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DaVinci's Ristorante

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162 Front Street, Chester-le-Street DH3 3AY, England
+44 191 388 5551
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Rural England
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We were staying nearby for a few days and found this restaurant while looking (slightly desperately) for somewhere to eat. The staff showed just the right balance of friendliness and efficiency and the menu has a selection of good traditional italian dishes. We both had pasta - cooked just right and a pleasant sauce - and happily came back to... More 

Thank AgedStudent
chester le street
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198 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We had a reservation for a Saturday night, and were seated quickly, with drinks following promptly, took a while to take our food order, but we were in no hurry. Starters, were nice, main followed soon after, and again was good without blowing your socks off. Waiters were attentive, and all in a nice atmosphere, would return.

Thank guycarr360
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Been a customer for quite a few years now. Visit maybe once every 2 months or so. Cosy restaurant, good Italian menu and excellent steaks. Never been disappointed. Parking nearby.

Thank jordielad
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Came here twice throughout the holiday as the pizza was delicious. The service was minimal as it was very busy. There is lots to choose from the menu and a great choice of pizzas especially. They also do takeaway for them nights you cant be bothered getting dressed up. Would recommend

Thank Clocourtney
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Have a great meal here every time we come starter plus main meal plus desert all for under £13 family treat night very friendly staff

Thank Sarah S
Durham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

I have been going for years and the whole family adores it. It is our local Italian restaurant. The food is very nice but the menu has been the same for the past 20 years and does get a bit repetitive sometimes. The staff are so lovely and the atmosphere is calming. Recommended for anyone who loves a good Italian... More 

Thank janna16
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

This is my go-to Italian restaurant. Cannot fault the food, best potato skins I've ever had. The whole atmosphere is amazing, it feels so friendly and it smells lovely too. The staff are brilliant, I have been going for years and they are always friendly. Would recommend to anyone and everyone!

Thank AbbeyR94
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Well us and four friends visited here last night and we all had starters and mains. Some had sweets and liqueur coffees and we have to say old school restaurant and loads of good times. If you are stuck for somewhere local its well worth a visit.

Thank Tom S
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Attended for birthday celebration. Lovely attentive staff, chatty but not in your face. Service was quick but not pushy. Ate from the set menu, everyone enjoyed their different starters, my skins with dip were tasty and well cooked. I had pasta which was cooked fine, not too soft, with bacon and chilli sauce which was tasty. Friends pizzas and lasagne... More 

Thank happytravelerDurham
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

I have been a few times but lately it has gone down hill. The chicken kiev is swimming in butter, I couldn't eat it, was to greasy! The 'chips' were horrible. We went as a group of friends and i felt that we weren't totally welcome as they clearly have their regulars. Used to be nice but not so much... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 Front Street, Chester-le-Street DH3 3AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Chester-le-Street
  • Phone Number: +44 191 388 5551

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?