Located in the Newcastle suburb of Sandyford, Mascalzone is a gem that’s hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Offering outstanding value for money, this is an Italian restaurant with a special touch – it’s family-run and boasts a homely and amiable atmosphere.
Regular customers claim that the pizzas are among the best in Newcastle thanks to the delicious thin and crispy bases. The menu offers innovative dishes featuring produce that is imported directly from the islands of Sardinia and Lewis, and the team prides itself on this unique fusion of Mediterranean and Outer Hebridean flavours. Start with the likes of tasty meatballs baked in a rich tomato sauce and topped with pecorino, or perhaps fresh asparagus wrapped in Parma ham. Lobster ravioli and seafood risotto are among the most popular main dishes, and the talented chef changes the specials board daily to include plates that showcase seasonal produce. The classic tiramisu is a great way to end a delicious meal, and no visit is complete without sampling an authentic Italian coffee.
Mascalzone has built up an enviable reputation for serving genuine fresh food alongside a wide range of wine. As the restaurant is small, booking a table is recommended to avoid disappointment.