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saddler st, Durham, England
Today
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 112
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hidden gem.

We were recommended the restaurant by some people we started chatting to. Really pleased we went. Doesn't look much - a doorway tucked alongside Coral's, but after climbing up the stairs we received a warm welcome and were surprised by the lively atmosphere. The four of us chose from the Specials... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
gyratingjeremy
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Penistone, South Yorkshire
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  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Fantastic food, cheap and cheerful, excellent service - a hidden gem. Highly recommend - going back next weekend

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Food was ok, much like any other Italian, but I'd not be back for the simple fact the service was atrocious. We were in a large group and I would make a concession for this, but there was simply no effort here at all. We waited ages to give a drinks order, and once we had our food that was... More 

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Newport
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Been here several times now. Great and solid, if basic, Italian food. Always busy. Great for family meals. Frequented by students and parents. Good mix of people. Very often a queue to get in. Love it.

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Penistone, South Yorkshire
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were recommended the restaurant by some people we started chatting to. Really pleased we went. Doesn't look much - a doorway tucked alongside Coral's, but after climbing up the stairs we received a warm welcome and were surprised by the lively atmosphere. The four of us chose from the Specials board. Food and wine really good and great value.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A meal was arranged for a friends birthday for a party of 10. We arrived a little early to a queue down the stairs of people waiting for a table, we went to the bar upstairs for a drink before dinner. The bar was on the poor side, I was served my first drink of the night in a plastic... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Food was good in quality and quantity. Place was crowded but ambiance was cosy. Service should be a little bit more friendly. We did not reserve, so had to wait for a table for about 20 min without any indication.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is my favourite place to eat in Durham. Food is always great and the atmosphere is great late at night. Very quirky and romantic.

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

As a student, I was pleasantly surprised by how cheap Spag was when I first visited. The portions are huge, the setting is intimate (perhaps too intimate for some people's tastes) and it's always rammed with Durham students. The staff were reasonably friendly, although they did serve me red wine which was far too cold for my liking. Overall, great... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We came to Durham to celebrate my 50th birthday and wanted somewhere cheap and cheerful. My cousin booked it for me and we had 17 of us sitting down. There was a queue out the door when we arrived and this was at 6.30pm. The atmosphere was buzzing and they had allowed them to put up a poster and bring... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I don't think so. It's quite expensive and the meals aren't really that special. They're good, and I love Italian food, just I feel like this place is overrated mostly. Service was great, don't get me wrong, and the atmosphere was good too, I just didn't think the food was anything special.

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Additional Information about la spaghettata

Address: saddler st, Durham, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: saddler st, Durham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am

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