We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Delicious !”
Review of mamma italia

mamma italia
Ranked #23 of 455 Restaurants in Sunderland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 23, 2012

What can I say, delicious food, friendly staff and reasonable price. Only thing is a fillet steak on the menu possibly rossini or with a roqufort sauce and it would make it ideal ! try it !!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank momzillas
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (260)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

233 - 237 of 260 reviews

Reviewed October 16, 2012

Been going to Mamma Italia since it opened about 5 years ago. Unsure what last reviewer meant about it recently changing hands it is owned by Pascal and when we were there last Saturday it still was, in fact went for a takeaway tonight and can confirm Pascal is still the owner cos I asked him when he served me. We go there as a couple with our 14 year old and friends whom have a 12 year old usually every Saturday (it is staggering distance to home) which is good when you have had a bottle (or two) of their fine vino. My bloke likes his pints though and drinks Fosters on draft none of that rip off bottled crap that some restaurants serve. The food is fab, plentiful and with a good choice though if you want to mix and match a different pasta with a sauce just tell Pascal or one of his lovely staff and they will sort it out for you. We tend to make a night of it and usually end up being last out, no pushing you out the door cos they want to go home. Yes although we are regulars we still sometimes have to wait for a table even when booked as it gets really busy but the Ashbrooke pub next door (same building) was renovated last year and now makes a comfy area for a drink while you wait. (Kids are welcome and they have a pool table which kids are allowed to play on costs 60p per game). The restaurant also now has free wi fi which again is a plus when you have kids with iPads wanting to go on Facebook to chat with their friends (teenagers don't talk to their friends anymore they just type to each other strange world). You usually have to book and they have a happy hour 5.30 til 7.00 (could be 7.30 not 100% sure). Anyway a great restaurant, free parking and reasonable prices with great staff, just don't book a table at 8.30 on a Saturday night cos that is our time and we want to be able to get a table every week !!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank kazza056
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Having recently changed hands and gained some very experienced staff from top restaurants in the city Mamma italia serving good quality rustic italian food is on its way to becoming one of the best

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Frank V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 25, 2012

I've been here a couple of times and will continue going. the food is delicious and the portion sizes are larger than normal, especially the starter of garlic prawns!!
The staff are friendly and the atmosphere of the restaurant as a whole is warming. it is in a location where you would not expect which makes it a hidden little gem!!
Defo try the choc fudge cake its to die for!! Prices are very good for what you get and the specials board always has something tempting!!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Stephanie H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 26, 2012

been numerous times to Mama Italia, it's our local. The food is lovely and the staff are fabulous!! They always try to cater for everything and especially love children.
I would definitely recommend!
We have been coming for years and in all this time have never had a bad meal yet, or bad service.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Lorraine M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed mamma italia also viewed

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
 
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
 

Been to mamma italia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing