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Donatella - CLOSED

184 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-1612
+1 212-493-5150
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
7 Jan 2014
“Closed for renovations!”
7 Jan 2014
Restaurant Hours Closed
Pizza, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
184 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-1612
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 8 January 2014

May be closed for good. Donatella has a great name but this was not a great restaurant. Very pedestrian food. If it re-opens she needs to step it up quite a few notches.

2  Thank Lizznyc
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Made the reservation because it was a celebrity chef restaurant. No buzz at all! Dead on a Saturday night in the middle of the holiday season. We wanted to share plates for dinner and asked the waiter to pace the meal. Instead everything came out...More

Thank giftsheart
Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

Donnatela's used to be a treat-- the caprese with the buffalo mozzarella used to be out of this world and so was the papadelle a la Genoese. Well... We made a special trip to enjoy our favorites. We arrived early and the noise level in...More

Thank TomSonntag
Reviewed 9 December 2013 via mobile

I used to make Donatella a destination twice a month--a restaurant with bragging rights. After last night's disappointing salads and greasy entrees I won't be back. Mall food is better.

1  Thank Charles L
Reviewed 29 November 2013

Have eaten at this Chelsea restaurant at least a half dozen times & the food has always been consistently good. Of note, lately the menu selections have been edited down & a couple of items I liked are no longer available -a disappointment. Service was...More

2  Thank NewYorkCity_10
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We have dined at Donatella frequently since it opened, so were looking forward to treating out of town friends to dinner there last night after not having eaten there for a couple of months. We were struck at how empty it was when we arrived...More

1  Thank Julian K
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Our thanks to Stefan and crew for a great birthday celebration at Donatella. We enjoyed lots of prosecco and closed down the restaurant. That's when we learned about the cool back bar. We had great service and very friendly staff. We would definitely visit again...More

Thank MAU1960591
Reviewed 10 November 2013

i wonder when donatella arpaia last checked in on the restaurant to which she's given her name? from the moment we walked in the door, we were underwhelmed by the experience. no one at the host station to greet us. when the host did finally...More

1  Thank BRChelsea
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Had a good time. Drinks are resonable and Sal is a great guy. He is fun to hangout with and is very attentive with drinks. The meatballs there are unbelievable.

Thank Mikeyya2
Reviewed 23 October 2013

The wine was reasonably priced, the food was excellent. We had the meatballs and the garlic bread to start which were awesome. We split a bunch of the pizzas and flatbreads and everything was excellent. Wonderful food for such an inexpensive place!

Thank citygalJ
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 184 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-1612
    (19th Street)
  • Public Transportation: A to 14th St. L to 8th Ave. 1 to 18th St. C, E to 23rd St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-493-5150
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