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Donato's Restaurant

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46 Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238-3026 (Freeport Rd)
+1 412-781-3700
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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384 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank bbwex
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2015

Had drinks and dinner here Saturday night 2/28. Started at the bar with LIZ the bartender who was the BEST bartender ever. Really fun and informative. She also makes a great drink. She had great recommendations for dinner as well. I had the blue cheese encrusted filet with the balsamic vinegar drizzle, My wife had the veal and spinach cannoli.... More 

Thank Mike W
Reston, Virginia
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253 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2015

Came before a Sunday football game....early and it was not crowded. The food is very expensive but not exciting....steak comes on a white plate......boring. Few lower priced dishes. Bread was good. Fish was dull. There are better places around. You will pay a lot but not be excited about your food. I was a little disappointed. Also, it was very... More 

Thank Susiewoozie12
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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230 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

In Pittsburgh we are very limited for high end steak houses beyond the big three corporate chains (although they are all 3 great). This is a refreshing change of pace. Very modern interior. Great cocktails and wine selection. Amazing steak. Will be back

Thank Greg F
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is the best restaurant in the Fox Chapel area. Very warm decor, excellent service, good Italian food. The menu is a bit pricey, but the overall experience makes it worthwhile. I have been to Donato's several times. I had enjoyed a good steak, chicken parm, salmon, crabcakes, pasta. They make a great red sauce. I would highly recommend this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, 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: +1 412-781-3700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?