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
- Outside Seating Area
- 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.
A really enjoyable evening. Food excellent as it has been in the many occasions we have dined
Enjoyed a lovely meal with friends. Everything cooked to perfection, very generous portions and exceptional customer service
Excellent night out. Staff so helpful and friendly, food and wine are delicious. Cant wait for next visit.
The food was well cooked but both dishes had far too much sauce. The black pudding starter was drowned in peppercorn sauce and would be better with far less sauce. The pasta had too much sauce although it was well cooked.
Excellent service nice to see a lot of happy staff. Food was ok but shame that the sauce on crab ravioli was so spicy as unable to taste any crab, I wouldn’t recommend this dish to anyone who likes crab. Very mixed clientele. would return for cheap and cheerful lunch or teatime.
Although booked a table this visit meant a short but accommodating wait followed by great service, food and atmosphere. Visit with family who hadn’t been here before impressed them so much they are choosing this next time around rather than their local place. We shall all be returning soon.
Excellent evening meal. First time visit and was very impressed. Will be going again in the near future.
We waited a considerable time before our order was taken and starter. We did receive apologies for the delay. However, the meal when arrived was delicious . Very good portion size, food hot.
Amazing service, delicious food and very friendly staff! Catered to our allergies without question and even made my daughter her own variation of a dish to make sure she didn’t consume anything that would affect her allergies. Top marks for a top restaurant!
Food amazing as everytime we have been but very big portions left no room for dessert. Only thing I would suggest is a smaller portions size option on the menu.
Staff could not do enough to please and the food is unbeatable. Can't recommend the Italian Kitchen highly enough
Amazing food and service as always
The only negative was that the Music was loud, so the other customers had to raise their voices over the music to be heard. We feel that soft music would allow people to speak easier and so everyone could really enjoy the beautiful food and have a more romantic meal.
Quick service, good food :)
Service was slow today but I enjoyed my meal .
Lovely food & nice enviroment. Friendly staff.
Visit here often, never disappointed food is always lovely, great service staff friendly and answer all questions, great prices and nice pub attached to the side.
Absolutely lovely meal at a reasonable price with great service
Favourite Italians ever! Can’t fault one thing, keep doing whatever it is you’re doing
Fantastic Italian restaurant all round.
My first visit having heard lots of good things; was not disappointed. Warm welcome, lovely decor and atmosphere, friendly service, great menu and fabulous food. Will definitely be back and would highly recommend! 😊
Timing is important. Table booked for 7. Don’t expect to have to wait for 20 mins for my table. If you know it’s a busy time, don’t accept a 7pm booking and suggest a suitable alternative. Having said that everything else is always 100% Never had a bad meal. Thank you.
Food is always delicious and piping hot. Staff are lovely, very friendly and helpful. Service is fantastic from start to finish. I've been eating here for years and will no doubt be back in the not too distant future.
The food was really nice, did find the portion sizes larger than expected and struggled to finish my meal
Called in for lunch after a recommendation. Food was amazing, service was excellent, good value for money and the surroundings were lovely, will def be back.