For over 15 years, Sabatini has been a bastion of Italian cuisine, with a prime location on Newcastles modern Quayside. Having recently undergone an exciting refurbishment, the family-run restaurant continues to provide diners with the very finest in authentic Italian food in contemporary surroundings. To start, share a selection of homemade breads while you peruse the extensive menu, or try the carpaccio di pesce thin slices of fresh tuna and salmon that melt perfectly in the mouth, drizzled with olive oil and lime juice. To follow, expect to find dishes such as Sardinian swordfish steak served with a wonderfully colourful peperonata. As you would expect, the Italian chefs are maestros when it comes to creating the perfect pizza. If its the old faithful margherita youre after, you wont be disappointed the base is beautifully crisp and the mozzarella soft and flavoursome. For a taste of something a little more unusual, ask your pizza to be scattered with mussels, aubergine, smoked salmon or prawns. And if you're just stepping out for cocktails, sip a martini in the stylish new cocktail lounge. Sabatini is just the place for an intimate dinner for two, and its dining hall is large enough for organised parties too. If you havent already discovered this gem of a restaurant, make plans soon to experience a little old-fashioned Italian hospitality in vibrant Newcastle.