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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” (39 reviews)
“cotoletta” (15 reviews)
“steak” (13 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:30 PMAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Augusto Righi 8, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having tried three other places on a Friday evening without a booking, we dropped on a table at Donatello and it turned out to be my favourite meal of our week in Bologna. The restaurant was packed - noisy and lively, it is an interesting...More

Thank milmol_7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From being greeted at the door, the service was excellent. The food perfect and the wines smooth and tasty. Thoroughly recommended! Thanks for an excellent meal!

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very atmospheric restaurant. The service was good, the food was good. It was very busy when we went. We weren't rushed as such but I got the impression you wouldn't be expected to hang about. Not the sort of place to dawdle over a meal.

Thank 244sarahj561
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In most places, you are supposed to order a primi and secondi...this is entirely too much food in this restaurant. One primi is enough! The pasta bolognaise was nice, as was the sage butter pasta...but nothing really stood out as extraordinary. Their service was really...More

Thank AmericanoinParis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hung up on twice trying to politely make reservations in English. Too bad because look good. Lots of restaurants looking for tourist $$$,we will go to those.More

Thank MizP66
rikib912, Proprietario at Ristorante Donatello, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Sig. MizP66 " Non preoccupatevi" ?! Di cosa signora?! Del fatto che magari cade la linea e lei non è...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there twice while staying in Bologna. They have a large indoor dining area as well as tables outside. The restaurant was reasonably full but the service we received was excellent. We were not kept waiting long between courses and neither were we rushed....More

Thank Kernow12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The elegant look and feel of this restaurant should not intimidate the casual traveller, as this is a really relaxed place that offers great traditional bolognese cuisine at affordable prices. Service is always very friendly (I've been there several times), regardless of whether you are...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff were helpful with the menu ( I have some food sensitivities). My pasta dish was perfect; my side dish of spinach was the best I had, and the wine was really good by the glass and reasonably priced.

Thank Karrie R
Reviewed 10 September 2017

had a great dinner in this busy Italian restaurant. Numerous photographs of celebrities on walls, popular with locals and tourists alike

Thank iain p
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Whilst visiting Bologna, we needed to sample some bolognese, so Upon reccomendation from our hotel, we visited ristorante Donatello. It was so good, we went back the next night! Such a vibrant atmosphere, with hand painted ceilings, photographs of famous patrons lining the walls from...More

Thank Sallykelley
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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