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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The restaurant looks lovely from the outside. Entering we were told there would be a short wait and we were shown to the bar area. Took my son to the toilet, which had the aura and ambience of that of a cheap boozer on a matchday. We were soon shown, or in fact marched, to our table, up the stairs... More 

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leicestershire
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Set menu was priced really well. Big portions and tasted lovely. House Red was equally nice. Really good food. We sat outside the other side not the main outside area. Mind the tables as wine nearly slide off.

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Thank Alex H
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A family friendly, good value Italian. Gluten free option. Can be very busy so you may have to wait for a table. No frills but tasty.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I always for for the 2 course set meal option and order a prawn starter with a Pito de le pollo main. They are big portions for a cheap price and always fill me up. The salad bar isn't great but the mains are yummy. It isn't the best quality but it is great value for money :) The drinks... More 

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Thank DeeHaw24
Brighton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were trying to find a place for lunch with kids and came across this great place. Outdoor seating has attracted us immediately as it was on a sunny side of the street. The place was full but we got a table in 5 minutes. We were a bit concerned about waiting time but happy the food arrived very promptly!... More 

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Thank RJ S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited for a late lunch around 2.30, party of 6. We waited about ten minutes for a table while sitting in the comfy bar area. Lovely table overlooking the entertainment in the street with the whole window wall opened up. We all had the very reasonable 2 course menu for £8.95 and all the food was lovely. The drinks were... More 

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Thank MRS W
Alresford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so lucky to be squeezed in as this place was heaving on the hottest day of the year a few weeks ago, but the service was still attentive and the food was gorgeous and the other dishes going to the tables around us also looked good so we will definitely be coming back next time we are in... More 

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Thank Thelovelymia5
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on Friday evening approx 5.30pm with my partner. Selected their 2-course set menu for £8.95 - cheaper than their competitors. For starters, we chose mushrooms and prawn cocktail. Prawn cocktail was nice, mushrooms lacked flavour but a very generous portion. For mains, we chose spaghetti bolognese and salmon tagliatelle. The bolognese sauce was watery and very bland. The salmon... More 

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Thank Lewis C
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Another visit to this fab Italian restaurant. Just fab for everyone including families. Only draw back I found this time we visited the service charge that u don't remember on our last visit. We will always too for good service I just hate being told I have had good service. Great food and atmosphere but please review service charge.

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Pevensey, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to lunch with my wife and two friends at Donatello, in the Lanes, Brighton.We took and early lunch at 12 o/c but the restaurant was quite busy even then. Always a good sign. this is establishment has a good reputation but I had never tried it so was keen to see how it was. We were not disappointed. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $22
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?