Family owned and operated DONNINI'S relaxed atmosphere and honest approach to traditional cooking provides the perfect environment for family get-togethers, intimate dinners and business lunches alike.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Fantastic food, friendly and professional service. Highly recommend the focaccia!
Best venue in Melbourne. Incredible food and exemplary service.
Great little restaurant, have been going here for years.
Service has always been outstanding and the food, pasta of course amazing as always.
Awesome food , great service, relaxed atmosphere, will definitely go again
The food was delicious. The service was spot on. Thoroughly enjoyed it all!
Had a great meal and fantastic service from Ricardo.
Great night with superb pasta
Donnini's ia my favorite pasta restaurant. The food is always good. The service is excellent.
Lovely pasta and desserts. Staff were all very friendly but probably under staffed?
Pasta is always fresh and delicate, with a variety of sauces t o choose from. Wait staff are professional and the ambience is good, always with a friendly welcome.
It was such a joy to be out to dinner after the lockdown. Donnini's was friendly and relaxed and our two dishes were very good. So glad we chose to go there!
It was as excellent as was expected.
Always a wonderful place to dine
Thank you Donnini’s
Always superb. Donnini’s is my regular go to in Lygon Street. Never disappoints.
Excellent food and service. The noise level was a bit more than I am comfortable with but we managed.
Have been to the restaurant before and will be very happy to come again.
Always consistent with their beautiful silky pasta and other menu items. Welcoming staff, great table service, but not intrusive. It’s my favourite.
We have been to Doninis in the past, but nevertheless it was very nice with
Friendly service. The food was very nice with good size serves.
As usual, great food, casual atmosphere and great coffee!
staff were very cheerful and dishes were delicious
Was a lovely experience and we had a great waiter. Can’t remember his name but he told us he was studying marine biology so we would appreciate if you could pass this feedback on as he was awesome 😊
Pinot Gris and cheeses were superb - especially the onion jam 👌
Food was good, not amazing, but solid. The service was friendly and good. The problem was the ambient noise level was way too high. Everything in the place is hard, so the sound just reverberates. When my guest and I were sitting one foot apart (both with perfect hearing) and we could not hear each other it was not a pleasing experience. A restaurant needs some ambience; but not so much that a conversation requires lip reading.
Friendly and efficient service by staff who know the menu and can offer advice.
I’ve been going to Donnini’s for years. The service and food is always excellent. This time was no different. It’s my favourite restaurant in Lygon Street. And one of my favourite restaurants generally.
A great experience for a family reunited after many months apart due to Covid.
The staff were so welcoming, attentive and knowledgable about their products. Being a Sunday, we were fortunate enough to also have on offer (beyond the already extensive menu) the Porchetta and Lasagna specials. A few of us opted for the specials, whilst we also had other main menu items as well as a variety of starters to share amongst the eight of us.
You could taste the freshness and quality in all of the dishes we were served. The pasta portions were huge - and that was the small size!
We all had a wonderful experience from beginning to end and will definitely visit again in the future and recommend the restaurant to friends who are travelling to Melbourne.
👌🏼 Very friendly and knowledgeable waiter hosted us. Great experience!
Good quality Italian food with delicious fresh ingredients. We had a wonderful waitress from Sardinia. The staff were all very friendly. The pasta is homemade.
Delicious traditional pasta and fresh salad bursting with flavour- I was still thinking about my meal the next day. Thanks for a lovely evening. Highly recommend this restaurant and I will be returning.
What a fantastic restaurant, the best Italian food I have ever had, and I’ve travelled the world including Italy.
Most amazing home made and crafted pasta, outstanding staff including our host Vic, nice work everyone.
The whole dining experience was outstanding, don’t miss Donnini in this lifetime. It maybe in heaven, I was there on Saturday night !
Excellent food and service - we'll be back again!
Found this restaurant on Google and it lived up to its rating. The homemade pasta was delicious and the staff were very friendly.
The unsung hero of Lygon St. Authentic, top quality pasta. Tortelli di ricotta is sublime. Try the tris for a taste of everything. Covaccino to start. Buon appetito.
We all enjoyed our evening and our food choices.pleased we could talk without having to shout
Servic was outstanding- very attentive without being intrusive. Food was absolutely amazing - we had the calamari, focaccia and prawn linguine- very generous servings and delicious. Would highly recommend.
My absolute favourite Italian restaurant!! Highly recommend! Amazing food, service and atmosphere!!
Beautiful evening a very relaxed night, wonderful pasta so light and delicious. The staff very attentive ensuring you well looked after. Looking for to returning soon.
Great welcome amazing food never had to poor wine or watey
The pasta here is always fresh and prepared imaginatively with a range of interesting accompaniments. The quality of all the meals is high and the service friendly and attentive. This is one of Lygon Street’s best known eateries with a reputation for quality. Prices are reasonable for food and service of this quality.
Great food and service we go fairly regularly the tri pasta is amazing and a favourite. Although we didn’t have it this time the tiramisu is delicious 🤤.
Still the best pasta in Melbourne! Excellent house wines and a great mix of non-pasta dishes (Calamari!!)
Quite good Italian style food.
Veal piadina entre was exceptional!
Lovely relaxed atmosphere, amazing fresh pasta, and attentive wait staff who where there to help when required, but let you enjoy your meal. Thoroughly recommend if you enjoy good, fresh Italian food in a bright and cheerful environment.
Donnini's offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9347 3128.
Donnini's is rated 4.7 stars by 294 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.