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54 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RQ, England
+44 191 251 7800
12:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here Saturday afternoon. We had the lunchtime special which is on until 5pm. Our food was lovely and the portions were huge, we came away very full. The staff were so welcoming and pleasant. We've enjoyed every time we've eaten here I can't recommend it enough.

Thank Laura A
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Group of 8 visited for birthday meal. The food was lovely & reasonably priced. Service was spot on & staff were friendly. No complaints & will be returning soon

Thank Aby2
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My children always enjoy coming here and really rate the pizza. For me the food is good, but not outstanding. The atmosphere is nice and the serving staff are lovely.

Thank Tanya C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We visited for a birthday in October. We were very disappointed as have visited on numerous occasions. It was only when we received the bill there was a leaflet saying it was under new management!! It explains it all unfortunately. Service was average and food was not good most of it we left.

Thank jackie c
North Shields, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

After reading the great reviews my wife and I recently visited for the early special, on arriving at 5.10 pm we were told this was finished but they had a steak special deal. As there was only one table taken we had reservations about staying but decided to give it a go, big mistake. I ordered the the fillet steak... More 

Thank Michael M
Wallsend, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I recently celebrated my 70th birthday at Portobello's, with a beautifully catered Buffet. The food was excellent and varied, as my guests ranged from four years upto eighty two. The service throughout was personal and I was even supplied with a cup of tea, when I began lagging. I would recommend the excellent service and hospitality, don't be shy to... More 

1 Thank jimmymc19
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Family run Italian restaurant. Best tasting pasta I have had in a long time. Very reasonably priced. Friendly service, just so impressed!!!!

Thank Caroline Y
Preston, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Ate here Saturday evening, staff v. friendly & helpful. Standard Italian fare, we were all stuffed after fritto misto followed by pizzas. Only negative was the overcooked whitebait part of the fritto misto, squid was just right. Pizzas VERY filling. All in all great value, if I ever came back ( I live in Lancs ) I'd go for steak... More 

Thank Mark S

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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?