Donato's Restaurant
Donato's Restaurant

Donato's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.donatosrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4127813700x
  • 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: Seafood, Italian, Steakhouse
  • 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
  • Catering: Catering Available

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Donato's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (69)neighborhood gem (59)fit for foodies (50)romantic (41)notable wine list (39)good for groups (23)vibrant bar scene (19)hot spot (15)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (7)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • JJCJ
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great dinner, great service, great time. Unique & varied dining selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience
    marybeth
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a wonderful evening, filled with top of the line service and food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Donato's NEVER disappoints! Food and service were once again, outstanding!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Consistently Good
    Terri
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We've been to Donato's a number of times. Good on some occasions - Bad on others. Our last visit was one of those bad ones. Salad warm and tasteless, the Cod and side of truffle mac (which is why I got the entrée) was literally a taste in a tiny ketchup ramekin. Needless to say overpriced and disappointing.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small birthday celebration
    Lala43
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I am in love with this restaurant. The food is delicious and everyone is so nice. Its my favorite place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great As Usual
    MBC955
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food was great a usual. Service was top notch by Erin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Donato's had become our favorite restaurant. Unfortunately this last visit was very disappointing. It took over 45 minutes before our food arrived and it wasn't of the quality that we had come to expect from Donato's we will have to look for a new favorite.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special treat
    Jimbo
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We look forward to dining at Donato's The food and service are always special. We took another couple with us and they are still talking about it Keep doing what your doing. Many thanks
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food and good service
    Bobbi3
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Delmonico Steak with truffle oil was amazing with enough to enjoy the left overs for lunch the next day. Prices were on the expensive side but worth the quality of the food eaten. Excellent service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful dinner experience
    nitemareartist
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for his 37th birthday. The food was amazing, best steak he had in years and compared it to Kobe beef. Quiet atmosphere and unbeatable service. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I recently visited the restaurant for a business lunch and it was perfect. The quiet atmosphere allowed for a successful meeting and the food was awesome. I had the crab cakes and they were almost 100% crab meat. I plan to make this a future meeting destination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Steak ever
    redwax
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I usually order Italian - this time I ordered the steak and it was the best steak I have ever had. Cooked to perfection - melted in my mouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tammy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first time dining at Donato's and we thoroughly enjoyed it. As soon as the waitress learned it was my husband's birthday, she brought a candle to the table, sprinkled glittery decorations on the table and when it was time for dessert, let me husband know his was free. The food was fantastic -- the meatballs were phenomenal! While it did not appear to be a kid's restaurant (our 6-year-old was the only child in the restaurant), they let us know that a kid's menu was available. You can tell it's a neighborhood favorite as the clientele seemed to know the wait staff. We had a wonderful time and will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    DanaSVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Everything was amazing! You can not go wrong with anything you order. Best Resturant in Pittsburgh.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    connie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I was not impressed. It isn't particularly romantic, more like a regular neighborhood restaurant. The fried zucchini wasn't the lightly breaded kind we like. The house salad was plain, soft mixed greens and the dressing tasted mostly of olive oil. My husband thought the caesar dressing had too much egg/mayonnaise. The cod was cooked correctly, but not salted well. The green beans were fresh and good and plenty. My husband liked his veal chop. They forgot bread until I asked for some to help eat the flaky fish. We won't return. They didn't acknowledge the anniversary, no big deal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service/Food!!!
    JVLA3029
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If you love to get dressed up and go on a date night, this is the place! Delicious food, excellent wine choices, and the service was impeccable! I love the look of the restaurant, it was so relaxing! We ordered the shrimp appetizer and it was amazing! Great portion sizes! It is pricey, but well worth it! My boyfriend had a cocktail, and it was perfect!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doc's favorite
    Truffledoc
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The doctor recommends Donato's! Incredible food, even better service! You must try the truffle mac... Two words: yum yum.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Teddy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food is delicious and the wait staff is always accommodating and helpful. The only negative was the bartender names Christopher. We went to get some drinks afterwards and he was terrible. Everyone else is top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Quality
    redrose
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The veal chop dish was questionable due to the veal being very fatty and served on a wet bed of vegetables. Very, very little veal to eat, since it was necessary to dig around the fat. Otherwise, the rest of the meal was fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Beyond Spectacular!
    SuzannatheFoodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    There are few restaurants in our city that provide this level of service and quality of food. You will always have an excellent experience at Donato's. His staff is exceedingly professional and friendly. The food is consistently fabulous. The taste and presentation are phenomenal. I urge you to check it out if you haven't already, use if for a special occasion, book a corporate or group event in his private dining room. Run don't Walk to Donato's!!! Suzanna Masartis
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • afterfive
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    An outstanding place to enjoy a quiet and excellent dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sometimes things don't work out
    Mickviv
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Hard-to-believe tough steak...had trouble sticking a fork in in it. Service was disappointing, brought the meals, never came back to check, had to wave him down to take the steak back...bad form in elegant restaurant...maybe a bad night but as a patron, don't expect bad nights from fine dinner houses.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite
    weekdaydiner
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We love Donatos. The food is always excellent. Our favorite neighborhood spot!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Pghfoodie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This was our first time at the restaurant and we were impressed. Everything we ordered was delicious. We started with the baked oysters as an appetizer. It was great. We both got steaks as an entree. Melt in your mouth delicious!! Our waitress was wonderful. She brought us a sample of their meatballs. I definitely know I'm going to get an order of pasta and meatballs next time I come here because they were probably the best meatballs I've ever had. All in all this was a fantastic dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely atmosphere
    Prisrn
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The crab cakes were exceptionally good, huge pieces of lump crab no filler here, husbands cod was also exceptional. The fried zucchini appetizer left much to be desired, overcooked and egg tasting,too thick for me, husband thought it was passable. The service was outstanding, appreciated the free desert for husbands birthday , creme brûlée was just ok, think it was from a mix. Overall it was a great place, just won't get the zucchini the next time, but would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Our meal was wonderful. Don't miss the procuitto wrapped GIANT shrimp. The risotto, veal chop, filet oscar and veal parm were all delicious. Martini's cold and perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    DHillVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    As always, an absolutely delicious meal a Donato's. The service was excellent as well. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place to Dine!
    NaurelRestaurantBuffVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Matt is the best out there! He is very attentive, kind, knowlegeable and always aims to ensure his customers are satisfied. When he brought us meatballs as an appetizer and I let him know that I do not eat meat, he immediately went and got me a nice caprese salad. I love Donatos!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Overload (in a good way)!
    Ekay
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The food at Donato's was absolutely fantastic. The portions are LARGE - after the gratis hummus crustini, the (absolutely fresh, soft and delicious) calamari app and the soup (creamy salmon bisque) before our main dishes - we could not eat more than 3 bites of our entrees. Everything was perfectly spiced, seasoned, and cooked. The broiled lobster special was wonderful. The veal chop was thick, sweet, and soft. I couldn't eat more than a few bites of the mushroom herb risotto and the truffle mac and cheese, but what I was able to try, I loved. Come with friends, come HUNGRY, and come expecting detailed and spot-on service. They clear the course's flatware after each round, and bring out the food on time. So good. We will happily return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    Penny
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The best part of the evening was our knowledgable, friendly, and quick server, Chris. He made us feel like we were the only ones he served on a busy night and brought samples of delicious food. He was very knowledgable and friendly. The food and desserts were delicious! Best key lime pie my date and I ever had!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another outstanding visit
    bobstack
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food here is great.But the reason we go is we love to ssit in the bar area and be servd by Mat,who is the best server we've ever had.He gets it.Nothing isto much to ask and he does it with a smile.I had the best veal parm I've ever had.About a 16 oz veal chop breaded and fried to perfection topped with cheese an Donat's delicious sauce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    BeckyS
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 29th anniversary at Donato's. It was one of the best meals that we ever had! Super service and wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Had an altogether great experience. Food and service were both excellent. It was our anniversary and our waitress brought the table glasses of prosecco on the house.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    MountainGirl
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    From the moment our group of 4 sat in our corner booth in the bar area, our server Matt treated us as though we were royalty. Never experienced any service like that before. His friendly interaction was personal yet highly professional. Truffle cheese macaroni is worth the trip there alone. Meatballs excellent. Little mishap with the steak done ness but it was corrected immediately. Tiramisu also excellent. Matt knows his liquor and steered us towards some older scotch which was worth every penny. Fresh oysters good. This is our favorite place from now on. But always with Matt. Sure the others are as good! But he is unbelievable!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing dining at Donato's!
    kkkk
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    WE had an amazing dinner at Donato's! Our table wasn't ready for our reservation, so we had a drink at the bar. Wine list was extensive. Chef Donato's selections at the top of the wine menu never fail to be great. We were notified that our table was ready. We were celebrating our anniversary and to my excitement, the table was decorated with confetti!!! :) We started off our meal with fried calamari. Truly spectacular and honestly a meal in itself. HUGE portion. We also ordered the veal parm and Filet Mignon. Barely had enough room for our dinners after the creamy chicken soup for my and chef d signature salad for my hubby. Filet mignon was so soft that you could cut with a fork and perfectly seasoned. We will be back often
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Another wonderful dining experience at Donato's! Every dish we try here is truly outstanding. And the service is impeccable - our waitress made perfect recommendations, and made our evening out even better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great evening!
    tdandjjcVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The crab cakes are fabulous. Our waiter, Mike was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Donato's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Surprisingly good food at a modest price. Veal chop prepared two ways was among the best I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local favorite
    weekdaydiner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food is delicious- especially the meatballs, calamari and cannelloni.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Anniversary
    DinePGH
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Another great evening at Donato's! We sat in one of the booths in the bar (which is very nice and cozy). Our server Matt was exceptional. We had the banana peppers stuffed with ahi tuna - I was skeptical but they were delicious!! I had the stuffed whole lobster, my husband had the veal chop - both wonderful. We also had the truffle pasta - we have to get this every time we go because it is the BEST thing ever!! Nice wine list. Donato's is pricey, but I don't mind paying for great food and exceptional service. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.