Little Italy - Sunderland

1 Lower Promenade, Whitburn Rd, Sunderland SR6 8AB
$$ Italian

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 1 Lower Promenade, Whitburn Rd, Sunderland SR6 8AB
  • Cuisine: International | Italian | Pizza | Seafood | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Other |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 191 529 5555
  • Features: Full Bar, Ocean View, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Smoking Area, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
All Day - Restaurant 16:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant 16:00 - 21:30
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant 16:00 - 21:30
Friday
All Day - Restaurant 16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 22:30
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 21:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.74 out of 5 stars based on 569 votes

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Feb 04, 2024
Robert e.
Brilliant food and service

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Jan 10, 2024
Diane L.
Perfect location with a perfect setvice

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Jan 04, 2024
Maureen M.
Lovely staff, lovely food, will definitely return

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Dec 31, 2023
Kimberley C.
Excellent food Excellent staff

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Nov 25, 2023
Leanne B.
Fantastic food and service as always, many thanks

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Jul 08, 2023
Gillian S.
Great food. Good service. Fabulous view

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Mar 28, 2023
JP K.
Booked for a birthday meal.service was fast and efficient food was very nice

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Feb 19, 2023
Kirsty R.
Always amazing food and great service

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Feb 03, 2023
Bianca D.
We love little Italy, go there for special occasions such as birthdays. The owner goes above and beyond for us , cant ask for better service! Not to mention the food is delicious! Great location too, with it looking out onto the beach!

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Dec 28, 2022
Sharon T.
Lovely food and service really enjoyed the day,will definitely return

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Dec 01, 2022
JILL F.
We live in Yorkshire and visit Sunderland about once a year. We always come to Little Italy and have never been disappointed. It is authentic, the service is efficient and friendly, the food is tasty, the ambience is great and it is good value. Love it!

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Nov 25, 2022
Iain M.
Lovely little restaurant.friendly and great service.

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Nov 06, 2022
Claire S.
Fantastic service, Fantastic food, Lovely atmosphere, daughter enjoyed her birthday here 5 stars thank you.

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Nov 05, 2022
Leanne B.
Been coming to Little Italy for years. Fantastic food and very helpful, friendly staff who go above and beyond. Would highly recommend. Thanks

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Sep 13, 2022
Paul A.
Superb as always

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Aug 24, 2022
Barrie D.
Lovely food and very friendly staff

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Jul 12, 2022
Susan J.
First time dining here and was not disappointed. 4 of us really enjoyed each dish we ordered. I can definitely recommend their delicious lasagna. Looking forward to our next visit.

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May 07, 2022
Laura M.
Lovely place, lovely staff and lovely food :)

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May 06, 2022
David R.
Absolutely beautiful food, fast service. Definitely be back

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Apr 12, 2022
Alan F.
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Mar 08, 2022
Lauren M.
Lovely food and service we will be back

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Nov 18, 2021
Bianca D.
Brilliant service makes a lovely effort and fuss for our birthdays. Food is top quality, Brilliant atmosphere. Service is great. Waitresses lovely.

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Nov 14, 2021
Richard A.
Cosy place, friendly staff and nice food.

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Oct 28, 2021
Susan R.
Excellent service & really tasty food

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Oct 25, 2021
Sandra R.
Absolutely beautiful meal and reasonably priced

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Oct 21, 2021
Samantha B.
Excellent food and service highly recommend xx

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Aug 24, 2021
Valerie c.
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The staff are so friendly and helpful.food ecpxcellent, will definitely return soon

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Aug 21, 2021
Jemma C.
Lovely time. Been here several times and still enjoy it.. lovely staff and lovely food x

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Aug 09, 2021
Claire H.
Love it!! First time experience at Little Italy and would definitely recommend it to anyone. Staff really friendly and polite. Lovely big portion sizes.

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Aug 01, 2021
Leanne B.
Amazing service, amazing food as always. Been coming here for years and they never disappoint. Keep up the good work

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Jul 04, 2021
David H.
Just great all round.

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Jun 02, 2021
Dan A.
Amazing as always

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May 23, 2021
Joanne G.
Great service and lovely atmosphere. Wonderful food with a great view. Will definitely be back

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Nov 07, 2020
Colin M.
Food and service first class as usual

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Oct 11, 2020
Laura M.
Brilliant food and service

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Sep 14, 2020
Kirsty M.
Fabulous night, staff were lovely and very good service

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Aug 21, 2020
Eunice K.
Going back tonight, it's that good.

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Aug 13, 2020
Jess B.
Fantastic food and lovely service, as always. Our favourite place to go!

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Aug 13, 2020
trevor r.
Staff good food delicious

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Aug 01, 2020
Leanne B.
Myself and my family have been coming to Little Italy for years and it never disappoints. Fast, friendly service and always made to feel welcome. The food is first class and we absolutely love this place :)

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Jul 21, 2020
Karen F.
Our first night out together since this “wonderful “ pandemic has hit us and it was a great night. Al and all his team were fantastic , as usual , and made us feel safe

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Sep 15, 2023
Deb H.
Fabulous night had by all food was beautiful and all the staff friendly and helpful. Only issue was that a pint of shandy cost the same as a pint of beer. Would recommend to others

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Mar 01, 2023
Carole O.
Friendly warm welcome. Staff only to Happy to accommodate requests. Food excellent. Service great .

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Apr 08, 2022
Jim W.
Excellent

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Mar 30, 2022
Claire G.
We had a lovely meal. The restaurant was very quiet but service was great and food delicious, portion sizes perfect. Very good value for money. Definitely worth a visit. Pizza base cooked to perfection

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Jul 16, 2021
Janice T.
The food was delicious and the service was great, we sat inside so was quiet as the tables outside were much busier. Great service, lovely little place.

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Oct 12, 2020
DAVID C.
excellent food and controls i. place to make people safe but keep the ambiance of this little gem of a restaurant. I encourage all to help our local economy by supporting venues like this one

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Sep 12, 2020
Michael S.
Very pleasant staff

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Aug 31, 2020
Jane C.
Fantastic food, brill location, service was excellent for starters and mains. Limited dessert options but otherwise no complaints

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Aug 12, 2020
Marc S.
We booked a table for 6.15 but didn't get seated until 6.50; drinks took anther 25 minutes. After the initial wait the food was pretty prompt and really nice. Allow plenty of time for your meal. Maybe its just the new normal but they generally did well in difficult times. We will definitely go back.

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Aug 07, 2020
Philip C.
Waited a bit too long for our food but otherwise it was fine. Would return again. Nice atmosphere, good food and reasonable prices.

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Aug 13, 2023
Jan C.
Proper old fashioned Italian restaurant. Food was lovely, staff friendly and background music lovely.

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Nov 22, 2022
Leslie S.
Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Great venue with the sea close by.

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Sep 20, 2021
Vicki O.
Nice meal with a group of friends. Staff were lovely and friendly - we did have to ask several times for water, but other than that it was a very pleasant evening.

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Sep 14, 2021
Paul A.
Very good as always.

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Jun 16, 2021
Lynn D.
Really nice family meal. Great service. Reasonable pricing. Unbeatable views.

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Nov 05, 2020
Kelly G.
Beautiful food in a lovely authentic Italian restaurant. Could offer happy hour for a better experience.

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Aug 31, 2020
Phil S.
Enjoyed the food and the waiter was excellent, Only gripe was getting charged for two drinks I never ordered, but that was resolved after i pointed it out.

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Aug 27, 2020
Gordon M.
Loved the food ,first time I have been here ,just thought it needed upgrading in decor etc,but it obviously works for people, don't have anything negative to say ,staff etc were good

Overall: 8/10
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Aug 14, 2020
Julie W.
The food was lovely and the service was excellent!!

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Aug 06, 2020
Christie H.
Lovely staff working extremely hard with a full restaurant. Food good quality and cooked very well. Very well organised restaurant to allow for distancing, thank you Little Italy

Overall: 7/10
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Dec 15, 2021
Margaret C.
Very friendly helpful staff, good value for money

Overall: 7/10
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Sep 13, 2021
Billy A.
Service was slow as it appeared they were short of staff. Could be a one off but that’s what we found. Food was very tasty and the staff were very friendly. I’d definitely go again.

Overall: 7/10
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Sep 01, 2020
Callum A.
We arrived 5 minutes late for our 2PM booking but didn't get sat at a table until 2:40PM! Meanwhile they were alternating between turning people away because they didn't have a booking or just allowing them to wait. By the time we did get sat down a table of 6 got seated at the same time who didn't even have a booking. The food was okay, typical Italian however the desserts were mostly out of stock and the sundae thing I had myself was a huge disappointment, cheap ice cream tinned fruit pieces and whipped cream. I didn't even get a whole glace cherry on top just a small slice of one!

Overall: 7/10
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Jul 20, 2020
Di P.
Waitress was rude she had attitude that could not be bothered and she told us we could not have we asked for thankfully a lovely gentleman took over and nothing was a issue he was a credit but first impression makes it all and the woman was not nice at all all keep saying was we been busy all day nice food great service off our waiter need to get rid of negative staff