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Bistro Italiano

Town CentreItalian
Wonderful
5.7/6
88 Reviews

About Bistro Italiano

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!

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:30 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Address

Bistro Italiano
70 Claypath, Town Centre
Durham DH1 1QT

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Salmone Affumicato

smoked salmon
£6.95

Bruschetta

grilled bread with garlic, olive oil, tomato and herb topping
£3.95

Carpaccio al Parmigianino

thinly sliced fillet beef on a rocket salad rocket salad with parmesan shavings
£9.95
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Mains

Pollo Picante

Chicken breast with spicy chorizo sausage, tiger prawns, fresh chili, garlic white wine and Napoli sauce
£14.95

Filetto Bistro

Fillet of prime beef with garlic, tomato and mozzarella
£19.95

Gamberoni Piccante

King prawns with fresh chili in a garlic and white wine sauce served on a bed of rice
£18.95
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88 Bistro Italiano Reviews

Wonderful
5.7/6
88 Reviews
Service:Excellent
Atmosphere:Excellent
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Food:Outstanding
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"Excellent"6/6
LOUISE M.6 days ago · 1 review

Really enjoyed our meals. The staff were really attentive and made sure we were looked after. The food was really tasty and very good value.

"Excellent"6/6
David M.6 days ago · 1 review

Went for Sunday lunch - two courses. Food was excellent in both quality and value and service was very good. We were made to feel very welcome.

"Excellent"6/6
Helen L.8 days ago · 1 review

Brilliant service and food. Can’t wait to come back. Quick service, well presented and top quality food. Will be booking again very very soon. Excellent value.

"Excellent"6/6
Alison W.15 days ago · 7 reviews

Always an amazing night out. Great good. Excellent prosecco and excellent company.

"Excellent"6/6
Julie G.2 months ago · 3 reviews

Our meal at Bistro Italiano was superb. It was several weeks ago on a cold February Friday evening but when we entered the restaurant the owner warmly welcomed us and introduced himself. He was very helpful in describing the restaurant specials and recommendations from the menu. The menu was extensive and offered pizza, pasta, fish & meats and the choice catered for all prices. My husband and I both had the home made ravioli followed by steak which was cooked perfectly and finished with a delicious Tiramisu. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and look forward to a return visit to Bistro Italiano next time we are in Durham City.

"Excellent"6/6
JANET W.a year ago · 4 reviews

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 .

"Great"5/6
Sue M.9 months ago · 1 review

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.

"Excellent"6/6
John D.a year ago · 2 reviews

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!

"Great"5/6
Paul G.2 months ago · 1 review

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!!

"Great"5/6
Chris G.3 months ago · 3 reviews

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!

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