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54 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RQ, England
+44 191 251 7800
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Newcastle on Tyne ,UK
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit and we were impressed by the welcome and the atmosphere. Unfortunately that was where the positives stopped. Three of our party enjoyed their starter I on the other hand did not, I had prawns which were tasteless and soggy. I assumed they had been defrosted and left lying in water. The main course came and one of... More 

Thank tynetraveller51
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice setting & nice decor. Waitress was lovely! Food was ok, we went on the sunday and i believe the mash was smash and the meat was tough, but other than that everything else was ok, and i would probably go back! Might off just been having a bad day!

Thank sjb1924
York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really delicious food at amazing prices! Friendly staff, particularly great service from Pete, with good advice on menu choices. Will definitely visit again when up this way. Highly recommend .

3 Thank Jim C
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here last night with my daughter and hubby, we had the 3 course for £4.95, which was excellent and good value. The portions were of a good size and service was good. We were just sitting beside the door which got a bit draughty but apart from that very good, I just wish the happy hour deal was onto... More 

Thank Carolinemia
North Shields, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Food excellent and very reasonably priced. Fantastic King prawns (my wife hasn't stopped talking about them!) and delicious pizzas. Thanks to Ann for her friendly and efficient service and to Pete for the superb food. Would recommend this restaurant to everybody. However, it has new owners and the name is going to change to Verdi. Thankfully the staff are staying... More 

Thank TheLord225
Seaton Sluice, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Nice meal and the price is just right if your on a budget. Lunch specials are a great value especially.

Thank JonBanaciski
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Service - good as usual Food - very good again as usual Venue - pleasant and comfortable Definitely visit again.

Thank John W
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had been to the Portobello the previous evening, but thought we should try elsewhere. Not to be; one alternative was full, and another not up to standard. SO, as we went to the Portobello. , I fell down the step, which was all of two inches high. I knocked a large vase off its stand.and was saved from making... More 

1 Thank Pauline C
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Of the cuff walking bye and popped in and glad I did. Staff were polite and had good knowledge of the menu. My fillet stroganoff was very nice and hot. Garlic bread for a side and was huge but again light and tasty. The restaurant was clean and warm I would recommend to anybody

Thank mgp007
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We took some friends who are new to the area to our favourite Whitley Bay restaurant which is now called Portobello. We have been visiting this restaurant for the past 14 years through several different ownerships and changes of name. We were not disappointed with this most recent visit. The food was excellent, the service good and it is very... More 

Thank Susan Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Whitley Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 191 251 7800
Traditional Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?