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Donato's Restaurant
Donato's Restaurant

Donato's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.donatosrestaurant.com
  • Email: info@donatosrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (412) 781-3700
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm,

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Donato Coluccio
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Freeport Rd
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Limo and Taxi services available.
A word from Donato's Restaurant
Located in Fox Chapel, Donato’s offers the finest hand cut Piedmontese Beef, Veal and Chops, the Freshest Seafood brought in Daily, Flavorful Pasta and Sauces and House Made Desserts. We also feature a tailored regional wine list along with a variety of scotches, ports and dessert wines. From the first course to the last, you can expect the freshest ingredients and the most delicious offerings, all served with an attentiveness that will leave you delighted.

Stop by our lounge and try one of our signature drinks before heading to your table. Or just relax and enjoy your meal in one of our lounge’s cozy booths or our comfy bar stools.

Donato’s turns events into memories. Our private dining room can accommodate various-sized parties with an ideal blend of space and intimacy, be it a private business gathering, a rehearsal dinner, or a fabulous dinner party.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great sevice from the waiter and restaurant as a whole. Food came out at the perfect pace, presentation was great, delicious. Drinks were always filled. Nice touch when he noted his personal favorites. Would definitely recommend to someone for special occasions, since it is a little more expensive. Easy location to get to, right off 28."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Donato's is a fabulous find and has risen to the top of our list for dining experiences. Our waiter, Burke made our night perfect from beginning to end. My husband and I both have a few food allergies. Burke made it a breeze to navigate the menu and even went above and beyond to have fresh gluten free meatballs made for us to try. They were incredible!! We both had filet cooked to perfection. Chef Donato visited our table and made us feel like part of the family. We will definitely be back, and often!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was our 4th visit to Donato's. Previous visits left us wondering "was it just a bit off an off night" that any higher end restaurant can have? All of the previous visits ended up as this one, not bad but far from what one expects or is available elsewhere in Pittsburgh with entrees in the $25-30 range. 8oz filet was fair at best. Shrimp scampi had far too many roasted tomatoes and overwhelmed the dish...little garlic flavor. Wedding soup starter was like the rest, OK but far from amazing. Service was very good. I see now why Donato's is offering 1000 point tables almost every night as even at 8pm on Tuesday the place was at 25% capacity. With 2 cocktails, soup, 2 entrees @ $100 before tip there are dozens of better options.....sorry!!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Everything was outstanding. Meatballs, Steaks, Salad, Wine, etc... you can't go wrong!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Excellent food. Pricey, but you got what you paid for. Worth every penny. They accomiadated my food allergies which unfortunately restaurants seldom do. My fiance is a foo guru and he left impressed which never happens! He actually said that his steak was the best he ever had, he never compliments God like that! Needless to say otherwise than the saddness of no being able to eat there a lot due to expense, I adore this restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Took my wife and parents to Donato's to celebrate my parents wedding anniversary. Our waiter Matt was wonderful. Extremely friendly, good sense of humor and was genuinely interested in ensuring we had a very positive dinning experience. Food was a bit delayed in reaching us, but they were busier than usual. Two of us had the Lobster stuffed with crab meat. Somewhat expensive, but was very tasty and worth the extra dollars. I highly recommend the stuffed lobster. The rest of our party had veal parmigiana and salmon, which received rave reviews. A wonderful evening. Thank you Donato's. We shall return"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We have had many Delicious dinner and they just keep getting better !!! I'm not sure how that is possible but they do !! We love going there and have never been disappointed with our food or our service. Great food and Great Staff !!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I had a fantasic birthday for myself here. The wait staff and food were excellent and they even threw in a free dessert!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I think Donato's is the best in Pittsburgh always fantastic!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We were treated like we were the only people there.... .. simply fantastic. Food was great and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Experience was ok, food was disappointing. Very plain, VERY overpriced, no presentation, just not a great experience. I would not recommend it to friends"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I took a good friend to lunch at Donato's for her birthday. I was so pleased that when I arrived they had the table set with fresh flowers and confetti! My friend felt so special. Even though we just ordered salads, our server was attentive and extremely friendly. I have never had a bad meal or poor service at Donato's. Highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Everything from appetizer to main entree to wine was just splendid in flavor and selection. I will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I and my family have eaten numerous lunch and dinners here at Donatos and the food and service continue to stay consistent and above the rest in the food community. The seafood and steak options are excellent. Donoto is always able to add many speciality items that are to die for. If your looking for that something special this is definitely the place for you."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I can not say enough about the food and service for 25 people! EVERYTHING was perfect the filet, chicken, the trufle Mac and cheese, the eggplant, the stuffed peppers, the salad and the deserts. Everyone is talking about all the fantastic food I would eat at Donato's everyday and recommend it for a party of one or one hundred can not go wrong."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Mike our server was fantastic (Although we never heard the specials until after we ordered and heard them from the table next to us) Everyone here was so nice and friendly, the friendliest staff I've ever seen! The food was great. The only downside is its far from us in Robinson so we would stick to a Steakhouse downtown but if you live in Fox Chapel what a great place! We just wanted to try something new."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was are third time at this restaurant. It is simply amazing. The food is top-notch! I have had the crabcakes, fillet mignon, and Monday night, stuffed lobster tail. Equally fantastic is the service. Each dining experience including a different waitress. This last dining experience, Tina provided a great overview of the menu and had excellent recommendations for our side dishes. Donato was our server during our first visit there! Monday night he was busy in the kitchen. Thank you Donato's for always making our mother-daughter dinner outstanding. See you soon!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Had a reservation for 6 people. Reception was great. The service at the table was great. Food was great. Bar only so-so. Some drinks not prepared correctly. Bartender not very friendly or helpful. Our group had a nice time at the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Amazing food and service! Highly recommend the meatballs and chocolate mousse cake! Service went above and beyond to make us happy and comfortable. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We find Donato's is a consistently top notch dining experience. The food is always delicious and served hot, the wait staff is very efficient and friendly and we never feel rushed to leave. We ususally eat here every couple of months because we know we will get good food. We live about 45 minutes otherwise we'd be here even more often!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I go to Donato's a good bit, to take friends or for business! Always nice to have Donato come out to see me and my guests! Everything on Menu and their Daily Specials that I have had has been outstanding! My favorite is the Veal Milanese which needs to be asked for cause they have Chicken Milanese on the Menu! Entertainment in the bar area is always classy from local favorites to the Fabulous "Antoinette." I must see if you are having dinner to stop over after dinner for a drink and some classy entertainment. Donato's has a pristine modern look with Italian art and beautiful Cherry wood decor . Donato's is definitely worth my hour drive when I want excellent food and service !!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food quality did not equal high prices. No VO or White Zinfindel at bar. Service was good, entertainment was excellent."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Went here to celebrate a late valentines day dinner and I was a little confused about the location but the dinner was absolutely amazing. The drinks were unique and fun it was just what I was looking for. I was really happy that I found this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We have dined here before and keep coming back, especially for a special occasion . Had stuffed lobster and delicious but rich. Love the crab cakes, and husband loved veal Parmesan (done with veal chop)."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here for dinner because I saw it was one of the top rated restaurants in the Pittsburgh area and since it was valentines day weekend I wanted a place that had a romantic atmosphere. Being that I am not from Pittsburgh and had to do most of my research for restaurants online (which is always a gamble) Donatos fully met and surpassed my expectations. Both my girlfriend and myself (we are both in our early twenties) were very pleased with the service and food quality! I highly recommend it for a date or special occasion!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The waiter began the evening with introductions and a small complementary glass of champagne - on the table were a few red rose petals and a candle. Matt managed a number of tables with aplomb. The meatballs were classic and beautifully spiced. The red sauce could make you cry its so good. The stuffed banana peppers were not what we were expecting. The were undercooked and frightfully spicy. My date chose filet - prepared a delightfully flavorful medium rare with hints of brown butter. I enjoyed their signature veal parmigiana which came with the bone, pounded thin, with that delightful red sauce and the best mix of cheeses all nicely arranged over al dente penne. Too full for desert, 4 small shortcake hearts ended our feast."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised with Donato's. Our reservation was on 2/15 so the restaurant was packed with Valentine's day couples. We were not rushed, our table was ready on time and the food was very good. It was a bit pricey but we expected that since we had looked at the menu online before going. We will return for sure."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service. Very friendly. Just a very good place to eat."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food is good, not great. I think it is extremely overpriced for the quality of the food. The dinner took too long to arrive, it was Valentines day and they were very busy.....but I would think they'd be prepared for that. The waitress never smiled and never checked if we needed refills on our drinks."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I reserved a table for my Uncle and I, Valentines Night, so we could go out for a great meal. What we received at Donato's was an above and beyond experience. The two hostess who greeted us were very nice. Our server, sadly I forgot her name, was excellent. She was very quick and very sharp in interacting back with us and our joking manner. The rest of the staff was very good, constantly checking on us to make sure we were taken care of. The food was absolutely amazing. The portions were large and cooked perfectly. I will absolutely return to Donato's in the future and recommend it to anyone looking for a unique and very professional dinning experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The filet was done as requested, (medium rare), and had a good taste. But, the meat was a little chewy. Desert was perfect- not to sweat and very tasty!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was good. The upscale space was a nice surprise. A hiccup or two with the server but his intentions were good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First time at Donato's. We really liked it. My filet was great, cooked to a perfect medium rare. My girlfriend's Filet Oscar was way over cooked. I was disappointed. I called over Erin our server, she recognized the steak wasn't close to being medium rare like she ordered. She said she was going to correct the issue, which I was happy to hear, but thought that meant my girlfriend would have to wait another 15 minute to get her new Filet Oscar. I was wrong. Erin was back at out table with a new Filet Oscar within 90 seconds. It was great. The quick turn around save our night. And the new steak was cooked to a perfect medium rare. It made our Valentine's day night a good night. We will definitely dine there again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food, service and ambience were outstanding. If you believe that an excellent restaurant with great service and food cannot exist in a strip mall.... You would be wrong!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Love the truffle Mac and crab cakes. Good fish dishes and big juicy steaks."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Fantastic! We had a party of 8 on a Saturday night. Everyone in our party was delighted with their meal and service. The staff was freindly, attentive and did an awesome job. Chef Donato and his kitchen may be the best in Pittsburgh. Thanks for a great dinning experience. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We eat here on a regular basis, but our last experience was sub par . Our steaks arrived over done, and we were given an excuse that they had a lot of steak orders. I would go back and try it on a slower night."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "My wife and kids were out, and so I stopped by Donato's for a martini at the bar. Liz (bartender) was so friendly and inviting that I ended up having dinner at the bar (amazing cod fillet) - and another delicious martini. What I thought was going to be a quick drink before some leftovers at home turned into another great time at Donato's for awesome drinks, food, and company."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "My wife and I are always warmly greeted when we visit. Donato's restaurant has never failed us once with either service, food, or great company from the other guests. The wait staff are so patient and friendly - never any stress - probably because of all the happy customers. We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "My younger kids (8 and 6) and I love to venture out for great food, but can't always find the right combination. Donato's provides an upscale, but relaxed bar eatery (in addition to their formal dining room) which is where my kids and I ate (comfy red leather booth). Chef Donato prepares my kids with either fried cod or chicken strips & a side of the fresh veggie that lasts about 5 minutes after being served at the table. This evening i had the crab cakes - so, so, so delicious. We enjoy the food & the people every time we visit."
    Dined on 1/27/2014