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“The Real Thing” 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 #8 of 384 Restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“The Real Thing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

D'anna's Cafe is a real New York type Italian cafe. The owners came West with their family recipes and do a fabulous job! You won't be disappointed.

  • 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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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Bellingham, Washington
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Love the homemade ravioli”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Locals place. We go here when we are up for butternut squash ravioli or one of their others. Lots of focaccia bread is served. Very busy on the weekends. Outside tables during the summer. Lunch too...have never had a bad meal here.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Albany, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Place to go for charm and good italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Downtown location you need to search it out. Great relaxed atmosphere, good for families. Excellent service. The raviolli sampler was delicious but order the small size and ministrone soup was tasty. 4 adults and one 9 year old each enjoyed the meal. No complaints. We took home three cartons of food so portion sizes are big. Price is moderate and a good value.

Visited August 2013
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Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Okay American Italian Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

First is that they give you lots and lots of bread (Focaccia). It was in the appetizer and a few of our entrees. Seafood was good. Decent clam sauce. However, the rest of the meal was mediocre. Lots of cheese on everything. Their pasta sauces were very bland.

  • 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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Bellingham, Washington
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76 reviews 76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
36 helpful votes 36 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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