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Ristorante Donatello

Via Augusto Righi 8, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 235438
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tortellini” (41 reviews)
“cotoletta” (17 reviews)
“steak” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Via Augusto Righi 8, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best food we had in Bologna. Especially enjoyed the pasta with cheese and sage. Would definitely recommend and come back again. Waiter was also great!

Thank Tiffy S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dear This Restaurant is eccellente ! Reallly Bolognese Chichen. The all kind of tipical Pasta are very very very and very goooddddd! The Honer the lady she is very Chairmant and gentle to tel the Thousand historie of the Restaurant....telling of the famouse PEOPLE were...More

Thank Genieeee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An historical Bolognese restaurant with a charming interior. A very special atmosphere is created by all the interesting photographs on display. The menu offers a rich selection of traditional local cuisine. From first course dishes to the second course meat dishes, from typical local wine...More

Thank Lenuta B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This very well located restaurant in Bologna is very good with all kind of local regional dishes in the center of town. The place is very pretty for lunch or dinner. Very enjoyable meal

Thank mundosully
Reviewed 1 week ago

highly commend, best one I've ever tasted. after main course we ordered tiramisu and coffee, also recommend

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place because of a recommendation. Nice place with ok food but but with good wine, but pretty crowded

Thank sonnermyr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional sophisticated cadre with delicious and authentic cuisine from Bologna! This place brings more than one century of culinary passion as it was opened in 1903. The Restaurant has been owned and operated by the Fanciullacci family over several generations. One can feel the passion...More

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not often you can experience a 114 years old restaurant. Very classic appearance with hundreds of photos of celebrities having visited the place. We arrived quite early and were impressed by the initial quality of service and the attention of the owners. Basic menu with...More

Thank Christian C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an old restaurant, dating to 1903 and has beautiful decor and pictures of famous guests on the wall. The service was good but not all of the food is quite up to the same standard. Had the cotoletta Donatello which is breaded pork...More

Thank EuryaleGorgon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu and excellent menu Decor great and very busy Service a little slow but understandable given the full house. If you are in Bologna a great place to eat .

Thank jock1948
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Questions & Answers
25 May 2016|
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Response from Raunel N | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is quiet big I guess that they can hold 27 people, booking before of course.
Rebecca J
28 September 2015|
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Response from VladaJoy | Reviewed this property |
o online... do not worry, they will manage a table. As I saw they are traditional restaurant :)
Algerian m
22 May 2015|
Response from grinisa | Reviewed this property |
I'm not too familiar with what would qualify as halal but many of the Bolognese sauces use pork or a mixture of pork and beef. A quick search turned up the Taj Mahal restaurant on Via San Felice as a restaurant serving halal... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Augusto Righi 8, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 235438
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