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la spaghettata

saddler st, Durham, England
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Ranked #53 of 250 restaurants in Durham
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Came here for dinner on Saturday night - you can't book unless you're in a group but we only had to wait about 5 minutes. We were unfortunately seated directly below the speakers and next to a group of about 16 very noisy guys on a birthday night out so my bf and I could barely hear each other! The... More

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Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We noticed the salad bar but were not told to help ourselves. The menu does say all pasta dishes come with salad but we weren't sure. Also, no garlic bread is served with meals. That may just be how it's done in the UK. Very noisy and crowded. Business was booming on a Friday night. We were not impressed. Had... More

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North East England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Been going here for about 15years. Big portions of decent pasta & pizza around £7 with a free helping of (somewhat rustic) salad from the salad bar. Cannot book so either turn up early or be prepared to queue. Easier to get a table when the uni students have gone home. Wine is decent quality & cheap for a restaurant.... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Cheap and cheerful. Been here a couple of times now and always had a fabulous meal. Our friend asked for something not on the menu, this was no problem at all. Atmosphere is great with friendly typically Italian waiting staff. Bill

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A Durham institution, which simply never fails. Excellent food, rapidly served in a charming atmosphere, busy waiters full of enthusiasm and humour, and prices very reasonable, especially compared with the local competition.

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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After driving 400 miles to Durham to pick up my student son, I just wanted something good and tasty and relatively fuss free to eat. This is a very student orientated, busy restaurant, but with bags of character, attentive staff and the food is great. The place was buzzing and so was I when we got the bill. Great value... More

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Easington,County Durham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

First visited La Spaghettata in 2000 on first date with wife and decided to book and revisit on our 13 wedding anniversary. Phoned up restaurant in May 2014 to book table for visit on Saturday 28th June when we treat our granddaughter to a night in Durham and for our wedding anniversary in July. Gentleman that I spoke to on... More

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County Durham
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My sister has been raving about La Spaghettata for quite some time, so whilst in Durham we decided to try it, we weren't disappointed. Ample portions at a reasonable price, nice surroundings, pleasant staff and prompt service, what more can you ask for? I will return when in Durham:-)

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

such a lovely place to go for a meal, service was lovely and the ombiance was brilliant, will be returning

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is most definitely the place to go! I can't count the number of people we've recommended this restaurant to as it's one of our most favourite discoveries. You'll feel most welcomed from the door (don't be put off by the smelly stairs) as the waiters are lovely and friendly and all the staff are great with kids so my... More

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