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Via Augusto Righi 8, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 235438
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Fri 19:00 - 22:00
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked the restaurant for the evening. It looks very charming inside. The staff were curious and professional. The walls are ordained with pics of celebs. Onto the food: didn't start too well. My wife ordered a mushroom starter. It was raw mushrooms, cheese, and salad. My lasagne was superb. I had fillet of beef rare with peppercorn sauce. We had... More 

Thank taj s
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant, its my first time in Bologna, and I was looking for an authentic restaurant to try the famous Italian cuisine. The decorations is amazing! The waiter was very friendly. I had a tortellini with a good wine and as a grand finale a tiramisu! I came back to the hotel very happy.

Thank Carlos F
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here because of the great reviews and we were not disappointed. From the moment we walked in I could tell that this place is an institution. I couldn't stop looking around and taking everything in; the decor, the signed photographs from celebrity patrons, and the local customers. This is a great restaurant for people watching and taking in... More 

Thank Paige F
Saint-Brieuc, France
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch with Italian colleagues and really loved the place. The eating rooms are splendid with pictures of the VIP who honored the place. The food was excellent and the staff very nice and efficient. Long life to Donatello!

Thank ID22car
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70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had spaghetti Bolognese and grilled vegetables and a typical antipasti plate with a variety of ham, meat and cheese. The food was very good and the ambience very nice but the friendliness of the staff was rather average. You need to make a reservation or know the owner. Unfortunately the famous reputation of this restaurant seems to make the... More 

Thank cosmopolits
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a reflection of authentic Bologna, from the tablecloths, glasses, decor and service this is tops. Yet very reasonable and fair prices. Excellent food, lovingly prepared and presented in wholesome mouth watering portions. Highly recommended. Will be back.

Thank pstaines
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 in our party we're vegetarians and we both ended up having the same - cheese selection to start and the cheese filled ravioli - as the choice was very limited. However, the meat eaters said their food was absolutely delicious - the best bolognese one had ever had! The service was excellent and the surroundings great. Highly recommend.

Thank Julie B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was full on a Monday night and we were lucky to get a table without a booking. A simple Italian menu, but the food was excellent. The tagliatelle bolognese was out of this world !! The staff were friendly and helpful, and the price was reasonable. If in Bologna, i would recommend you visit

Thank Zico_B
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Donnatello's is fantastic. pasta trio was recommended by the waiter and the flavour did not disappoint. T Bone steak was also a very tasty dish. The staff are very friendly and with the restaurant always full its a good indication as to how good this restaurant is. Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank Leighton T
Oxfordshire, UK
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place looks like a classic, and it is one. Walls covered with photos of famous patrons (well, famous to some people - I only recognised a handful) and traditional decor, many authentic Bolognese dishes on the menu and the service just attentive enough i.e. you can get attention when you want it but they are not constatntly hovering. My... More 

Thank SteveMOxfordshire_UK

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?