent helping of sauce and mince etc the spaghetti turned up with barely any sauce, we queried why there was such a difference in the dishes and were informed that it was linguini and was always served like this, at this we responded less linguini and more sauce please! This resulted in a bit of eye rolling etc but returned with what looked to me to be a half portion of what was brought to the table, we added Parmesan cheese to the dishes and tucked in.
There seemed to be a distinct lack of oregano, seasoning and garlic to the sauces and the Parmesan had no flavour at all and was the pre grated stuff in a bowl not grated or shaved from a block at your table.
Overall the decor is nice and it has a good spot and I suppose if you are a student or younger trendy type then you would possibly be happy with the meal however we were disappointed.

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Thank geordie5858
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Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Starter's were delicious. Main courses were fabulous and the desserts were to die for. I found the staff to be really helpful and very pleasant polite. We've been before during happy hour and the experience was the same.
The decor is very nice too and the atmosphere is lively but not so loud that you can't have a conversation at your table. Excellent value for money £55 for 2x 3 courses and 2 alcoholic drinks.

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1  Thank mohn1
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

Without a doubt the best Italian I have ever eaten at. The service, atmosphere and more importantly, the food, was faultless. Everything was utterly delicious! We were made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble even though the staff knew we were not from 'these parts' and would unlikely return in the near future, this did not matter in the slightest! Highly recommended! Thanks for a great evening on our first visit to Newcastle. :-)

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1  Thank Neil M
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Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Can't recommend this place enough! What fabulous staff, atmosphere and food!! Thanks so much for a great evening (your desserts were to die for... Although dark chocolate soufflé wins over white...Just, haha!) never been made to feel as welcome in any restaurant (And I eat out a lot!)

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1  Thank Diddles28
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

I stayed in Jesmond with two friends and came across the restaurant walking down the road looking for somewhere to eat. We couldn't have found a better place! The food was perfect, the service was quick, and there is a great italian atmosphere. We ended up coming again the day after too! One word to describe this place is perfect!

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Thank liamgray123
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