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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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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived in Donegal town late on a rainy Tuesday. This restaurant was busy, a good sign. All dishes are reasonably priced. I had the mackerel dish of the day which was excellent. My fussy Argentinan partner was craving pasta with lots of cheese. The chef very kindly accommodated and the four cheese ravioli were very tasty.Put him in a... More 

Thank KK_Hollywood
Ardara, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have dined in La Bella Donna on several occasions and it is truly my favorite place to relax and enjoy a delicious glass of wine and exceptional food. A warm welcoming atmosphere and terrific service make it a must for both family lunches or intimate evening dining. Particular favorites include the Fritto Misto, Fillet Beef Medallions & any of... More 

Thank Liam M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here on recommendation from our guest house owners and was very happy with our meal. I had the Italian sausage tagliatelle with wild mushrooms and my partner had linguine with crab and lobster both were lovely, we also both had the tiramisu for dessert, would definitely return

Thank Julzy37
England UK
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96 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy restaurant ( that is always a good sign of good food). We had not long to wait we were a party of 4. The service was fast and the food was on our table with a 15mins..Good portions and served hot with a nice salad and bread. Would recommend this restaurant if you are in town.

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Normally when I order spaghetti bolognese I get a sauce with little bits of meat - not here - I got a delicious, generous portion with lots of mince mixed in that I struggled to finish. Despite being busy the staff were very accommodating and friendly.

Thank rmm539
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit this restaurant every summer & the standard of food & service never changes & both are of a high standard!! Their pasta dishes are delicious & food is fresh & piping hot. The Tiramisu is the best ive ever tasted. If I had to rate this restaurant I would give it 10/10.We will be back again. Well done... More 

Thank Brenda M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a pre-dinner spot that was more cocktail bar / less Irish pub and landed on an absolute gem in Bellini Cocktail Bar, on the second floor of La Bella Donna. Cocktails were extremely well prepared and reasonably priced, the bar has a lovely view and decor and the music mix was excellent. We already had dinner... More 

Thank lsmdenver
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was wonderful to find a restaurant where the kitchen was still open after all the others ones closed. The food was of top quality and the service equally impressive. A great experience of fine dining.

Thank eva k
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my mum and little brother for dinner after a day out in Donegal town. Me and my mum shared a pizza and a pesto pasta dish, both really tasty and very enjoyable. Great service really friendly and helpful. It's just a shame about the price, I feel that for what you get, the price is a little too... More 

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Purley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first meal in La Bella Donna was in 2003 and I had not been to Donegal Town since 2009. My memory was that this was one of the very best Italian restaurants I had eaten in . My visit on the 28th July proved my memory was not playing tricks. The aromas, relaxed atmosphere and the greeting I received... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?