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la spaghettata

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

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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We are frequent visitors of la spaghettata and have always enjoyed it. It's great value for money (£7/8 a pizza) and has a great atmosphere. It's cheap for a reason though, if you want a quiet gourmet meal then this is not the place for you. If you want a busy, high turnover yet tasty meal then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
edlambe7
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Barnsley
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

While the food was good I have rated this low because of the grumpy waiter and service. Had to ask for the lunchtime special menu as only the ordinary menu was brought to the table. Asked for more drinks which never arrived. Asked for bill which eventually I went to the counter to pay customer service non existent poor

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Frequent visitor to Spags, and no matter how many of you they are they always manage to cater for you easily! Food is fast, and staff are always so helpful and attentive. The food is always brilliant and served in huge portions, and is of such a high standard that the low prices always astound me. I frequently spend under... More 

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have been to this restaurant for over 10 years now, absolutely love it. This place has a Italian feel and the staff make a real fuss of the kids. What I love about the food is that the portions are generous (important to me anyway!) and, although admittedly I am not as no expert in this department, the food... More 

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Barnsley
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We are frequent visitors of la spaghettata and have always enjoyed it. It's great value for money (£7/8 a pizza) and has a great atmosphere. It's cheap for a reason though, if you want a quiet gourmet meal then this is not the place for you. If you want a busy, high turnover yet tasty meal then I'd highly recommend.... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Our second visit when passing through Durham. Food was excellent and service swift and polite. This was a good value restaurant for the family.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We have wanted to try this place for a few years after walking past it on numerous trips to Durham, so we decided to on this today. First of all, the waiter stunk of stale cigarette smoke, secondly the house wine tasted like watered down paint thinner. Thirdly, the food was oily, stodgy and tasteless to the point the children... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We thought we'd try this out as an alternative to Ask. Huge mistake. I have literally never had such a bad meal, to the point where the children refused to finish their meals. How hard is it to make a garlic bread and margarita pizza? The "tomato" sauce on the gnocchi wasn't made out of any kind of tomato that... More 

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Went here on Friday 31.07.15 lovely meal and drink for £30 well done to the team of staff who catered for us, you made our evening very pleasant , can I just say I read one of the reviews earlier commenting that the service was bad , all I can say is the night they looked after Us .They never... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is my favourite restaurant in Durham, it is the best. So cheep, so delicious and just overall a great atmosphere. The food was delicious when we visited with friends. I have been many times and never got a pasta dish always had the amazing pizzas. So this time I decided to try something different. I had pasta with cream,... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?