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“Affordable meal in Niagara Falls” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Donatello's Restaurant

Donatello's Restaurant
466 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1506
716-282-2069
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Ranked #4 of 257 Restaurants in Niagara Falls
Price range: $0 - $12
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Affordable meal in Niagara Falls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We found this place on Trip Advisor and were very pleased. Meals in Niagara Falls are very expensive so it was nice to find an affordable restaurant. The four of us shared a 17" pizza and it was plenty. The pizza was very good and the owner was customer friendly. They also had other items on the menu such as salads and sandwiches for those who don't want pizza. Hint: share a two liter drink with cups. Nice lunch!

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
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  • Russian first
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English first
Cornelia, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“WOW - What a wonderful find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Recently, our family took a long road trip - 2700 miles through New England. As we drove home - I asked, "What's the best, most memorable place we ate?" Everyone was unanimous - Donatello's in Niagara Falls!

We discovered Donatello's through Trip Adviser. It had a good rating and we were hungry after a long ride from the South.

When we walked in, I asked Steve if he was the owner. He said, "My wife lets me think so." His friendly, New York way, made us feel at home. We ordered the pizza and wing combo. All of it was excellent! In fact, most of our family never eats wings. When we were done - there were no wings left on the plate. We especially loved the Cowabunga sauce. The pizza was excellent too.

Throughout our meal, Steve would come by and check on us - not just about the food, but connecting with our family and helping us get to know Niagara Falls.

Our family loves great experiences that leave long memories. We certainly made wonderful memories at Donatellos that we will be sharing for years to come. I can't urge you enough to try it.

When we left - we took a picture with Steve and the crew behind the counter. It will go in our album to remind us of this great find.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Loved, loved, loved the pizzas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We stumbled into this place looking through the phone book and were we ever pleasantly surprised. The décor is small and built for its purpose. The gentleman at the counter cracks me up every time we are there. It is a bit of a wait people, so be patient, they are making it for you from scratch. But, let me tell you, when you get their pizza, you will be happy. We have tried the personal size of the following pizzas:
All meat (pepperoni, sausage, ham and bacon) 5 stars
White pizza (olive oil, garlic, ricotta, mozzarella, tomato, onion and romano) 3 stars
All veggie (mushroom, onion, green pepper, tomato) 4 stars
Will's pizza (pepperoni, hot peppers, green pepper, onion, mushroom, cheddar cheese) 4 stars
Chicken fajita pizza (salsa, chicken, green pepper, onion, mozzarella cheese) 4 stars
My honey has announced he is trying the beef taco pizza at our next visit.
My honey also had the chicken Caesar wrap and gives it a 4 star
We have also enjoyed their salad and love a fresh made simple salad 4 star
I have had nothing but a pleasant experience every time we go and recommend this to anyone.
Since he called us love birds, going to add an extra star to the romance factor of the restaurant.
A must try for anyone visiting and looking for a good meal at a reasonable price.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Greenville, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Don't judge from the outside.... You have to try”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Best pizza & wings.... Our whole family agrees on this. Love the fact you can order a personal size white pizza which is more than enough for one person. Lots of food for the $. I can see why this place has good reviews on here & other sites. Guy I assume was owner was very nice & helpful.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A must try!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We visited Niagara Falls in the beginning of May. We asked where can we eat the best Buffalo wings and a parking attendant sent us to Donatello's. And we are happy he did. We ordered a large pizza and a dozen of chicken wings.We travelled with our dog so the person in the counter (I think he was the owner) went the extra mile to accommodate us. There was a city bench outside in the sidewalk so he took a table for us to dine. We ate in the sidewalk and received a five star service. The food was phenomenal and the service exceptional. If you want to feel like home, and eat the best food in Niagara, I highly recommend Donatello's.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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