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Donatella's restaurant

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CNR William Nicol & Montecasino Boulevard | Shop 5 FOURWAYS, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 511 1986
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Edenvale, Gauteng, South Africa
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was our first time. I chose this restaurant from the good ratings & was pleasantly surprised. Squid head starter was really good, grilled hake with mash and cream spinach so delicious and nice portion size. Didn't have space for dessert but everyone at our table loved their food too. Calamari & Paella looked good. Will be back for more. Nice... More 

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Thank Doriane76
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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Donatella's is the second restaurant in my Montecasino dining circuit. I chose the Lamb Shank at the strong recommendation from my server, Eunice; although I'm not a huge fan of meats with sauces. I was initially flirting with the Grilled Hake. Green Salad was my starter-so fresh it tasted as if they picked the vegetables from the garden just after... More 

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Thank 168WC
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing experience. They have friendly and helpful staff and the food is excellent. They made my 30th birthday a special occasion for family and really went out of their way to treat me. I can really recommend this restaurant to anyone!!

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1 Thank Elindi
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Hve just returned from Monte Casino where my cousin & myself had dinner. Pleasant staff & meal presentation was superb.I had chic Marsala & my cousin had chic pesto fettacini.With a litre of sangria.Large portions & very reasonable in price.Wld definitely recommend.

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1 Thank Ann B
Durban, South Africa
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had a lovely dinner in a relaxed atmosphere with good live music playing outside. The service was good & quick and we all enjoyed our meals ! Recommended !!

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2 Thank Denniswes
Gauteng, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

My girlfriend and I went out for supper. Awesome service and great food. Highly recommend oven baked lamb and the lamb chops. I think I found a new favorite place.

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1 Thank dheran142
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to try Donatellos for my birthday dinner. Most dissapointed as we found it over priced and over cooked. Seafood platter for one very mediocre and who serves crab sticks on a seafood platter.....don't mind paying but this was not worth it. Lamb chops overcooked and dry....chicken liver starter ....poor. I would however like to thank Major for his... More 

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Thank swazi50
Johannesburg
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Five of us revisited Donatella's on New Years Eve, having booked (fortunately) well in advance. We sat down at 7pm and, when we left at 9:45, there were still people queuing for a seat, while other restaurants in the vicinity clearly were not full! Patricia looked after us with the usual Donatella finesse and we enjoyed a wonderful evening -... More 

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Thank Anthony B
Durban
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We had dinner without reservation. Food and service was excellent. Well presented and cooked perfectly. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank logann176
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I would recommend the oven baked lamb, or the beef Vima. This was the best meal I had in a long time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: CNR William Nicol & Montecasino Boulevard | Shop 5 FOURWAYS, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 511 1986

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?