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Bistro Italiano

) #36 of 253 Restaurants in Durham ££ - £££ Italian, Pizza, European
70 Claypath, Durham DH1 1QT, England
+44 191 383 0374
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
70 Claypath, Durham DH1 1QT, England
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141 - 150 of 333 reviews

Reviewed 14 November 2015

From the early menu,the mushroom starter was good,the Sicilian wine was also good at 16.95 those were the good bits... However the Carbonara was very poor,watery,tasteless.Imagine a packet sauce. We came here for the first time as we were on our way to the Lumiere...More

2  Thank 800Barry
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Delicious authentic Italian food. Restaurant is up some creaky stairs and in a small room with a real Italian feel to it. We were looking for somewhere to eat prior to going to the Gala Theatre in Durham. We asked around and this little gem...More

Thank tbs2507
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Over the years we have visited Bistro Italiano many times - then for some reason it wasn't as good as it had been. On hearing that it was under new management we went back and had the early evening menu and it was excellent and...More

1  Thank r00m_with_a_view
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is a real find. In the frozen North of England you are transported to an evening in Napoli! Fabulous authentic food, great Italian wines and the feeling of sitting in a little Neapolitan square. Italian music and lovely host (Alessandro) who makes you feel...More

1  Thank Susie L
Reviewed 22 October 2015

7 of us visited Bistro Italiano for my husband's Birthday celebration and were made very welcome by the staff. The food was wonderful, the service excellent and the ambience and music authentically Italian. The house red wine was the best house wine we've tasted and...More

1  Thank LoveDurham
Reviewed 16 October 2015

The food was excellent - would definitely recommend the antipasto starter! It has a lovely cosy atmosphere and is a genuine Italian restaurant with very friendly staff.

1  Thank Nat_chapz99
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent atmosphere! Best staff and chef in the world:) I'm so happy to been in this restaurant:) Alberto Coviello :)

1  Thank Alberto C
Reviewed 15 October 2015

used this restraunt for a number of years, unfortunately the quality was slowly going down hill, last saturday we were in durham and decided to give it another try, on entering the restraunt we noticed that it had a bit of a make over and...More

2  Thank charlie788
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

We booked a last minute table here on Friday night, we had a three course meal which was all lovely. The scallop starter was on the specials board and they were cooked to perfection. We both had fillet steak for main which was also delicious....More

4  Thank sozzawozza
Reviewed 27 August 2015

The staff were friendly and charming, but the food was only ok. It was very crowded upstairs and extremely hot, stifling almost! I would not go back.

1  Thank Crazyaboutcaivano
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$31
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
00:00 - 22:30
Saturday
00:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Claypath, Durham DH1 1QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 383 0374
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