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€5 - €30
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews pizza bruschetta steak chicken prawns italian food our waiter dinner with friends fabulous food from start to finish friday evening lovely atmosphere would highly recommend this restaurant the early bird menu madison dorado peroni
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is seriously delicious. Had a mussels for starter and seabass,seafood pasta for main.Music just a little too loud and service a bit slow but a fabulous meal. Worth a visit.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for an early bird only to have possibly one of the best steaks I have ever tasted. Superbly seasoned and cooked to perfection with the most flavourful peppercorn sauce ever. A real treat. Ribeye with langoustines! Will most definitely be back!!!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

First time here. Scallops were very poor- essentially served with nothing- a sauce. Not else ok plate. They were over salted also. The carbonara was very good for mains. Friend has the steak that was served sliced and it was very nice- cooked well. The...desert’s profiteroles and white chocolate cheesecake has no taste at all. Wonder are they made on-site. Need to up the dessert game. The service was good. The servers were friendly and the table was nice enough. Very very busy on a Saturday night. Average Italian restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 January 2024

Good atmosphere when we arrived, booked table for 8.15 table not ready so we had to wait 10 to 15 minutes a little awkward as there was 6 of us and nowhere to stand as place was full of diners, starter nice small portion, main...course food portions so small would fit in the palm of a small hand.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

We visited while on holiday in the Maynooth area. The restaurant and staff were very welcoming. The food was very tasty and reasonably priced for a family of 4. We would definitely visit again.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 January 2024 via mobile

Beutiful spot, visited on New Year’s Eve. Food was amazing service not perfect but friendly at least. My wife had steak and she loved it, I had pate for started and seafood linguine for main. Excellent. Worth a visit.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

Had lunch here in december , food was ok pizza sauce not great and seemed to be sliding off pizza base. The staff seemed very uninterested and barely got a few words from them

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

Great food! As a large group we celebrate our son's 18th birthday. Donatello's is beautiful family run restaurant on two floors. Very busy, you must book the place earlyer which is good. Menagement can arrange for you when is the best time just for your...occasion. They are so helpful. The atmosphere is like the classy living room with warm interier lights on tables and small unique details all around the restaurant. Very experienced friendly service! Everything run's smoothly. Vegeterian menu is also excellent. Great food! Great food! It's 5*. And parking all around in the centre of this beautiful town Maynooth.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

Went to dinner with my friends and had the table booked for 7.30. Food was delicious no complaints there. We weren’t happy with the waiter however. Throughout the meal we ordered two bottles of wine and dessert however each time the waiter took an order...he seemed unimpressed and was almost rushing us. That was grand and we didn’t think it was a big deal until we paid the bill. After we paid we got a scalding from the waiter telling us that we should have booked a later table if we wanted to stay as long as we did. No one had come and told us they needed the table at a certain time. If that had happened we would have had no problem leaving sooner but instead we just got given out to the moment we paid the bill. Really disappointing service as we’ve been here before and never felt as unwelcome as we did last night. It would put us off coming back.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023 via mobile

We had an amazing dinner in this beautiful restaurant, last night. I recommend taking seafood dishes, we had a salmon dish, two seabass and 2 Margherita pizzas. All the fish was really fresh with nice and tasty sauces.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

I would love to thank all Donatellos staff, special manager Florin ( look after as so good), Head chef ( for amaizing surf&turf steak) and lovely Philippine waiter(forgot his name), all staff was very profesional and warm welcome, I spend such a nice my Birthday...party dinner. Highly recommend this lovely restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

First time to eat here,I went in a Saturday night, the restaurant was vero busy. Really lovely staff and of course amazing food. We had a really nice cooked steak and pizza Maradona. We’ ll be back soon.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

Not the best experience. Had a starter and main course the bruschetta was burnt on the edges and very salty. The portion sizes for the mains were very small and my fish dish and potatoes were also extremely salty. Service was ok staff tried to...be helpful but came across as fussy.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 September 2023 via mobile

Having spent a week in Ireland we had many enjoyable meals out from Dingle to Dublin. Last night choice by the Wife after filtering with Tripadvisor gave us this lovely little Italian. We managed to get outdoor seating and the service was exceptionally good and...friendly. Reasonably priced for both the food and wine with the Gavi making a nice accompaniment with the linguine dishes we chose. Kids had pizza and bolognaise and neither left much. Not massive pasta portions but the flavour, temperature and service were well worth a recommendation for others.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023 via mobile

Visited Maynooth yesterday and after a walk around decided to have dinner out and saw this nice little restaurant and decided to try it. Good choice, friendly staff nice decor and comprehensive menu but most importantly loved food and great service. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Donatello’s Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5