Italian Restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne 

There are so many incredible Italian restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne, we guarantee you'll be spoilt for choice! Whether you're visiting Newcastle with your whole family or you're enjoying a city break with your partner, you'll want to find somewhere with beautiful food, the perfect ambience, and attentive staff that will make your experience extra special.
If you're heading somewhere after — perhaps you would like to enjoy a few post-meal drinks or are off to the Theatre Royal — the location will also be incredibly important. To help you narrow things down, here are the best Italian restaurants in Newcastle city centre and beyond.


Zucchini Pasta Bar ·

55 Degrees North, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6BL

Located a stone's throw away from Newcastle's Tyne Bridge, Zucchini Pasta Bar is an independent restaurant that has been serving traditional fresh pasta since 2017. Its speciality is Italian soul food, and its chefs make new batches of pasta every day using Northumberland-farmed free-range eggs. The restaurant has a relaxing atmosphere and its prices are very affordable, making it a great spot for casual meals out.


Pani's Café ·

61–65 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6BX

If you're looking for an Italian restaurant near the Theatre Royal in Newcastle, Pani's Café is a great choice. Despite being hidden away down High Bridge Street, it still gets very busy on a Friday and Saturday night, which is testament to how great the food is. This family-run restaurant serves Italian classics with a Sardinian twist, and its prices are very reasonable. If you're after a pre-show bite to eat, look no further.


Babucho ·

Lower Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3JD

Looking for the best Italian restaurant on Newcastle's Quayside? Babucho is ideal. It's a bustling café and brasserie during the day, and transforms into a sophisticated restaurant and lounge bar at night, making it a great choice for any occasion. Its menu includes plenty of Italian classics, as well as some local favourites, so you can be sure every person in your party will find a dish they love.


Gusto ·

106 Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DX

If you're looking for a particularly sophisticated Italian and pizza restaurant in Newcastle, look no further than Gusto. The restaurant's menus change with the seasons to keep them fresh, and its talented bar staff are well-known for their innovative and delicious cocktail recipes. Plus, you can admire the views of Newcastle's Quayside as you enjoy your food and drinks. Gusto is the perfect choice for an extra-special meal.


Portofino ·

12A Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1DE

Portofino is also one of the best Italian restaurants in Newcastle city centre. Just a short walk away from the Charles Grey Monument, it's a great choice whether you've been enjoying a day out shopping, are heading to the theatre, or are off out for drinks after your meal. While its menu boasts incredible dishes, it’s the setting that really makes Portofino stand out — the restaurant sits in a Grade II listed building that's adorned with stunning faience tiles.