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“Hidden gem ” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bella's

Bella's
Ranked #1 of 27 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $24
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Hidden gem ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

The food was tasty, but the service really sets this place above others. The waitstaff was exceptional. The whole family had an enjoyable meal.

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English first
Durham, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Our "Go to" place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

We probably eat at Bella's once a week, sometimes more often. Friendly folks, good food, catering to the local crowd, not the university students. Specials are always special, favorites are always done well. Good burgers, fish tacos, and a variety of tasty entrees!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Bill A
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new jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Friendly atmosphere and great food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have eaten here a number of times - food is great and staff are very nice! Picnic tables are available for outdoor dining in warm weather. There are specials that add a nice variety to their menu.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank njfolks
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Durham, NH
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Hooray! Adult fare in Durham”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

Those of you who don't live in a small New England college town may not understand. However, restaurants in Durham that are not geared to college students are somewhat unique (with the exception of Three Chimneys.) This is a casual place that is great for couples or small or moderately large groups. The food is excellent, and the delightful owner is always present and speaks to each table--really makes a difference. I've lived in Durham for 34 years and am not connected to the university. I have dined at Bella's many times with one other person or with groups after a meeting. This is an extremely accommodating restaurant. Wait staff is definitely above average for a college town. It is a small place with no private locations so everything discussed may become Durham gossip. Love the summer "on the porch" tables. You can go there with confidence that you'll have a good meal.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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4 Thank Darien L
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Dover, New Hampshire
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Friendly Pub Atmosphere, Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

I Love the friendly welcoming staff, they are well trained and genuinely happy to see their customers. Locals are frequently at the bar chatting with neighbors. In a college town it I love having a place for "townies". Food is inventive and delicious, they offer a wide range of choices from sandwiches to choice steaks; all well prepared. The outdoor deck is large and staff keeps the service up even outside. We have never been disappointed.

Visited February 2014
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