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Portofinos Restaurant

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Churchill House 12A Mosley Street | Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1DE, England
+44 191 261 5512
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner suggested here and it was first visit for eleven years so was looking forward to it. Our starters were very good, Potato Skins and Soup of the Day with a bread roll. My partner ordered the Lasagne and being in a veggie mood I fancied the Calabrese al Forno with Mediterranean Vegetables. The Lasagne when it arrived was... More 

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Thank Allan B
Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Allan Thanks for coming back to visit us after 11 years! It looks like the chef sent the wrong dish, apologies for that! They are both served in the same dish and sometimes the cheese on the top hides the other ingredients. Your dish was probably ready in the kitchen, next time please ask and we can do a... More 

Newcastle upon tyne
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for there happy hour Had calamari it was tough and chewy Then had what they call a stroganoff It fact it's a chicken breast with a mild pepper sauce and lots of mushrooms It was very tasty First but I don't think it will be the last

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Thank Worlad
Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Worlad I'm sorry to hear that the calamari was chewy, it was perhaps a little underdone. Happy to read that you enjoyed your main course! Regards More 

Billingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped for a lunchtime bite to eat whilst Christmas shopping. I was surprised to see that even though it was December there was still a range of set menu's still on offer - not like other places that remove the happy hour or lunchtime specials. We were seated at a comfy table for two with a great view across... More 

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Thank Ambers0204
Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Ambers Thanks for your review. The building was indeed originally built as a bank in 1892, good guess! I'm glad that you found all the food hot and tasty! Regards More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in after a shopping trip to Newcastle. Fancied some pasta and a change from Xmas food. What an awesome experience and at such great value. All the boys (3 of them) and ourselves had great meals and in a truly spectacular venue. All the food was hot and tasty and the portion sizes were just enough to allow you... More 

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Thank john o
Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi John I'm happy to read your great review! We look forward to welcoming you and your family again in the future! Regards More 

North East England
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121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Website said the lunch offer was on throughout December bit fed up to find this wasn't the case between Xmas n New Year. But hey it's not expensive here. And we had a super lunch with hubby daughter and father in law. I had tasty fegatini on polenta. (Wouldn't have had that on the lunch special). Everyone else loved theirs... More 

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Thank pepsimaxrock
Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi pepsimaxrock Sorry for the lack of information about menu availability on the website, I will make sure in future to advertise the correct availibility! Glad you still enjoyed your meal! Regards More 

Northumberland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in after panto, no reservation but seated quickly. Food was lovely and reasonably priced. Would most definitely go back.

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Thank Ash131181
Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Ash Thanks for your review and I hope we see you again! Regards More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I visited Portofino yesterday lunchtime after deciding that our usual place down the road was getting too expensive. We wanted a Happy Hour meal and the first thing that we noticed was that the range of mains on this menu was much broader than the norm. I had panzerotti, which I'd never tried before and it was... More 

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Thank Sarah L
Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Sarah Thanks for your great review! I'm glad you enjoyed the panzarotti, which is our new homemade potato ravioli! See you again soon! Regards More 

South Shields, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and friends visited a few months ago following a recommendation and were very disappointed. My husband ordered a risotto dish, it was very pale in colour, and very bland in taste. The only good thing about it was the king prawns. The service was good considering it was a very busy Saturday night. I would not return to this... More 

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Thank sophie l
Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Sophie I'm sorry your husband did not enjoy his risotto dish a few months ago, however I'm glad that you found the service good. The chef must have forgotten to add the fresh parsley, as apart from the parsley all the ingredients are 'pale' in colour. It's a shame that you will not return as it seems from your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Newcastle for Christmas shopping, looking for somewhere to eat that would be a bit different from the typical Pizza Express/Prezzo/Zizzi that you get everywhere. And what a refreshingly independent change this made! The "Francesca" alla tagliatelle was absolutely second to none; it was obvious they'd used really fresh ingredients, and I'd definitely have it again when (and it is... More 

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Thank Cressida O
Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Cressida Thanks for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review! The Francesca is also one of my favourite pasta dishes, and one I always recommend! See you again soon hopefully! Regards More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have visited Portofinos before many years ago and always enjoyed the meals so I was really looking forward to my works Christmas night out on 9/12/2016.it was a group of over 20. We had already noted what we wanted in my case a mushroom pizza. It was incredibly busy obviously expected as it is the run up to Christmas.... More 

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Thank Elaine E
Portofinos, Manager at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Elaine I'm sorry that you did not enjoy your pizza, and found it hard to cut. It's never a problem to have your pizza sliced in the kitchen, however it seems like the waiters may have been very busy and forgotten to come back. As our pizzas are thin crust, sometimes the crusts can be quite crispy if slightly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$36
Cuisine
Pizza, Italian, International
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Churchill House 12A Mosley Street | Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 261 5512

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?