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Summary

“Always the place to go for a cheap, vaguely Italian meal if you can stand the queues” – an “old-school” Jesmond institution specialising in pizza and pasta; fans cheerfully admit that its “best suit is nostalgia” (right down to the “Hilda Ogden-style posters of the Colosseum”).

£36
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Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

An “always reliable” Jesmond institution that makes a handy “cheap ’n’ cheerful” pitstop, including for pizza.

£35
Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

This “good-value” Jesmond institution is hailed by all who comment on it as a “real Italian treat”“don’t know if it’s down to the food or the prices, but the queues start around 5.30pm!”

£35
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Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Standard unfussy Italian food” comes at brilliant prices at this “cheap as chips and very cheerful” Jesmond Dene pizzeria, which “oozes” atmosphere.

£34
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Very Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions,
No
Yes
9.30 pm
134 Manor House Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2NE
Opening hours

lunch noon - 2.30 pm, dinner 5 pm - 9.30 pm
Last orders: 9.30 pm

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