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Ristorante Donatello

Via Augusto Righi 8, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 235438
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“cotoletta” (13 reviews)
“steak” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Augusto Righi 8, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Busy restaurant, great atmosphere, lots of locals eating here. You must book chances of getting a table otherwise probably slim. Great service, friendly, professional waiter who spoke very good English. Fabulous food. The prosciutto starter was soft and tasty, as well as an excellent pasta...More

Thank 64Rod
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We didn't have a reservation but we're lucky that local customer waiting for table gave us a table since we visited from the US. We enjoyed traditional Emilia romana food. Service was excellent. Reservation is a must.

Thank HYMY123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic, unpretentious local restaurant. We started with delicious bresaola followed by one of the best Florentine steaks I have ever eaten, the recommended wines were delicious at a great price. The tiramisu we had for dessert was almost as good as my...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived without a reservation but they managed to accommodate my husband and I despite them being very busy which was a great start. The menu is full of typical Bolognaise dishes and very reasonably priced. We started with the antipasto which was fabulous and then...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is exceptional. Spotted it on TripAdvisor as a great place to eat Traditional Italian cuisine and we certainly weren’t disappointed. The service was great, the food was remarkable, the decoration was something worth seeing and when three local Italian men started playing the...More

Thank Gal S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An exquisite dining experience with exceptional food and fine wine. Service was first class too. Delightful.

Thank mikerc2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried an email reservation to avoid an international call. No success. No online reservations in 2018??!!??? Called for a reservation during open times: they said « we are full » and hung up before even asking me when I wanted a reservation. Very rude attitude I do...More

Thank Julie C
rikib912, Direttore at Ristorante Donatello, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Which is the meaning to write a negative review of the quality of a restaurant where you didn’t have dinner? Where is the sense to judge our profession negatively if we answer by e-mail and ask you to call us for booking? If the restaurant...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this restaurant while looking for somewhere to eat and thought the menu looked good as did the decor Well we certainly pick well, this place is amazing and has the Wow factor The decor is old school with the walls covered with signed...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been in Bologna a very short time we wanted to experience classic Bologna cuisine in an authentic Italian restaurant. Ristorante Donatello almost checked all the boxes so let me explain where it fell down. But first the positives. The environment/setting is excellent with loads...More

Thank Greatblackhawk
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

DONATELLO -Old fashioned, classy family-run place, with the Granda meeting diners at the door. The best food we’ve had in Italy . We both had tagliatelle bolognaise starter and it was delicious . Then excellent fillet steak and Tagliata di Manzo- which was sliced steak...More

1  Thank Chefereeny
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May 24, 2016|
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Response from Raunel N | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is quiet big I guess that they can hold 27 people, booking before of course.
Rebecca J
September 28, 2015|
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Response from VladaJoy | Reviewed this property |
o online... do not worry, they will manage a table. As I saw they are traditional restaurant :)
Algerian m
May 22, 2015|
Response from grinisa | Reviewed this property |
I'm not too familiar with what would qualify as halal but many of the Bolognese sauces use pork or a mixture of pork and beef. A quick search turned up the Taj Mahal restaurant on Via San Felice as a restaurant serving halal... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Augusto Righi 8, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 235438
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