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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

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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
Great value , great service and good food

Got here at 1pm on a Saturday an were met instantly and shown to a table. Service was fast and friendly. The food was good and excellent value as paying £7.95 for the two course menu. Definitely recommend it to others.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Westlondonwanderer
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Got here at 1pm on a Saturday an were met instantly and shown to a table. Service was fast and friendly. The food was good and excellent value as paying £7.95 for the two course menu. Definitely recommend it to others.

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Aberdeen
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited on recommendation from the taxi driver we got into Brighton from the marina. The restaraunt was busy for a Monday night but we were seated punctually. I had the goats cheese and roasted vegetables for my starter which was a good size and tasted good. I had spinach and ricotta cannelloni for my main which was really nice. Both... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

went to Donatello in brighton on the 21st march with friends. It was busy but that did not affect the great service. The food was good and well priced , great for a family meal or catch up with girlfriends.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely food, friendly staff, great atmosphere. We went in quite a large group but we stil served promptly and friendly.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited last week in the evening. foir of us had a three course meal each, and the price at the end was £64, fantastic price! The main meals were delicious and good portion sizes. The atmosphere inside was very good, the staff very friendly and helpful, the manager went out of his way to make everyone welcome. Really great... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had a wonderful time - excellent food, friendly and prompt service with a smile and a very welcome attitude shown by all the staff. We regularly visit Donatello's and have always found it to be a friendly place with excellent value for money. Can't believe some of these reviews. Some people must complain just to feel good about themselves.... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I used to regularly visit FatLeo however at the shock of finding it permanently closed today, I figured that given Donatello was owned by the same people I would go there. The service was poor, the staff were dreary and miserable and it felt cheaper than FatLeo did. The only mitigating thing was the food was Identically good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

great quality food at great prices, very friendly staff and a nice atmosphere, done side was crapping to many tables into a small area, be nicer with more space around you, highly recommended if you like Italian food as its close to Italy you can get!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

the food was bland, could have cooked better at home. clearly used cheap ingredients, presentation of food was bad. The waiter serving us was rude and rushed us, then took ages to even bring out our drinks.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The food in Donatellos is so great, it comes freshly prepared, the service was very quick and came very hot. The portions are a really generous size especially considering the affordable price tag. There is so much choice and the food tastes very authentic.

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?