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Antico

4.5
4.5
24 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
We are passionate about food and offer a choice of superb meals based on the Italian classics with a vibrant, modern twist. We don't do frozen and we make all our past dishes fresh to order. Yes, you will wait longer for your meal but we believe it's totally worth it.
The Antico experience is based on the simple principle of 'Good food, Good Wine, Good times!' It's the italian way of eating and it is something that should not be rushed.

We are not interested in turning our tables around five or six times a night - we believe that food should be savoured in an unhurried environment, where you can relax with your friends, family, or partner and eat your meal the way it should be eaten - slowly and with an appreciation for the extra effort we put into making every dish special.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Tuesday: 5pm - 10pm Wednesday - Saturday: 12pm - 2pm & 5pm - 10pm Sunday: 12pm - 9pm
  • Phone number
    0191 281 2990
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Virginio Ciliberti
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate private parties in our side room for up to 30 people. The whole restaurant is available for hire - please contact us for details/packages available. Capacity can reach up to 125 for buffet style receptions
  • Neighborhood
    Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Entertainment
    We hold occasional live music events, supper clubs and wine tastings. Please check the website event page or facebook/twitter for details.
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 24 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

24 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, big menu, staff are extremely efficient.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Early bird menu was amazing value and so tasty!! We had 3 starters to share between five and they were really good size portions and tasted lovely. We then all ordered from the early bird menu and all was really yummy. Wine was good value and good quality. The staff were all lovely and really welcoming. Couldn't complain about anything and would definitely return!

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  3. Lovefoood

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Antico was great - good food, lovely service From lovely people. So nice to find a restaurant that has some sound- deadening in the form of tablecloths! Highly suitable for couple, families and a night with a few friends. Excellent, we will return.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant. Wonderful atmosphere. The service was faultless and the food was fresh and beautifully cooked and presented. Thank you for a great evening.

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  5. Jj55

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, great service nice and warm feeling about the place. Only concern was felt stuck in a corner maybe more tables in due to nye

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  6. Gumbo83

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Italian food served by great stuff in lovely surroundings - highly recommended.

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  7. steffi30

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My 81 year old mother and I often have dinner here when I am visiting from York. The atmosphere is very warm and the staff, without exception, always make us feel very welcome. The menu offers a good selection of traditional Italian meals and I can highly recommend both the calamari and the Scallops starters (although the calamari is enough for a main course really!). Definitely would recommend this restaurant.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stayed in jesmond and after some research on the internet had the good fortune to book a table at this restuarant,I was not disappointed.we had a fabulous meal the food and service were really good and a lovely atmosphere.would definitely recommend this restuarant

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  9. Chrissy

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very pleasant evening with my nephew and his partner after travelling up from London. We have been to Antico a few times recently and the food and staff have always been excellent.

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  10. Kathryn

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I would highly recommend this restaurant. Food was really excellent and great value for money. We had 2 delicious courses each and a lovely bottle of wine for under £60. Waiter friendly and provided excellent wine advice to compliment our main courses. Lively atmosphere but still perfect for couple night. Will definitely be back. Best meal in Newcastle in a long time.

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  11. AAPS

    Newcastle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Was really looking for forward to eating here due to previous reviews. When we arrived we were left at the bar and didn't know where to stand. When we were taken to our table we felt a little squashed next to two other couples and could hear everything they were saying. We asked to order twice and waited at least 30 minutes between courses. The staff were friendly and the place is decorated lovely but I didn't enjoy my main course and ended up leaving it. Such a shame and maybe it was because it was a Saturday night but sadly I won't be returning anytime soon.

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  12. Nectarjar

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked this based on reviews written and I was not disappointed at all Service was second to none food was amazing and such value for money The staff made me feel very special as it was my 50th birthday and lastly cannot go without mentioning the ambiance and beautifully decorated interior

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We attended antico on friday25th of September with out two friends from Canada,we strongly recommended this restaurant and raved about it as we are regulars.imagine our horror when we had our starters and unfortunately had to ask two members of staff where our main courses were.forty minutes later they arrived,staff did apologise to us,but I wanted it to be the amazing experience it normally is for us.this I believe was a blip,I do hope so,as we have visited this restaurant regularly for the past 7 months and had a great food experience and great service.

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  14. Mick1

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cant put into words how good this place was, we were made to feel special from the minute we walked in. The food was excellent and at no point were we rushed, even though we were last to leave on a Sunday night. The attention to detail throughout was exceptional even decanting the Chianti reserva. Would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for good quality food

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  15. Alyshaluke

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We eat in Antico the weekend of the Great North Run. From being Greated by a very friendly young girl to the waiters and food everything was excellent. The waiters were professional, friendly and funny if you wanted to interact with them. All 3 of us enjoyed every dish and found them very tasty. Do yourself a favour and visit Antico.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend who lives in the area. I was visiting Newcastle to do the Great North Run so I was looking for an Italian - this was the perfect place? The staff were friendly, service was exceptional and the food was absolutely delicious! We enjoyed the meal that much we returned the following night! This restaurant is a must if you are visiting Jesmond!

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  17. PaulWottravel

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my first visit to Antico, having found it on the Open Table app, which has become very useful for finding less well known places to eat. I got on the metro at Central and got off again at Jesmond. From there it was a ten minute walk, if that to the restaurant, & after a call to the restaurant was straightforward enough to find. My table was booked for 7.30pm, but there were already quite a few diners seated & eating. Staff were pleasant & helpful, & I was welcomed by the owner who then proceeded to seat me, offer me a menu & take a drinks order. Antico is Italian food at its best, but without the exorbitant price tag often associated with it. Portion size is very good & unlike in London, where I am from, you don't need a microscope to find it. There are a wide range of choices on offer, enough to suit most people's requirements. For my meal, I ordered: Starter Spending Di Pesce Pieces of tuna & king prawn, freshly cooked, & served with lemon on a bed of green leaves. Main Course Pollo agli Asparagi Chicken in a cream sauce & asparagus. A portion of vegetables/potatoes comes with the main course. Dessert Salted caramel cheesecake My meal was excellent, very well presented and tasted quite superb. The desert came as a recommendation & well worth it was too. Combined with a large diet coke, my bill came to £29.90 plus tip. I felt the price to be very reasonable & you could have paid less, depending upon your choices. It was very obvious by the way people were coming in that this establishment has many repeat clients. Certainly the staff are friendly enough & they deserve to do well. One thing I like about Antico is that you are not hurried in any way. The meal is there to enjoy and savour & that's what I did. I was there about 90 minutes & really enjoyed my meal. Reservations are highly recommended as tables fill up very quickly. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone & if I was back in the area, I'd happily return.

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  18. allisonl

    Newcastle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good atmosphere, efficient and friendly staff. Lovely food, hot and tasty. Good sized portion for side dish (rocket & parmesan). Good value and reasonable priced. £18 per head, for main, shared side dishes and a bottle of wine.

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  19. StephA

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Antico several times now and always come away happy and full. The food is always delicious and to a high standard and the service staff are always very nice. Recently had a very relaxing meal here and was made to feel welcome to sit and enjoy a few more glasses of wine after our meal. 5 stars!

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  20. Lucy

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was brilliant, lovely staff and massive portions for excellent prices. We were visiting Newcastle for the weekend and we couldn't have found a better restaurant. Perfect!!

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  21. KDDB

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a wonderful evening here. The meal was lovely and served in good time. The waiters were friendly but courteous and saw that we had all we needed. The decor was very good and altogether a lovely evening, very good value for money.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal at Antico. Food excellent. A little more expensive that other italians in Jesmond but arguably nicer.

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  23. Chrissy

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I were up visiting from Hertfordshire and had a lovely meal at Antico and the staff were very pleasant. A very nice experience all round.

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  24. Saturdaynightout

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great choice great value very friendly service what more could you want

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Google Map for Antico

15 Osborne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear NE2 2AE

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Tuesday: 5pm - 10pm Wednesday - Saturday: 12pm - 2pm & 5pm - 10pm Sunday: 12pm - 9pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Virginio Ciliberti
  • Entertainment
    We hold occasional live music events, supper clubs and wine tastings. Please check the website event page or facebook/twitter for details.
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Phone number
    0191 281 2990
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate private parties in our side room for up to 30 people. The whole restaurant is available for hire - please contact us for details/packages available. Capacity can reach up to 125 for buffet style receptions
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