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Haarlemmerstraat 20, 2312 GA, Leiden, The Netherlands
071-5147938
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dining on a budget in Leiden

Donatello’s is part of a chain of Italian restaurants with other locations in the Dutch cities of Arnhem, Nijmegen and Maastricht. In Leiden, Donatello’s can be found in the main shopping street, Haarlemmerstraat at N. 20, not far from Turfmarkt. If you arrive by bus, get off at Prinsessekade. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Brussels
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Donatello’s is part of a chain of Italian restaurants with other locations in the Dutch cities of Arnhem, Nijmegen and Maastricht. In Leiden, Donatello’s can be found in the main shopping street, Haarlemmerstraat at N. 20, not far from Turfmarkt. If you arrive by bus, get off at Prinsessekade. The restaurant is situated in a narrow house and may seem... More 

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Nieuw Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favourite places ever. I get the same things all the time Starter; calamari... One of the best places that serves it. Crispy,big with a nice sauce and for the pizza... I can't quite recall the name but its with lettuce and sour cream on top with other veggies. Now I know it might sound weird... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Dropped by after some great beer in pub next door. We weren't sure if we'd made a mistake initially due to printed menu but when steak arrived we were totally sold. It was outstanding. Perfectly cooked, melt in the mouth and hot dry fries. Brilliant. Will come again.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Are second visit to donatello's Excellent food excellent service. We even suggested a topping for a pizza they could put on the special board whilst chatting with the owner Of which A trial sized pizza arrived with said suggested toppings free of charge What a lovely surprise .. We offered some to the owner and chef to try.. On our... More 

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Thank Amanda C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Allthough my son got ill before the dinner was served (so no relation with food upmeals re), we enjoyed the (because of that) quick meal. The service was very pleasant.

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Thank Ivo L
Bonn, Germany
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I used to go here a lot when I first arrived in Leiden but after a while I stopped going completely as there are way better alternatives. Donatello's is a really popular place among students - mostly due to the cheap prices. It can get really crowded if you come later than the average Dutch person (6ish). The food is... More 

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Thank Kathrin M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Food here was so good we came back for every night of our stay. Lovely warm atmosphere ,friendly service and very reasonable prices. Would recommend the calzone.

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Bimingham
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133 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Perfvectly OK Pizza . Waitress was pleasant . Service was good . But it wasnt busy . Nothing to add really

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Thank YvonneNBirmingham
Leiden, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Price is good. Service is terrible. No one shows you to your table. Ordered starters that never showed and got derisory apologies. Ordered a beer before my main and it didn't come till after I'd finished eating. Asked for dessert menus, they never arrived. Waitresses are disorganised and seem feckless with no one apparently supervising. Food was good and the... More 

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Thank Deaconstructor
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169 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

This place is not interesting. The food is obviously not home made, a bit bland, so nothing interesting. It IS very cheap though, which kind of makes up for it. Service is done by a bunch of students, of which the majority is bored out of their minds. (Understandably) So just meh.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Haarlemmerstraat 20, 2312 GA, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: 071-5147938

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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