Open Daily 12pm till late
- Families and Children Welcome
Portofino's Restaurant is one of the last traditional family run Italian restaurants remaining in the city centre. Set in a magnificent Victorian Grade II listed building, a fittingly opulent setting to enjoy the fresh traditional Italian delicacies.
Really good Italian afternoon tea. Different.
Lovely building nice atmosphere friendly staff good service nice food
Great atmosphere and top service
We came on Valentine’s Day and ordered from the regular menu, not the set one. Nice cosy atmosphere but the tables were pushed too close together which made it difficult getting to our table and leaving. The waitresses and waiters kept coming over to see if we were ready to order when we told them we’d like a few more minutes to look at the menu. Also they kept asking us if we had finished our meals when we hadn’t. I ordered a pasta and it could have done with being cooked for a few minutes more (that’s just my preference) but it was still lovely and I enjoyed it. My partner ordered a pizza which upon cutting into we realised they had sent us the wrong one. We told the waitress it was the wrong one and too spicy but she didn’t say anything, that was left un eaten. Over all we didn’t have a fantastic experience and for the price of it we expected more, not to be left hungry and unsatisfied at the end.
Amazing as always
I was disappointed I could not get a later booking but you were very busy. Unfortunately this meant my chair kept getting bumped and there was a unfamiliar wait between courses. But still a pleasant experience.
First time to Newcastle in a long time. I was not disappointed with Portofinos. Food was excellent, service was second to none and the atmosphere was very fitting of the restaurant. Many thanks for a lovely experience.
Always go here when we go to Newcastle food simply superb and staff 1st class will be back on next visit down.
Another lovely meal at Portofinos. Staff very friendly, good service, fabulous food
The restaurant was very busy so I don't know if this had anything to do with it but the pizza crusts were stale like they'd been sitting for a while. The muscles and toast was nice but the toast was one thin slice of a baguette barely toasted. All of our meals just didn't look the best. Sorry won't be eating or saying good things about this restaurant
Easy going and relaxed with good Italian food and service.
My self and my wife had an AMAZING experience. All the staff and manager were so hospitable (even took into account special requests). The decor of the building, ambience and the welcoming reception. That's not even mention the food. Wow. In Sicily last year and was missing that authentic Italian taste. We were not disappointed. Portofino's delivered from the presentation of the food, to the texture and the taste. Sublime. Fantastico. I would give them 10 stars but only 5 allowed. We will be regular visitors when ever in Newcastle.
First time to this particular restaurant and orignally attracted to it by the arcitecture, which is wonderful (probably not a good way to choose a restaurant!). Some of the feedback I had read said it tended to be a 'pack 'em in' style place, but we didn't find that at all although our visit was during a busy Valentines night. Great food and lovely atmosphere. Will definately go back.
Came for valentines meal,so it was a special menu for the evening alongside the normal one.Food and quality was excellent,my starter the scallops were cook to perfection.Whole meal was great value for money. The restaurant has a lovely friendly team who work here and are a credit to the place.
Wait staff could be less tentative
Great food only issue was seating we were sat right next to entrence so a lot of people passing by the table and also a gust of wind every time to door opened apart from that all good
All amazing!! The perfect valentines thank you!
Beautiful restaurant with amazing Italian food👍🏼
Good value for money, staff were very good. Would recommend it.
Great friendly staff. Good itison meal deal.
Perfect food, great service and a fantastic building. Great prices mean it’s hard to beat in Newcastle
Always a pleasure to visit offering good food and service
First time at Portofinos and everything, from food to service from staff, was amazing! So busy but nothing was a problem, service with a smile! Thank you
The waiting staff were excellent and attentive to our parties needs.