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.

“Nice local restaurant”
Review of San Marino's

San Marino's
Ranked #10 of 458 Restaurants in Sunderland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed November 6, 2012

We visit this restaurant on a regular basis due to the location (approx 5 mins from my house). Food is good - nothing flash but always tasty. Very small and cosy with lovely staff. We regularly visit with grandaparents and children (youngest child first visited at 2 weeks old as it was my birthday!). It is usually best to book, especially if you intend to go during the extremely busy happy hour. Prices aren't too bad, there are cheaper Italian restaurants not too far away, but once you add in the cost of a taxi it's barely worth the difference. Lovely pub just over the road too (The Chesters) and only 5 mins drive from the town centre.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank staceyar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (342)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

329 - 333 of 342 reviews

Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

Visited San Marinos with 4 adults and 2 children, telephoned beforehand to enquire about happy hour..All pizza pasta 4.95..ordered food on arrival requested pizzas from happy hour...only to he charged full price 7.45 per pizza on leaving...requested clarification re: bill..immediately asked if I could read english and threatened with the police if I didnt like the price...all I wanted was an itomised bill which wouldve been paid without question...waited for owner to return only to be told to get out, pay what I wanted and not to return...absolutely astonished...not at all a pleasant experience for me or my children..despite the excitement of their ice cream being served in a coffee cup!!!

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

A very small restaurant but friendly service and good food. If you go on without booking you probably won't get in. Staff are familiar with regulars but polite to the occasional visitor too.

Thank Ann G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 28, 2012

A wonderful place to dine, fine food ,great service and wonderful ambience

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank frankanddorothy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 5, 2012

very nice food a bit expensive and a bit on the little side but really enjoy the food

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank willis_3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed San Marino's also viewed

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

Been to San Marino's? 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