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20 Via Magenta, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 390 649 1868
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 Via Magenta, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I eat at Donati with my girlfriend and the food and wine were delicious! Good prices for Rome! Not very beautiful restaurant!

Thank Bogdan A
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Before I begin, I have lived in Rome and visited for many years. Donati has a Convenient location close to the Central Train Station Termini. However be careful as the area is a bit shady, as like most other train station areas. Don't walk there...More

Thank Rubicons
Reviewed 2 December 2017

The good points: * it's by the train station * it has a reasonably priced fixed menu at EUR 17,00 * locals seem to use it so it must be OK The not so good points: * the service is horrendously slow * the meat...More

Thank N L
Reviewed 26 November 2017

So this restaurant has some sentimental value to me. Not only is it a great dining spot near the main train station; it was my favorite spot on my first trip to Rome in 1999, and its still there! with the same owners. I love...More

1  Thank markasimmons
Reviewed 23 November 2017

This restaurant was recommended to us by the hotel at which we were staying (it's a shame the hotel wasn't as good as the restaurant). We only had 4 nights in Rome and ate at Donati on 2 occasions. We found the staff friendly and...More

Thank Rumic
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I was on my honeymoon with my husband. We were looking for a place to have dinner on the last night in Italy. At first we both didn't expect food there because we had felt like Italian food was not our cup of tea. We...More

Thank annie7023
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Perfect little ambience. Family friendly. Food quality seemed authentic. Waiter didn't speak the best English but he was nice enough to manage that it added to the experience.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I'm surprised by some of the poor reviews this place gets. We initially thought this place may be a tourist trap but when we saw a mix of tourists and locals thought we may be onto a good thing which we were! A gem of...More

Thank Judy J
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This lovely little restaurant was just around the corner from our hotel and only a couple of minutes from Termini. One waiter in particular was very helpful and funny - we spent a lot of time laughing in Donati! The food was smashing and the...More

Thank jools3256
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Visited here as we were staying in a hotel around the corner and so glad we did. The waiters were fantastic. Incredibly friendly (one imparticular with a cheekiness to him) and happy to recommend a dish - including what's fresh in that day which they...More

Thank Abbi P
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only
way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The
Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas
in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s
famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to
its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub,
Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot
vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
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3 November 2015|
Response from Craig M | Reviewed this property |
It's 2 blocks from Termini Station
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Via Magenta, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighbourhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 390 649 1868
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