Newcastle may have no shortage of Italian restaurants, but The Italian Retro is a name that stands out from the rest, offering gourmet Italian cuisine in a stylish setting. Located on Stanhope Road over in South Shields, The Italian Retro attracts diners from all over the area with is menu full of Italian favourites with a fine dining twist. Before tucking into your main, try some slow-roasted pork belly or the pesce misto (sauteed garlic king prawns, scallops and mussels on a bed of mixed leaves). Then feast on some pizza, pasta or a rustic meat or seafood dish like the pollo diavola (strips of chicken breast simmered in a spiced napoli sauce with peppers, mushrooms and chorizo), rounded off with one of The Italian Retro’s decadent and beautifully presented desserts.
We were a party of four and had a delicious 3 course meal for under a fiver each. We had Dutch friends with us and they were very impressed at the quality of the food and friendliness of the staff. We will be back.
Food excellent, staff brilliant, atmosphere relaxed and all at great price. What more could you want? Would we go back - you bet we would.