Harden's survey result
A “brilliant traditional Italian”, in Jesmond, whose “fabulous” ambience, “cheap but great quality food” and “consistently good service” ensure that, even decades on, it’s usually packed to the gills.
“It’s always busy but that only adds to experience” at this “cheap ’n’ cheerful”, “fantastically buzzy” Italian diner in Jesmond (where there are often queues). “Lovely food and fantastic value for money” ensure high loyalty amongst fans (“I’m still eating here 30 years later”).
A “cheap ’n’ cheerful” Jesmond icon whose “fattening” Britalian fare (pizza, pasta and the “best garlic bread in town”) is still “worth the queue”; “service can sometimes be a bit brusque, but that’s part of the ambience” (likewise the cheesy posters).
“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”).
|Wine per bottle||£14.30|
134 Manor House Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2NE
|Monday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm|