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Chez Donati

St Johannsvorstadt, Basel, Switzerland
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
St Johannsvorstadt, Basel, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very good dinner here- ordered two different veal dishes as our main course. The service was not impressive- finding the waiter when needed was a chore.

Thank gsrs
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Located on the bank of Rhiene, the Chez Donati restaurant is among the best Italian restaurants of Basel. The wine list is extensive and good. The food great, and the experienced staff makes great recommendation to suit to every customer's taste. Try to take a...More

Thank GaurAgar
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Went with a party of four to Chez Donati on a day with a day temperature of 36 degrees. Lovely to sit at the terrasse overlooking the Rhein. Knowing that the restaurant is owned by the best hotel in Basel: The Drei Koenige it should...More

1  Thank aabyship
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This looks like a traditional Swiss restaurant, but the food is anything but traditional. Outstanding. Completely outstanding. If you don't want to go to one of the super high priced restaurants in Basel but still want an amazing meal, come here. We went for our...More

Thank EvilHRLady
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Ate at this hotel on a recommendation of a friend. I was not disappointed. Food was so flavorful and hot ! For dessert, a beautiful dessert cart was rolled out. It was a bit of nostalgia. I had Isle flotante which is egg white floating...More

1  Thank lisakeg
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Let's face it. No matter what the food is like, eating in a restaurant overlooking the fast-flowing Rhine River is something special. That's the view at Chez Donati, and the food is as good as the splendid river. The staff were fabulous - classic Italian...More

Thank MA J
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I went to this Basel institution with my wife for the second time. If you are looking for snazzy en vogue decor, this is not your place. If you are looking for a good meal with good service and a little local history, then this...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

An institution in Basel. Top quality food and service in a quaint and serious (but not too formal setting). I have been a couple of times and had an excellent experience and would always go back, albeit accepting it is a wallet breaker each time...More

1  Thank cyulcfslx
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Chez Donati is an institution. The freshest food, the best wines, the most elegant patrons. Impeccable service, amazing food, everything is outstanding. This is a very expensive restaurant and you need a reservation. Dress for the ocasion. 5th visit

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Everytime you go there you will be happy about the very cosy Location with nice and valuable paintings, friendly staff and the excellent Italian Food. The menu covers everything that you can think of when you think of good Italian Food, i.e. excellent Starters and...More

1  Thank Thomas R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Johannsvorstadt, Basel, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
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