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20-22 Silver Street, Durham DH1 3RB, England
+44 191 386 1060
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 11:30 - 22:30
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with my daughter. Food was amazing i had the salmon and they were happy to leave out the olives. My daughter had the bolognese and was disappointed she couldnt eat it all. We had the shot glass deserts to finish. Could not fault a thing. 5* food 5* service 5* surroundings

2 Thank happylilme
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time today at Bella Italia! Sat at a lovely table, in the conservatory bit, with terrific views over the river 👌 I ordered the Lasagne and my Mam ordered the low calorie pizza and salad! Best lasagne I have ever tasted, fresh and done the proper Italian way (even better than the Lasagne I had in Rome!)... More 

1 Thank KischaG
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service is outstanding the food is delicious! The view over the river just tops it off!!! I had the under 600 calorie pizza. Half a pizza with chicken, garlic mushrooms and side salad and it was just enough. It was absolutely gorgeous! The salad was fresh and crispy and the pizza was so tasty. Nicest food I have had... More 

1 Thank xx-mellanie-xx
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today with daughter and grandaughter. Kids meals fab 3 courses £5.95 but kids eat free in April if u get code. Service spot on all meals very filling. Defo worth a visit☺

1 Thank Sue G
Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered sharing platter which consisted of cold courgette, 3 slices of orange (with pips still in)... basics thrown in to save money I imagine. Perfect location and views however sitting by the window means you get wet if it rains! Feel sorry for the waiters who looked ashamed to serve the food...must be sick of all the complaints!

Thank Mikaela J
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was nice, reasonably priced. Carbonara is always nice. Service is good. Views within the restaurant are lovely!

Thank ellemarie0912
Durham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

could nt make mothers day (to busy)so we went to the BELLE ITALIA on Monday night the 27th march , . we got a lovely window seat overlooking the river and bridge, candle was lit for us nice and romantic ,we had a starter and main the food was excellent the staff were really great and I mean that,i had... More 

1 Thank bigbrian74
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended for mothers day lunch. We chose Bella Italia as we have a few dietary requirements and we know as a chain that Bella have good options and always felt that you know what you are going to get in terms of reasonable value and good service. I had attended this Durham branch about 4/5 years ago and enjoyed... More 

Thank familymclean19
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice staff. Lovely food, both main and desert. We sat overlooking the river and it was a peaceful, sunny day. Highly recommend!

1 Thank misselysia10
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were very touched when we were given our seat at the Conservatory overlooking River Wear.It was awesome experience and the food is yummy! The manager, Beverly n her crew are friendly and helpful.I will bring my family members here again.Thankyou all for making our meals here an awesome experience. Regards Rachell Singapore

1 Thank rachellamelia

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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
US$9 - US$21
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 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?