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Summary

“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”).

£38
    £
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

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).

£37
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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
    £
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
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
    £
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* 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
85

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£3.95 £6.30 £3.20 £4.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £14.30
Filter Coffee £1.80
Extras  
Service 10.00%
134 Manor House Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2NE
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-9:30 pm
Friday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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