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“Easily the best Italian restaurant in Bellingham!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of D'anna's Cafe Italiano

D'anna's Cafe Italiano
Ranked #2 of 432 Restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Easily the best Italian restaurant in Bellingham!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

A perennial favorite Bellingham establishment and easily the best Italian restaurant in town. It's not fancy; it's rather small; it's not particularly inexpensive (although it's an excellent deal); there's no view or special atmosphere... Instead, it's all about the food and the service, which are both outstanding! We took a large group there (14 adults) and everyone raved about their meals. Authentic Italian cuisine, many choices, large portions, but always delicious. Also, service was exceptional: gracious, accurate, accommodating, and totally professional. D'Anna's is almost always packed, for very good reasons! Go early, else be prepared to wait. It's a little easier during clear, warm weather as al fresco dining available on the sidewalk adds additional seating. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Downtown Location & Very Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

I tried the shrimp scampi and it did not disappoint. The shrimp were good sized and the sauce had a nice kick to it. I really enjoyed the downtown location in that after dining you can take a nice long walk to burn off a few Italian calories.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Canby, Oregon
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wow!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

I had read reviews on Yelp about D'Anna's. They were all so positive we decided to give it a try. If you want real Italian food, this is the place. We got there around five because we had tickets to the Mt Baker Theater for a play. By 5:30 people were starting to come in in droves. By the time we left the place was full. Would recommend it!!!

Visited July 2013
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Scappoose, Oregon
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fresh Italian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner with my wife. The menu has lots of selections. We tried the ravioli sampler and bruschetta to start. Both were excellent
The main dishes of ravioli and lasagna were also very good
Definitely stop by if you have a chance as it has good food and great service too

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 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
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Thank Greg G
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Arizona
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166 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Don't Miss!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Parking was hard for us to find (on a beautiful Saturday) but I'm sure glad we found a spot and ate at Dánna's Café. The sandwiches were delicious. I had the parmesan chicken sandwich, and my husband had the spicy shrimp with pasta. One of my sons had a Italian sausage sandwich and the other had the grilled chicken sandwich. All were served with a nice salad on the side. Everything at Dánna's is made fresh daily and you can really tell the difference. I would recommend any of these menu items. My only recommendation is for those who drink only water -- the water glasses were too small for me so ask for a bigger glass or you will have an empty glass quite often during your meal.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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