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stannington grove, Sunderland, England
0191-522-7516
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  • 98
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Our local gem!

We visit Mamma Italia VERY regularly...at least once a week and we love it. When the restaurant first opened,we were pleased to have an Italian eatery almost on our doorstep and immediately became "regulars"! The charming owner, Pasquale, has transformed this place into a venue of the highest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
dennymenny
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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English first
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visit Mamma Italia VERY regularly...at least once a week and we love it. When the restaurant first opened,we were pleased to have an Italian eatery almost on our doorstep and immediately became "regulars"! The charming owner, Pasquale, has transformed this place into a venue of the highest order! Almost every time we visit there have been improvements...to the decor,... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was a surprise find for me I have lived down the road from this place for 5 years and avoided it because I thought it was just a grubby local pub...I was so WRONG!! This place is lovely, all the staff are very friendly and food is amazing! When I walked in I didn't expect it to look so... More 

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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Everything about this restaurant is excellent, the food, the service, the ambience. It Is very hard to beat anywhere in the area and there are always nice little extras with the meal.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Not where you would expect to find a quality Italian but I have to say it is excellent. Only been twice when visiting friends nearby but it has developed from a decent restaurant attached to an old local into a lovely integrated restaurant bar with live music. Well set out and great Italian food - definitely worth giving it a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is our favourite restaraunt. We have been coming here for years and it did go a little bit off a while ago but it is now better than ever. The new grill night on a Sunday is great value and the mixed grill is out of this world. The stall are always brilliant. Complementary bruschetta and sambuca. Love this... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We went as a family for an early dinner on the recommendation of some friends. The service , atmosphere and the food are all excellent . The staff were very kind and friendly to our young daughter , she really enjoyed her pizza . We will be back for sure !

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Have eaten here several times and the staff really do go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Good value food but £2.20 for a half pint of lime and soda is extortionate. Also the vegetables with my chicken dish were a little disappointing, only 2 tiny pieces of potato and a peas and carrots.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Have eaten here a few times and have seen this go from a restaurant next to a pub to a restaurant that had just taken on the pub to a now fully integrated pub restaurant. Same friendly staff, great food, a good selection of beers and a great atmosphere. Noone rushes you to finish your meal and it's really nice... More 

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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This restaurant is based in what used to be a local pub. As a result, when they started Mamma Italia, I assumed it was just a sideline run alongside the old establishment and, therefore, probably just run-of-the-mill pub grub. However, when my son convinced me to try it, I was very pleasantly surprised. Far from coexisting with the old pub,... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

A very busy restaurant, with good food, good service, and good people. This place is a popular establishment with a strong customer base in the area, so advisable to book ahead.

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Address: stannington grove, Sunderland, England
Phone Number: 0191-522-7516
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Sunderland
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: stannington grove, Sunderland, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Sunderland
  • Phone Number: 0191-522-7516

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children

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