Some are more authentic than others, of course. Here we look at the top 11 Italian restaurants in the Hartlepool area, as rated by reviewers on TripAdvisor.
Repeat customers say the food and service at this place always live up to expectations, making it a go-to restaurant where there is never a complaint, and food and service is excellent. There was high praise for this branch of the popular North East chain of restaurants, with top marks given for the fish and seafood in particular. Described as a gem by one reviewer who said they visited every week and had never been disappointed, with excellent quality of the food for the price. Amazing pizza and first-class food were among praise for this branch of the chain. A pop-up pizza pitch described by one customer as: cheery service and delicious pizza of your choice cooked in front of you, sea air and fresh pizza! Fantastic! Not to be missed. Reviewers reported great food at reasonable prices with friendly and welcoming staff at the new incarnation of this popular eatery. Perhaps a bit of a stretch, but happy customers left top reviews - including one in January this year who praised the lovely food and polite waiter named Henry. This takeaway managing to bag itself a spot on the list with praise for its speedy service and fresh, tasty food. Best takeaway ever, in the words of one customer. Excellent food, excellent service friendly, gluten-free options and early bird specials earned this place the thumbs up from customers. Another takeaway pizza shop which managed to gain itself a place on the list thanks to reports of delicious food and good value. Customers reported fabulous food and staff at this branch of the popular chain.