It's a well-known fact that eating pasta ahead of a big run is a great way to get your body. 

The yummy meal gives your body enough carbs to get you prepared and some extra to store in your body so you're good for the whole race. 

And with the Great North Run being the biggest half marathon in the UK, participants will need to be prepared to take it in with a handy bowl of pasta. 

If you wondering where some of the best pasta sports were at the start of the route in Newcastle, then you're in luck as we've rounded up some of the best-rated restaurants. 

Using Tripadvisor data, we've been able to find the seven best-rated pasta restaurants that you can try ahead of the Great North Run. 

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Best pasta restaurants in Newcastle ahead of the Great North Run: 

Zucchini Pasta Bar

Rating: 4.5/5

Location: 55 Degrees North Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BL England

"Staff were very friendly and accommodating, disabled grandmother was offered choice of hard or soft seat to suit her needs, food was delicious and very well priced. All round amazing experience, we will be back!"

Topolino Restaurant

Rating: 5/5

Location: 44 Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1PG England

"The food is absolutely delicious. It’s reasonably priced and the service was really good. If in the area again we would definitely return. Would recommend. We had a child and a vegetarian in our group and there was enough on the menu to please all."


Rating: 5/5

Location:238 Helmsley Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1RD England

"Second visit this week, food just amazing, staff attentive and friendly, get yourself there not much more to say!"

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Uno's Trattoria

Rating: 4.5/5

Location: 18 Sandhill Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3AF England 

"First time at Uno’s and it did not disappoint. It was like walking into a little piece of Italy. Food all hot, fresh and very tasty. Staff all friendly and attentive. Reasonable prices too, compared to others nearby. Looking forward to my next visit already."

La Famiglia

Rating: 5/5

Location: 257 Whickham View, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 7HP England

"Called in again to one of our favourite restaurants quality food, drinks and service you never let us down had a great afternoon."

Punto Italian Kitchen

Rating: 5/5

Location: 208-210 Heaton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5HP England

"Puntos is the most authentic, delicious Italian we have ever tried! Truly a gem in Heaton, I cannot recommend it enough. Be sure to try the traditional carbonara!"


Rating: 4.5/5

Location: 61-65 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX England

"I can’t tell you how good the food is here. It’s just sublime. Close your eyes and you’re in Sardinia. I will eat here every time I’m in Newcastle. Service and chat is also great. Everything served rapidly and with charm."