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Italian family restaurant with over 20 years of history, situated in the city centre of Newcastle Upon Tyne
PRICE RANGE
US$11 - US$31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Pizza, Italian, International
FEATURES
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal here to celebrate my sons 14th Birthday. To be fair the place never disappoints but felt our host went above and beyond today gave s a fist bump on arrival and a candle in his dessert with the whole restaurant singing...happy birthday and a banner on the table just made it feel extra special.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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scott i, Marketing at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for the review, and we're glad that you all enjoyed your son's birthday celebrations, which we are pleased we're part of.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been going to Portofino for a while but the last twice has been hugely disappointing. On our first occasion for some unknown reason the kitchen decided to put extra chilli in a pasta dish which they still served. On the second occasion our main meal...we had to wait 30-35 minutes and when it came both dishes were wrong. The dreaded chilli reared it’s ugly head again and the other main dish was also wrong. Hugely disappointed with the staff on the second occasion and unfortunately will not be returning. The standards which we always enjoyed have sadly disappeared and felt incredibly disappointed with the manner in which we were dealt with.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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scott i, Marketing at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're sorry to hear about the issues during your last two visits, and we apologise for letting you down. On your second visit, the management had prepared a bill with some dishes removed, but we understand that, unfortunately, you had already paid the first bill....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What another stunning meal at this super place. Great atmosphere to enjoy a night out with family and friends. Staff always amazing, friendly and professional and a great selection of food, remember to take a look at the specials board. Good value for money too.I...Overall a very pleasant evening.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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scott i, Marketing at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for the review. We're pleased to hear how much you enjoyed dining with us, and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dined here with two friends in early March. We’ve been here before, this was the best visit. Excellent from start to finish. I had some meatballs to start, which were delicious. Very tasty and generously sized. My chicken main was nice, but my friends...salmon the standout for the mains. The presentation of all dishes was also very good indeed. Onto dessert. Mine, simply put, was incredible. A panettone bread and butter pudding. Superb. Overall, a top experience with friendly and attentive service. Will return, and hopefully before too long.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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scott i, Marketing at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for the review, Chris! It's great to hear you all enjoyed your meals, and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 9 April 2022 via mobile

Booked a table for 4 Nice greeting on arrival given plenty of time to browse the menu after our drinks order Food was very good didn't have to wait long before the starters arrived you weren't rushed between courses like some places who want you...in and out as quick as possible Would definitely recommend visiting if your in the town I would say booking a table as it does get busyMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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scott i, Marketing at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Many thanks for the review and recommendation, Chris. We're pleased you enjoyed dining with us, and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 30 March 2022

Had the most spectacular meal this evening with my friend. Not only was the food authentic and delicious but the service was impeccable. Honestly could not fault the evening one bit! Needless to say we will be making this a frequent visit. Thank you for...such a wonderful eveningMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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scott i, Marketing at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2022

Many thanks for the review. We're pleased to hear how much you both enjoyed dining with us and we look forward to seeing both you and your friend soon.

Reviewed 30 March 2022

Me and my friend visited here just half an hour ago and let’s just say we will be back. We haven’t genuinely enjoyed a meal out in a long time. Service was impeccable, food was to die for! Not a single complaint from me, the...price to top it off, with the amount of food we devoured, unbelievable. This is now not only my favourite Italian restaurant but the best restaurant ever. Even though I’m lactose intolerant and ate everything with cream and cheese it was 100% worth it!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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scott i, Marketing at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2022

Many thanks for the review and the high praise, Bailey! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed eating with us, and we hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 20 March 2022 via mobile

Telephoned to make a reservation as the website was saying no availability, lovely lady on the phone said they were full but to pop down and they’ll fit us in although we might have a wait. Arrived an hour or so later and waited less...than 5 minutes. Excellent service throughout, food was as tasty as it always is. Never disappointed!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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scott i, Marketing at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2022

Many thanks for the review. We're pleased you enjoyed dining with us, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 6 March 2022

Great set menu after the match, served promptly to our requirements, good selection of drinks, reasonably priced, NCP parking just down the Grey Street hill on the left, desserts are to die for and an ever-changing menu, can't wait to go back. Staff were friendly...and accommodating and environment was warm albeit not so spacious.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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scott i, Marketing at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2022

Many thanks for the review! We're pleased that you enjoyed dining with us on Valentine's night, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 28 February 2022

Looking for food in the vicinity and chose this by chance. Wife and I chose pizzas that were quickly delivered and good quality.

Date of visit: February 2022
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scott i, Marketing at Portofinos Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2022

Thanks, John. We're glad that both you and your wife enjoyed your pizzas.

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Sarah V
20 October 2019|
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Response from ALIFROMNEWCASTLE | Reviewed this property |
I would say so as i have been there early evening and it was very busy... (or before performances at Theatre Royal)
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10 November 2016|
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Response from Portofinos | Property representative |
Yes there is a happy Hour from 5pm until 7pm. weekdays.. and until 6pm Saturdays..
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Portofinos Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4