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Ristorante Donatello

#25 of 1,342 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Augusto Righi 8, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 235438
Sun - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Fri 19:00 - 22:00
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Bologna, Italy
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Impressive first impression....beautiful setting in local tradition Spoilt immediately but the disgruntled attitude of the waiters and further spoilt by the very 'standard' quality of the food You can do much better in Bologna !

Thank Gilda R
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a slightly more expensive restaurant best saved for a special occasion or treat. The cuisine is local and gives a good range of the regions food. Portions are big. It seems to be a well established place with lots of celebrity photos on the walls going back decades. Family run and excellent service. Food & Wine is prices... More 

Thank RaglanWilf
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic on all levels, food, service and experience. It is closed on Saturdays and only open for lunch Sunday so if in Bologna for the wkend book your table for Friday. We attended Monday night and the place was jammed with locals and a handful of tourists. Dinner for 4- €235 for four starters, four fillet mains, two deserts, four... More 

Thank DUBLINCouple1975
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great restaurant. Food is simple and very good. Their signature dishes are really good. Good value wines. Tablecloths and lovely ambience. Owners fuss around you and staff friendly and efficient. We really loved this place. A lot of local regulars, always a good sign. Very reasonable prices. Our first night and we went away very happy. Tried to... More 

Thank warwick652
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we have eaten here now two times in one week and both times had a very agreeable experience. The food is traditional and very good, pasta and dolci are home-made and excellent, the house wine is very good and the service from our waiter Stephano was very efficient and pleasant. The ambiance is great, the walls are covered with photos... More 

Thank bertus428
St Neots, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was recommended by our hotel and was very close so could walk there in 10 minutes. Reservation suggested and saw why when visited as very busy. Meal was superb and the waiter recommended the house red which was obviously not the cheapest but was excellent,. Meal was so good that booked to go back a second night and was... More 

Thank KenCS46
Belgrade, Serbia
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this popular and croweded place. We liked the atmosphere of a big Italian osteria, the service could have been a nit faster, but the food we had was lovely. We started with mushroom julienne and carpaccio and the cook didn't save on the Parmigiano cheese. After this we had some lovely ricotta-filled tortelloni in butter-sage... More 

Thank AnaSrdjan
Kristiansand, Norway
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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

If you want nice, quiet evening in true italian surroundings, this is the place. Tasty food true to italian culture.

1 Thank Hans Otto L
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The restaurant looks classy as is furnished and kept as such. However, the service is weak. The bottle of wine we ordered with the food did not reach the table before we had finished our starter. The "bistecca fiorentina" each of us ordered was undercooked. However, at least the lasagne was good.

Thank Kenneth F
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106 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Even though it was a Tuesday evening in October we were lucky to get a table at the restaurant as we arrived without a booking not long after it had opened! Within an hour the place was packed and had a great atmosphere. We ordered the usual classic food (parmesan & mortadella, ragu, green lasagne,) and thoroughly enjoyed them –... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?