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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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“tortellini” (40 reviews)
“cotoletta” (16 reviews)
“steak” (13 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Augusto Righi 8, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not often you can experience a 114 years old restaurant. Very classic appearance with hundreds of photos of celebrities having visited the place. We arrived quite early and were impressed by the initial quality of service and the attention of the owners. Basic menu with...More

Thank Christian C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old restaurant, dating to 1903 and has beautiful decor and pictures of famous guests on the wall. The service was good but not all of the food is quite up to the same standard. Had the cotoletta Donatello which is breaded pork...More

Thank EuryaleGorgon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great menu and excellent menu Decor great and very busy Service a little slow but understandable given the full house. If you are in Bologna a great place to eat .

Thank jock1948
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The décor is pretty unique with signed photos of customers - Pavarotti and the Pope both seem to have eaten there along with some of Pink Floyd! The food is very good - the wine list has bottles from 13 euros to 300 euros so...More

Thank DrIanT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food the tortellini in broth was to die for. Great service and really nice feel to whole experience.

Thank Ralph C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Donatello has been a family run restaurant for over 100 years and judging by the photographs on the wall, a favourite of the opera stars performing at the nearby theatre. Even I, no opera buff, recognised some of the past clientele. My wife and...More

Thank Mark L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The “lady” who welcomes at the restaurant treating bad to the lady customers... this is quite frustrating. However, the food is excellent. If you want to taste the local food you should visit this place.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were visiting our former neighbors in Bologna last week and we asked our friend to make a reservation for a birthday celebration for eight of us. We had a great experience with food, service, atmosphere and all. The service was very...More

Thank Peggy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came in here as a solo diner at about 5pm. It was starting to get busy with tired out shoppers. Good service and decent food. The two courses for ten pounds is great value. My only gripe is that you cannot order a 175ml...More

Thank Fiona N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of 28 people, our hosts had selected a typical menu from Bologna with outstanding regional wines to match and what a night we had. Many years from now when the memory has faded i will remember those pork shanks!

Thank allorasprings
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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

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  • Food
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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