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“Wonderful service, okay food.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of D'anna's Cafe Italiano

D'anna's Cafe Italiano
1317 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4714
360-714-0188
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Ranked #5 of 389 Restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Wonderful service, okay food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I ate at D'Anna's for lunch. It wasn't very busy and I was told to choose where I wanted to sit. That was nice because it was cold and rainy out and I did not want to sit by a door or window. The interior is nice. It's in an older building in the downtown area. I picked out the chicken parmesan with spaghetti as my noodle (you could pick the noodle type) the chicken came out and it was a nice thick chicken breast that was breaded, not one of those that was cut super thin or pounded down. The chicken tasted great, but the noodles tasted kind of like soap, and the sauce was just okay. I don't know what it was lacking, it was not bland, but it didn't taste right. My server was fantastic. Attentive, but not overly so, and very nice. Perfect service. I would give the chicken alone a 5, the spaghetti portion a 2 and the service a 5. Thus the 4 overall score. I would eat here again, but I'd probably try something without a red sauce.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ketchikan, Alaska
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I stopped in for dinner...had ravioli, salad, wine, and espresso. It was very good and just over 20 bucks. I would certainly return. Pleasant wait staff, too. Popular with locals.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“New Year's Eve”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Despite (or because of) the crowds, D'anna's managed to serve up their substantial, no-nonsense Italian fare on a chilly night. Nothing extravagant but good service and goof fare.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delicouso!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Fabulous staff, atmosphere & most importantly......FOOD. Supreme. Seafood sauté and crab linguine were amazing. Included salad & bread to start - also fantastic. Beer & wine great (tried a sample of each at the bar prior to being seated). Staff calm under pressure, full restaurant that doesn't take reservations = must be great. Mix of locals & not (we're cdns).
I would recommend ++++.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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portland, OR
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good Italian.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

This was a great find on our trip to Bellingham. Good food, particularly the crab raviolis. The decor is slightly lacking but the food makes up for the lack of ambiance.
Also enjoyed the caprese salad

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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