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1-3 Brighton Place | The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1HJ, England
+44 1273 775477
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11:30 - 23:30
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The pizza was good as any major chain italian restaurant, however at much better prices!! The waiters were charming and enthusiastic. We really enjoyed our meal and especially the prices.

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Thank Jessie B
donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Fantastico, we're glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks so much for your review and see you again soon we hope. More 

London
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recommended this restaurant by a great friend of mine. I cant thank her enough, the food was great, the service was great but I do think the drinks are a bit pricey but that's what you expect in Brighton's answer to London. I will definitely go back here again in December 2017 when we are back in Brighton

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Thank TJDrink
donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and look forward to next December when we see you again! More 

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday night - not my choice, it was a group event for the Fabians locally. The staff worked their socks off and in general did fantastically well. Because of the volume of customers they come into the restaurant and shout out which meals they are carrying and rely on you to claim it.But my meal came ages after those of... More 

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Thank Valcane
donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review; we will take your comments on board and do hope to see you another time. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for lunch and we all had the set menu. Variety of pizza and pastas which were all very good and tiramisu for dessert which was delicious. Often the service can let down the food here but on this occasion despite it being busy we were seated and served all in an appropriate time.

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Thank CatandCookies
donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Farnborough, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for the lunch set menu at £8.95 for two courses. We ordered the garlic mushrooms for starters this arrived with a plate full of button mushrooms, no taste of garlic and with an iceburg lettuce leaf and quarter of a tomato, really disappointed. We both ordered Pizza for main these are a good size and were OK... More 

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Thank PHARV67
donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review; we are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience and we will take your comments on board. More 

Kelvedon Essex
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another excellent meal on our second visit to Donatello. Outside the weather was miserable, but the inside was warm and welcoming. The food was superb, especially the gelato. They seemed to be a little short staffed, so the service wasn't as good as on our first visit, but we came for the food and we weren't disappointed.

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Thank ColUseum
donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we are glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this restaurant when looking for dinner places in Brighton. It is a large restaurant with a few dining sections and although it looked busy we were able to walk in and get seated immediately which was good. The atmosphere is nice and the staff were fairly friendly. Their menu has a lot of different dishes it was hard... More 

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Thank Rebecca R
donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we are glad you enjoyed your experience and we will take your comments on board. We hope to see you again soon! More 

london
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here Friday night we ordered for starters the Cozze Marinara in white wine sauce with onion and garlic was disappointed it came in a soup plate, luke warm and the sauce was like milk at 5.95 each was a let down also asked for some garlic bread 2 slices at 3.45 no taste of garlic. for our mains I... More 

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Thank DavyboyLondon
donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we are sorry you didn’t find your experience with us enjoyable. We would like to let you know that all our food is cooked on the premises from scratch and we are not a chain but a family run restaurant - we will take your comments on board. More 

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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good value for money. Good choice of menu. Food nice and hot and very good service. Central and very easy to get to.

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Thank Leonora B
donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we are glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Donatello/Pinocchio (new road) are two of my favourite restaurants in the city. You are guaranteed excellent consistent quality food, brilliant prices an Italian atmosphere with great efficient service. I am never ever disappointed when I visit. I will always return to these two fantastic restaurants. No wonder they are always busy. They are very much part of the Brighton scene.... More 

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Thank Sean A
donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review about Donatello and Pinocchio. We're delighted you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-3 Brighton Place | The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 775477

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