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Haarlemmerstraat 20, 2312 GA Leiden, The Netherlands
071-5147938
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
okish

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Kathrin M
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Bonn, Germany
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Nieuw Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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Bonn, Germany
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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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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Leiden, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

After having eaten here before, we were used to the good quality of the pastas and the quick service. However, when we came here yesterday for a quick bite to eat, we waited for almost half an hour before the waitress came to take our order and that was only because we called her to our table. The pastas were... More 

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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

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