Permanently Closed - Donato's Restaurant

4.5
500 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Located in Fox Chapel, Donato’s offers the finest hand cut 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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4.5based on all time ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.4
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4.1
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CAROLYNS
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We were there for Easter buffet
We had almost the last reservation of the day and some of the foods displayed looked like that were sitting out all day. The salads were wilted I was very disappointed. The carving stations turkey was cold they had to reheat it. Not good Meats were lukewarm.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was just ok .. very different from my previous experiences at your restaurant. It was mediocre at best. I had the gnocchi and it was primarily tomatoes and greens and less on the pasta (much less). The salad was tired .

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MarkC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business meal with clients. Nice atmosphere, not too loud, very good service and food

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vipDave
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have never had a bad meal at this restaurant. The waitstaff is great and not pretentious at all. Try the calamari, you won’t be disappointed.

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vipgadilly
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good

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Joseph
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another awesome meal. The linguine puttanesca was very flavorful and not overwhelming. The tomatoes melted in my mouth. We go every year for our anniversary

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Danamarie
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent as was the food but a little pricey when comparing to other restaurants with similar menu’s and excellent food .

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SJS1
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere is superior and the food was outstanding. The Oysters Florentine and the Roasted Brussels Sprout appetizers should not be missed.

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vipPattiY
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Delicious food and excellent server. The bartenders are friendly as well! This was my first time at this restaurant, but certainly will not be my last!

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vipjewelrylady
Pittsburgh
64 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brussel sprout appetizer and the marrow bones were a hit with our crowd...and should not be missed.

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vipHungry
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laid back, comfortable, great food and service.

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JeffreyS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Elk was amazing and our waiter Garrett had a good knowledge of wine pairings with the food. The meal was spectacular!

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CBPgh
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Donato's was an excellent evening out for my wife and I. We ate there on Valentine's Day. Everything was wonderful. Our only negative mark toward the entire evening was that we didn't know there was a limited menu for V-day. That said, the foods on the menu were of a wide variety and it was still very easy to find something you like. The service was great. Our table was ready when we arrive. The food was perfectly prepared. My wife had some of the most delicious crab cakes she's ever eaten and my filet was perfectly prepared. For dessert they had a small cheesecake sampler - it had 4 miniature slices of cheesecake that were perfect for sharing. Everything was delicious and we will definitely return.

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Rich4312
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff along with the waiter we're all great! The food was very delicious and just the way we ordered it. After dinner we went into the bar for drinks and music, the bartender was just as friendly.

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Lil39kav
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First this was not the first time we dined here, because the food was very good, service excellent, and the staff very friendly we decided to go back. The food was as always excellent, love the crab cakes, and even had dessert tried the tiramisu very light and delicious. Would recommend for good food and service.

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Face
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Sat in the bar this time and enjoyed the atmosphere.

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StevenB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found recommendation for Donatos when checking reviews of another restaurant for a group of 8 all wanting different things - steak, Seafood, Italian- and Donatos menu fit the bill perfectly. We arrived for our late evening dinner and they put us in a smaller room off the main room, and even allowed us 8 guys to turn the TV on and watch a game while we ate. Service was prompt and friendly, drinks were solid and reasonably priced. SeverL of us got the surf and turf special, filet and stuffed lobster tail, which was excellent. Other meals were chicken piccata, crab cakes, twin tails, and lobster Alfredo. Everyone was very happy with their meals. Filet ordered medium rare and as with everywhere came out a little closer to rare but was minimally seasoned and very tasty. Bearnaise sauce was automatically included on the plate and was perfect accompaniment. Lobster was about a 5 ounce tail stuffed/topped with crabmeat and very little filler. The plate was finished with creamy mashed potatoes and seasoned zucchini.

After being seated warm bread was served quickly with water for all and the bread was refilled voluntarily. Caesar salad starter was tasty (can get with or without anchovies), and others enjoyed the wedge. Only a handful of desserts, chocolate cake was good and peanut butter pie was very rich. Overall very fun time and delicious.

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DiningDuo
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect way to celebrate Christmas Eve! The food and service and atmosphere was all festive.

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vipmuto
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent find . Varied menu. The bone in veal chop was perfect as was the lobster alfredo. Portions were very good. 3$ pricing but worth it . Open table was a perfect way to reserve.

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Misselenieous
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great staff. Nice wine list. Underwhelming food.

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Susie
Toledo
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We've dined at Donato previously but hadn't been there for a while. It was a totally positive experience, as we all were thoroughly pleased with the food, the service and the ambience and agreed that it is an excellent value.

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vipstevie
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable evening Part of our regular dining routine Love it every time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We enjoyed our meal, i would not recommend the lobster bisque. The calamari was good, bone marrow was tasty, short ribs were alright, crab cakes were nice and light, and the veal chop was a little dry. Over priced deserts, not worth it. The waiter we had was extremely slow. He seemed more occupied by his other tables and regular guests than us. We sat down and ordered before the table next to us even showed up and somehow they ate and left before we even got our check. Besides the slow waiter 2 of the 3 of us said we would try it again.

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DanaS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic dinner. Very attentive service, comfortable space, and delicious food!

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abebo22
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The food is bad, that's it. Great service, wonderful ambiance, but not a single person in our party left feeling good about their meal. 2 of the dishes were uneatable, and we were surprised that they were not removed from our bill.

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JamesE
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was great and the portions of seafood were generous. The waitress was friendly and helpful

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vipstevie
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great night out Its turn into a regular night of ours Great servers very relaxing enviorment

MW
MrWonderful
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morgan our wait person was so great! She made my Birthday Celebration something to remember. She had much help from the kitchen staff.
The kitchen showed an amazing range!
Thank You

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are huge fans of Donato's! The food is always amazing, the service is great and the atmosphere is perfect! Whether you have a party of 10 or a party of 2, they always take great care of you.
Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall2food1service3ambience4

My wife ordered the salmon and bowtie pasta the flavor was excellent but the temperature was mediocre at best and she found several bones in the dish I had the Berkshire pork chop with risotto I ordered it medium well and it was cooked medium at best the risotto half was mushy half was crunchy but the demi glaze cranberry flavors went very well together overall for the prices of this restaurant the quality left a lot to be desired Chef Ramsay would not approve the server is the last line of defense I was disappointed she let these simple mistakes make it through to my table very disappointed

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vipgadilly
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New improved menu with lots of interesting appetizers and main courses.

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conz
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The staff made our anniversary very special by having the table decorated and giving us a free champagne toast!

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vipstevie
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

really great place Always enjoyed by all Don't pass on the Oysters Florentine I know I cant

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vipBarbaraK
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food!! THE BEST pasta with salmon I’ve ever had!! Whether it is or not, it always feels special when we eat there!

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EduardoC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall2food1service1ambience3

They have gone from the best veal parm in Pittsburgh to one of the worst. Oysters on the half shell were all torn up. Veal parm had very thick breading with thick tomato sauce over the cheese and the whole thing served over pasta. Chicken Piccata, instead of being made with pounded chicken breasts, was made with what looked like half a Cornish hen, with a very light sauce that did not stick to the meat. Service seemed confused and mediocre at best.

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vipstevie
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

always a treat great service , food was wonderful, place is beautiful

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Ccane
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, delicious food selections and wine list! Have been here 4-5 times and always good.

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CaroleN
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. I have been there many times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent preparation of arugula and salmon although the accompanying tomato based vegetable medley, though very good, didn't seem to complement the seafood. Waiter's suggestions were helpful and accurate.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Venetian artwork , but was disappointed to see a door covering one of the paintings.

JJ
vipJJhp
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 different salads were all excellent. Eggplant parmigiana and seafood dishes were delicious. Good service, reasonably priced.

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Permanently Closed - Donato's Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 500 OpenTable diners.