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238 Helmsley Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

t: 0191 261 6661
w: Visit Website
Open Hours
Food Served
Tues 10am-8.30pm
Weds 10am-8.30pm
Thurs 10am-8.30pm
Fri 10am-8.30pm
Sat 10am-8.30pm
Every Day

If you’re looking for a true Italian restaurant with charm and delectable food, then look no further than Mascalzone. This small deli café offers evening meals until 8.30pm and boasts a delectable and concise menu of Italian dishes, with much of the focus on Sardinian specialities. The menu is very reasonably priced at around £6 for a main meal.

I started with a divine minestrone soup that was packed full of fresh ingredients, served alongside a mixed basket of freshly baked breads, including sliced focaccia, bread sticks and a rustic baguette. The main-course selection includes pizza, pasta, salads, steak and chicken dishes, so I had a difficult time deciding what to choose, but in the end I plumped for the rigatoni pesto Genovese, with fresh pesto, cherry tomatoes and pine nuts. My partner opted for the Contadina pizza, which had a freshly baked thin base and plenty of fresh vegetable toppings, including grilled courgettes, red onions and black olives.

What authentic Italian meal would be complete without a glass of wine? Mascalzone has an extensive wine list to choose from, and we particularly enjoyed a full-bodied Chianti. If beer is more to your taste, Italian favourites like Moretti, Ichnusa and Peroni are also available. Situated in the heart of Sandyford in Newcastle, this Italian restaurant is an affordable, authentic hidden gem.