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Fratello's Jesmond Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Fratello's Jesmond Newcastle

3.9
3.9
276 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
WE ARE OPEN FOR INDSIDE & OUTISDE DINING!

Tables will be booked in two hour windows and we may require a deposit to confirm your booking.

Located in the popular area of Jesmond, just a 5 minute walk from Newcastle city centre, makes Fratello’s the perfect place to start your evening. Chic and contemporary yet comfortable, this restaurant encourages you to unwind in style in the leafy surburbs instead of heading into town.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 17:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    0191 212 5500
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    NIck Kimber
  • Area
    Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Cross Street
    Jesmond Road
  • Parking Details
    Parking Facilities available at the front entrance.
  • Public Transit
    Within 100m of Jesmond Metro.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 2-4-1 Pizza/Pasta and Bottle of Wine

    £17.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Discover Fratello's Authentic Italian Cuisine: Treat your taste buds to the flavours of Italy with a handpicked selection of traditional dishes. Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere: Fratello's offers a cozy and friendly setting, perfect for a memorable dining experience with loved ones.

What 276 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

276 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Booked for my partners birthday. Selected the main menu on booking rather than the set menu to be told that actually they were only operating the valentines menu despite those eating in the bar being able to order from the main menu. Starters from main menu were great quality but set menu was of a shocking standard. My partner ordered the steak which was overcooked and unseasoned and the onion rings were swimming in grease. By the time we even got staff attention or anyone checked on us to see how the food was it was almost 30 minutes later and we had no appetite to wait for another meal to be cooked again. They clearly cannot handle a set menu looking at last years reviews also so I don’t know why there’s an insistence to do so. Servers not attentive, not present, all standing around the till and not watching tables. It’s a shame as we had heard good things but very disappointing that it was a polar opposite.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was amazing people need to know more about this place it's criminal how empty this was on a Friday I'll be bringing my work night out here from now on

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  3. AlanF

    Newcastle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the 2 for 1 Pasta/Pizza option. While the meal was pleasant and edible, the Carbonara lacked a creamy sauce making it feel a bit dry. We chose Tiramsu for desert - it was full of cream and lacked the normal Tiramsu taste. Sorry, but you asked for our opinion.

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  4. Eleanor

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pizzas were excellent; also the Montepulciano! We were a party of eight, and very well catered for.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute hidden gem the food and the service was beautiful will be returning very soon

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  6. TracyC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing friendly staff, couldn't have been more helpful. The food for our party of 3: one starter was lovely, one main was too but, the rest were disappointing and in my opinion overpriced. As I understand it, there are however some great offers on so next time I dine, it'll probably be via a deal or offer

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  7. CarlW

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always dine here when in Newcastle. Good food great service and good value. I don't do recommendations. Why? Because all our tastes differ.

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  8. DeeDee

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked to celebrate my sons graduation. The service and food were excellent. Only thing that would have made it even better was an acknowledgment to him graduating. We have been to other places before where staff have given a card or said happy birthday, congratulations on the occasions.

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  9. FiBrian

    London

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Rather chaotic evening. Menu not as advertised and drinks and dishes were either wrong or not provided in the proper order. Staff were al pleasant and apologised several times and gave a discount but won't be going there again. Disappointing.

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  10. evek

    Newcastle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    we were the only people in there which made us feel like we were being watched. the pizza was outstanding and the steak was cooked beautifully. waiting staff were lovely however as they seated us quite far away and it was empty in the restaurant, it was clear that they were bored so kept coming over to ask if everything was ok (few too many times).

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  11. JillC

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a lovely dinner at Fratellos. Friendly staff and great service. Pasta was perfect and not swimming in sauce, and rosemary and garlic bread was delicious. It was slightly pricey for what it was but we enjoyed it so didn't mind too much! Downside was that the restaurant was empty so no atmosphere to speak of. We would go back however!

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  12. PaulM

    Newcastle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff were lovely but the food was very disappointing. £25 for 3 courses is good value but the portions were absolutely tiny. I'd rather have paid 25 for 2 courses but you got a bit more! The main came out on small plates, a bit like you would get at a wedding. Compare their Sunday roast to any pub restaurant and you will be very disappointed. The cauliflower and broccoli were so undercooked they were unedible! The place was empty... now I know why! I won't be returning, even though the staff were very warm and helpful. The place needs a rethink - you are right on the doorstop of thousands of students who were all probably out on a sat night - craving a homecooked Sunday lunch... I would go and see the millhouse at Birtley, spread Eagle in North Shields, or woodmans arms in Whickham.. you will see how a Sunday roast should be served. Good luck :)

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  13. JoannaE

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best meal I've had in a hotel. Garlic bread was amazing, and I had the prawn pasta which was delicious. Big portions. Service was excellent.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    County Durham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for a valentine’s meal. Took 30 minutes and us going up to ask for our order to be taken. Order was taken 2 more times after that, and food didn’t arrive until almost 2 hours of us getting there. We had ordered a starter, a main and a dessert each, and we only ended up receiving a main after all the waiting, so we decided to call off the starter and the dessert as we had spent way too long for our food to arrive. Service was poor, we had asked the waiters about our food multiple times, only for them to leave to check and never come back. We only received a partial refund at the end, and what we paid had exceeded the value of the food we received, nevermind the inconvenience caused. Even though the food was good, the overall service was poor, and will not be returning.

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  15. JOHNW

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed my wife could not have a meal which was advertised on the website. Plus the apparent lack of staff for the amount of diners

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  16. NavidS

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Having arrived at 7:30, the time we had booked a table for, we waited 10 mins to be seated. We had to call a waiter over at 8:10 to take drinks and food order, as we had been looking at the single page menu for long enough. 2 cokes, 1 steak and 1 Cesar salad quickly became a running joke. At 8:30 someone came over to check what we had ordered! 1 steak, 1 cesar salad!, drinks arrived 10 mins later. At 8:50 another waiter came over to ask what we had ordered for the third time. 1 STEAK, 1 CESAR SALAD. Reminded me of Fawlty Towers episode, i was determined to get my food, though my partner wisely wanted to leave. At 9:30 arrived 1 steak, sirloin cooked unevenly so half was well done and half medium rare, with peppercorn sauce that was cold to touch that chef forgot to heat. The Cesar salad was fine though chicken bits were over cooked cold and dry. At least we were done eating by 9:35! The manager was a lovely guy, clearly under a lot of pressure, apologised and was the only saving grace of a comedy Valentine’s dinner.

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  17. JoshD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Absolutely disgraceful, went with my partner for valentines and was sat down at 7pm. Order was not taken until 7:30 and there was no warning of a delay or any apologies. Fast forward to 9pm and we still had not been given our starters. By this point we were fuming and asked for our order to be cancelled and left without any food. Such a shame especially on valentines as this ruined our night. If we were warned and the service was better I could be more understanding but there was not even an apology

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  18. RudyD

    County Durham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Arrived at 19:00 with a booking for Valentine’s and waited over an hour for our starters to arrive after ordering almost instantly. Had to leave because it was taking so long and no one was getting their food. One chef in the kitchen had made 5-6 pizzas and left them under the hot light for 45 minutes and no one delivered them. Only 3 servers and 2 were permanently stuck to the tills despite no one else arriving. We complained and asked for the deposit back then left.

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  19. GavenJ

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were allocated a time slot of 7pm however we were seated by 6.45as the restaurant was not busy. We then tried to flagg a member of staff down to take our order at 7.15pm. waitress took the order and drinks and took another 20 minutes to being out first drinks to us. We had asked a waiter to go and check in time for food. He did that and didn't come back to inform us of the time wait. However at the is point we got very frustrated and annoyed to where at 8.15pm we had no food still we ended up seeing the restaurant manager and obviously complained to where he didn't seem bothered no apology or anything. We will get our refund and I'm taking this higher. Pure unacceptable level of service for a restaurant that came highly recommended

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  20. KarenF

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, well served, polite and friendly Staff. No complaints.

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  21. Mudflap

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So convenient when staying at the hotel service was friendly and the menu options were enhanced by a very good valentines option that we all went for

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  22. Sherrey

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly helpful staff without being intrusive. Fresh well cooked dishes. Lovely sauces. Great wine.

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  23. 1123

    Newcastle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was tremendous, however service was very poor. Waited an hour between starter and main and also waited half an hour for our empty plates to be cleared from the table and that was only after we had called for a manager as it was getting beyond a joke.

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  24. SusieH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a shared platter to start with and it was very tasty and plentiful. Penny ariabata was tasty but penne slightly soft. The beef and pork ragu lasagne was overly tomato flavoured. The green salad was smothered in oil. But the pizzas which we didn't have looked good. Price point was fair.

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  25. CarlM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My son, daughter, partner and myself had a selection of very different dishes across our three courses and everything was excellent. The food was very tasty, well thought out and good value too. Will definitely visit again when in the area.

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  26. APOLLO

    Newcastle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service very poor, long waits no cutlery, food not hot. Complained and adjustment made to bill.

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  27. KarenF

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Fratello's is a convenient place to eat when staying at the Holiday Inn Jesmond. It was very busy in the Restaurant and as such the service was very slow- 15 to 20 mins before our bread platter arrived! Quality of food was excellent and the staff delightful.

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  28. JohnF

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice food and good service, enjoyed our meal in a pleasant environment

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  29. PaulS

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiting staff were very attentive food was good. I got the risotto off the specials board

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  30. Blazing100

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend Fratello’s pasta dish- absolutely cracking dish.

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  31. HelenM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was slow due to inadequate staff levels all new staff and lasagna was not tasty restaurant entrance was untidy with packaging on the floor near where booking Inn desk

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  32. JohnB

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All good. Service was good as was the food.

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  33. LynnP

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were very good and the price very reasonable. The entrance to the restaurant could be better as you walk in via the Holiday Inn and it’s not totally clear.

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  34. SoniaB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Lovely food, but waitress was not very experienced and didn’t know what she was doing

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  35. Arron

    Newcastle

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Left a message on the 14th of May, still no reply. Restaurant had its doors open but no staff, lights were off, and no sign of anyone to ask. Ended up having lunch elsewhere. What's the point of a booking system when the place might as well be shut??

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  36. Eric

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved our meal, garlic bread to share, pasta dishes superbly cooked, could not fault any of it. Service was steady and at our pace. Evening meal and getting busy but noise level was not intrusive. Value in our opinion was very good . We have no hesitation in recommending this Italian restaurant and will certainly be visiting again

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  37. Gill

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food & service. The meal was reasonably priced. It was a pleasant experience & we would go back again

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  38. SamiraL

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Friendly staff and the food was good. They made sure my kids were entertained and they were very patient when taking their orders.

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  39. PaulS

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter was very friendly and attentive. Food was lovely and the drinks were good

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food for the price, but the service was awful

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Fratello's Jesmond Newcastle offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0191 212 5500.

Fratello's Jesmond Newcastle is rated 3.9 stars by 276 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Fratello's Jesmond Newcastle

Jesmond Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE2 1PR

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Jesmond Road
  • Area
    Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 17:00–21:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Parking Facilities available at the front entrance.
  • Public Transit
    Within 100m of Jesmond Metro.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    NIck Kimber
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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