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Pani's Cafe Bar

61-65 High Bridge | Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX, England
+44 191 232 4366
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
61-65 High Bridge | Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

15th. may 2017. This was our first visit to this restaurant and a birthday celebration for my wife. We had booked table in advance and told them about my wife's birthday. My wife's meal was so bad she actually complained, in all of our years...More

Thank magpielover
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not fine dining but it does not aim to be. It is extremely good, homely cooking, without pretension. I started with ravioli, filled with braised lamb and ricotta, in a very tasty lamb broth. I then had a really satisfying bowl of fregola...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful evening here at Pannis. The restaurant is quite atmospheric if not a bit warm and noisy. The staff work really hard and the food was excellent. We had the casserole salsissie which was very tasty and rustic but probably more appropriate...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit here as two of our party had been before and had said it was a casual Italian. Unfortunately as soon as we arrived we were greeted with stares from a line up of 7 members of staff standing around the counter,...More

Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here many times as I do have a friend that is friendly with the owner. However it's always the same if I go and I'm with her they will give me a panis penne with no chili but if I go without her...More

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A firm favourite restaurant of mine and I have been coming here since I was a small child. The food is always excellent; I would recommend either the lasagne or one of the ciabattas. The staff are very nice and always willing to talk to...More

Thank Findlay G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've always loved Pani's and chose it for a birthday celebration for 9 people. It was a Saturday night and the restaurant was packed, so service took a little while but we expected that and didn't mind because it gave us time to chat and...More

Thank SusieLips
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Solid Italian food in a lovely setting. The penne bolognese was meatier than it's sometimes served (that's a good thing, in my opinion). It's a very large menu, which can sometimes bode poorly for the food quality, but everyone in my party seemed quite happy,...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I've no idea why it's taken me all these years to discover this place! There is nothing not to like about Panis Don't even think about it, book today to enjoy wonderful food and friendly, efficient service.

Thank RonandLou
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

It had been some time since eating at Pani's but this early evening meeting with friends, who were visiting Newcastle, provided the perfect City location. The food was exceptional and the atmosphere was brilliant! Excellent service without being pressed to vacate the table. The evening...More

Thank 700geoffp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61-65 High Bridge | Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 232 4366
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Pani's Café opened January 1995 and run by a family of brothers and sisters. It was one of the first Italian style café in Newcastle. As authentically Italian as you can get without actually going to Italy. In Pani's Café you can find a different menu for day and night and a constantly updated special board. We offer you the chance to experience Italian home cooked food and to savour an authentic Italian coffee in a convivial atmosphere. A little piece of Italy in the heart of a beautiful city!!!
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