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Donatello

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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, 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 amazing portions!

We went here on a busy Friday night for a Hen party dinner. As with the rest of Brighton it was full of Hen parties. It seems the waiters were busy and took a while to get to us to get drinks and take orders. However after that the food came relatively quickly and the portions were huge! No one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Dilisha P
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went here on a busy Friday night for a Hen party dinner. As with the rest of Brighton it was full of Hen parties. It seems the waiters were busy and took a while to get to us to get drinks and take orders. However after that the food came relatively quickly and the portions were huge! No one... More 

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Brighton, UK
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My family have been regular diners at Donatello & their sister restaurant "Pinocchio" for many years. The restaurant is run like a tight ship, with very organised and efficient service and great staff. The value and quality offered is amazing at £8.95 for 2 courses or £10.95 for 3 courses. For this you can choose a starter/dessert and main (2... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I visited here recently on a busy Saturday afternoon eight of us requested a table which the restaurant accommodated with no issue whatsoever service was quick and food quality was really good to so no complaints. very nice atmosphere friendly staff reasonably priced

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Purley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I tried Donatello for the first time yesterday, after friends and family recommending that I try it. They also told me that I should book as they get busy on a Saturday night. So I phoned up and booked and was looking forward to my meal. However when I arrived I was disappointed to discover that I had not been... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

From an Italian restaurant I usually have higher expectations about presentation and taste. Donatello was bellow the average level and the staff wasn't trained well about the food they were serving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I ate pizza here with my friends for lunch and the service was quick, the staff were kind, the atmosphere was warm and we all enjoyed ourselves. The food was absolutely delicious and fills you up, one of the best Italian restaurants in Brighton!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

My partner and I are students therefore we don't have a lot of money to spend so the three course set meal at £10.95 was perfect for us. I had the prawn cocktail for starter and my boyfriend had the garlic mushrooms; both are basic dishes but were very tasty. Then I had a red wine, cream and bacon pasta... More 

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Feltham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely meal here on Sunday. We sat outside and had a two course lunch. We all had pizza which we were all really pleased with. I had the Donatello which was yummy. Our starters was parma ham with melon. The melon was lovely and refreshing, just what you needed on a hot day. The service was quite... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We have been coming here as a family since the restaurant opened and when we come to Brighton we do not eat anywhere else but here. Came here again last weekend and was greeted by Robert, "Mr Donatello" himself!! he's been here for 100 years and always greats returning customers like old friends and always looks after you, even returning... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

I have been to Donatello a few times. The service is always fantastic and the food is filling, tasty and good value. You can't beat their set menus!

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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

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?