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“Good restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Donati
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Ranked #2,101 of 12,043 Restaurants in Rome
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Esquilino
Switzerland
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

we ended up there on our first evening in Rome, being the restaurant very close to our hotel.

It looked like a typical trattoria, nothing fancy, but it didn't disappoint. We had fish and meat and it was all good for a quiet reasonable price.

Visited December 2012
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gourock
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Friendly, decent place for straightforward food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

We stayed a hotel close to the Termini Station as we were traveling on from Rome by train. Looking for a place to eat we came upon the nearby Donati. We were given a warm welcome and the waiter was witty and friendly. The restaurant had a warm, cosy feel and the food was not disappointing. No complaints about this eatery and would happily recommend the fried small fish which was a lovely appetiser!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank george m
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, good food worth the little extra”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

It was our last night and we were quite tired from pounding the streets of Rome for the last 3 days, so we were really pleased to find such a good restaurant near to where we were staying.
We were reassured by the tripadvisor stickers on the door from 2011 and 2012 AND the certificate if excellence on the wall!

The waiters were really friendly and the ambience was busy and welcoming, to make it even better they had the champions league match on (for my husband's benefit more than mine!) It was in no way like a sports bar don't worry!

Lovely food, I had the Penne alla Arribatta with big chunks of garlic, lovely! The mixed salad was the best we had in Rome, it was actually mixed! Grated carrot, fennel, tomatoes, rocket and lettuce, expertly dressed by our waiter. My husband had Spaghetti bolognese which was very good. (They did put the parmesan on before hand, not my favourite thing)

A touch on the pricey side, but it was our last night!

Worth a dine!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CLW0
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Orange City, Florida
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Why the high ratings?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

DONE TO HERE


We went there because it was the only nearby place open on Sunday night, and we were very disappointed. We wanted to go to Ristorante dell’omo di Roma, which was highly rated/recommended, but it was locked up and we thought it was closed, maybe out of business. Service at Donati was fair, but server told us we “had to try stuffed zucchini flowers,” and he brought over a tray. They were lukewarm and only so-so. We assumed they were free---wrong---overpriced at 3 Euros each. The house red wine was probably the worst we had in Rome. The food was, at best average, and the restaurant was very touristy.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rb2424
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Bonn, Germany
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“not bad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

good location near the hotel, good quality of pasta but the service is not the best and the "condo" it's to much hight for a standard restaurant

Visited November 2012
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Thank peter b
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