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Ristorante Donatello

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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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Centereach, New York
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I came in to Bologna by train, tired and hungry. We looked up restaurants close to the hotel and off we went with no expectations... how lucky we were to randomly pick this place.. we loved the decor and all of the pictures as well as the elaborate artwork on the ceiling and the interesting antiques, especially... More 

Thank Baker-Mayy
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142 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by Hotel, lovely authentic Italian Restaurant. The food was great and the setting made the visit unique

Thank BusybeeSussex
West Midlands
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141 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for our evening meal and it did not disappoint! Building is very grand inside with tall ceilings and walls covered in picture frames. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Food tasted excellent! We had tortellini with a butter and sage sauce! Good red wine! Would recommend.

Thank SarahSchad
Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food at the grand dame of traditional Emilia-Romagna cuisine in Bologna did not disappoint us! But that's a given, what made this dining experience exceptional was the grace and hospitality with which the owners showered us! We made a reservation for Friday night, or so we thought, which was the opening night of the Bologna Art Fair. It turned... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with work on a Wednesday night and it was packed but this did not affect the quality of the food or the service! The steak in balsamic vinegar was a definite hit in our group. Great atmosphere and the owners visit every table to ensure everyone is having a good time.

Thank Martyn W
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Again in Donatello restaurant and I may say again a perfect dinner. The athmosphere it is so warm and you may choose from difrrent dishes. I choosed again beef steack because it is really perfect.

Thank carmenalx
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a full menu from the opening to the dessert and I was impressed, the food is great and served in quantity too; definitely a restaurant to try when you're in Bologna.

Thank Alberto Z
Vólos, Magnisia, Greece
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent quality of food and service! The surrounding-decoration was very beautiful and elegant and surprisingly the prices were moderate! I will definetely come back!

Birmingham, Alabama
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I had an incredible dinner here in the fall of 2016. The ambience is wonderful, the service friendly, professional, and very helpful. I had a very difficult time deciding between all the wonderful dishes, so I asked if I could have half portions of two of the first plates. He said certainly, so I ordered the tortellini in bordo and... More 

Thank MichaelJBhamAL
Izmir, Turkey
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

It was a very nice and historic restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine. Walls are full of framed and signed autographs of famous Italian and foreign artists, singers, actors, performers...It is a very good feeling, looking around these pictures and eat very delicious Itailan favorite dishes.

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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?