It is an old favourite, authentic, family-run Italian, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere - an ideal place to devour a bowl of carb-filled pasta. Why not stick with a classic, and try their bolognese? - it's legendary.
61-65 High Bridge, Newcastle NE1 6BX
0191 232 4366
Of course, Francesca's is on the list. This reliable Italian has been around for years, but it remains just as popular as when it first opened. You can expect the same delicious food, while it's also kind to your wallet. You'll want to fill up on the half and half - it's the best of both worlds.
130-140 Manor House Road, Newcastle NE2 2NA
0191 281 6586
You may as well familiarise yourself with the Quayside before the run and head towards Sabatini's Ristorante. Situated near the river bank, it's a cosy, traditional Italian with a delightful view of the Tyne Bridge.
25 King Street, Newcastle NE1 3UQ
0191 261 4415
Adriano's Italian and Sardinian serves fresh, hand-rolled egg pasta and there is a whole variety to choose from, for veggies and meat-eaters alike. Perhaps you'd prefer their wheat pasta for higher energy levels - you're carb-loading after all.
90 High Street, Newcastle NE3 1HB
0191 284 6464
You will be spoilt for choice - choosing a pasta from Babucho's extensive menu might be tougher than completing the 13 (and a bit) miles itself. Psst... we'll give you a hint - try the rigatoni Genovese.
Lower Dean Street, Newcastle NE1 3JD
0191 231 2840
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