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Marco Polo Restaurant

33 Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1PQ, England
+44 191 232 5533
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (113 reviews)
“rabbit” (30 reviews)
“wild mushrooms” (13 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
33 Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1PQ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We headed for a well known steak house for an early meal before a show but they were full even at 5pm (happy hour?) so we asked for a recommendation. The advised us to visit Marco Polo just around the corner. Indeed we were given...More

Thank Brigantian1
MarcosManager, Management Team at Marco Polo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Brigantian1, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our food! Concerning your negative comments about the cleanliness of the restaurant, we would really like it if you could contact us with more details such as when you visited and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time it was last month in Marco Polo certainly not the last. We were a group of 6 we all ordered pizzas there were beautiful. Great service thank you.

Thank jhon20184
MarcosManager, Management Team at Marco Polo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the fantastic review! I have passed your comments onto our pizza chef Veli! Kind Regards MP

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked in to Marco Polo in Newcastle with our 4 yr old as a snooty steak house up the road had asked us to wait for a table even though there were lots of tables free. It was the best decision to walk out and...More

Thank kiplin66
MarcosManager, Management Team at Marco Polo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are a family friendly restaurant, so it is great to read that you all enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant. Hopefully see you again soon! MP

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was pretty good. Calamari slightly over cooked but a very nice sauce. Carpaccio was a little bland in all honesty. We went on an itison voucher which is decent value and asked if we could pay a supplement to get a dish not included....More

2  Thank micconuk
MarcosManager, Management Team at Marco Polo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Micconuk, Thank you for your review. Our Itison deal excludes two dishes from our pasta/pizza/risotto sections and it is stated on the voucher. There is no mention of supplements. I find it disappointing that you have said we deliver bad customer service and blame...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a party of 9 for a hen do on a busy Saturday evening. We were a bit late for our booking (I did phone ahead to let them know) and the staff were most understanding and accommodating. The service and drinks were...More

Thank Amy H
MarcosManager, Management team at Marco Polo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We really appreciate your lovely review and are glad you enjoyed all aspects of your evening with us. We have passed your comments onto our fantastic waitress Jane who served you and handed in your £20 - she says thank you! Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pre theatre meals have been a struggle for me as I have drifted from restaurant to restaurant searching for somewhere to become my regular restaurant. I am pleased to see after years of searching I have found the best restaurant in Newcastle The food at...More

1  Thank jackfenwick50
MarcosManager, Management team at Marco Polo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so pleased to read we have become a firm favourite of yours to dine before the theatre. Thank you for noting the freshness and quality of the food we serve. Hope to see you again very soon! MP

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Early evening supper before the theatre we have eaten here before a couple of years ago. Being early the restaurant was quiet we opted fir just a main course and a drink as last time the service and food was excellent as well being good...More

Thank martiny125
MarcosManager, Management team at Marco Polo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! Hope to see you again! MP

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just browsing, looking for somewhere to eat, came across the Marco Polo - turned out to be a great find! I had wild mushrooms on ciabatta with ricotta and garlic - just perfect. Lamb cutlets to follow, generous portion and absolutely delicious. I wish I...More

Thank Christine P
MarcosManager, Management team at Marco Polo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Christine P, Thank you for your lovely review. It is great to see you enjoyed your meal. Hopefully see you again next time you are in Newcastle!! MP

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the 1970s, I was a student in Newcastle, and my girlfriend and I used to frequent this restaurant a lot. So, 40+ years later we (she's now my wife) happened to be in Newcastle and we decided to go back for old times sake....More

Thank Anthony H
MarcosManager, Management Team at Marco Polo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Anthony H! It is fantastic to see that you enjoyed your visit with us after such a long time. We have changed a lot over the years but we still strive to deliver great food and service! Hopefully see you in 2058! MP

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to eat nearby to the Theatre Royal before the show and decided on eating here as it looked nice. Staff attentive and food was ok but I did not find it good value for money at all. The Parmesan cheese...More

Thank holiday032
MarcosManager, Management team at Marco Polo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Holiday032, Thank you for your review. We usually receive praise regarding our value for money so it is disappointing to read you thought the opposite. Concerning your comments about our pepper and parmesan being rationed, we offer both to every diner when their meals...More

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Andrea G
28 March 2018|
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Response from itslel | Reviewed this property |
Marco Polo is on quite a hill - but there are bars all around, just over the road from Grey Street
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Norma Y
17 December 2017|
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Response from Tim W | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know
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Julie C
28 August 2015|
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Response from Luke H | Reviewed this property |
Dean street car park is just across the road, it's not 24hour but open pretty late. It's also free to park there after 5pm on weekdays!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$34
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1PQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 232 5533
  • E-mail
Description
Marco Polo is an Italian bistro that is celebrating its 42nd year of trading. We are an independent restaurant and locally owed. We offer a wide range of pizza/pasta and consider this to be our bread and butter. However we really come in to our own on the a la carte side of the menu. All our dishes are prepared on site and deliver extremely good value. The restaurant is always busy and has great atmosphere. We can cater for most requests. We take reservations and also hold a number of tables back for walk-in custom. So if you're passing pop in.
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