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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good to go to for a delicious dinner and dessert service was good and waiters were very very very freindly and kind.🩷

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a find this was. We came to the local area for a couple of nights and after a bit of tripadvising we decided on this Italian. We never booked as it was a last minute decision but it was not a problem. We were...greeted by a very friendly waitress and were shown to a table straight away. The waitresses and the gentlemen (believe he was the manager/owner) who served us were very efficient and extremely friendly. Food was fantastic, really tasty and great portion sizes. It was nice to come somewhere where we felt we were getting our moneys worth! Strongly recommend the pizzas and the garlic bread! If we come back to the area we will mostly likely be returning. Thank you!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant meal with lovely helpful staff. Food was 10/10. Some of the best Italian food I’ve had for a long time. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tasty food. Good menu choices to suit everybody. Great friendly staff. They are so helpful. Will visit again and again.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

FIVE STAR Here has made me so happy, biggest hidden gem of the north east. Wherever you are I highly recommend you visit as is 100% worth the drive (also on a bus route) The staff are just amazing, I’d come every day if I...could, it was like popping into see your family. They were all very kind and friendly. It’s a perfect restaurants for couples having a romantic night but also family friendly. Food was excellent too. I can’t wait to come back. Thank youMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food in big portions and extremely friendly staff. Service was also very quick and overall had a great night.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely outstanding food. Everything was delicious. Menus is vast with such good choice. Atmosphere was perfect and the service was brilliant. Definitely returning

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 adults and 2 lively boys enjoyed a great meal here. The food was excellent, staff very friendly and efficient and the atmosphere was perfect. This is a great restuatent that mages to combine quality, value and service without compromise. We've been before and we'll...definitely be going againMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff and lovely food. Staff always make you feel welcome and special here, food never disappoints always leave full and with a smile on our faces! Always look forward to returning, cannot recommend enough!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 March 2024

We visited Il Cancello for dinner on a Friday evening to celebrate my our son's 31st birthday. The restaurant was just about full when we arrived (a good sign) with a relaxed, lively atmosphere. Despite the number of customers, service was timely as there seemed...to be a good number of staff on duty all of whom were welcoming, friendly and helpful. The food was well-prepared and the portions generous. The prices are very reasonable given the quality - good value for money. One nice touch was that one of the waiters picked up that my son and his girlfriend were going to share their main courses and when the food arrived, the meals had been divided in two with half of each on each plate, avoiding the need for transferring food at the table or having to swap plates. The toilets were very smart and clean - always a bonus!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024 via mobile

We were recommended this place for the gluten free Sunday lunchs from friends with similar dietary problems We all had starters and roasts for mains all 3 of us had different meats and came with our own portion of veg and gravy jug Service was...very good from the very helpful staff Will definitely be trying it again one evening for the Italian dishesMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

Hadn't been here before, but looking at the reviews we thought we'd give a go. Service was absolutely first class,considering it was really busy. Food was of a really good standard, and plentiful. We had starters and main, and there was no room left for...dessert. The restaurant itself was really nice and clean. We will definitely be returning and would recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

Best Italian in the North East by far. The food is consistently of the highest standard. Portions sizes are very generous and the staff are super friendly and feel like friends. It's our local, we celebrate alI birthdays and anniversaries here, we almost want to...keep it a secret from everyone else. Amazing!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

We have been many times as a family and the food is always nice. The staff are very friendly and it has a good atmosphere. 100% recommend.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 January 2024

I visited Il Cancello yesterday along with three other friends The restaurant was very busy at 2.45. Although I am not a Sunday lunch person, I thoroughly enjoyed my meal as did my other friends. The food was excellent, well presented, and the service friendly...and efficient even though the restaurant was very busy. Tables were cleaned and reset immediately. I highly recommend Il Cancello.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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IL CANCELLO ITALIAN RESTAURANT, Beamish - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Il Cancello Italian Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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Il Cancello Italian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5