The history of Donatello is as long-standing and rich in tradition as the restaurant itself.
The original establishment opened over 30 years ago, opening its doors to Brighton residents – a beautiful little Italian oasis that warmed hearts on chilly seaside evenings with hearty dishes straight from Italy’s South Coast region.
It was not just food for them but an experience worth sharing: family recipes passed down through generations coupled with fresh ingredients sourced locally when possible-all delighting taste buds both old and new alike!
The atmosphere at this quaint eatery has been described by regulars as “magical.”
That’s because it feels like you have stepped into another world where all your worries melt away while indulging in fabulous service paired flawlessly alongside equally delicious Italian food.
A Family-Run Business
The restaurant is nothing short of a family experience. It has been managed by the founder since it opened and she’s kept up with her three sons that follow her in running this business.
Together they employ nearly 100 locals from Brighton, ensuring every person feels like part of their big Italian dream team!
Quality Italian Food
Donatello is one of the most consistent venues in town. I keep coming back because they never let me down on any level: food, drinks and service are all up to par with other places that charge twice as much for a similar experience.
They have an authentic menu from regular Italian dishes like spaghetti bolognese or lasagna (both of which are expertly cooked), but also more creative options such as lobster ravioli made fresh every day!
The prices can’t be beaten either – it’s hard to find another place where you get this kind of quality at these rates anywhere else in town.
The menu is split into sections, so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for.
Whether the suns out or not doesn’t matter- we love antipasti on their roof terrace during summertime and pizza with a glass of wine on colder days!
Perfect Location in Brighton
Donatello is a homey restaurant with lots of options for any occasion.
Whether you’re looking to grab some lunch after shopping in the Lanes or just wanting an Italian feast, this Brighton eatery has got it!
The seating capacity can hold up to 300 people and they are happy pre-ordering menus if needed.
Authentic Wine List
Are you looking for an Italian wine list? Donatello has some of the best from all over Italy. Whether it’s sweet or dry, they have something that will suit your taste buds!
The staff are really friendly and helpful at Donatello. It’s a great place for people who like to be treated well while they’re eating out.
The food is delicious, the decor divine, and it has this peaceful atmosphere you’ll love too!
400-seat, family-run restaurant and conservatory with several dining areas, bar and outside tables.
Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery
Address: 1-3 Brighton Place, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1HJ
GPS: 50.82174277787954, -0.1398861
Phone: 01273 775477