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All 385 Bellingham Restaurants

D'anna's Cafe Italiano

1317 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4714
360-714-0188
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Ranked #6 of 385 Restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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146 reviews 146 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Excellent Italian food? Maybe compared with a fast-food chain pizza. The seafood dishes had a so-so sauces but the scallops and shrimp were old and dreadfully overcooked (well, maybe it saved us from food poisoning?). Even the lamb dish didn't smell fresh. Their gnocchi were good, and perhaps that's what you want to stick to. Service was good on the... More

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Vincento, Manager at D'anna's Cafe Italiano, responded to this review

We are very sorry you had a bad experience at D'Anna's. We take pride of the freshness and quality of our product that we serve. (you are the first customer to bring this up) I buy my seafood from a very reputable local seafood distributor and we prep our seafood daily. We use wild caught gulf prawns (we peel &... More

Bellingham, Washington
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

There is tremendous potential there, but there are small ways in which it falls just short of great. Perhaps it is the cramped quarters, perhaps it is the non-chalant staff, perhaps it is the standard menu. It is quite good flavor and I want to love it, but something is standing in my way.

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Blaine, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

D'anna's is our favorite local restaurant. If the wife and I are going out, which we do 3 or 4 times a month, D'anna's always gets consideration and our patronage at least one of those monthly times. It never, ever fails to please. When we walk in the door, the garlic hits us like a 2-by-4, our mouths start to... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Love the food. Everything is wonderful, except the bad acustics. Need something to help deaden the sound especially in the added on seating areas. Need something on the walls to absorb the sound and add carpet in one of them.

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Vincento, Owner at D'anna's Cafe Italiano, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. For the acoustics in the new room, as I write this we are working on adding sound absorption. We are adding about 12 sound absorbing panels to the walls and padding underneath the tables. This will take some moving around and some experimentation. We have been aware of the noise problem and hope all of... More

Cloverdale, BC
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

We chose to try a fresh approach to the italian cuisine so having ehard about D'Anna's gave it a try on November 12th, 2011. We arrived early - about 5 pm and were seated in one of teh few remaining seats. The pasta is made fresh on-site and served hot as the kitchen is open to the eating area. each... More

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Victoria, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

We've just had another wonderful meal at D'Anna's. We actually make a special trip to Bellingham just to visit this restaurant. Everything fresh and made from scratch. Our favourite dish is the Crab linguine, which is the best we've had anywhere. It's loaded with fresh dungenous crab. The lamb is also a favourite, accompanied by the spicy scampi appy. We've... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011 via mobile

Served a glass of wine in a scotch glass. Waited 10 minutes to be acknowledged after we were seated. Food was OK

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Vincento, Owner at D'anna's Cafe Italiano, responded to this review

I am very sorry for your bad experience with our service at D'Anna's. Normally we get rave reviews about our service staff (as you can look back at most reviews) Thank you for letting me know for I have brought it to my staffs attention so that we can better ourselves. We thrive to do the best we can. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011 via mobile

Quaint and delicious with excellent friendly service. The best lasagna I've ever had, seriously! The Sicilian focaccia bread was amazing too.

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Boston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

We had a brief stopover in Bellingham before heading up to Vancouver and searched on TripAdvisor for a decent restaurant and came up with D'anna's Cafe. Wow - we had a wonderful meal!!! I had the spinach gnocchi special, my husband had the cioppino and kids had swiss chard/sausage ravioli and fettucine alfredo with meatballs. All the meals were GREAT.... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011 via mobile

The food is very good, consistent and fairly priced. The service is usually very good, but sometimes slow due to inattentive wait staff.

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