Italian Restaurants in Tynemouth & Whitley Bay

Discover the best Italian restaurants in Whitley Bay and Tynemouth with this handy guide from Visit North East England. There's so much incredible pizza, pasta, and gelato on offer in these charming seaside towns that you’re sure to find something to satisfy your Italian cravings.

From smart trattorias to family-run cafés, there's a range of eateries to suit every occasion. So, whether you want to enjoy a casual Italian meal on the promenade with a view of the beach, or wine and dine in a more upmarket setting, you’ll have no problem finding a good Italian restaurant in Tynemouth and Whitley Bay.

If you're feeling more in the mood for a curry than a pizza, take a look at our round-up of the best Indian restaurants in the area. There are plenty more fantastic food and drinks places in these quaint coastal towns, so check out our round-up of the best restaurants in Whitley Bay and Tynemouth to see more options.


La Casetta Italian and Mediterranean Cuisine ·

33 Esplanade, Whitley Bay, NE26 2AL

If you’re looking for a reasonably priced, traditional Italian restaurant in Whitley Bay, look no further than La Casetta. This friendly trattoria is a very popular spot with the locals, and on a Friday or Saturday night you can usually expect it to be full of happy diners enjoying pizzas, pasta dishes, and seafood. La Casetta also offers a fantastic happy hour deal before 7pm, so it’s great if you're on a budget.


Di Meos ·

9 Marine Ave, Whitley Bay, NE26 1LX

If you like ice cream, then you'll love Di Meos, a traditional Italian café and gelato spot on the seafront in Whitley Bay that serves some of the best in the UK. This family-owned local gem has been making delicious ice cream according to authentic Italian recipes for over 100 years and has won countless awards. Plus, their stone-baked pizzas, paninis, and pasta dishes are really tasty, too.


Davanti Classico ·

Station Terrace, Tynemouth Station, Tynemouth, NE30 4RE

If you’re looking for an Italian restaurant in Tynemouth with an elegant atmosphere, pay a visit to Davanti Classico. This lively modern Italian has chic décor and plenty of charm, and serves up a range of traditional seafood dishes, pizzas, pastas, risottos, and seasonal specials. It’s located right in Tynemouth train station, which means it's ideal if you'll be getting the train or visiting the market at the weekend.


Links Art Gallery & Studio Café ·

The Links Art Gallery, Dukes Walk, Whitley Bay, NE26 1TP

This friendly little café, located on the Links in Whitley Bay, is a great spot for a casual lunch, and offers stunning views of the beach and St. Mary's Lighthouse. The menu is inspired by Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, and includes a delicious selection of soups, paninis, focaccia sandwiches, antipasti, and tasty cakes and pastries. Check out the adjoining art gallery while you're there.