Enjoy an out-of-this-world Italian meal at one of Sunderland's restaurants
Some of Sunderland's best restaurants serve up a slice of Italian gastronomic culture by the North Sea, creating a magical dining experience in the process. If you're working in the centre of town, there are al fresco trattorias with garden terraces and sought-after chefs, who create rustic-style pizzas and put their own stamp on familiar pasta dishes. Other places feature firebrick pizza ovens, while there are family-run spots that specialise in rich, meaty Bolognese sauces. Then there are intimate places that lay out candlelit place settings and make every bite something to savour. If you are in the mood for an Italian banquet, Sunderland's restaurants are superb places to be.