1-3 Brighton Place, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HJ
Donatello at Night, Adam Bronkhurst
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  • Pizza with prosciutto Donatello
  • restaurant
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  • Kids menu and crayons
  • pizza
  • conservatory
  • wine and pizza
  • outside seating
  • restaurant
  • restaurant
  • conservatory
  • roof terrace


Donatello is one of Brighton’s longest standing Italian restaurants, opening over 30 years ago in the heart of the iconic Lanes. It has remained an independent restaurant and has become a Brighton institution for hearty, real Italian dishes on the South Coast. 

Donatello is a family run business, who employ nearly 100 local Brighton industry staff. The restaurant prides themselves on their authentic family Italian spirit which radiates from both the staff and the atmosphere at Donatello. 

In fact in 2020 Donatello won the Brighton Restaurant Award for Brighton’s most Family Friendly restaurant in; a vote made by families for families and won by a family!

With seating for up to 300 people, this is also a brilliant venue for events and gatherings. With many parties hosted throughout the years from birthdays to weddings , hens and stags to graduation and team gatherings this is truly the place to come to celebrate.

Diners visit Donatello for many reasons, and consistency of quality is one of them. From the food to the drinks and service, this venue remains the market leader in town for reliability. Authentic, well priced and expertly cooked Italian dishes are served to guests with friendly and approachable service. Whether it be for a bite to eat after a long shopping trip, for an aperitif in true Mediterranean style in Brighton’s summer heat or for a long Italian feast with friends and family, Donatello really does offer something for everybody.

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  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Ramp to main entrance
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Full liquor licence
  • Licensed
  • Meals served all day
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for
  • Take away service
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Baby changing
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's Meals
  • Children's menu
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair
  • Highchair(s) available

COVID-19 Response

  • Eat Out to Help Out

Establishment Features

  • Air conditioning throughout
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Chef
  • Groups accepted
  • Groups by arrangement - up to 350
  • LGBT Friendly
  • No Pets
  • Open all year round
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Stag and hen parties welcome
  • Wine Selection

Languages spoken

  • Italian spoken

Parking & Transport

  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Euros accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Al fresco dining
  • In town/city centre

Room / Unit Features

  • Large Screen TV
  • Satellite TV

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Opening Times

Open New Year
2022 (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* 7 days a week from 11.30 to 10.30pm


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