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Food and ambience

Italian, Pizza, British, Sicilian, Southern-Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
PRICE RANGE
£8 - £27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, British, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Ate there quite a few times last night sick from the pizza and my partner is currently in bed with sickness and cramps after eating the prawns. We have nothing to eat all day apart from in there so hard to be told two different...meals will not be as a result of the place said the person who I contacted from there.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great experience all round, the only downside is that it closes so early! We booked a table for 8:15pm and based on their website the restaurant closed at 8:30pm (which we didn't know) so they were moving tables around us whilst setting up for...breakfast. Seemed a bit noisy whilst we ate. My wife is coeliac and their choice of options were brilliant There were 6 of is dining and we all had starters, mains, 2 alcoholic drinks each, and 2 x non alcoholic gin and lemonade, £185 which I thought was insanely reasonable. Wish we took more pictures of the foodMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always excellent. The food is tasty, arrives quickly and there is always enough! The service is excellent, staff are always friendly and helpful. I cannot fault it. Portions are very good and prices are fair. Definitely go back soon.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2024

Gorgeous food and attentive staff thoroughly enjoyed our visit! Best gamberoni I’ve ever had! Everyone enjoyed their meals and we had a lovely night

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 December 2023 via mobile

We came in as a couple. Food came out quickly. However we got the same starter and quantity was visually very different despite being the same dish. Then for mains we ordered lasagne and carbonara pasta. The lasagne was mainly cheese and carbonara very watery....No one asked us how our food was or offered anymore drinks or even asked once they took food away when it had visually not been eaten at all.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023 via mobile

Food is amazing I was working in the area had two lovely meals food was delicious staff was pleasant and the place was spotless highly recommend

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

Extremely disappointed here tonight. Table of 26 out for a 50th meal and food and service was the worst I've ever had in over 10 years if not more of going to this restaurant. No apology for cold starters and not even sure what happened...to the lasagne but definitely wasn't prepared to eat it. One bar staff/waitress was very rude and obnoxious not only to us but her manager as well which a few of us noted . Very unprofessional. To me they had taking far to many bookings and this showed in the quality of food. Greed over standards of food. Won't be returning to a restaurant that I spoke highly of if people asked.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023

Waited nearly an hour for mains. Ordered the scampi and chips,chips were over cooked,tasted burnt,i left the chips,plate was taken away,didn't even ask if i was finished. I think he knew i was probably going to say something. Good points for the CheeseGarlic bread that...was lovely.and my grandaughter enjoyed her pasta.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023

Late night food was actually during a happy hour ending at 5.45pm on a Saturday. A family of 6 and a toddler had booked and it was packed as it is normally whenever we go. The room was very hot and the manager had the...doors and a window opened which gave some cool air. Service was very good and meals were too the same quality we expected. We ordered takeaways for 2 other member of the family. Prices were good. One point off for sticky tables and frayed menusMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

We had birthday visit for 7 of us today. Service was spot on and Abby (Abbey) the waitress who delivered our grandaughter's birthday cake was wonderful, courteous and very professional. Also we asked for extra gravy for our grandson and it was delivered immediately and...with no fuss. An absolute lovely birthday experience which will be remembered. Thank you to you all and for the doggy bags afterwards)More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2022 via mobile

Another lovely visit. Bruschetta starter with mussels in chillie gaflic. The mussels are my favourite in town . We had fillet steak and a pasta didh for mains Would defo recommend

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 24 September 2022 via mobile

When we arrived it was very busy but 10 minutes later we had our drinks and our order taken. The staff are very attentive and efficient and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Very friendly and welcoming restaurant. Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you...all.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 6 September 2022

Absolutely fabulous day for my brother and partners special birthday...the meal was fantastic...served red hot..served all meals together...the staff are pleasant. Polite and very nothing is too much trouble for you...always a lovely relaxed atmosphere..we all enjoyed our food greatly...and what we couldn't manage..the staff...were so kind as to give us in a take away box...We are arranging another date for xmas...but this time it will be a larger party of people....thank you to all the staff who made this occasion very special...Mrs Shirley Gilboy...xxxMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 16 August 2022

One of our favourite Italian restaurants in the Sunderland area. Staff are always pleasant. The interior is totally at odds with the exterior and location as its very cosy and authentic feeling but not small. The menu is good value for money and the pizzas...and pastas are fantastic. Would recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2022

A really good meal here with my mam. Really tasty food, with special mention to the sauces. Quality sauces with the chicken and with the garlic mushrooms. The type of place you could go and try something new each time and be impressed. We certainly...were.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Drinks are quite pricey £4.10 to £4.90 a pint. But service is brilliant
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ITALIAN KITCHEN, Sunderland - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Italian Kitchen offers takeaway services.

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Italian Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5