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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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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 9
    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
A wonderful surprise

I was told about DiBella's by a co-worker who used to live in Galveston. He said it was a great place to go, and I have to say that I agree. Having never been there before, I was surprised that it was located in the middle of a residential neighborhood, with no other restaurants or businesses... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Stewart B
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McMinnville, Oregon
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Missouri City, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this place was on point. The food was great. The prices were affordable. The service was stellar!

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Thank Boogie L
McMinnville, Oregon
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was told about DiBella's by a co-worker who used to live in Galveston. He said it was a great place to go, and I have to say that I agree. Having never been there before, I was surprised that it was located in the middle of a residential neighborhood, with no other restaurants or businesses around. Not a lot... More 

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Thank Stewart B
Houston, United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DiBella's was touted as "A Place Where Locals Eat" and a great value restaurant. My wife and I had tickets to a show and wanted a different place to eat. Di Bella's was our choice. I ordered the Veal, one of the most expensive dishes on the menu at $24 + and my wife ordered the Egg Plant Sandwich. The... More 

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Thank Daniel B
Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waitress recommended steak and pasta. Steak was terrible and pasta barely passable. Bread was toasted but cooled. No hard liquor (only wine and beer). Prices were high for what you got.

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Thank BillCndon
Conroe, Texas
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I always enjoy going here when I am in Galveston. This time we had a group of 6. This is a very cozy restaurant. I do recommend calling in for reservations. I had the sausage chicken and loved every last bite. The bread is always good and we had no problem getting refils.

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Thank ASmith333
Carthage, Texas
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

My wife & I were on a tour when the Guide pointed out this family owned Italian restaurant. The Guide said this is where she & her family eat. We have eaten there each time we return to the Island and find it to be low priced for the quality of the food. They do not have a huge wine... More 

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Thank Gordon R
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

What a great evening and wonderful food. A patron at the next table was a loud complainer who wanted more garlic and the manager/owner brought out fresh garlic twice. But I thought the food and service was superior.

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Thank Charles L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

I found this wonderful place when I was in school here 15 years ago. Now my family visits Galveston frequently and we usually go to DiBella's twice in a few days. My husband loves the ribeye and veal parmigiana. I love the mixed ravioli or tortellini with DiBella's sauce. Don't skip the crab finger appetizer. The sauce they put them... More 

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Thank Kelly M
Galveston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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Thank D S
Katy, Texas
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288 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?