We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Donatello

$$
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1-3 Brighton Place | The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1HJ, England
+44 (0)1273 775477
Website
Today
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,145 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 413
    Excellent
  • 363
    Very good
  • 169
    Average
  • 93
    Poor
  • 107
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cheap and cheerful, but good

All four of our party really enjoyed our meal here. If you're looking for a gourmet experience, this isn't it. But if you're looking for good pizza and pasta at really good value then this is the place for you. We'd all eat here again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Rawlio
,
Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
Add Photo Write a Review

1,145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

All four of our party really enjoyed our meal here. If you're looking for a gourmet experience, this isn't it. But if you're looking for good pizza and pasta at really good value then this is the place for you. We'd all eat here again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant with my daughter and her friend. Greeted with a warm smile and shown straight away to our table. Had ordered our drinks within a couple of minutes they were brought to us. Found the staff to be very attentive, nothing seemed to much effort. We ordered our food, which was delivered piping hot and was absolutely delicious.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Whoever give them 5 star rating never tried proper Italian food . The only good thing about this place is service and prices . Food quality similar to frozen meals from tesco. Burned pizza , pasta dry as anything and calzone soggy as it was covered with so much tomato sauce .

Was this review helpful? Yes
United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've been coming to Donatello's (and it's sister restaurant Pinocchio's) since my family took me there as a 5year old and it's always been fantastic. Whether it's lunch with a friend, dinner with the other half or this time as part I a wedding party the staff have always been friendly and helpful and the food delicious! If you want... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We felt it was about time we left a review for Donatello as we have been eating here for years! The food is very authentic Italian at amazing prices. The staff are very welcoming and friendly and whenever we visit Brighton we always find an excuse to eat here 😃

Was this review helpful? Yes
england
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

really enjoyable,very good value and eat here a lot,especially designed for large groups and very good value,for money,also sponsers of Brighton and Hove Albion

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warsaw, Poland
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I stepped in the Donatello Restaurant for lunch and ordered Lasagne and Italian beer. The food was very good. It's a pity they didn't have mussels in white wine and garlic on that day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We (7 of us) received a very warm welcome when we arrived at Donatello. We had quick service, delicious food and good prices! Overall a fantastic evening

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Came here for a nice evening meal, I had the spag Bol, wasn't no where near good as I expected, the company I was with enjoyed their meals but I didn't, it wasn't very expensive which I'm glad. I don't think I'll be visiting again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bradford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Visited with 8 other friends. Restaurant very busy but it had a friendly relaxed atmosphere and the staff/service were excellent. Food great, amazing choice and huge helpings at really reasonable prices. Despite being a large group all our food arrived together and was hot. Would definitely recommend

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Donatello also viewed

Brighton, Brighton and Hove
Brighton, Brighton and Hove
 
Brighton, Brighton and Hove
Brighton, Brighton and Hove
 

Been to Donatello? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Donatello

Address: 1-3 Brighton Place | The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1HJ, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1273 775477
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 22
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Donatello staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?