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1-3 Brighton Place | The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1HJ, England
+44 1273 775477
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11:30 - 23:30
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came as a group of 10 for a cheap and cheerful work meal. Service was friendly and efficient, food was tasty and good value, and atmosphere was relaxed (we were seated in a back room upstairs with just one other party so very chilled). Only tiny niggle was that no-one seemed to be able to work the air con unit... More 

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Crawley Down, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent Italian eatery, interesting cocktails for the non-drivers and drivers alike. Food was well-presented, timely and basically delicious. Highly recommended.

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Thank Geoff T
London
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ah, what to do to stand out in a town overloaded with restaurants serving (sort of) Italian(ish) type food in faux hip environment? Harrumph. I know, let's use that disaffected oh sooooo cool waiter approach as if customers should thank us for visiting. First the guy who greets us wants to seat us on a table by the open door... More 

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Thank daniel567ford
Brighton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked a table in advance which is always advisable. They are so busy but have a lovely man who greets those who are attending very well indeed to all those who are waiting to be seated. The food is excellent value for money and served at great speed so no long pauses between courses. The plates are well presented and... More 

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Thank SandraH1960
Hove, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I ate here with two friends, we had a table outside. There was a very reasonable three course lunch option for £12.50, with good choices,and good sized helpings. The salad starter involved a trip to the salad bar and the main course could be any pizza or pasta from the menu with a choice of two specials.

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donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we are glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with some friends to this restaurant in Brighton. We are all students so were weary of high cost restaurants. Donatello offered good food at reasonable prices whilst also having a 3 course option of certain dishes at a cheap set price perfect for hungry students. Would go again.

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Thank Ben W
donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we are glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon (P.S. We hope you brought your NUS cards for a 10% discount!) More 

London, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

.. we always end up in here. Huge, buzzy restaurant catering to some very large parties in a friendly efficient way. Three courses for £12.50 is more than reasonable and the food is better than the price suggests.

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Thank Goosey2014
donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we are glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm italian and i have been in better italian restaurants in brighton. The quality of the food was poor, pizza is a biscuit and is not suppose to be like that! The service is very quick but none of the two waiters asked if i was enjoying my meal, that alone is something terrible, if i didn't like my food... More 

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Thank Giulia F
donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we are sorry you didn’t find your experience with us enjoyable but we will take your comments on board. More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When the sun shines in the Lanes this is the place to sit, sun all afternoon! Nice environment inside too. The menu is rather typical tourist Italian but all the things we have tried have been pretty good to very good, so only roses for the food and the location. The service is a bit of a roller coaster sometimes... More 

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Thank Paul-Sew
donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we are glad that overall you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived without booking at about 5.30.pm. The restaurant was already quite busy but they found a table for two on the understanding we could be out by 7. That might be tight for some but we were going to a concert so that suited us. I would describe the atmosphere as fascinatingly manic!! The waiters had absolutely everything under... More 

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Thank Leanne233
donatello-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-3 Brighton Place | The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 775477

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?