Within the ancient walls of this Grade II listed building in Sunniside is a kitchen full of busy Italian chefs rolling handmade pasta, stirring pots of traditional sugo al pomodoro, producing homemade sausages and choosing the best Italian wines. This talented brigade of all-Italian chefs has brought a slice of their authentic home cuisine to the old-town, coastal area of Sunderland. A sleek, understated interior sets the scene for elegant dining.
Voted the best Italian restaurant with over 50 seats in the North East at the English Italian Awards 2016 and with its head chef, Nello, voted best Italian chef in England, Angelo’s is a restaurant worth visiting. One taste of the ravioli and you’ll soon see what all the fuss is about. Pasta is as light as air and melt-in-the-mouth delicate, allowing the filling to really shine – whether it be crab and prawn or beef fillet and mascarpone cheese. In fact, if this is your first visit to Angelo’s, I highly recommend ordering the strozzapretti con salsiccia e friarielli, the chef’s award-winning dish that comprises hand-twisted pasta with homemade secret-recipe sausage, friarielli and cheese, topped with sundried tomatoes and bread. The menu is vast, so there’s something for even the fussiest of diners.
Lunch and early-evening happy hours are on offer throughout the week, and the restaurant is available for events and wedding parties