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“Our "Go to" place”
Review of Bella's

Bella's
Ranked #2 of 29 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$24
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We probably eat at Bella's once a week, sometimes more often. Friendly folks, good food, catering to the local crowd, not the university students. Specials are always special, favorites are always done well. Good burgers, fish tacos, and a variety of tasty entrees!

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1  Thank Bill A
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We have eaten here a number of times - food is great and staff are very nice! Picnic tables are available for outdoor dining in warm weather. There are specials that add a nice variety to their menu.

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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Those of you who don't live in a small New England college town may not understand. However, restaurants in Durham that are not geared to college students are somewhat unique (with the exception of Three Chimneys.) This is a casual place that is great for couples or small or moderately large groups. The food is excellent, and the delightful owner is always present and speaks to each table--really makes a difference. I've lived in Durham for 34 years and am not connected to the university. I have dined at Bella's many times with one other person or with groups after a meeting. This is an extremely accommodating restaurant. Wait staff is definitely above average for a college town. It is a small place with no private locations so everything discussed may become Durham gossip. Love the summer "on the porch" tables. You can go there with confidence that you'll have a good meal.

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4  Thank Darien L
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

I Love the friendly welcoming staff, they are well trained and genuinely happy to see their customers. Locals are frequently at the bar chatting with neighbors. In a college town it I love having a place for "townies". Food is inventive and delicious, they offer a wide range of choices from sandwiches to choice steaks; all well prepared. The outdoor deck is large and staff keeps the service up even outside. We have never been disappointed.

1  Thank firstswan
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

We have gone here a couple of times. The food and service were Good and the menu basic with all the usual suspects. Good actually for a university town. Prices reasonable. I would go again .

Thank Rkoram
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