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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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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
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Donatello's was a good meal - not the best Italian meal I've ever had but pretty darn good, all things considered. We came on a Friday night, and the restaurant was packed. They managed to squeeze us in downstairs which had a good buzzy atmosphere. Maybe a bit loud for some, but was fine for us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
jesspeters8
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Donatello's was a good meal - not the best Italian meal I've ever had but pretty darn good, all things considered. We came on a Friday night, and the restaurant was packed. They managed to squeeze us in downstairs which had a good buzzy atmosphere. Maybe a bit loud for some, but was fine for us. The service was good... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Donatello's is something of a Brighton institution its been around for so long. If you're looking for an inexpensive bite to eat with efficient, friendly service you can't go wrong than visit here. In the Lanes it's a great place to sit and watch the world go by. It's always busy and this is because it does what it does... More 

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We orginially arrived on a sat night but had 30 min wait and was quite noisy so decided to return mid week (wed). Busy enough had a wait to be served after given menus as they all standing talking at main desk. However when ordered food was quick service and good quanity of portion etc. Very filling and very reasonable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Went large, special 3 course meal , wine , brandy etc.. All good. Very busy and loud. Not for quiet meal. Great value, good service. Recommended

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was a return visit to Donatello restaurant after a few years but it was not as good as previous visits. The restaurant was busy and the food was ok with good size portions but the quality was not great. The staff were not very communicative and appeared to be too busy for any pleasantries.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Hardly edible 'Italian' food cooked up and served by eastenr europe and albanias finest. Nothing Italian about the place was extremely disappointing. Aimed at people who have not a clue about Italian food

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We visited this restaurant like a lot of people the night before the Brighton Marathon. The food is excellent and the staff very friendly. You must book and like another review we to had to wait an extra 20 minutes but it is worth it. The menu has lots of different choice weather you want a pasta dish or stake... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Visited here to carbo-load the night before a marathon. They were extremely busy but still managed to make sure that we all had a pleasant experience. Yes, service could have been a tad quicker but as the restaurant was bursting at the seams, I was too impressed with how they coped with everyone. Most of us had pasta of some... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a large Italian restaurant serving very nice, tasty food at a very affordable price. A very good selection of dishes to choose from. Service is very friendly. We came here for a pasta meal the night before the Brighton marathon in 2014 and 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere as well.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I stopped here for a meal the night before the marathon. It was very busy, even though we had pre-booked a table we still had to wait for 20/30 minutes for the table. Once we were seated, we then were left to look at the menu. The waiter took our order, and there wasn't a long wait for the food.... 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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?