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DiBella's Italian Restaurant

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1902 31st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
(409) 763-9036
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5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Neighborhood Italian, Nothing Fancy

We eat here monthly as our go to neighborhood spot. But you must eat in the front room for the full dining experience. You will feel like you are in some New York Italian Village spot. Do not expect fancy, do not expect great. Expect simply good Italian food at an affordable price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Galveston, Texas
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Galveston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We eat here monthly as our go to neighborhood spot. But you must eat in the front room for the full dining experience. You will feel like you are in some New York Italian Village spot. Do not expect fancy, do not expect great. Expect simply good Italian food at an affordable price.

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Katy, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Was invited there and my impression was that the place looks real bad, really needing a lot of improvements but food was of good taste and service was reasonable. Not the best Italian around, I was told, but not a regretable experience.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I'm pretty sure they pour their sauce from a can. Their food is disgusting. When I moved to Galveston, 10 years ago, I came from a very Italian community and was looking for good Italian food. I was sent in the direction of DiBella's. I couldn't even eat my food the first time I tried it. The next time I... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This neighborhood restaurant offers good Italian fare in a family atmosphere. Food is dependably good here. The checkered tablecloths and cozy feel reminds me of European eateries. Main complaint is that they do not accept Amex.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a local place and not catering to the tourists. I had the red fish in a cream sauce with steamed vegetables--good food. My kids had the spaghetti and meat sauce--good food. It is a solid Italian food place with history and atmosphere.

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islamorada, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Walk to the location from our house. Wonderful food, ambiance and staff. Food is priced appropriately and is worth every penny!

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Longview, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband picked up 6 meals since we had tired little kids with us, and we ate in the hotel room. Even after a car ride in styrofoam boxes the food was terrific. Would try dining in with adults only for sure.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We are locals that have traveled extensively and love Italian food. We eat out virtually every day. We were totally unimpressed by the food and dismayed by the prices. We have certainly eaten at more expensive places but the food quality reflects the price.

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League City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Have eaten here many times. Always good real Italian cuisine. Very reasonably priced. Nice ambiance in an old home. On weekends, reservations are a must. Cash only also.

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Granbury, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My husband and I have been eating at DiBella's for over 20 years. And we don't even live in Galveston. Every dish from their signature DiBella sauce to Marsala to Parmesan and so many more never fail to delight. Have introduced countless family and friends to this authentic old school Italian restaurant. We just ate there Saturday evening for an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1902 31st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: (409) 763-9036

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?