Here at Antico, we are a true, traditional Italian restaurant based in Newcastle, Sunderland, Birtley and Durham.

Different locations but always one motto: good food, good wine and good times!

We are passionate about great food, obsessed with quality and committed to great service, and we make all our pasta dishes fresh to order and we complement our food offering with the best Italian wines. For our dishes, we use only the freshest ingredients and we follow only original Italian recipes. We are a genuine traditional Italian restaurant! We have a comprehensive traditional Italian menu. You should try our steaks, so juicy and tasty. And let’s not forget about our fish dishes – they are to die for as well. 

All of our venues are open 7 days a week, and our commitment to providing great food and service never stops!

Our Eateries

Antico Roker

Roker Terrace, Sunderland, SR6 9ND

We have recently expanded! We are now providing traditional Italian food to the city of Sunderland! Why not come along and explore our brand new restaurant, the great thing about it is that it’s right along the coast! Our Italian Restaurant in Sunderland is ideally situated right next to the Poetic License gin bar, meaning you can enjoy their delicious distilled gins in our restaurant! As well as the gin bar upstairs, Antico restaurant in Sunderland, is also right next to the Roker Hotel. So, if you’re enjoying a weekend away there, then you can enjoy one of our homemade pizza and pasta dishes, along with our other authentic Italian dishes. At Antico Sunderland, we offer all our classic dishes, as well as our well-loved early-bird menu.

Antico Durham

Neville’s Cross Complex, Darlington Road, Durham DH1 4JX

Antico Restaurant, is an Italian restaurant that aims at offering the best Italian food and a real Italian dining experience. Here at Antico in Durham, we serve the best Italian food, with an authentic Italian experience! We serve the most delicious selection of pizzas, freshest pasta dishes and indulgent desserts! The team at Antico are always happy to accommodate your dietary requirements or even personal preferences. So let us know if you need something different and we will work around your needs. Be sure to ask your server for our full vegetarian and vegan options. At Antico, our motto is “good food, good wine, good times” – we always provide our customers with the most genuine experience and they leave our restaurant feeling satisfied every time!

Antico Birtley at The Board Inn

Penshaw View, Birtley, Chester-le-Street, DH3 2JL

The Board Inn has been under our management since 2011. The interiors, as well as the cuisine, reflect the perfect combination of two cultures, the Italian and the British one, which are both at the very core of our philosophy. The typical cosy feeling of a British country pub is combined with the Antico recognizable modern and elegant interiors style and completed by our true passion for great Italian food.

The restaurant has a pub area at the entrance where the main bar is located, with comfortable chairs and sofas and a fireplace. We then have a separate main area for dining, which extends into the conservatory and two smaller, more intimate rooms for a quieter dining experience.

The restaurant is situated on Penshaw View in Birtley, Chester-le-Street, easily accessible by car taking the A1 or by bus taking the service X25 and the bus stop is just a few steps away.