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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cheap and cheerful

This is the place to eat Italian in Durham. A very reasonably priced menu has a good choice of dishes and free access to the salad bar is a bonus. Order a bottle of house wine and get a free garlic bread starter. Service is usually quite quick, although the place is popular. Unfortunately for those... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
James B
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County Durham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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259 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

2 litre bottle of wine that comes with free garlic bread, free salad and cheap and cheerful pizzas/pastas. Absolute staple. Always busy because everyone knows and loves it - that's got to say something! Personal favourite is the Fabio pizza! Staff are helpful even when it's seriously busy, never had a bad time there!

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is the place to eat Italian in Durham. A very reasonably priced menu has a good choice of dishes and free access to the salad bar is a bonus. Order a bottle of house wine and get a free garlic bread starter. Service is usually quite quick, although the place is popular. Unfortunately for those with physical disabilities it... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Having been regular visitors to this restaurant we were never disappointed. Loved the ambiance and decor. The place was always packed. Mostly with students as it's quite cheap. But our last three visits have been a huge let down. The food is now quite frankly horrendous. And no that is not an exaggeration.We have varied our choices and yet the... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Went out for meal first time visit, it was worth the money,there where four of us 2 bottles wine,garlic bread 4 mains £48 not bad, food was reasonable might visit again,

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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Arrived here with no reservation and were seated and served quickly. Food was lovely and was very cheap and of high quality. I would of given five stars but one waiter must of been having day as was a bit of a dick. No manners.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

To say the food was amazing would be an understatement! Has such a good vibe with amazing service & the staff are even better ! If ever passing by Durham I would take the time to stop over just to dine here again! I have travelled many places and can say this dining experience was one of the most delightful... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

The decor is a little cheesy. The food is fairly standard Italian bistro. Not the best or the worst. Good value for money and great service. No complaints, would go again

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preston
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Very friendly and accommodating. We had an excellent meal for a very reasonable price. we found the atm poo sphere very relaxing and warm. Thoroughly recommend. Lots of choice and specials, something for every taste and pocket from pizza with a twist to fillet steak and lobster thermador.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

You can't make any reservations at this place and it can be quite full sometimes but it's worth it, has a very nice italian feel about the place and the food is very very nice you can tell it is all fresh made!

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

What can I say! Loved it as a student and now love it as an alumni. Took my partner back and she can't get enough of the fabulous house wine, great atmosphere and the huge but more-ish dishes! Spags will always be spags!

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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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