Fiume

4.5
888 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Having earned a remarkable reputation for mouth-watering Italian food and outstanding customer service over the last 15 years, Ristorante Fiume and River Bar continue to please visitors of all ages.

We"re a family focused restaurant serving an array of authentic homemade Italian dishes 7 days a week, whilst downstairs River Bar offers a great place to relax and socialise while enjoying stunning views across the River Wear.
What 888 People Are Saying
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NMP1985
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large food and drinks menu? Fantastic food and the staff are friendly! We went on a Sunday night and it was really quiet!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch, very friendly and helpful staff.
Would recommend.

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RoystonM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! I try different things on the menu every time and I’ve not been disappointed. Lovely comfortable atmosphere to sit back and enjoy in.

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Vivi
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Main courses were very pleasing as were most of the starters but the brochettas - both types of starter - were very poor. Toppings were good but the actual bases were like bricks. We could hardly cut them and eventually I picked up mine and bit into them. They felt like they’d been taken from a freezer and stuck in a toaster for a couple of minutes. They were unappetisingly cold and if you had dentures you couldn’t have eaten them.
Waitress was delightful and service was good.

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JuneC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely leisurely lunch with good Service and delicious food. Big Thank you.

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JennyD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service for arriving was excellent, there had been a reservation mix up which was dealt with straight away. Food was fantastic and an amazing choice. The kids menu was excellent valye for money. The girl who served us was very professional.

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GarryR
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always

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juliec
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely waitress I made a mistake when ordering & she sorted it for me. Food is good and decent prices. We will go again.

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Unknown
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Food great, service great. Seating great. Only reason why not 4 was the noise and vibration from downstairs coming right through

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Catherine
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with friends and great service. Food was lovely too

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LisaH
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a nice night at Fiumé Restaurant. Food was very good service excellent and would defo return. Thank you for a pleasant evening

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lINDSEYR
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Took a while for food to come out. Kids meal was burnt. Chicken over cooked on pizza. Mussles had 1/4 that couldn’t be eaten

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TrevorF
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Haven’t frequented here for over two years (pandemic didn’t help). Restaurant wasn’t busy and took a while to get asked for drinks. Which is fine.

Kids meal (potato skins, chicken strips/goujons) was an issue. The chicken strips was very, very, very well done, to the point we couldn’t cut them into pieces. Meal was left. £6.95 wasted apart from potato skins. No dessert ordered.

Ordered two lasagne for mains, one was perfect, one was over cooked. Meal was left. £8.95 wasted.

Mixed bread starter with balsamic dip. Four slices from a rustic bun (two toasted) and 4 breadsticks. Mountain of olives. No one wants olives with this. £3.95 for literally 4 slices of a baguette. Ate them but for nearly £8 (ordered two) bin the olives and serve rustic/artisan breads and more balsamic/olive oil dip that was done with two dips of bread.

Plus points. Piccante pizza cooked to perfection. Salmon main course again cooked to perfection. Staff friendly.

Spent £60/70, kids unimpressed (lasagne x 1 and chicken strips) so had to feed them when home which defeated the object.

Plus no tea spoon given with the pot of tea(s) ordered so Wife used a fork to remove teabag(s).

Unfortunately will not be visiting here again but past experience has been good. Maybe a bad day but only 3 or 4 covers in when we left.

Didn’t complain as too stressed with kids moaning about food and just wanted to leave before you ask.

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RobertA
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, brilliant customer service. Social distancing excellent

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NicolaB
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely all 3 course ........
great service too

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GarryR
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food always excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice bite to eat whilst catching up with friends.

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Lball
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food
Been coming here for years
Will be back

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BWwashington
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Inexpensive lunch good quality food. We regularly go to Fiume and will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely food, great service only complaint would be it was a tad cold.

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Birthday
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service also a lot more room between tables now thanks for a fab night

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Joann
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Food wasn't up to standards swimming in oil not cooked bland and dry

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CatherineC
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurent and food outstanding. Staff very pleasant and always around to see to your needs. Great night for husbands 70th birthday with daughter and grandson.

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TraceyD
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Have visited Fiume on many occasions and generally always had a very positive experience. Last night was the exception. I ordered half pizza/half pasta - the pasta had no taste, no sauce and was lukewarm and the pizza was soggy in the middle and also lukewarm. I spoke with a member of staff who was very apologetic and took the dishes away and said the items would be replaced which they were. Whilst the replacements were hot, the dishes were still extremely bland with the chicken kiev pizza tasting more like a margherita with virtually no garlic. The bill was discounted due to our disatisfaction but this did not make up for the fact we left disappointed.

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LouiseF
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience2

Very busy and few staff on hand. Food OK but service not as good as usually is

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Mackem
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Its a very nice restaurant , service was very good and the food was very tasty. The menu was varied and the choices were excellent

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Julie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the two course Sunday lunch, because we were having a drink it was a nice amount of veg, however would expect more for two people- Yorkshire puddings were huge although mine was little burnt but didn’t spoil my lunch experience, I’m sure if I’d asked for another they would have exchanged it as the staff were very accommodating and very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Half pizza half pasta always great. Great service as well. Always asking if we need more drinks which is great. Will be back

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George
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely evening Excellent service . Nice food in a very pleasant atmosphere

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Mam2cam
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Was disappointed that my meal had onions in it when there was no mention in it on the menu. My son's ordered the same as they do everytime we've been however their pizza came with cherry tomatoes on it which they had to remove. Menu needs to include all ingredients.

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AnnAugust7319
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Service was very slow from the kitchen and dining room wasn’t full, pizza cold, pasta sauce not much flavour.
Received free drinks as a result of wait.

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RoyL
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was lovely service slow ! They also forgot my partners starter 🤷‍♂️

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Grandparents73
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Spur of the moment lunch with our 11 year old grandson was a good choice, tables were spread out with screens for protection, service was quick and the food delicious. We will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service x friendly staff and lovely food x great night x

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AlanW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice quiet meal. Good service and value for money.

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EmilyHC
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Staff were friendly and service was quick and efficient. I hadn’t been to Fiume in years and was really surprised with how good it was.

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Hogger20001983
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always.

Will definitely be back soon

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Deee
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really nice and staff very pleasant. Definitely recommended.

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Chris
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice meal, my starter of mussels with a chilli sauce was excellent, though a bowl to put the shells in sould have been provided. My friend had calamari which were tender and and not over cooked. For mains I had a pizza which tasted wonderful. My friend had the fillet steak which was rare exactly as he requested it and full of flavor.
The whole meal including a bottle of Red came to £65 so great value too.

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good experience especially after we kept adding and removing numbers from the table - food was lovely and good atmosphere

FAQs

Fiume offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0191 415 0007.

Fiume is rated 4.5 stars by 888 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.