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Donatello

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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1-3 Brighton Place | The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1HJ, England
+44 (0)1273 775477
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food, friendly service

I can't fault this place. The food was delicious. The waiters were cheerful and at tentative. It was extremely busy and they had a big party of uni rugby lads doing their thing too so it was quite rowdy but they were superb in managing it all. They got our bill wrong as they calculated our meals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
princesnat81
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Hayes
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The food is cheap and quite tasty, nothing fancy but it is a large restaurant which can cater for groups easily and you can often also go without booking. Good comfort food.

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Suffolk, England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We have been here on numerous occasions but the last visit was let down by poor service. Food was very good as always but service really let the visit down. Staff seemed more interested in chatting amongst themselves rather than the customers. We felt sorry for some Asian customers next to us who seemed to be totally ignored and is... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

One of the few places in Brighton where the food is constantly the same, they can keep the same quality over the years and is never a miss. Great quality, great service, well done guys

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Chichester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed eating here the staff were really friendly and we didn't have to wait long. There was a good selection of food and everyone in our group enjoyed their meal! Pudding selections were really nice too. They even let me take my main meal home in a box when I couldn't finish it :)

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Hunstanton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

My brother, his wife and my 91 year old mother went for lunch. On entering the very busy restaurant I was hit by the overwhelming smell of fish. Not being a fish lover this was not good for me! The 2 courses for £8.95 appeared to be good value, but there wasn't much that appealed to me so I went... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Came here last night a group of 11 for my hen weekend. on first impressions I thought must be good it's packed. Well then we sat down and it was rubbish. Customer service was awful, staff was rude when we asked to order a drink then our meal was includes in a package however that changed on when we sat... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

First time ive visited Donatellos after many recommendations from partner and family. Really impressed with the menu, 3 courses for £10.95 is brilliant and an amazing choice. Foodwas delicious and staf attentive - definitely coming back to Brighton for this!

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Hayes
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I can't fault this place. The food was delicious. The waiters were cheerful and at tentative. It was extremely busy and they had a big party of uni rugby lads doing their thing too so it was quite rowdy but they were superb in managing it all. They got our bill wrong as they calculated our meals as the 3... More 

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Essex Uk
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We visited on the spur of the moment for lunch and were not disappointed. We took the great value 2 course menu for £8.95 and were able to choose either starter or dessert and any pasta or pizza. Food came quickly and was tasty, authentic fare. Service was quick but a little grumpy, and could have been a little more... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Fantastic restaurant with a really good atmosphere. We had our young baby with us and the staff made a fuss over him and stored our pram away for us as our table was upstairs. The menu was extensive and catered for all and the waiter was very polite and our meal was fantastic. we enjoyed it so much that we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-3 Brighton Place | The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1273 775477

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 22
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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