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“A real Find”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Italia

The Italia
Ranked #6 of 13 Restaurants in Alnmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are a small restaurant in the sea-side village of Alnmouth. You can find us in the Hope & Anchor hotel which is on the villages main street. Booking are essential. All of our food is locally sourced (whenever possible) and is all homemade.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A real Find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

We were taken here by friends who live in the area. So very glad they did. A really good Italian restuartant. We were looked after very well by thar staff (there were 8 of us to seat and feed and we had not booked). We all had traditional pasta dishes and although I did not eat the Salmon and Pernod dish it looked and smelt delicious. Good food and good prices!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Secret find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

What a pleasant change to find this Italian Restaurant in the little village of Alnmouth. A change that is from all the pubs! No wonder it was full and you should make a reservation. Closes at 9:00pm - a little too early for Europeans!

Excellent food, beautifully presented by charming staff.

  • Visited June 2013
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Inverness, UK
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The Happy Hour is Bargain Hour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Fortunately we had planned for an early evening meal, and the Happy Hour from 4 pm to 5.30 pm fitted the bill perfectly. We made a booking the day before. We arrived at 5 pm and enjoyed the bistro while at its most quiet. House wine was good and the food we chose for the main course was outstanding. So much so we had a dessert too!! Then in the brightest sunlight we walked the surprisingly empty beach as our after-dinner walk. It was a great way to spend a late afternoon and evening. Food from the printed menu is half price in Happy Hour (although Specials on the blackboard are not discounted). They do not skimp on portions. Thank you The Italia. Our food selection came to £22 for two with wine - a discount of £14.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Julian P
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Cheshire
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

8 of us had an excellent meal. The staff were very friendly and the food was very good. A good atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2013
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent value at the Italia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

I would have to say that the Italia is excellent value for money on their earlybird - they call it 'happy hour' - offer (between 4 pm and 5.30 pm every day). We ate there for the first time on a recent holiday in the area. My husband shared other reviewers' opinions of the lamb, which he thought was excellent. My lasagne, if not particularly authentic in flavour, was very nice. The puddings we had, sticky toffee and tiramisu, were lovely; large portions and some good quality vanilla icecream was added to the sticky toffee pudding at my husband's request without an extra charge being levied. Service was good and staff friendly, although they were getting a bit more stretched as the place filled up rapidly after 5 pm. I would have thought it was essential to book as they were very busy indeed, despite the fact it wasn't high season but a very cold, grey Thursday afternoon in mid-May. There were only a couple of minor negatives; the first being that virtually all the more expensive dishes (eg steak/prawns, the lamb being the exception) were excluded from the offer. The second negative is that the place is definitely not as plush as it might appear in the photo's on Tripadvisor. It's much better down the end away from the semi-open kitchen/pizza oven/bar, but they could do to replace the poor carpet with something more contemporary, plaster the dated exposed brickwork and chuck out the half dead potted plants! Tip - I'd definitely ensure that they don't put you on the table right by the bar as it's very cramped on the side near the bar and you'll have the staff or anyone calling in to make a reservation virtually sitting on your shoulder as you're trying to enjoy your meal.

  • Visited May 2013
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