You really can’t beat a big Italian feed every now and then, and Bistro Italiano in Durham’s Town Centre is the ideal spot for just that. Situated along Claypath and open 7 days a week, there’s so much more to Bistro Italiano than just pizza and pasta. They’ve got traditional Italian steaks, risottos, amazing fresh market fish and seafood, heaps of cheeky chicken dishes as well as great salads and sides on offer. With amazing daily specials and a great wine list, Bistro Italiano is the perfect neighbourhood eatery. It’s a busy spot on the weekends though, so book ahead to avoid any unnecessary heartbreak!
Great atmosphere, excellent service and food. It was a fabulous experience my friends and I really enjoyed it. It was a very authentic Italian feel
Delicious food and lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. The service was very good. Went back again the next day because it was so nice! Would definitely recommend.
Excellent menu of mouth watering dishes, flavoured to perfection. A very hospitable restaurant staffed by people who care that you have a great dining experience, and right in the heart of Durham. Go. You won’t be disappointed.
Took friends who have lived in Durham all their lives and can’t believe they hadn’t been before. They new favourite now!
We had booked a table for 8pm but were running late - the weather in Durham was very wet and windy and our plans had had to be amended so we phoned ahead to say we woud be more likely to arrive at 8 30pm. The restaurant said this was fine but in the end we did arrive at 8pm ! The restaurant is small and was very full - it was Graduation week in Durham and the city was full of graduands and their parents . My som and I were welcomed like long lost relatives and immediately shown to a table. AS usual there were fresh flowers and white tablecloth and napkins . We shared a plate of homemade ravioli from the Specials board and then I had the monkfish again from the Specials . My son chose steak Diane which should have been sirloin but they had run out so gave him a ribsteak at no extra charge - it was huge and cooked to his request . We have eaten there many times and it is always excellent . The welcome never fails .
Attentive and knowledgeable waiters. Excellent food. Wide ranging menu includes pizza and pasta dishes as well as interesting meat and fish main courses. My partner had steak and I had lemon sole with prawns and mussels. Vegetables were included. We had a starter and main course each and sadly were too full to contemplate ordering a dessert. This was our first visit and I look forward to returning to the Bistro Italiano.
We were booked in a 7.00 on a Thursday night and the restaurant was already busy. We were met immediately and shown to our table. As soon as we had settled our drinks orders were taken and this set the tone for the whole meal. Service was prompt but not rushed and the food was perfect. Definitely one of the best Italian restaurants I have eaten and not at all expensive. Highly recommended!
A very warm welcome. A wide choice of menu. Was recommended a lovely bottle of wine. Very busy,so be patient while meal being cooked as well worth the wait. Great atmosphere ;all in all a fabulous evening!! Thank you Bistro Italiano!!
Food quality was excellent and that makes such a difference to enjoyment. The only minor points were that too many waiters were fussing around in what is a small space anyway, and the music was disappointing. Bring back Puccini, especially on Valentines Day! However, the food is so good that we will continue to make this our choice of place to eat in Durham - their chef is a genius!
This restaurant was recommended by a friend. It is small but perfectly formed, has an intimate atmosphere and the staff provide the right balance of attention- allowing conversation to flow without interruption, wine magically refilled and the food we had was cooked to perfection. What more can anyone ask for.