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"Great Italian food in an informal atmosphere"


Sunderland Echo

Bellini is an authentic Italian restaurant founded on the belief that flavour comes from the origin of ingredients.

We import the finest ‘materia prima’ produced in Italy that cannot be reproduced in any other part of the world while work with local producers to obtain the best ingredients that create our delectable dishes.

Meet the Head Chef

Olivier Trapletti has more than 20 years of experience as a chef. His devotion to the culinary arts started when cooking with his nana as a child in Italy, where, traditionally, all members of the family were involved in the kitchen. Intrigued and fascinated by the countless possibilities that the combination of different ingredients provided, he decided to make a career out of it.

Even though his speciality is Italian cuisine, he has developed his culinary skills all over the world. These international influences, when combined with traditional Italian cuisine, result in exceptional flavourful dishes. His food is a reflection of his background and personality, a place where tradition and modernity blend.

The secret: creativity and passion.

“When I hit the three notes: the look, the smell and the ‘gusto’ (taste); it´s mission accomplished”.



Christmas Menu

1st December – 23rd December

12 – 5pm
2 courses £15.95
3 courses £17.95

5 – 10pm
2 courses £17.95
3 courses £19.95

See the full menu details here
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New Year's Eve

3 courses £49.95

Check out our special New Year’s Eve menu here:
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Happy Hour

Monday-Thursday 12 – 7pm
Friday & Saturday 12 – 6pm
Sunday 4 – Close
(Chef’s Specials not included)

2 Courses

Starter (Skins, bruschetta, garlic mushrooms or soup)
Pizza (Margherita, pepperoni, Emilia, Vegetariana, Prosciutto Funghi or Calzone) or Pasta (Pomodoro, Carbonara, Bolognese, Lasagne, Vegetariana or Casa)


Any starter

(excluding fritto misto and gamberoni)
and any pizza, pasta or risotto


Any starter (excluding misto and gamberoni)
and any chicken dish



Mare e Monti menu

Monday-Thursday 12 – 10pm
(excluding December)

3 courses for £19.95

Tower of caprese salad
Chicken liver pate
Deep fried calamari

Grilled 8oz Sirloin steak
Grilled chicken breast
Oven baked lemon sole fillets
Panciotti con melanzana e scamorza

Homemade tiramisu
Black Forest cake
Homemade Panna Cotta


Chef's Specials

Every Thursday our chef presents new exclusive dishes for your delight.

Call or contact us for more information.

* Available for one week or when supplies last


Kid's menu

Half portions available for children