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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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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The restaurant has it all - great ambience, wonderful food and excellent service. We had three types of pastas and all were wonderful (some of the best we've had). The beef dish I had was melt in your mouth tender - simply excellent. A meal at this restaurant was one of the highlights of our trip to Bologna.

Thank worldtraveler360_13
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely authentic Italian restaurant. Good food, good service. Recommend you get there around 7pm to get a seat without waiting as filled super fast after that. Made for a good atmosphere though as restaurant was packed.

Thank rosecolouredspecs
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have had the honor and privilege of dining in the breathtaking and absolutely stunning Donatello restaurant on Thursday February 23, 2017. The service was absolutely impeccable, the restaurant was aesthetically gorgeous, and the food was simply delicious. This fine and high-quality restaurant is by far and without a doubt the best dining spot in the city of bologna and... More 

Thank Felix N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Italian food ! Pasta was excellent, meat very good and desert divine , definitely must visit in Bologna .

Thank Dorkins
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 1 week ago 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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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 3 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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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

Thank BrokenArrow02
Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?