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“great location, great service”

Bella Italia Durham
Ranked #81 of 304 Restaurants in Durham
Price range: $9 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: Bella Italia in Durham boasts a beautiful city location tucked away beside the River Wear at the bottom of Silver Street. Step inside the pretty entrance and dine in the charming conservatory dining room with views overlooking the river and the bridge. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Durham Bella Italia is a popular destination not just for the lovely views but for its well priced Italian dishes such as beef and pork meatballs in a rich tomato sauce served on spaghetti or the smoked salmon, prawns and cherry tomatoes served on penne pasta with a spinach, saffron and cream sauce. Bella Italia Durham is a real gem of a restaurant.
Northampton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“great location, great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

This restaurant is situated next to the river with part of it actually overhanging the river. There is an outside eating area surrounded by trees which on a warm evening would be a very pleasant place to eat. We were glad we had booked because when we arrived there was a party of 28 people just arriving too. We were worried that service would be slow because of this but they coped very well. The food is what you would expect from any Bella Italia, good but not amazing but the service was exceptional.

  • Visited June 2013
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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“not bad-nice setting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

since this restaurant is a franchise you already know what the menu is like if you have eaten in any other one, however this one has a really nice setting right on the river Wear and the staff are very friendly.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Ian W
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice food, good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

We turned up without a reservation on a busy Saturday evening and the staff were very accommodating and found us a table. The choice is quite standard but well cooked and and very tasty. The service was very good as was the espresso which was really excellent.

Visited June 2013
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful view overlooking the river”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Visited with a friend on a Saturday lunch time. Service was attentive and staff were very friendly. Food and atmosphere were also very good. The view over looking the river is beautiful and such a bonus to this restaurant. Overall a lovely experience!

  • Visited May 2013
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Durham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“not as good as leeds”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

used to regularly go to bella italia leeds and been to durham a couple of times and it just hasnt been anywhere near the standard of leeds, food or service, nice location though

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Thank Charlotte R
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