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Bella Italia Durham

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20-22 Silver Street, Durham DH1 3RB, England
+44 191 386 1060
09:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Tue 09:00 - 22:30
Wed - Sun 09:00 - 23:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Starter was nice. Main was fine. Alcohol was dear-ish. Had to ask a number of times for water for the table. Toilets weren't great.

Thank JennyB1984
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived a little early than table booking but wasn't a problem, it was a Saturday night and very busy but we just stood and had a drink at the small bar area. We ordered starters, calamari and tempura prawns and mains lasagne and chicken lasagne and shared a trio dessert. The meal was absolutely beautiful and the staff lovely. Made... More 

1 Thank Dionne K
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here on Friday night, we hadn't been before but the reviews on trip advisor were good. We weren't disappointed the food was amazing! I had all 3 courses, everything was super tasty and cooked lovely. If I have one negative it was I had mussels in my main and a couple of the shells were... More 

Thank D-Tron86
Darlington, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for my cousin's hen party meal before drinks out in Durham. They put up banners and a balloon for us which was a nice touch. Food was absolutely delicious as always, service was great. Over looks the river in Durham so nice location, just down the hill from marks and Spencer's. Took a while for the bill but they... More 

Thank kaede17
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely meal with attentive staff on a special night. Great view of the river and a good selection of meals and drinks.

Thank Gem_212
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food again!! We had the valentine special which was great value for money with a good selection of dishes. Would recommend to everybody

Thank Cookie631
Muscat, Oman
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location of this hotel is central overlooking the river. Romantic scene. The food is nice and tasty. Their pizza is nicely cooked and not to be missed. It gives you a taste of Italy in the UK. Recommended.

Thank Altayeb A
Durham, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in Durham always looking for new places to eat and with a strong tendency to favour Italian food this restaurant is still on our "to visit list' Bella Italia has been here for quite awhile and we have visited many times, some experiences have been good others not so good, but overall we always regard it as a good... More 

Thank Durham396
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited a couple of weeks ago with the family for lunch. The food was good and the service was great. Nice views of the river. You can get something similar at any other restaurant for a fraction of the the cost.

1 Thank Ian R
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my boyfriend for an early valentines meal. Sat by the river which was freezing cold I sat with my coat on the entire time as well as getting dripped on by the leaking ceiling. Ordered food and asked if the chips could be made gluten free but was told the child's are cooked with other products which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 20
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20-22 Silver Street, Durham DH1 3RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 386 1060
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.

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