Donato's Restaurant
Donato's Restaurant

Donato's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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: 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
91 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (59)neighborhood gem (49)fit for foodies (45)notable wine list (33)romantic (27)good for groups (22)vibrant bar scene (18)hot spot (15)great for lunch (10)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Excellent Dining experience
    Paul
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We started our meal with baked oysters and prosciutto wrapped shrimp. The oysters were very good and the wrapped shrimp were outstanding, one of the best appetizers I've had in a long time. Our main course was a veal chop for me, which was done perfectly and very tasty with the artichokes and peppers, my wife had a Delmonico steak with truffle oil that was fantastic and my parents had eggplant parmigiano and veal & spinach cannelloni. The Eggplant was done perfectly and wasn't overly hidden with cheese. The Cannelloni were the best this side of Italy. The shells are done as crepes which are light and delicious and the filling is a perfect mix of veal and spinach - fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The food and service were great. Especially the truffle macaroni. Steak was good not great. Would probably try more italian dishes next time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid value
    juanjo
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My wife and I have dinner everyone in a while at Donato's. We always leave very satisfied. The service is first class and the fish, which we usually have, is superb, second to none in the Pittsburgh are, in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fred
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Service and food were great . Recognized my wife's birthday very nicely . Great nite out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    count
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We celebrated our 50th anniversary by dining at Donato's with friends. The crab cakes were great as were the steaks. The mashed sweet potato side dish was excellent--really tasty. Waitress was really fun and quite efficient--a pleasure. We will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The crab cake was outstanding! Very little filler and all lump meat. Service was impeccable. We appreciated the little extras like the olives and the three varieties of bread. The chicken fra diavolo was a little disappointing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable
    Enjoyable
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had a nice time because we had fun with the people we were with. The food was tasty and the restaurant was clean and up-to-date.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence and Details
    JVReviews
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    From the moment we entered Donato's we were met by very personable staff members. Our table was ready. Our server was there when we arrived at the table and seated us with the wine list in hand. She then offered a complimentary Bruschetta and explained the day's specials. Our appetizer was excellent and timely. (stuffed banana peppers) Stuffed with Tuna instead of the usual Italian sausage. The dinner was excellent. Linguine and clams and Crab cakes. No extra bread in these crab cakes. Just good honest crab the way it should be. Desert was Creme Brulee, excellent. Donato's is an experience waiting to happen for the diner looking for a great meal with outstanding service. The prices are fair and affordablel. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nothing special
    Artofdining
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Menu needs revamping and the restaurant is old and tired. Service was ok nothing special similar to a less expensive restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistent
    Patrick
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Donato's never lets us down. Good appetizer, wine list and the entrees were perfectly prepared.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad experience...
    TrevorVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I booked a reservation for 4 colleagues and myself to have a business dinner. We were sat in a booth at the bar with a band playing overwhelming loud music. Our reservation was at 8:30 and our meal was served cold at 10:00. There was no management present.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Will go again
    hungrypuppy
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great fresh food - I had a lovely garden salad and a grilled vegetable sandwich that had zucchini, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, pepper on a very tasty brioch roll.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CMS11
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food and atmosphere were both wonderful. I took some friends out for their anniversary and we had a great time. Besides what we ordered, we had two nice surprises, meatballs and a pumpkin spread on a crustini, both were excellent. All of our meals were great too! I have the crab cakes and they were delicious! All in all, Donato's is a great place for any occasion and I would highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
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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.
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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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 55 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 244 reviews are from the Donato's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • 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