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Chez Donati

St Johannsvorstadt, Basel, Switzerland
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
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“risotto” (4 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
St Johannsvorstadt, Basel, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a very good dinner here- ordered two different veal dishes as our main course. The service was not impressive- finding the waiter when needed was a chore.

Thank gsrs
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Located on the bank of Rhiene, the Chez Donati restaurant is among the best Italian restaurants of Basel. The wine list is extensive and good. The food great, and the experienced staff makes great recommendation to suit to every customer's taste. Try to take a...More

Thank GaurAgar
Reviewed June 20, 2017

Went with a party of four to Chez Donati on a day with a day temperature of 36 degrees. Lovely to sit at the terrasse overlooking the Rhein. Knowing that the restaurant is owned by the best hotel in Basel: The Drei Koenige it should...More

1  Thank aabyship
Reviewed May 24, 2017

This looks like a traditional Swiss restaurant, but the food is anything but traditional. Outstanding. Completely outstanding. If you don't want to go to one of the super high priced restaurants in Basel but still want an amazing meal, come here. We went for our...More

Thank EvilHRLady
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Ate at this hotel on a recommendation of a friend. I was not disappointed. Food was so flavorful and hot ! For dessert, a beautiful dessert cart was rolled out. It was a bit of nostalgia. I had Isle flotante which is egg white floating...More

1  Thank lisakeg
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Let's face it. No matter what the food is like, eating in a restaurant overlooking the fast-flowing Rhine River is something special. That's the view at Chez Donati, and the food is as good as the splendid river. The staff were fabulous - classic Italian...More

Thank MA J
Reviewed February 27, 2017

I went to this Basel institution with my wife for the second time. If you are looking for snazzy en vogue decor, this is not your place. If you are looking for a good meal with good service and a little local history, then this...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

An institution in Basel. Top quality food and service in a quaint and serious (but not too formal setting). I have been a couple of times and had an excellent experience and would always go back, albeit accepting it is a wallet breaker each time...More

1  Thank cyulcfslx
Reviewed January 3, 2017

Chez Donati is an institution. The freshest food, the best wines, the most elegant patrons. Impeccable service, amazing food, everything is outstanding. This is a very expensive restaurant and you need a reservation. Dress for the ocasion. 5th visit

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed December 20, 2016

Everytime you go there you will be happy about the very cosy Location with nice and valuable paintings, friendly staff and the excellent Italian Food. The menu covers everything that you can think of when you think of good Italian Food, i.e. excellent Starters and...More

1  Thank Thomas R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$25 - $100
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Johannsvorstadt, Basel, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
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