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278 High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3DZ, England
+44 191 564 0200
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a friend's birthday. It was really busy, the service received was brilliant considering how busy it was. We all ordered different meals and they all were good, however the steak looked very boring, just there on a plate on its own with no garnish. There was very little drinks on tap which to me let it down because... More 

Thank mistymoo123
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were warmly welcomed by attentive staff. We sat in waiting area with drinks for a short time before being shown to our table. It took a long time to decide what we wanted but didn't feel rushed to order. There were 5 of us and we all had different starters. They were all delicious. Then we all had medallions... More 

Thank Jan M
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit before going to shows in the empire theatre. The opening time of 5 o clock gives you plenty of time to eat before the start of the show and all the staff are friendly and pleasant.There is a tea time special menu you can choose from but each time we picked from the main menu... More 

Thank kevm1956
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just wanted to back up everything said below: on the strength of good reviews here, went early on a Friday evening before going to the Empire for a show, and were impressed by the food, the staff, and the atmosphere. Mediocre Italian food seems to be everywhere, but this was much better than that. Will definitely return when we come... More 

Thank HMTW
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tables in top of each other..felt like the guy next to me was sat on my lap...I could hear all his conversation and felt like I was sharing his meal. Starters were sent back as uneatable...potato skins soggy and dripping in oil..garlic bread half cooked and doughy Mains slightly better but not good...risotto was bland. No taste. Chicken penne was... More 

Thank Paul D
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last visited this restaurant prior to going to the Take That concert, so a few years ago. Plenty of staff on duty, fast service. We went for happy hour, prior to going to Sunderland Empire. Very busy, I would advise people to book. I had the chicken/beef, served on a sizzling plate, with vegetables. Very tender, and tasty, also had... More 

Thank pat572015
washington, england
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127 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great staff, great place! Its really handy for Sunderland Empire & opens at 5pm so plenty of time if your at a 7.30pm show. The food is gorgeous carn't fault it I enjoyed a BBQ sizzling platter it was lovely. Its tucked away & not particularly appealing from the outside but don't let that put you off its... More 

Thank nickyWashington
Darlington, County Durham
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My hudsband and I were recommended here for a preshow dinner. The food was amazing. I felt like I was back in italy and Greece on holiday. The service was impeccable and nothing was too much. The price was incredible £30 for 2 courses plus drinks. We will be back in April for my birthday preshow meal.

Thank rachie84
Level Contributor
53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I love this place! Would recommend to any out of Towners especially if they wanted a nice Italian for good price pre theatre. Always excellent service, lovely romantic atmosphere and I have never had a bad meal and I have been here tons of times! The only flaw is the stairs, I've not asked if they have a lift mind... More 

Thank Andrea-Mck88
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Having being a regular at Lucianos it's never failed to please. Lovely food at a more than reasonable price. Not cramped inside so it's comfortable and easy to relax. The thing that sets this place apart is the waiters, lovely set of men with a brilliant personality. Really make it a pleasure to be in.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Sunderland
  • Phone Number: +44 191 564 0200

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?