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80-82, Ocean Rd, South Shields NE33 2JD , England
0191 4565151
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 15
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  • 9
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great value

We've dined here a few times, and recommend it. The atmosphere is very good, as is the food, and the staff are very helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
HailJim
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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209 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

We've dined here a few times, and recommend it. The atmosphere is very good, as is the food, and the staff are very helpful.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Have been dining here with my parents who live in South Shields for many years now. We are always greeted with an enthusiastic warm welcome. The food is always lovely and the portions are more than adequate. I particularly like the chicken dishes, which you can have with chips or veg if you're watching the old waistline. They do a... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Visited here with a group of friends for my 25th birthday last Wednesday. Its the 2nd time I've been and wont be the last, food was great, service was decent. One small little downfall, just a tiny downfall - The room itself seems to be so cramped, everything was just so compact. Its not a complaint guys so keep up... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit after finding it on valentines day. When we arrived we were met straight away by a waiter and showed to a table instead of standing around.As the restaurant is small there is always waiters circling but do not bother you. We ordered a cheesy garlic bread which was not too greasy and very cheesy. Next... More 

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Can not fault the service we received today. My son and daughter we over the moon with the warm reception towards them, the food was lovely, top quality fresh and piping hot , very tasty, all of the 5 of us were very satisfied with our meal, I would recommend to anyone to try this little gem, and the very... More 

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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55 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

First time I have been here for a meal and it seemed like a good choice for a bite to eat. We shared a garlic bread with cheese and whilst it was quite nice it was soaked in olive oil, a little bit too much for my liking. Our mains of chicken were nice enough, cooked well and tasty. Portion... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This could have been a nice night as the food & drink was good and was excellent value for money, however our experience was ruined by the actions of the arrogant and sarcastic waiter, the one who speaks to his colleagues in his local accent but then insults & disparages customers while speaking in a mock Italian accent. I can... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

What a lovely place! Stayed in the area for two night on business and ate here for both. The staff could not do more for me, made me feel welcomed and at home, Chris the maitre'd was professional and courteous, even had a drink ready for me without even ordering on my second night! Food was delicious, gorgeous homemade tiramisu... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Ordered take away tonight. Amazing. Had insalate caprese, steak Diane and peri peri burger plus kids meal. All outstanding as you'd expect in restaurant. Fab value for money. Move over indian and Chinese! We've found a new favourite take away!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

for the first time for valentines day and they had made an effort with good decorations and spacing between tables for a bit of privacy. We're seated straight away and given a menu which was reduced which was a bit disappointing. But when the fish cake and bischetta starters arrived we cleared our plates. The mains the steak was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 80-82, Ocean Rd, South Shields NE33 2JD , England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  South Shields
  • Phone Number: 0191 4565151

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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