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“best place to eat in Durham”
Review of Bistro Italiano

Bistro Italiano
Ranked #36 of 324 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$31
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 23 June 2014

great food great atmosphere never been disappointed you must give it a go if your in Durham cannot recommend it highly enough

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2  Thank John N
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We ate here (party of four) on the day England were to play Italy in the World Cup, so there was a great atmosphere in the place. We had pre-booked and arrived on time and only had to wait a couple of minutes to be seated. This is a small restaurant in an old building so expect to become familiar with your fellow diners. This isn't a problem for us. The waiters are great, attentive, and very friendly. The menu is a good mix of Italian staples and more adventurous dishes with plenty to choose from on a specials board too. Good wine list (the Salento is recommended).

Bistro Italiano is a good, honest Italian restaurant without pretention - if you want stuffy and formal, go elsewhere, if, like us, you want great food, great wine and a brilliant atmosphere, go here!

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3  Thank NorthernLad44
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Found this place by chance whilst on a one night stopover in Durham. Good atmosphere, very friendly and attentive staff, very good value three course evening menu for £10.95 ... and the food was well presented and absolutely delicious! What more could you want? Hope to return soon to try out some of the other dishes.

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2  Thank EvertonOnTour
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

We have been frequenting this restaurant for several years.
In the past, I have to say, the waiters could be a bit surly. Having said that, tonight they were extremely attentive and very friendly.
As always, the food was spot on. My husband had oysters, from the specials board, to start. I had chicken liver pate. Both beautiful.
I had tagliatelle Alfredo and my husband had spaghetti alla pescatore (with added chilli) for our main course...gorgeous
We shared a homemade tiramisu for dessert and it was all top notch.
We have recently been to both Jamie's Italian and Carluccio's in Newcastle, and neither one could come close to this restaurant for both service and fantastic food

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2  Thank Suzanne H
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Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

Hadn't been here in over a year...no idea why because I have been missing out! It's nice to visit a consistent restaurant with high standards still remaining. It's very hard to find a good Italian in Durham, this ia by far the best! It was my boyfriend's first time here, and he couldn't praise the restaurant enough. Service was great, the guys really took the time to have a chat with us and took an interest. Food was amazing. Excellent value for money. We will be back here soon to sample the wine and fish dishes!!

3  Thank Gemma290991
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