Italian Restaurants in Sunderland

There are some absolutely fantastic Italian restaurants in Sunderland, which are well worth a visit if you’re planning a trip to the area. From small, family-run establishments, to more formal venues that are ideal for a special occasion or romantic night out, you’re sure to find the perfect place to suit your needs here. Each one has an excellent menu full of Italian classics, as well as unique dishes you’ll adore.
They’re peppered across the city, too — so, wherever you’re staying, you won’t be too far from one of these great eateries. Below, you’ll find Italian restaurants in Sunderland city centre, near the Empire Theatre, and even on Roker seafront. If you don’t have your heart set on Italian food, you can also check out our full list of Sunderland restaurants for even more options!


Angelo’s Ristorante ·

Address: 48 West Sunniside, Sunderland, SR1 1BA

Angelo’s Ristorante has been a staple of Sunderland’s restaurant scene since 2006. Set in a Grade II listed building, it’s an absolutely stunning venue, and the menu is wonderful! It offers Italian classics with a modern twist, and the restaurant’s kitchen staff specialise in cooking dishes inspired by Campania and the Amalfi coast. If you’re searching for an impressive Italian restaurant in Sunderland city centre, Angelo’s is the place to be.


Casa Italia ·

Address: 15/16 Green Terrace, Sunderland, SR1 3PZ

Casa Italia is a cool and casual Italian restaurant that serves all of your traditional favourites, along with Italian-style tapas and tasty cocktails. Whether you’re fuelling up before heading over to the Sunderland Empire Theatre, you want a quick lunch, or you’re looking for the perfect place to enjoy a fantastic meal before you pay some of the local bars a visit, Casa Italia will fit the bill.


Aperitif ·

Address: 7 High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX

Located right next to the Sunderland Empire Theatre, Aperitif is the perfect place to enjoy an Italian’s before heading to a show. Not only does the restaurant serve some absolutely beautiful Italian classics, but there are also plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, which is ideal if you’re travelling with someone who has these dietary requirements. The staff are friendly, attentive, and always willing to help you pick the perfect dishes from their menu. If you’re on the hunt for a great Italian restaurant near Sunderland Empire, look no further.


San Marino ·

Address: 141 Chester Road, Sunderland, SR4 7HS

San Marino is a lovely little Italian restaurant in Sunderland, which offers an excellent selection of dishes. The kitchen staff focus on providing their customers with the freshest and most traditional Italian ingredients as possible to give you an authentic experience. They’re also able to cater to a range of dietary requirements — simply speak to the serving staff about this when you arrive.


Antico ·

Address: Roker Terrace, Roker, Sunderland, SR6 9ND

With a motto like “good food, good wine, good times”, you can be sure Antico will give you a meal to remember. Its menu is packed full of fresh pasta dishes, delicious pizzas, and indulgent desserts. Plus, the kitchen staff are well-versed in catering to a wide range of dietary requirements. If you’re looking for a great Italian restaurant in Roker, Sunderland, we would recommend paying Antico a visit.


Mamma Mia Ristorante Pizzeria ·

Address: 1 East St, Whitburn, Sunderland, SR6 7BZ

If you're looking for the ideal place where you and your friends or family can enjoy a delicious pizza, Mamma Mia's is the restaurant for you. This family-run restaurant serves all of the classics, as well as some unique dishes that are well worth a try. The staff are incredibly friendly, and we guarantee you'll leave this lovely pizzeria with a smile on your face.