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Review of Portobello - CLOSED

Portobello
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $27
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Traditional Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Having read the great reviews, a friend and I visited last night. Great service, great food and reasonably priced. Can't go wrong.

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1  Thank Foodlover222
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Tried this restaurant last night based on the reviews on trip advisor (#1 in Whitley Bay???)
We were a party of eight, most of whom had the 'happy hour' menu, which appeared good value.

Unfortunately the food was average and I'd be very surprised if any of it was made from scratch in the restaurant. Their dessert menu stated 'home made' - they weren't. One of our party complained about a couple of the food items to two different members of staff - both of which just mumbled 'sorry' and nothing further.

The bill was extortionate!! Considering most of us were eating from the happy hour menu, this was a bit of a shock. We found the drinks were hugely overpriced - obviously a ploy to make up for 'getting people through the door' at happy hour.

Could not recommend this place and will not visit again. Very disappointing.

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1  Thank GillieMA
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Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I booked here last minute for Christmas Lunch. We are regulars here and we always have a great time when we go. The set Christmas menu was great. We both ordered the same crab cocktail which was to die for and the Christmas dinner with the mountain of trimmings was immense. Aparatently the chef had been working in the gravy for some time! We managed to eat the crumble because it was so lovely, but couldn't polish off the cheese board ;-)

The staff were very accommodating despite them giving up their Christmas Day and they hadn't overfilled the restaurant either which meant you could have a nice relaxing and intimate time.

If they open for Christmas next year ... We'll be there again.

Michelinos: Thanks for a great Christmas Day and I hope you enjoyed it when you got home.

Alex & Gary

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1  Thank lexylittle
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

As we are both regulars to this restaurant we decided to do a meal for Christmas Day to which we were very pleased with. The owner and her staff were very attentive but not overpowering. We will be certainly be returning next year. A big thank you from Lily.

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1  Thank 407lilypops
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

The food, service, atmosphere and happy hour price all excellent. We will certainly be going bback very soon.

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Thank THE_WILLUM
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