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/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
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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
Best restaurant in Pittsburgh !! It was ...
Best restaurant in Pittsburgh !! It was a Goooote One !!!
Only thing going for this restaurant is ...
Only thing going for this restaurant is its location. Only grilled meats were acceptable. Other dishes were mixed at best.
This is a great place and it hasn't disa ...
This is a great place and it hasn't disappointment me yet. I wish I had more time to spend at the bar, but alas....
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.
The crab cakes are always excellent and the Donato salad is great
Lovely meal and good service
Lovely meal and good service
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
Food was very good, service was great. ...
Food was very good, service was great. It was a bit over priced.
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.
we just love Donatos. have been coming for at least 6 years. we particularly love to sit in the cozy booths in the bar. the staff is friendly and very accommodating. cant say enough good things.
delicious food and great service!
delicious food and great service!
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.
Always 5 Stars
Once again I had a delicious dinner and the service was Superb.
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. Paul Beisler 412-782-6941
One of my favorite Italian restaurants in Pittsburgh! Food is wonderful and has the best Calamari Appetizer in the region! Strongly recommend
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
Nice Anniversary dinner
My hubby and I celebrated our 5th Anniv. at Donato's. We enjoyed the zucchini app, our meals and the wine. My steak was done to perfection! Would recommend a visit.
Nice Dinner out
We wanted a nice dinner out with friends. Very good food, service was great. Took forever to get a salad.
My husband and I always enjoy ourselves when we dine at donatos! Mike took care of us and we always say how wonderful the wait staff is! He was awesome and took great care of us! Food was excellent as well (as always).
Our first dining experience in a few yea ...
Our first dining experience in a few years with Donato's. Still as good as before. Great food and service,as always!!
Your pasta wasn't quite as al dente as i ...
Your pasta wasn't quite as al dente as it usually is. I will give it another try.
I've always liked Donato's for their exc ...
I've always liked Donato's for their excellent food and service. But tonight my steak was not up to par. The cut was a bone in Delmonico and it was not cut properly and a little tough
Pete and Pat's 30th Anniversary
Donato's was an excellent choice for the celebration of our 30th Anniversary. Rob was an excellent waiter and the food was outstanding.
this restaurant is generally very good, the best in the area.
Superb crab cakes
Not only were the crab cakes superb, but the entire dining experience was flawless.
We had a faboulas meal. It was an excellent place to go. I would recommend Donato's to everyone.
Great Anniversary Dinner!
This is the second time we have been to Donato's, and we couldn't love it more! Our meal was fabulous, the service was superb, and it was an all-around wonderful anniversary.
We scheduled a chef's tasting menu for our family champions dinner and it was amazing. I couldn't recommend more.
Covered all the bases! Great food & Wine for all..
Dining after a day of golf with our group of twenty in our own private room! Wine apps and great entrees. The service was personal and attentive. Donatos is a place for gathering! Great job!
Food and service were good but the music was a little loud.
Birthday bash at Donatos!
Great food, able to accommodate our group of eight with no problem. Wonderful service and the birthday girls received free desserts.
It was a nice dinner
The service, drinks, sides and main courses were good, but I would say that the salads, and our zucchini appetizer were below par. Really overfried zucchini appetizer, which is a staple on Italian menus, was overbreaded as well. My caesar salad didn't have a lot of taste--no freshly shaved parmesan, or fresh croutons.
Always enjoy Dobato's! Service is excell ...
Always enjoy Dobato's! Service is excellent, food is great and wine is outstanding. Look forward to returning!
Always a good experience
We had the shrimp wrapped in prosciutto for appetizer which was excellent, spaghetti diavolo, which was good but not outstanding, and an outstanding cod dish.
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