Monday - Thursday: 12.00 noon - 9.00pm
Friday - Saturday: 12.00 noon - 10.00pm
Sunday: 12.00 noon - 5.00pm
- Disabled Access
- Easy Access
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
- Gluten Free Available
- Outdoor Seating
- Children's Menu available
- Families and Children Welcome at lunch
About Italian Kitchen
Alex and Jamie are proud to welcome you to The Italian kitchen Restaurant in Sunderland. With many years experience in the restaurant industry your hosts are bringing a new and exciting vision to dining at this contemporary yet intimate venue. The venue sits back from a main road into Sunderland city centre which
has the Theatre within five minutes walk.
There is a large free car park which is shared with The Mill Pub. However it does have it's own entrance and once inside you feel like you could be in a separate building.
Whilst sitting at my table i enjoyed the bustling atmosphere and chatter of the guests which mixed with the background music perfectly, neither had to fight to be heard.
Recently, totally refurbished to a very high standard both in the restaurant as well as the kitchen and bar, the decor whilst not strictly traditionally Italian is, warm and welcoming with soft reds, mauves and other shades along with beautiful black slate and wooden floors.
The restaurant will cater for around 70 guests with a couple of nicely secluded intimate areas too.
The menu is changing too. Along with Chef, Alex as you'd expect is passionate about his food and this shines through in the menu. It is not too extensive as to make choosing difficult but has some beautifully thought out dishes. Also catering for Specials both at Lunchtime and Dinner, there really is something uniquely authentic about there choices and they offer something for everyone.
Fab as usual
Food was delicious, very generous portions and the service was great will definitely be going back
Fantastic meal staff always friendly & welcoming, definitely be back soon
Have always enjoyed the food and atmosphere in the past, and the new decor and layout are lovely and have enhanced both pub and restaurant. The way things have to be now have not taken anything away from the restaurant. The staff were very attentive and adhered to requirements at all times. We will be regular visitors again.
We always visit when up in Sunderland. Great food, wine and staff. Posh food at peasant prices. Thanks once again.
Aranchini were warm not hot but apart from that everything spot on.
Excellent food excellent service as usual!!
Waitress niamh was wonderful very friendly and welcoming
Fantastic food, great service would highly recommend
Excellent service and food
Excellent as always
Excellent food and atmosphere, great value for money and felt very comfortable with all of the precautions put in place for Covid 19. Very friendly and helpful staff, will definitely recommend to family and friends!
It’s nice to see social distances being observed inside the restaurant, the service and food were as good as ever. We enjoyed our Time at the restaurant and will be returning again soon
As an Ik regular I was so looking forward to returning. I was not disappointed everything was excellent. Can’t wait for my next visit. Thank you all at IK. Glad you’re back.
Amazing food as always, great value and steph always gives fantastic service.
First time back after lockdown and we weren’t disappointed. We’ve been very apprehensive on going out into restaurants again but you have done very well, social distancing measured are in place and the food was absolutely delicious! Thank you Italian Kitchen and well done on opening up again in a very safe environment. Julie and Paul Davies
Excellent service with wonderful staff. Food as always was beautiful never had a bad meal.
Atmosphere was excellent considering coved restrictions. Very friendly and professional. Food was great. Looking forward to going again.
Excellent service as always. Great choice of food and drink. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Highly recommend.
Always a good meal and friendly staff
This was our first meal out since lockdown, felt very safe whilst in the restaurant. Great food as always. Well done guys!
It was lovely to be able to eat out in your newly refurbished restaurant with a nice atmosphere in these strange times
Absolutely fantastic location. Friendliest of staff that cant do enough to make sure you are looked after. Would recommend to anyone
Fantastic service, Delicious food & great atmosphere.