We tried this Italian as a couple last weekend after reading positive reviews are were not disappointed. Food was truly excellent - the pate in particular. Staff were attentive, gifted us a free garlic bread as we ordered, and did their best to make our stay a pleasant one.
Toilets were spotless, and the atmosphere friendly although very mixed - there were couples, families, and a stag do dining with us at 6pm. Would return if ever back in Hartlepool.