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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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5 Mill Rd, Durham, NH 03824-3046
+1 603-868-3377
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Chester, Connecticut
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

steak tips...outstanding (loved the cauliflower mash!) burger....awesome southwest spring rolls...yummy we're from an expensive part of CT so we thought the prices were very reasonable staff couldn't have been nicer

2 Thank LoPo16
Little Silver, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The food was outstanding. The service was friendly! The place was very clean. We would come back again when in town. I ordered the fish tacos, my daughter had the quesadilla and my son had the carbonara. The quality was very good all around!

3 Thank anniecoco
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Limited menu but food was delicious. Staff was very attentive almost to a fault. There were multiple waitress' attending to our table. Overall I would reccomend it for a quick bite

4 Thank Carrie V
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Very fancy food in fancy plates. Expensive and small portions. Cute place but not for college students.

3 Thank Tirthadeep D
Durham, New Hampshire
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203 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Everyone in Durham knows this place apparently but I did not until my students (at UNH) said let's meet here for end of the term lunch. All the food was tasty but the standout for me were the potato chips that were homemade. They are so much better than the not-hand-cut fries but the students liked the latter so we... More 

4 Thank B F H
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336 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 993 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

You would never expect to find a lunch spot this good in a shopping plaza. Bella's does not stand out in any way. Even once you are inside this place looks like a coffee shop with a bar and a big-screen TV. The menu looks ordinary. But the food is out of this world. My Mom could not remember the... More 

7 Thank StarWeez
Hudson, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We needed to pick up the item we won from the NHPTV auction in Durham (quaint college town), so we decided to check out Bella's since it received an excellent review. Bella's is easy to find (part of small outside mall), with plenty of parking. They have a nice outdoor eating area under a portico in front or tables in... More 

4 Thank Lisa C
Monson, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

My husband, teenage son and I had a very enjoyable lunch at Bella's prior to touring UNH. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. I had the coconut chicken salad, which was a special. The chicken was very moist and came sliced on top of an arrugala salad with goat cheese and strawberries - all very fresh ingredients. It was excellent.... More 

4 Thank Karen T
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

We had family traveling to Durham from Maryland, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire and needed a place to gather and celebrate a 50th birthday. The people at Bella's were fabulous and the food was terrific. It's not fancy--just friendly and welcoming. We had a wonderful time. Wouldn't dream of going back to Durham without stopping in at Bella's.

5 Thank Judy E
Rye, New Hampshire
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922 reviews
585 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

I've been going to Bella's for the last three years, and it's one of my favorites. It's right next to the UNH campus, so it gets a lot of student/parent customers, but it's also a local favorite of the 'townies' and nearby residents from Dover and Portsmouth. The food is delicious, the service is great, prices are reasonable, and the... More 

4 Thank NHjo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Mill Rd, Durham, NH 03824-3046
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 603-868-3377

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?