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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 441
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  • 406
    Very good
  • 191
    Average
  • 98
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  • 111
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious pizza!

We were two together. I got the four cheese pizza and my friend got one with salami and mushroom. Both pizzas were delicious, thin crusted and really good. Great service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Ragga T
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were two together. I got the four cheese pizza and my friend got one with salami and mushroom. Both pizzas were delicious, thin crusted and really good. Great service.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It is several years since I have had lunch here. So, firstly, the good points - the location is superb and the staff are friendly and attentive. The decor is boring and unimaginative and there is a total lack of atmosphere. However most importantly the food was really disappointing. It is canteen quality eating - it is fodder - and... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Me and my husband came here for our anniversary, stunning place and very polite staff! We were seated in seconds and orders our drinks, and they gave us a chance to read what was on the menu. I had a pizza and my husband had a lasagne. We also ordered garlic bread. And the good thing about the food was... More 

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donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves, ScarlettRuby-Rose - and happy anniversary! Food at Donatello is cooked to order, so it should always be hot - unless it's supposed to be cold of course! Sorry you didn't care for the garlic bread. Remember, our team will always exchange any dish/meal that you are unsatisfied with. Thanks for taking the time to... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The food was mediocre - it tasted like it was from a jar or packet and the staff were unwelcoming. We have no problem leaving a tip but found the 10% service charge a bit of a cheek after such poor food and service.

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donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

All the food at Donatello is cooked freshly to order and doesn't come from jars or packets. However, we are always willing to exchange any meal that you are not happy with. More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The staff were very pleasant and friendly and the setting and seating area is very nice situated in the lanes it has a very relaxed atmosphere. The food was okay not the greatest Italian we've been too even though it all looked very nice the starters were not very pleasing but pasta for mains was rather nice and was the... More 

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Nice restuarant good food service quick but can be very busy so I prefer to eat lunch times in here .nice to sit outside when the sun is out

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely meal in this restaurant. Food was very good and service prompt despite the restaurant being full. Have visited in the past and would visit again.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Good food, generous portions & attentive service. No wonder it's always so busy. The two set menus offer a wide choice each at different prices, both offering excellent value.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed sitting on the patio of the restaurant in The Lanes area of Brighton for lunch. The staff were friendly and the food portions very generous and extremely well-priced compared to London!

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, great service and lovely food , our fave place for lunch in brighton, especially if you can grab a table outside in the sun 😉

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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?