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Located in Sunderland city centre and only 5 minutes away from Sunderland Theatre, Roma Italian Restaurant brings a unique taste of Italian Cuisine. Roma Sunderland offers a magnificent combination of modern and classic Italian dishes, simple and delightful and are created using the best freshest ingredients.
PRICE RANGE
£5 - £22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After Theatre food We ordered a table for 9 of us after going to the Theatre Table was booked for 8pm but we got hungry so phoned and asked if we could arrive earlier. No problem ! Staff were lovely and Soon took our orders.... Lovely starters 👏 me and my friend had the Garlic mushrooms 🍄 which were lovely Then we all ordered various main courses . I ordered the tagliatelle carbonara it was cooked perfect! And a decent plate full. My friend ordered a lovely chicken dish with king prawns and Vegetables she really enjoyed it . And my friend who is very picky ordered the Bolognese and she ate every bit. Would definitely come back as the staff , service and food was lovely. The best Carbonara I've had in ages it was yummy 😋More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought i had booked a table for 2 thru booking system online...i should have realhsed because i recieved no confirmation but we turned up and asked if any tables fir 2 as we were needing pre theatre meal..fairly empty but i understand people hadnt arrived...yet..we were met by a frosty reception and a straight " no we have nothing!!" In an abrupt manner..not good..we left to find a jem of an italian around corner.sorrento..they also were full later but said if we had meal and basically wanted to leave as pre theatre they would fit us in and they did this for a few people in same boat ..very good friendly inviting service and lovely food...my husbands late dad was an italian chef , always was curtious even wen having to let people down..hence we wont be returning again roma..sad to say ..we totally understood situatlon but just made to feel bad even asking..hey ho it did us a favour in the end.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lunchtime Happy hour, almost £14 for srarter and main,soup was okay, but the main course Lasagne was dire, it had so much chewy cheese on it which was difficult to swallow, was really heavy going and not much meat. The staff opened the...doors at the back letting the cold air in, we could smell cigarette smoke from their staff.. The food used to be good but not now, won't be returning!!..More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

Superb piping hot Tomato and Basil Soup, Great piping hot Lasagne with wonderful Tomato thick source. My daughter's tomato sauce pasta and onion and herb starter thingy was also superb. Very helpful staff who cleaned tables with vim and vigour after each guest. Utterly superb...10/10More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023

Lovely food and atmosphere. We were a group of 8 and the service was efficient and friendly. Everyone was happy with their food and it all looked lovely. I would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023

Ordered chicken Kiev chicken came out cut in half was just a normal chicken breast was not very nice was very bland and not appealing at all Told server that it was not very nice and very dry they said “it is supposed to be...dry” I’ve never had a chicken Kiev that was dry, ever. Server had a bit of an attitude when I told them thisMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 June 2023 via mobile

Lovely little restaurant, staff really friendly and helpful, fast service and good food. I had chicken Kiev with chips and they where beautiful, my husband had tagliatelle siciliana which was also delicious. Would highly recommend the garlic mushroom starter. Was reasonably priced. Will definitely go...back in the futureMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 14 May 2023

I would not recommend here, We went and i got a pizza and it was cold. They said thats how we serve.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 16 April 2023 via mobile

Faboulous food, presentation was brilliant and the staff were not overbearing or intrusive would definitely recommend this place .

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023

We have been ordering takeaway from Roma for a long time and have always loved it. The food that was delivered this evening was inedible. They’ve either replaced the mozzarella for the pizzas with a cheap terrible alternative or they ran out of mozzarella and...gave us what amounted to cheese you’d get from a can you squirt - it was absolutely rank. I’ve messaged the restaurant in the hope they’ve tried to get away with one but if not, and this is now the ‘standard’, there is no way anyone can enjoy what they are offering. AVOID.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 23 February 2023 via mobile

Visited mid afternoon on a Thursday and we were the only customers but the reviews on here were very positive. Had starters of Tomato Soup and Mussels&King Prawns in garlic and white wine. Plenty of mussels, a good size and still in their shells. Mains...were Pollo Arrabiata and Pollo Strogonoff both with chips. All courses were delicious and washed down with very reasonably priced drinks. More couples were arriving throughout our stay. Very friendly staff and prompt service.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 8 January 2023

Sadly this restaurant didn’t live up to the review. Small restaurant with no atmosphere. As Peter Kay describes ‘the big light’ was on. I had soup to start which was nice..Hubby has meatballs which were ok but barely warm. My main was chicken arrabiatta. The...chicken was raw!!! Over this was at least half a pint of generic sauce. This was returned and ‘fresh’ brought out. Husband had chicken Kiev which was a little pink inside and the breadcrumbs were falling off. My food was not charged. But be careful when eating here. Very very poor. A shame!!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 19 December 2022

What a find!! This intimate little Italian restaurant was fabulous. Have to admit we didn't find it ourselves but were taken there by locals. It is highly thought of here. Cosy interior, great family food and super value for money. We were staying at the...nearby city centre Premier Inn. On our next visit in the summer we will definitely see you again.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 19 November 2022 via mobile

Not sure whether there’s been a change of ownership/management but very disappointed tonight for the first time ever. Pasta dry instead of normal silky sauce. Waitress uninterested. Was exceptional now very average.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 11 November 2022 via mobile

We visited Roma on Friday the 28th October. We were up in Sunderland for the weekend from St. Helens, Merseyside for a big gymnastics competition at the Beacon of Light. The four of us enjoyed a lovely meal. The tomato and chilli pasta dish that...I had was delicious and my 12 year daughter's pizza was huge but she still managed to polish it off. My dad and his partner were most impressed too. The staff made the restaurant a lovely place to visit. The young, dark haired waitress (can't remember the name!) who served us was fantastic and nothing was too much trouble. She was friendly and made us feel very welcome. She's a real star. The rest of the staff were also great and I'm sure we'll be back next October when we're back in Sunderland for next year's South Tyneside Acro Cup!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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