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 today - Opens at 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Bistro Italiano
70 Claypath, Town Centre
Durham DH1 1QT

Menu Highlights



Salmone Affumicato

smoked salmon


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

Carpaccio al Parmigianino

thinly sliced fillet beef on a rocket salad rocket salad with parmesan shavings

93 Bistro Italiano Reviews

93 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Great value
Richard R.4 days ago · 2 reviews

Great restaurant very good service and the food is always excellent. Would recommend the seafood risotto and the bruschetta. Good location easy to find park on the road

Sue S.13 days ago · 1 review

Great Italian restaurant; cosy with a friendly atmosphere (music was a little too loud). Staff were excellent- very good service. Menu was varied, (great value happy hour deals) free bread dough balls and dipping oil/vinegar, food was tasty and served efficiently. Definitely recommend and will return.

Tracy w.24 days ago · 1 review

Super meal lovely fresh ingredients amazing service it's the second time we have eaten here and there will be a third...fourth and fifth. Simply stunning