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3rd Floor Marine Activities Centre Sunderland Marina Brunel Drive | Dame Dorothy Street, North Dock, Roker, Sunderland SR6 0PW, England
+44 191 510 0600
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had previously been to the restaurant a few months back for Sunday lunch. We weren't sure how we felt about it, seemed a bit grubby and tired. We decided to give the restaurant a second chance, as its in such a lovely place looking out at the marina. Food was lovely, but not amazing. But what... More 

Thank nicola120785
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took our 87 year old Aunty here for lunch the day after the bank holiday. She is a very fussy eater and not afraid to criticise her meals or us if she feels the need. However I have never seen her enjoy a meal so much as she did at the Marina Vista Ristorante. We all... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything ok very mediocre nothing fancy, nothing wrong with anything in general. Still nothing that was above average, bit shabby staff and decor, however reasonably priced. So on the contrary cheap and cheerful. Nothing wrong with that if that's what your into.

Thank danny d
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful location, great atmosphere, friendly service and delicious eating experience. We gave visited here over many years and it is always top class.

Thank ellenalexandria s
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

An evening meal with family members, the food was delicious with a good selection to choose from, very relaxing restaurant with lovely view of the harbour, service was very good and the staff were lovely, friendly and very pleasant, would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Linda M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic little restaurant with a great view of the harbour. The food is always fantastic. Tonight I tried the spaghetti Libero, the flavours where amazing and the pasta was so fresh. My wife had the linguini chorizo, which was a great little dish with the warming spice from the spicy chorizo. Would highly recommend this place. Great... More 

Thank Lee N
Bedlington, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Only visit this restaurant at lunch times but must complement it on the choices available on their menu. There are at least 6 good choices as a starter with varying prices none of which are particularly expensive. Then you have a wide choice of Pizzas /pastas together with slightly more expensive chicken and fish dishes.

Thank bill s
Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Food, service is top notch. Nvr had a bad meal there. Staff friendly and happy hour is cheap. Lovely views of Marina in Sunderland and lovely place to watch world go by

Thank Allison H
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The best Calvary I have tasted! You get a 2 course for £9 99 or 3 course for £11 99. The soup with homemade bread is so tasty and deserts are mouthwatering! If you are considering going here than I do suggest you book a table as it's so busy and popular.

Thank amyjmills
Washington, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Booked for our family birthday lunch for 10 and once we got parked, escorted my Dad up in the lift to our table. Ordered drinks and asked for menu as an option to the Sunday lunch. Ordered and chatted then went to the carvery. Nicely presented and choice of three meats and dishes of vegetables. Very good food, piping hot... More 

Thank Kath C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3rd Floor Marine Activities Centre Sunderland Marina Brunel Drive | Dame Dorothy Street, North Dock, Roker, Sunderland SR6 0PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Sunderland
  • Phone Number: +44 191 510 0600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?