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Il Castello

46-48 Castle Gate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1BG, England
+44 1636 674000
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (15 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (3 reviews)
“pate” (3 reviews)
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46-48 Castle Gate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1BG, England
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice meal here. The restaurant is very well presented and staff friendly and attentive. The portion size of food here was large but unfortunately lacked quality to match. I ordered the pate while it was nice it didn't wow and in earnest would...More

Thank David U
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Mt wife and I (I am her husband using her site) thought we would try this place as we had threatened to for 43 years. We had trepidation after a recent similar situation in Newark (won;t mention which restaurant) and it was horrid. This was...More

Thank T J
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Food is fabulous and the service is very good and attentive. The pasta dishes in particular are very good. We were very pleasantly surprised at the bill and it is exceptional value for money.

Thank Red01972
Reviewed 22 April 2017

You used to find lots of places like this years ago, sadly most Italian restaurants nowadays are chains. Welcoming and cosy with well spaced tables. The portions were good, the menu presented a good selection of dishes. We both enjoyed our choices, I had a...More

1  Thank DoubleDee59
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We have been to The Il Castello Italian Restaurant quite a few times and this is the first time that I have reviewed it, It doesn't seem to change - thank goodness. That is because it still has that illusive cosy friendly atmosphere so lacking...More

2  Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It's a good little Italian, nothing outstanding but no complaints either, food cooked to a good standard, plenty of non - Italian but quite why you'd bother is beyond me, surely the whole point of going to an Italian or Chinese / whatever is that...More

Thank TR6-KID
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Situated in the centre of Newark near the castle a warm welcome awaits the visitor to this delightful bijou Italian restaurant. The comprehensive menu of home cooked Italian food is clearly a local favourite as most of the other diners appeared to be regulars. We...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Went tonight with friends. Best meal out in a long time. No one was disappointed - steak , chicken, linguine,fish - all beautiful. Selection of desserts . All had different, ice, sorbet, tiramisu, limoncello equally enjoyable. Good service without rushing. Will certainly look forward to...More

Thank Florence21
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The goods: Centrally located Friendly staff Enjoyed the Montepulciano Free bread with starter The not so goods: Vegetarian selection was uninspiring & not very Italian Vegetarian Spaghetti was spaghetti with tomato sauce - hmm No seafood on the menu Is the chef Italian? I don't...More

1  Thank lesley h
Reviewed 9 January 2017

A lovely family run restaurant with a relaxed, intimate feel. The food is delicious and service great. Will definitely return.

Thank Hills2013
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46-48 Castle Gate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Newark-on-Trent
  • Phone Number: +44 1636 674000
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