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“Fantastic homemade pastas” 5 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 #4 of 394 Restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Sardis, BC
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic homemade pastas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Sure the place is crowded, loud, busy but with the food they make its entirely understandable. We had the ravioli starter, lasagna, and chicken parmigiano.

This place is a must try in the bellingham area. Can't believe I have been going to the city for years but only just found this place.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bellingham, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“One of Bellingham's best.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I have lived here for 15 years, and until sitting in D'Anna's last night waiting for a friend did I realize I need to post reviews for places in my hometown! D'Anna's has always been a favorite. Last night I was reading the entire menu.. and found they had written up more about themselves.. which (in my book) puts them in the top few leading restaurants of Bham, for a few different reasons. 1) They make EVERYTHING in-house, fresh.. every single day. 2) They also now offer gluten free homemade pasta (which is also vegan). 3) They ALSO now make dairy-free spinach linguini. (Not that I need any of these substitutes,.. but many people do). 4) They will substitue anything for most anything.. and each dish is made to order. AWESOME. 5) Being deathly allergic to pine nuts myself.. I am THRILLED each time I go, that I am able to have their pesto, which they make with walnuts! 6) They have a really great selection of wines; many local. 7) They grind their own meats for their meat sauces and meatballs. 8) Meals are very affordable, and worth every penny. The deal is incredible. 9) The focaccia and salad that preceeds the meal is DELICIOUS. I can go on and on... No really. They have expanded in the last 10 years, and it is really nice to see a local restaurant doing so well. I love D'Anna's. LOVE. I have never had a dish I haven't raved about... especially the butternut squash ravioli. *sigh*......

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Puzzled why this doesn't rate higher in Bellingham”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We've eaten here the last fourteen years. Service is fast and friendly. Of all the local restaurants this one is the most consistent in food served. Seafood is always served in generous proportions, salads and focaccia bread are included at no charge and wines are not outrageously marked up. My wife counts the clams in here clams linguine and claims no restaurant around the world includes as many clams with her noodles......I can't say to much about the deserts because I'm usually to full from dinner to continue on but the small samples I've tried have been good.
Homemade pasta, sauces and sausages, if we want to go out for a good meal as a couple or with friends and not spend outrageous amounts of money in Bellingham this is our first choice.

Visited March 2013
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Port Townsend, Washington
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“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

The home-made ravioli was the best I've had. My son had the crab linguini dish. It looked amazing! Good value for money.

Visited June 2013
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Blaine, Washington
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“Great place for Italian!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

When friends asked if we knew of a good Italian restaurant for dinner tonight, Tom and I took them to D'Anna's. We'd been once before and knew they would not be disappointed. Nothing against Olive Garden, but we wanted something more unique. D'Anna's isn't "fancy" per se, but has a Italian-cafe feel with open brick walls and small tables that help make a meal special. The menu is extensive enough to have something for everyone and the staff didn't miss a step, refilling our water as needed and providing to-go boxes for leftovers (the portion sizes allow for lunch tomorrow). One of our guests said the clam linguini was the best he'd ever tasted, which pleased us to no end. We can easily recommend D'Anna's if you're craving good Italian food!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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