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4711 Hope Valley Road, Durham, NC 27707
(919) 490-1172
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good local Italian spot

I eat here a lot, mostly because it's close to home, but I have always had very good food and service. It's good, too for take-out. Portions are very big, pasta/salad/bread comes with it, and it's always tasty. I really like the chicken marsala pasta dish and the eggplant is very good. I have read... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Durham, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I eat here a lot, mostly because it's close to home, but I have always had very good food and service. It's good, too for take-out. Portions are very big, pasta/salad/bread comes with it, and it's always tasty. I really like the chicken marsala pasta dish and the eggplant is very good. I have read other reviews, and I have... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The wait staff person was awful. We have been there at least 10 times and this, was by far, the poorest experience that we have had. They have changed the salad to Mescaline which we don't care for, but the poor service was the highlight.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Nice, small restaurant with friendly staff. We go there for the consistently good food and great prices. Nothing too fancy, just a nice time out with good fun and people who treat you very well. Lasagna comes in a huge portion

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Durham, North Carolina, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is not fancy, nor cozy. It's a little loud and bustling, yet there was a wait for tables. I think people just crave an independent, family-owned Italian place in the neighborhood. The food is good, but not award-winning. The prices are more reasonable than the big national chains. Our service was excellent. We don't go here often, but... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The waiter was super friendly, the service was very good for our party of 6. Limited wine list but good choices. Good food at a good value - serving portions are quite large. House Italian dressing is thick & tasty. I had an italian salad for an entree that was quite good - all the veggies except lettuce on it... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We always enjoy having dinner here. It is our default family dinner night out, and always delivers. Their lasagna and other traditional pastas are great! Fantastic bread, too! Service is always friendly, as well. The only disappointing thing we've gotten from here was the alfredo sauce - it was a bit bland and watery, but hopefully that was just an... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The people are lovely, the decor is 'neighborhood", the ambiance is exactly what it should be, the food is excellent, the bread is outstanding and the dressing for the (ordinary lettuce) salad is excellent. if you want Italian food anywhere in a 20 mile radius (walking) or 40 mile radius (driving) this is the place. the wine list is small,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Nice Italian resto with an authentic approach to food. Our favorites are the fresh rolls and house dressing!!! Big servings so make sure you come hungry, otherwise, share a plate with someone!

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Durham, North Carolina
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77 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is a great little spot for lunch. We showed up around 12:30 and chose a booth near the front. They were busy but we got our food in a timely manner. My lunch-mate ordered the Pollo al Ferri salad, which came with marinated chicken, strips of provolone cheese, and choice of dressing. It looked good, and he was very... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We are proud "damn Yankees" that love real Italian and this place reminds us of the family run Italian restaurants we grew up with in Chicago and Boston. So happy to find this place! Excellent for families, kids, and singles! If you're looking for REAL homemade Italian, go here! You will not be disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4711 Hope Valley Road, Durham, NC 27707
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: (919) 490-1172

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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