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Chez Donati

St Johannsvorstadt, Basel, Switzerland
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European
St Johannsvorstadt, Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This looks like a traditional Swiss restaurant, but the food is anything but traditional. Outstanding. Completely outstanding. If you don't want to go to one of the super high priced restaurants in Basel but still want an amazing meal, come here. We went for our...More

Thank EvilHRLady
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate at this hotel on a recommendation of a friend. I was not disappointed. Food was so flavorful and hot ! For dessert, a beautiful dessert cart was rolled out. It was a bit of nostalgia. I had Isle flotante which is egg white floating...More

1  Thank lisakeg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let's face it. No matter what the food is like, eating in a restaurant overlooking the fast-flowing Rhine River is something special. That's the view at Chez Donati, and the food is as good as the splendid river. The staff were fabulous - classic Italian...More

Thank MA J
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I went to this Basel institution with my wife for the second time. If you are looking for snazzy en vogue decor, this is not your place. If you are looking for a good meal with good service and a little local history, then this...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

An institution in Basel. Top quality food and service in a quaint and serious (but not too formal setting). I have been a couple of times and had an excellent experience and would always go back, albeit accepting it is a wallet breaker each time...More

1  Thank cyulcfslx
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Chez Donati is an institution. The freshest food, the best wines, the most elegant patrons. Impeccable service, amazing food, everything is outstanding. This is a very expensive restaurant and you need a reservation. Dress for the ocasion. 5th visit

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Everytime you go there you will be happy about the very cosy Location with nice and valuable paintings, friendly staff and the excellent Italian Food. The menu covers everything that you can think of when you think of good Italian Food, i.e. excellent Starters and...More

1  Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We went to this restaurant for a special occasion and the service was excellent. The weather was good and we were offered a choice of table on the terrace overlooking the Rhein. It was delightful. We were looked after from start to finish, in an...More

Thank Colin H
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Our first visit to this restaurant. It was nearly empty, and yet the maitre d' led us to a tiny table at the very back that was literally wedged between a wall and the only large party in the entire restaurant (we had to turn...More

Thank justhe4ofus
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I have been invited once more to this so-called Italian (Piedmont)restaurant and found the service, quality of food, and price poor. A propos service: our host was welcomed extremely politely, whereas we, his 2 guests , were hardly noticed. In general I found the waiters...More

Thank jocoine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Johannsvorstadt, Basel, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
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