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“Great pasta, solid value” 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 #12 of 388 restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Seattle
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“Great pasta, solid value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Based on the great reviews, we went for an early Friday night dinner at D'Anna's and were very happy with our choice. Their pasta dishes lived up to the reviews - pasta is fresh and cooked al dente.

We enjoyed the Caesar salad, the scampi appetizer (loaded with garlic in a tasty sauce), the ravioli appetizer, and a pesto pasta dish. We also tried a sausage pasta dish that was a little less interesting - not a lot of flavor and the sausage chunks were dry. Bread served with meal is a bit dry but great for dipping in the sauces.

Oddly, D'Anna's doesn't have a prominent street sign to call out its location. We almost walked right past the entrance, but the street address is correct.

Overall an enjoyable dinner with pleasant staff.

  • Visited October 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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Plano
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Freshness you can taste!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Every dish ordered was freshly made and with the freshest ingredients. The waitstaff was welcoming and helpful. We felt like family!

  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I've been to D'Anna's three times in the last two weeks! The service is great, the food is AMAZING. Get the duck with cherry. The bread starter is delicious. Overall, the whole place is an absolute winner.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bellingham
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“Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I love everything about this little place. The service has always been excellent even when I''ve been in a large group. The atmosphere is simple, casual, inviting. The pasta is always excellent. The Chicken Piccata is one of my all time favorites as well as the Aglio E Olio. The Puttanesca has just the right amount of heat. And I'm pretty certain the pesto is the best I've ever had anywhere. Great happy hour menu too.

  • Visited September 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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“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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