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“This is now called Il Stazione”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Forno - CLOSED

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Il Forno
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
North Shields, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“This is now called Il Stazione”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

This restaurant is actually at Tynemouth Metro Station. The food is great, atmosphere is great and service matches. The pizza oven is visible to customers, which is fantastic. Atmosphere is always good, busy and fast turnaround.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Shirley W
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73 reviews from our community

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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Wonderful Italian Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Lovely family friendly restaurant with friendly service and great food. Will put up with shouty toddlers with a smile.

Visited September 2013
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Thank ELRiley
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Level Contributor
75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Not like it used to be”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

This place used to be a great restaurant!! But not now the staff has changed the pizza is still the same know the menus have changed no proper lunchtime menu this is just ridiculous will not be returning

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank NickyTheInspector
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A great change”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Visited on a busy Friday evening.
Great food.. My partner had a steak in sauce which was cooked to perfection... And the chips were home made... I myself had a pizza calzone with bolognese sauce on top which was one of the biggest calzone I had seen.. Very tasty. The house wine went down really well. Finished of with coffee which we had on the terrace.. Very friendly staff .. Will defenatly be going back

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Stevej2710
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“What went wrong?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

This used to be a great little restaurant which has been driven into, quite frankly, an embarrassment.
Despite booking a table and having our reservation down, they didn't have a table ready for us. So the wait begins... after 30 minutes we said we'd take a table outside as we were tired of waiting. Someone took our drinks order and after 20 mins of chasing them up, they were finally delivered to the table. The order was wrong but were so tired (and thirsty) of waiting we didn't want to go through the ordeal of waiting another 20 minutes!
There was one poor waitress who was run off her feet, trying to please everyone whilst the rest of the staff strolled around without a care in the world. It became a joke between us and the tables around us of how long the food was taking. The food did finally arrive, 2 hours after the time we had booked the table. I was so hungry I couldn't tell you whether the food was nice or not and I couldn't care less either. I just hope they realise what an asset to the restaurant that waitress is as she's the only one keeping things going.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Hayley P
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