Donatello reveals a winning new look

Donatello reveals a winning new look.

Brighton and Hove Albion centre forward Glenn Murray and striker Anthony Knockaert popped into the ‘new look’ Donatello in The Lanes for pizza and coffee, following the popular restaurant’s winning makeover.

The Addis Family, who are Seagulls supporters and own and run Donatello, have created a fresh, contemporary style with leather booths, slick tiling and wood panelling, as well as a cool new-look decked roof terrace and a brand new wine room for events and tastings.

Said Sue Addis, from Donatello, “It was great to see the lads here for lunch and we welcome them and the team back any time. We are so pleased with the refurbishment, which we think looks fantastic thanks to our architects, builders, tilers and conservatory construction team.

“Alongside our new look, we have kept the same values that are so important to us, offering delicious, home-cooked Italian food at great value prices – perfect for families, football fans, shoppers, theatre goers and everyone in between!”

True to their local values, the Donatello team used the expertise of local businesses, with Shaws of Brighton building their beautiful conservatory, JB Tiling Ltd doing the tiling, their fantastic architect is Sybille Haefliger of Chalk Architecture all from Brighton and, adding the finishing touch, the wonderful planting and pots were supplied by Europlants Interiors Ltd from Framfield, East Sussex.

Donatello’s chefs and restaurant team always aim to provide an enjoyable experience for diners with their Italian family atmosphere. This Mother’s Day [26 March] they are giving away a glass of Prosecco to Mums when they come to Donatello with their loved ones. Terms and conditions can be found here: