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“Great atmosphere; very good food”
Review of Piazza Italia

Piazza Italia
Ranked #329 of 780 Restaurants in Durham
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Pizza
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Morgan Imports
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Ate outside on a beautiful evening facing a pedestrian walkway (piazza). The food was well prepared and served hot. Homemade pasta was very good. Nice bottle of wine at a reasonable price. Gelato was excellent. Waiter was young but did well.

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

On a hot August weeknight in Durham, this restaurant seemed strangely sparse at dinner, but maybe it was the heat, vacation time, etc. It's located in a beautifully-restored tobacco warehouse, turned into a small shopping mall called "Brightleaf Square," with several restaurants and a few shops lining an outdoor pedestrian walking mall. Free parking in the evening is a plus. We opted for Piazza Italia after concluding that the other choices in the center were more "pub food" than we wanted. The menu includes a "pasta fresca" selection (you choose combinations of pasta, sauces and other ingredients), which is a nice way to offer these standard dishes. I enjoyed fettucini puttanesca with shrimp. The "cesare" salad featured lettuce-past-its-prime. A colleague tried the eggplant ravioli, which she said was good. The menu also includes beef, chicken and fish/seafood dishes, all, naturally, served Italian style. Service was OK, but a bit perfunctory despite the small crowd. Tables are nicely spaced, and the rehab'd warehouse is engaging, albeit a bit incongruous with the oversized Italian-marble "fountain" ornaments and columns.

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Thank Projournalist
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Everything on the menu is delicious and the ambiance is incredible.
I make a point of dining here every time I'm in Downtown Durham.
Great dining option. Best fresh past in town ...

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Thank Melissa W
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Recommended by my niece, I visited with my sisters and had an excellent meal! Service was great, food delicious and the daily special was 1/2 price. Lovely decor in a fun area of Durham.

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Thank Pd1954
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Great for all ages.
The fresh pasta best choice.My daughter loves the gelato flavors..
Great for a family gathering!

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Thank brian b
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