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Bella Italia Durham - CLOSED

20-21 Silver Street, Durham DH1 3RB, England
+44 191 386 1060
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“the river” (111 reviews)
“nice food” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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20-21 Silver Street, Durham DH1 3RB, England
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Don't usually like Bella Italian but this restaurant in Durham really changed my mind. Staff were friendly and pleasant (I don't drink - and usually find I am a bid snubbed after they realise I'm not ordering alcohol) Food was lovely. Decent prices too.

Thank Laney126
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Had a lovely meal with starters and mains whilst visiting Durham. Food was really nice and staff were attentive and friendly.

2  Thank Connor M
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We visited last week and had a lovely meal as usual there. Ryan, who usually works in the Darlington Bella Italia, served us - he was so helpful, friendly and professional. We are so disappointed that it's closing down ! It needs refurbishing, but the...More

4  Thank LoveDurham
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Table for 8pm Saturday. When booked, they made out it was difficult to fit us in but the place was empty, only 3 other tables taken. Alarm bells should have been ringing! 45 minutes to receive drinks and starters, average taste and presentation of the...More

Thank Judith W
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We decided to visit Bella Italia purely because the view looked great. We happened to spot it as we crossed Silver Street bridge and could see there were still a couple of spare tables at the windows overlooking the river. My Calamari starter was very...More

1  Thank damasinnas
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Enjoyed good, reasonably priced, food - the portions are on the large side - overlooking the river (some tricky stairs to negotiate). Would recommend the pasta with prawns! Staff very friendly.

1  Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here yesterday whilst on a day out in durham for my birthday with my husband, 2 young children and my parents. The service quite frankly was a joke. Initially my mum's meal was literally whipped out from underneath as they had given her...More

Thank Mummy2Bea
Reviewed 7 August 2017

My daughter and I visited for lunch and we were well looked after by the staff. Great advice, great service, great food and fantastic views over the river. It is a real shame this restaurant is closing down because this was, without doubt and in...More

2  Thank ALLYSONH487
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We always go to Bella Italia when we are in Durham. It is a lovely setting beside the river and we are always very happy with the food we receive

2  Thank Jools010990
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

So sad to hear that Bella Italia, Silver Street, Durham is closing down in October 2017. Visited today and enjoyed fabulous food as always, served by very friendly and efficient staff. Having also learned that the next nearest restaurants are MetroCentre, Newcastle and Darlington, I'm...More

6  Thank jacq21
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 22
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20-21 Silver Street, Durham DH1 3RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 386 1060
  • E-mail
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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