About 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.
Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood
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
$31 to $50
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Limo and Taxi services available.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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.
Donato's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Four women came to Donatos to celebrate ...
Four women came to Donatos to celebrate a friend's birthday. We had a noon reservation. There were three other occupied tables in the restaurant and at 1:00 we still were not served our salads.
I asked the hostess if there was a problem and voila, our salads appeared. Mine had bacon and had to be sent back to the kitchen. My plate reappeared when my friends were nearly finished eating!
I live nearby and was most disappointed in the service. This is not an inexpensive restaurant and we will not be returning anytime soon.
One of the best meals I've had. Can't wa ...
One of the best meals I've had. Can't wait to go back. We were seated in the bar area and enjoyed the atmosphere there. I had one of the spaghetti dishes and really enjoyed it. My wife had a chicken dish and it was remarkable also. A gem of a restaurant!
First visit here, and absolutely loved i ...
First visit here, and absolutely loved it. We came thinking it would be a simple Italian restaurant, but found out it's an excellent steakhouse also! The NY Strip was fantastic and perfectly prepared. Very nicely decorated and very nice waitstaff.
We had a party for 11 people and everyth ...
We had a party for 11 people and everything was outstanding. This was our best meal that we all had in a long time. Our waiter Andy was the absolute best. We are planning another party in Oct and I would not hesitate going back to Donato's again.
A varied and interesting lunch menu. Th ...
A varied and interesting lunch menu. The veal and spinach canneloni was hand-made and delicious. My guest much enjoyed the crab cakes. A tasty bread selection, including mini pizza bread was enjoyable. There was no rush to the meal. Relatively new owners/chefs make this a restaurant worth exploring. We will return for the evening meal!
A positive experience at Donato's this p ...
A positive experience at Donato's this past weekend. From our greeting upon arrival, to Donato's accommodation of a particular table, to the excellent service by Julia, to a very good dinner/special entrée for the evening...it was all good. The price of my glass of red was very high when compared to the price of a bottle...they were almost the same. So I had one glass instead of two. We will go back and will definitely request a table with Julia if she is available.
What my family & I like about Donato's ...
What my family & I like about Donato's is that the food is consistently good. The menu is constant with daily specials which at least one of us tries. The service is always good as well. the staff is friendly and pleasant. Thank you all for the team work involved in serving us when we dine with you. You always make it a pleasurable experience.
We went to Donatos to celebrate our son' ...
We went to Donatos to celebrate our son's graduation from Pitt. We were a party of 9.
The service was great, the appetizers delicious ( I loved their calamari in the red sauce) and the dinners were pretty good also.
My family enjoyed the filet mignon. I had the grouper which wasn't my favorite, but overall it was a good experience. I would definitely go back.
We were excited about finally going to D ...
We were excited about finally going to Donato' because we had heard really good things about the food, unfortunately, we were very disappointed. The service was a bit slow. It took about 15 min before our waitress finally came over to get our drink order. The food was okay. My husband ordered the crab cakes. Without the sauce they were quite bland. Definitely not the best we've had. I ordered the seafood risotto. The shrimp and risotto were good, but the lobster was way over cooked and had a funny taste to it. When we got our bill, my husband had been charged with a more expensive beer that he ordered, but they were out of. It was never fixed in the computer. The waitress made the correction for us. Overall, we were disappointed. Maybe it was the food choices we made, but I doubt we'll give Donato's a second chance with so many other great choices available in Pittsburgh.
Fantastic italian meal for my Parent's Anniversary
I had never eaten at Donato's prior to booking my Parent's 50th Anniversary dinner. After reading some reviews, I decided to take a chance. Am I ever glad that I decided to celebrate at Donato's! There were 9 in our party, and we were seated in a side room, off of the main dining room. It offered some privacy for our family, while not separating us completely from other diners. I delivered a floral arrangement to the restaurant earlier in the day, and they ensured it was sitting on the table when we arrived. Our waiter was friendly and extremely attentive, while not being obtrusive. The food was fantastic! I would definitely book again at Donato's, and not only for special occasions.
Calamari diavola was tops as always. Goo ...
Calamari diavola was tops as always. Good texture. Not chewy. The bottleneck clams with linguine is what I order almost every time. Hasn't disappointed me yet. A very generous portion of clams with the linguine, which was al dente. The only thing I didn't prefer, which wasn't a huge deal, was the music. For some reason they were playing soft jazz. Much more prefer the Sinatra station they played in the background the past 2 times I was there. Overall, very good again and we will be back
Valentine's Day dining
We came to Donatos for Valentine's Day on Saturday feb 13th. Service was very good but upon review of the menu, it was clear that the food was tremendously overpriced. Still, I ordered the veal chop and my wife the filet mignon. Each entree was to include soup or salad. I chose soup, lobster bisque, but realized only upon return home that we were charged $8 additional for the soup. I thought soup or salad was included but apparently only the salad was. Portion sizes were small. The food was tasty, in particular the homemade meatballs, and was prepared well. However, this is a place, for me, that presents atmosphere primarily and charges for it. I will not return because the value simply is not there. At the price point, there are better restaurants in and around Pgh IMO.
Andy was great and private room was roomy
We had a meeting here and it was fantastic. Everyone in our group of 7 liked the food and Andy the waiter was friendly and helpful. I had fish special, and others tried the eggplant and lasagna. The room was quiet and great for our meeting.
I have been eating dinner at Donato's for approximately 6 years for special occasions and always on New Years Eve. I believe the service and food have declined over the past several years and will look for another restaurant for my New Year's Eve dinner next year. Unfortunately, I can no longer recommend Donato's to others. Specific issues regarding 12/31/15 lad dinner experience:
(1) Confusion at the front desk upon entering (unprofessional).
(2) No salad fork (which I expect when I spend almost $200 (for dinner for two).
(3) My date order a $45 New York Strip (his first choice was the Prime Rib but it was already sold out at 8:45 p.m.). I would have expected a "side" at this price. Some asparagus or mashed potatoes or ANYTHING. The presentation of only a steak on a dinner plate is, again, pretty poor when one is spending $200 at what I used to consider a pretty high end restaurant.
(4) No offer to check our coats (as was the case in past years) or a place to hang the coat (that I could find). My coat was long and was hanging on the back of my chair (bottom folded on the floor).
(5) In prior year's, a complimentary meatball (or after dinner cordial) was offered as a appetizer. Nice touch but no longer exists.
(6) The good --- crème brulee was delicious.
I'm sorry to say that both my date and I feel that we need to start a new tradition at a different restaurant in the years to come.
Perfect NYE Date Spot
My husband and our 2 best friends went to Donatos for New Years Eve dinner and we could ALL not say anything short of amazing about our experience. The food was unbelievable. The staff was friendly and went above and beyond. I called the restaurant a few times leading up to our reservation and was always greeted with a sweet hello from Ro. They Even let us bring our own wine in the enjoy with dinner, which made us so thrilled. We will surely be going back to Donatos and recommend this place to anybody who wants a delicious, comfortable and out of this world dining experience.
We are frequent diners at Donatos. A recent birthday lunch was excellent. For dinner, my soup was room temp, the pork loin dry with little sauce, the potatoes average at best. my wife's eggplant parm was mostly cheese (compared to the wonderful eggplant parm I had at our latest lunch). my wife's oysters and salad were excellent, and the desserts also, although my creme brulee was rather small. We felt the service was spotty, and the restaurant was not crowded. All in all, very disappointing, the worst experience I have ever had there. The eggplant really was awful.
Out of towners treated like family
My kids and I were in town for the weekend and decided to try Donato's. Everyone was friendly including the other guests. Food was delicious. I had the del Monico. Tender, juicy, wish I had another one right now! Prosciutto wrapped shrimp is an outstanding appetizer. Risotto was just a tick underdone causing it to be a little starchy but had great flavors. Get an order of meatballs for the table! Would certainly return!
Don't forget the signature meatball appetizer
It was a first class dinner with a California cabernet that put a fabulous finish to our chocolate cake dessert. Our server was very attentive in the full room but it never felt crowded. We'll return with friends
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