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Piazza Italia

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905 West Main Street Ste 18A, Durham, NC 27701 (Morgan Imports)
+1 919-956-7360
11:00 - 21:30
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Durham, North Carolina
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122 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

The restaurants at Brightleaf Square are undergoing a lot of change this fall! Piazza Italia has closed and been replaced by Triangle Seafood. (Chamas Churrascaria and Fishmonger's have also closed). There are several Italian restaurants in the area and not much seafood, so perhaps the competition was too much. We always enjoyed the atmosphere at Piazza Italia and hope that... More 

1 Thank Caroline171
Raleigh, NC
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137 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Have eaten lunch here a few times and it never disappoints. I especially like being able to customize pasta dishes with a choice of pasta, sauce, and protein or veggies. Atmosphere is very relaxing

Thank Steffenzei
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Loved everything I've ever had which is about 12 different menu items to include apps and dessert. Great atmosphere and the wait staff have always been gracious

Thank wetracing
Durham, NC
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

I have been to Chama's Brazlian Steakhouse in Durham many times over the years and it never disappoints. Even though the location has changed and the space has been condensed, the amazing salad bar and roasted meats are still as wonderful as ever. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion such as a birthday!

Thank TravelmateDurham
Cary, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

We went to this place several times about a year ago and thought it was excellent. Unfortunately it seems like things have changed for the worse since then. It's still a nice restaurant with great atmosphere but the food is barely mediocre now. I always order the "Polo/Chicken Masala." In previous visits it seemed to be made from scratch with... More 

Thank jvs1955
Durham, North Carolina
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

We have dined at Piazza Italia three times before with one lunch and two dinners. Each time the meal exceeded all expectations. The restaurant is located in Brightleaf Square, which is part of the restored warehouse district in downtown Durham. There is a variety of free concerts on the plaza every Friday night during the summer that brings an eclectic... More 

2 Thank Gary C
eastern nc
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

This restaurant has everything going for it except great food. My dinner there was the first time in my life I had Italian food that was too dry. Seriously, pasta that had no detectable sauce, and was stuffed with something green and tasteless. I was with a fairly large party and we all ordered different things and shared family style,... More 

Thank eastnczoobie
Durham, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

Loved this place. Wife had the Pollo Marsala and i had the Smoked gouda.. food was great! Every time i go there I am always impressed. Try it, you'll love it too!

2 Thank Alan P
Durham, North Carolina
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our experience. The atmosphere was neat and the staff was friendly. I had the shrimp linguine and everything tasted very fresh. Position sizes were perfect. The only negative was the wine selection. They didn't sell by the bottle. We will definitely go back.

1 Thank sarahj4425
Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Trip Advisor needs a Good category between Average and Very Good for this place. The pasta, made on the premises, is on display in the back. We had good luck with that and the seafood. The wines on the list aren't necessarily available. The staff, the majority of whom are college students, are eager but not knowledgable. You will need... More 

1 Thank Amy J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 905 West Main Street Ste 18A, Durham, NC 27701
    (Morgan Imports)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-956-7360

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