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“Good dishes, fair dishes” 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 #4 of 393 Restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Bellingham, Washington
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88 reviews 88 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Good dishes, fair dishes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Overall I like D'anna's. Had some good meals there over the years. The gnocchi and the ravioli dishes I think are their strong suite. Also, some of the chicken dishes are very good. I tend to stay away from the "baked" items such as the lasagna and manicotti are just flat and very dry, not really very good in my opinion.

Also, if they are somewhat to very busy..... go somewhere else unless you have great patience and time to kill. While the service has improved greatly in the last few years food can take a very, very long time if their busy. Which is actually a good thing because they are actually cooking not reheating. We actually stopped going there for a few years when they first opened, but the service is much better now.

My comments are not meant to steer you away, just so you know what to expect.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Easily the best Italian restaurant in Bellingham!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

A perennial favorite Bellingham establishment and easily the best Italian restaurant in town. It's not fancy; it's rather small; it's not particularly inexpensive (although it's an excellent deal); there's no view or special atmosphere... Instead, it's all about the food and the service, which are both outstanding! We took a large group there (14 adults) and everyone raved about their meals. Authentic Italian cuisine, many choices, large portions, but always delicious. Also, service was exceptional: gracious, accurate, accommodating, and totally professional. D'Anna's is almost always packed, for very good reasons! Go early, else be prepared to wait. It's a little easier during clear, warm weather as al fresco dining available on the sidewalk adds additional seating. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Downtown Location & Very Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I tried the shrimp scampi and it did not disappoint. The shrimp were good sized and the sauce had a nice kick to it. I really enjoyed the downtown location in that after dining you can take a nice long walk to burn off a few Italian calories.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canby, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Wow!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I had read reviews on Yelp about D'Anna's. They were all so positive we decided to give it a try. If you want real Italian food, this is the place. We got there around five because we had tickets to the Mt Baker Theater for a play. By 5:30 people were starting to come in in droves. By the time we left the place was full. Would recommend it!!!

Visited July 2013
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Scappoose, Oregon
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fresh Italian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner with my wife. The menu has lots of selections. We tried the ravioli sampler and bruschetta to start. Both were excellent
The main dishes of ravioli and lasagna were also very good
Definitely stop by if you have a chance as it has good food and great service too

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