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Donato's Restaurant

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46 Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238-3026 (Freeport Rd)
+1 412-781-3700
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

From good to bad: The oysters on the half shell were fantastic. The waitress was great. The salad was good. The short rib entree was sweet and came with frozen tasting mashed potatoes. The seafood risotto was fishy and overcooked. We will be back for the oysters and another entree, as we've had pasta there before and we're very happy.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

My husband and I were treated by friends, to this WONDERFUL restaurant! We were treated like kings and queens! The food was AMAZING, the waitstaff--EXCEPTIONAL, and the ambience was so fantastic! We tried just about EVERYTHING! We also had some amazing wine, coffee and dessert! A MUST!! It's soooo worth it!!

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Thank bobbiec67
Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I stopped at Donato's restaurant for dinner on a Tuesday evening. The place was fairly crowded, and after tasting their food, I was not surprised that this was the case. It is just off the Fox Chapel exit (#8) on Route 28; not far up river from the Highland Park bridge. I ordered Veal Cutlet Parmigiana, and the rest of... More 

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orlando
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530 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

While visiting over the Thanksgiving holiday, we dined at this restaurant and really loved it. We don't often give a 5, but I can't think of one thing wrong with our meals. They were all superb. You must have a cup or bowl (yes, it's that good) of their wedding soup. And then, there wasn't a bad entree on the... More 

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Thank EmEs
Pittsburgh, PA
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Hubby and I enjoyed Friday night dinner at Donato's. We live in the Fox Chapel area, but don't go here often. This was our third visit. We had a 6 pm reservation and were nearly the first ones in the restaurant although the bar area was packed (as it has been on previous occasions). Initially, our service was great, but... More 

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Thank Deb74
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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229 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had a business lunch to celebrate we fulfilled one of our goals for the year. The President of the company pick the place. This is a beautiful restaurant, good service, high price and brand new.

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Thank RustyVE
Memphis, Tennessee
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I chose Donato's for my parents' 75th wedding anniversary and I was really glad I did. Molly, the manager, was easy to work with. The menu she put together was a hit with my family (except the beans and escarole side dish, which was a bit too spicy). We also had a made-to-order cake that was super yummy. The wait... More 

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Thank Paul H
Sarver, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to celebrate my daughters graduation, considered several places in town, but decided Donato's. Atmosphere was perfect, menu made it difficult to choose, and the wine offerings were impressive. The attention to detail made the grad happy- the confetti on the table made her night! The wait staff were friendly and attentive. The plates were attractive... More 

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Wexford, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

On a recent Saturday evening, my wife and I decided to try this and to see if the Gift Card we got was valid. Unfortunately, we did not make reservations, and we hoped that coming early would not be a problem. Dining area was small, but there were plenty of seats in the bar area. My wife took one seat,... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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128 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

The Good: above average service (for Pittsburgh) and pleasant atmosphere. The Average: the food, nothing outstanding, basic family style Italian food. The Ugly: dishes are terribly overpriced and not even close to worth it. Nothing impressive about this over priced and very average restaurant in Pittsburgh's Fox Chapel shopping district. I had the chicken breast Milanese, for $26, which consisted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238-3026
    (Freeport Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-781-3700

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