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Donato's Restaurant

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46 Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238-3026 (Freeport Rd)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Memphis, Tennessee
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose Donato's for my parents' 75th wedding anniversary and I was really glad I did. Molly, the manager, was easy to work with. The menu she put together was a hit with my family (except the beans and escarole side dish, which was a bit too spicy). We also had a made-to-order cake that was super yummy. The wait... More 

Thank Paul H
Sarver, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to celebrate my daughters graduation, considered several places in town, but decided Donato's. Atmosphere was perfect, menu made it difficult to choose, and the wine offerings were impressive. The attention to detail made the grad happy- the confetti on the table made her night! The wait staff were friendly and attentive. The plates were attractive... More 

Thank Gbstrom
Wexford, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

On a recent Saturday evening, my wife and I decided to try this and to see if the Gift Card we got was valid. Unfortunately, we did not make reservations, and we hoped that coming early would not be a problem. Dining area was small, but there were plenty of seats in the bar area. My wife took one seat,... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The Good: above average service (for Pittsburgh) and pleasant atmosphere. The Average: the food, nothing outstanding, basic family style Italian food. The Ugly: dishes are terribly overpriced and not even close to worth it. Nothing impressive about this over priced and very average restaurant in Pittsburgh's Fox Chapel shopping district. I had the chicken breast Milanese, for $26, which consisted... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Donato's is a wonderful place to spend an evening! We hadn't been there for years and decided to go back - and we're glad we did. The restaurant was warm and welcoming and the service was superlative. We began with carpaccio ( which is one of our favorites) and is was excellent. The arugula and subtle dressing on top was... More 

1 Thank Taffie B
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Upon entering, we were greeted warmly, and the atmosphere was very elegant...nicely decorated, linen table clothes, the tables are not real close to each other, like I said, very nice. Even the restrooms were extremely well done and clean. However, the service was adequate but not super like you'd expect knowing the tip you'll be leaving given the prices. Again,... More 

Thank Ron M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My wife and I had dinner tonight at Donato’s for the first time. We really enjoy going out to eat and appreciate excellent food and service, without trying find places with “ragu” or “comfit” on the menu. We were looking for a new place to try, something special for our anniversary, and Donato’s fit the bill perfectly. It’s a fine... More 

Thank PoIsPoIishArmy
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We joined a couple at Donato's for a late dinner. (We live in the Fox chapel area, but, have never been to this restaurant.) It was a celebratory /date night /fun time with friends type of gathering. Our dinner companions had been there before, but this was our first time. The atmosphere: It's a small, quaint, beautiful place, with a... More 

Thank sambobc
Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We arrived around 7:30 PM. It was the spur of a moment dinner out. The hostess was not very friendly when she found out we did not have a reservation. She seated us at a two seat table when many 4 seat tables were available. This would have given us the much needed room. We were given a sample of... More 

Thank joan t
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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345 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Though a bit noisy, Donato's is a very good restaurant. Service was prompt and very good. Three caesar salads and the lobster bisque were quite good. The base of the lobster bisque was a bit different than usual, but very good, and there were lots of small pieces of lobster. For the entrees, the veal chop was done just right,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $50
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238-3026
    (Freeport Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: 412-781-3700

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