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“No frills value for money”
Review of Donatello

Donatello
Ranked #88 of 1,154 Restaurants in Brighton
Price range: $11 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Benfleet, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“No frills value for money”
Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

Situated in the Lanes this Italian restaurant is seemingly always busy and having visited we saw why. There is a reasonably varied menu and a three course dinner offer at £16.95 was good value. Despite being busy we were looked after straight away and there were no delays in service during our meal . Food is reasonable quality but if you want high end dining then you may want to try somewhere else with accompanying higher prices.
Would definitely return.

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1 Thank Ian S
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donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
We do offer an exceptional value for money menu, but please also note that we do an A La Carte option that is often overlooked, we offer a full A La Carte menu service, with some tasty dishes that are not in the set menus.
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

We had a prebooked table for four on a saturday evening (the evening before the half marathon) so was very busy with runners getting there carb fix, my daughter among them!)
Shown straight away to table, food was served quickly and the food was great. When the bill came it was good value. Would certainly reccommend and will be back when in Brighton next,

  • Visited February 2013
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donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank you for your review, we were incredibly busy on Marathon weekend...all those hungry runners. We hope your Daughter enjoyed her half marathon and our pasta helped her post a good time.
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Ashford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

I visited Donatello with my boyfriend on a busy sat eve (16/02). When we walked in, it was very very busy. We didn't have a reservation and the member of staff we was talking to was just about to tell us there was a 30-40 minute wait when a table became free and he told us to take that table. The service was great, the quality of food was top class and the food was very reasonably priced. They have a great menu and they also offer a 2 course or 3 course set price deal. There are only a few starters to choose from on the set price deal but you can order any pasta or pizza from the main menu. The staff were great and so was the atmosphere. We liked the restaurant so much we ate there again the next night. We will definitely visit here again.

  • Visited February 2013
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donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank you for your review, its appreciated and your comments have been shown to all the team!
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Walton-on-Thames
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Superb from start to finish”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We prebooked a table for 12 of us on a busy Saturday lunchtime (Brighton half marathon day so everywhere was heaving). We were immediately shown to our table, our drinks order was taken promptly, the food order taken swiftly, the service was incredible from our waiter. When it was time for the bill, that too came promptly. I would thoroughly recommend eating here - families, couples, groups of friends - doubt you will be disppointed.

  • Visited February 2013
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donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank you for your kind words, they have been shown to all the staff at Donatello and we appreciate you taking the time to let us know.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
234 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“The best of Italian cuisine”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Wonderful service, food and atmosphere just about sums this very popular venue up. It you can, its nice to sit outside for a change, but these seats are very popular in the summer months.

  • Visited March 2012
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donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank you for your kind feedback and we do think we cook some of the best Italian food in Brighton.
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