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La Bella Donna

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2 Bridge Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to eat here twice on our stay in Donegal & have to say the food was delicious. The Italian owner/chef knows his stuff. Have to say some of the best Italian food we've tasted. Service was good & friendly (some other reviews suggest otherwise) with waitress being efficient, smiling & chatting. On the whole impressed Will go back.

Thank FriendsSurrey
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean and welcoming with a good choice of food. I really enjoyed this restaurant and would definitely eat there again.

Thank eileenharris007
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for a Saturday night at 7 but ended up getting hungry and going earlier. This was not a problem. We had a really tasty Italian meal of pasta and pizza. The portions were substantial and tasty.

Thank BelfastDangerous
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Italian Resturant served the best pasta I think I have ever had Both my husbands pasta with mushroom and mine with chicken was superb. The staff worked effortlessly in a busy and small Resturant It was rally full but the ambiance was lovely They have a small lounge waiting area at the back of the Resturant which is a... More 

Thank Jo-anne H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently stayed in Donegal (Gateway Lodge) and dined in La Bella Donna one evening. Our meal was simply gorgeous, I started with Garlic Prawns, then Linguini with courgette & chilli. My dessert OMG, possibly the best Panacotta I have ever eaten, almost set with a great wobble that melted in the mouth, mmm! My hubby had Lasagne with Garlic... More 

Thank Sarah W
Glencolmcille, Ireland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not my first visit to this restaurant, but it will certainly be my last. I went here with an Italian friend, my 17 year old daughter and 2 of her friends. We had to wait for a table, which we didn't mind because it was extremely busy, not just here, but the whole of the town was packed... More 

Thank gleanndobhar
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends & I went for dinner and it was the day after a wedding. We were all a bit hung-over and we all just wanted either pasta or pizza. I had seen the restaurant from the outside and it really does not present itself well. We only visited after seeing the good reviews on Trip Advisor. The service was quick... More 

Thank Cecilia P
Bruckless, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in off the street and were placed at a table quite quickly. The service was ok on the night however I would normally cast a blind eye at same if the food was exceptional. The food was just average. The carbonara sauce was sticky and thick and did not taste as what I would have imagined. We would... More 

Thank mini_mad_kieran
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful meal here, we'll definitely be back! The owner was very friendly, and there was an excellent wine selection.

Thank islandgirlWisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited this restaurant one Saturday evening. The food was delicious and the service was great, we will definitely be returning. I would highly recommend this restaurant if looking for somewhere to eat in Donegal town.

Thank Aisamic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, European, Pizza
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bridge Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
Italian Restaurant

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