Donatelli's Bistro

★★☆☆☆
  • 8653 State Hwy N

    Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367

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  • 636-561-6966

About Donatelli's Bistro

Hours
Sun 11am-9pm, Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

Food

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If so, that alone will keep me out. That dirty thing shouldn't be anywhere near food service....not sure if the manager of Donatelli's knows this but here's the scoop on her, along with a Donatelli's mention.... come to think of it, I think the same Donatelli's rep that is responding to this comment probably posted on this other page, haha! Read up on Donatelli's star employee here: www.topix(dot)com/forum/county/st-charles-mo/T8NGBLN8R40PGPE4U

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★☆☆☆☆

If so, that alone will keep me out. That dirty thing shouldn't be anywhere near food service....not sure if the manager of Donatelli's knows this but here's the scoop on her, along with a Donatelli's mention.... come to think of it, I think the same Donatelli's rep that is responding to this comment probably posted on this other page, haha! Read up on Donatelli's star employee here: www.topix(dot)com/forum/county/st-charles-mo/T8NGBLN8R40PGPE4U

You will probably need to copy and paste

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When we first went there, we were told we had to sit in the bar area, because we did not have a reservation, even thought the whole dining area was EMPTY! Next, the smoke alarm went off for at least 20 minutes. We never asked received an apology or any kind of comfort from the owner. All we kept on hearing from the bar area, how much everybody hated their job there. Then, the waitress was more concerned with her customers outside the bar idea, and never checked to see if everything was okay. Only conversation was do you want pepper and cheese on salad, and are you ready for your dessert. She forgot the rose at the end of the meal. It's too bad, but we will never frequent this place again. We are only 2 people, but knowledge is king!

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★☆☆☆☆

When we first went there, we were told we had to sit in the bar area, because we did not have a reservation, even thought the whole dining area was EMPTY! Next, the smoke alarm went off for at least 20 minutes. We never asked received an apology or any kind of comfort from the owner. All we kept on hearing from the bar area, how much everybody hated their job there. Then, the waitress was more concerned with her customers outside the bar idea, and never checked to see if everything was okay. Only conversation was do you want pepper and cheese on salad, and are you ready for your dessert. She forgot the rose at the end of the meal. It's too bad, but we will never frequent this place again. We are only 2 people, but knowledge is king!

Pros: Food was excekkent

Cons: Service was way off

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I wanted to love this place as it is close, has an attractive decor and the menu at first glance looked interesting.
Unfortunately, the service is slow, slow, slow.....the waiter was quite pleasant but slow to take our order. We waited an hour for a simple pasta dish and a dinner salad. The salad was good, but nothing I can't make at home - mixed greens, croutons, sliced onions & olives. I was expecting something a bit more sophisticated for the price.

The bread was warm but had no texture at all - tasted like was bought out of shop N save. Not that it was terrible but again, with an expensive salad I would expect bread with a bit of distinction.

If you have lots of time and order a pasta you may be OK here. I'll go elsewhere.

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★★★☆☆

I wanted to love this place as it is close, has an attractive decor and the menu at first glance looked interesting.
Unfortunately, the service is slow, slow, slow.....the waiter was quite pleasant but slow to take our order. We waited an hour for a simple pasta dish and a dinner salad. The salad was good, but nothing I can't make at home - mixed greens, croutons, sliced onions & olives. I was expecting something a bit more sophisticated for the price.

The bread was warm but had no texture at all - tasted like was bought out of shop N save. Not that it was terrible but again, with an expensive salad I would expect bread with a bit of distinction.

If you have lots of time and order a pasta you may be OK here. I'll go elsewhere.

Pros: great pasta

Cons: very slow service, salads overpriced

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We experienced a fantastic evening when we came in to dine. Service was great, food was excellent and then entered into the bar and finished the night off with enjoying the live entertainment.
We will definitely be frequenting this place!

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★★★★★

We experienced a fantastic evening when we came in to dine. Service was great, food was excellent and then entered into the bar and finished the night off with enjoying the live entertainment.
We will definitely be frequenting this place!

Pros: atmosphere, live music, staff was very friendly

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my wife and i had dinner there last friday and had the best time.we arrived around 7 and had onlya short wait.when we were seated are waiter arrived promtly and took are drink order.the drinks took only a few minutes and to be honest were a littel stong but ok a stiff drink is better than a lite one.we listened to the specials but went with the menue.my wife had ckicken modiga,and i had the beef soto.both were great! by the time we were finshed with are meal the band started playing.we asked about it and the waiter tolds us about the band and took the time to anwser all are questions even though you could tell he was busy,all in all we found the people to nice and poilte and the food was great. we will be going back

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★★★☆☆

my wife and i had dinner there last friday and had the best time.we arrived around 7 and had onlya short wait.when we were seated are waiter arrived promtly and took are drink order.the drinks took only a few minutes and to be honest were a littel stong but ok a stiff drink is better than a lite one.we listened to the specials but went with the menue.my wife had ckicken modiga,and i had the beef soto.both were great! by the time we were finshed with are meal the band started playing.we asked about it and the waiter tolds us about the band and took the time to anwser all are questions even though you could tell he was busy,all in all we found the people to nice and poilte and the food was great. we will be going back

Pros: service,food

Cons: a littel loud when the band plays

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My wife and I were invited to dine at Donatelli's Bistro with some family and other guests for New Years eve , I had heard the pizza was good and since I was starting a diet why not get one good last meal in. We arrive at the restaurant and had reservations for seven o'clock so we waited maybe five or ten minutes( not unexpected on New Years Eve ) , we get seated and the first thing we notice is a condensed menu ( which did not include pizza) with your choice of main course, choice of a side , a salad , dessert and a glass of champagne . We had a group of twelve and the waitress took our drink orders and after receiving our drinks took our meal order ( the waitress should have took our meal orders while waiting for our drinks to be ready but that's my opinion) , after waiting about an hour we finally get our main course and we waited ten minutes before we said something to the waitress about our sides ( some of us already half finished with there main and she comes back only to say that the side of garlic mashed potatoes (which most of the group had ordered ) we're out of ..... HOW DID THEY NOT KNOW THIS WHEN WE ORDERED? Not the end of the world , we all ordered the baked potato and while waiting on that , a card asking that :out of respect for the other people with reservations please limit your time at the table to two hours. We are about ten minutes away from that timeline at this point ! Then the waitress tells us there out of baked potatoes ( you've got to be kidding ) . Another member at our table got a steak that was rare when he ordered it medium, he complained to someone and gets a gift certificate ( hows that help the rest of us?) we had to find the waitress to get our dessert , no champagne was offered , and it took half an hour to get our bills split up( which how hard is it to start by making separate bills ,again my opinion) . I should have walked out without paying but my wife and I knew that wasn't right . We paid but we will not be going back!

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I were invited to dine at Donatelli's Bistro with some family and other guests for New Years eve , I had heard the pizza was good and since I was starting a diet why not get one good last meal in. We arrive at the restaurant and had reservations for seven o'clock so we waited maybe five or ten minutes( not unexpected on New Years Eve ) , we get seated and the first thing we notice is a condensed menu ( which did not include pizza) with your choice of main course, choice of a side , a salad , dessert and a glass of champagne . We had a group of twelve and the waitress took our drink orders and after receiving our drinks took our meal order ( the waitress should have took our meal orders while waiting for our drinks to be ready but that's my opinion) , after waiting about an hour we finally get our main course and we waited ten minutes before we said something to the waitress about our sides ( some of us already half finished with there main and she comes back only to say that the side of garlic mashed potatoes (which most of the group had ordered ) we're out of ..... HOW DID THEY NOT KNOW THIS WHEN WE ORDERED? Not the end of the world , we all ordered the baked potato and while waiting on that , a card asking that :out of respect for the other people with reservations please limit your time at the table to two hours. We are about ten minutes away from that timeline at this point ! Then the waitress tells us there out of baked potatoes ( you've got to be kidding ) . Another member at our table got a steak that was rare when he ordered it medium, he complained to someone and gets a gift certificate ( hows that help the rest of us?) we had to find the waitress to get our dessert , no champagne was offered , and it took half an hour to get our bills split up( which how hard is it to start by making separate bills ,again my opinion) . I should have walked out without paying but my wife and I knew that wasn't right . We paid but we will not be going back!

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the menu can get pricey, but the portions are huge and include a house salad. they have live music some days and a nice bar to hang out in. one of the waitresses said the beef speidini wasn't that great, so keep that in mind before ordering.

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★★★☆☆

the menu can get pricey, but the portions are huge and include a house salad. they have live music some days and a nice bar to hang out in. one of the waitresses said the beef speidini wasn't that great, so keep that in mind before ordering.

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We were able to find a parking spot right out front and were seated immediately. The hostess was pleasant. We were offered a wine menu, but not a menu for other drinks. My husband ordered a beer. I mentioned that I did not see an offering of the drinks. The waitress did not comment. So I asked if they had raspberry lemonade or other flavored drinks. She said they did have lemonade but didn't make any suggestions. We were not given the specials although I heard other waiters and waitresses tell their clients this information. I asked the pronunciation of one of the items on the menu but the waitress ignored me. Our appetizer (eggplant parmassean) was very good. We placed our order and waited approximately 40 minutes for our food. Others around us that had arrived after us were served. The waitress apologized and said she was so sorry our order got in behind the "party of 13." We were led to believe she forgot to turn in our order. She kept saying "I'm so sorry!" When the food arrived I was disappointed. The salad was mushy and the pasta with ham, peas and mushrooms in sherry sauce was unappetizing. The white sauce was so thick it was as if they forgot to add the milk or other liquid to the flour. My husband's seafood pasta in white sauce had the same consistency. Our bread was not replenished for quite awhile. The busboy was very good. He was polite and efficient. I wanted to just hand him a cash tip but thought he might get in trouble. One of the other waitresses seemed pleasant and waited on her tables in a timely manner. I do not remember the name of our waitress but we were seated at a table nearest the wall to the right of the door as you exit the kitchen door. (There were extra chairs and tray stands right behind our table.). We were there at about 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening, October 3rd. When we got ready to leave the waitress kept saying, "I'm sorry." Then she said "I hope you have a great rest of the weekend."

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★☆☆☆☆

We were able to find a parking spot right out front and were seated immediately. The hostess was pleasant. We were offered a wine menu, but not a menu for other drinks. My husband ordered a beer. I mentioned that I did not see an offering of the drinks. The waitress did not comment. So I asked if they had raspberry lemonade or other flavored drinks. She said they did have lemonade but didn't make any suggestions. We were not given the specials although I heard other waiters and waitresses tell their clients this information. I asked the pronunciation of one of the items on the menu but the waitress ignored me. Our appetizer (eggplant parmassean) was very good. We placed our order and waited approximately 40 minutes for our food. Others around us that had arrived after us were served. The waitress apologized and said she was so sorry our order got in behind the "party of 13." We were led to believe she forgot to turn in our order. She kept saying "I'm so sorry!" When the food arrived I was disappointed. The salad was mushy and the pasta with ham, peas and mushrooms in sherry sauce was unappetizing. The white sauce was so thick it was as if they forgot to add the milk or other liquid to the flour. My husband's seafood pasta in white sauce had the same consistency. Our bread was not replenished for quite awhile. The busboy was very good. He was polite and efficient. I wanted to just hand him a cash tip but thought he might get in trouble. One of the other waitresses seemed pleasant and waited on her tables in a timely manner. I do not remember the name of our waitress but we were seated at a table nearest the wall to the right of the door as you exit the kitchen door. (There were extra chairs and tray stands right behind our table.). We were there at about 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening, October 3rd. When we got ready to leave the waitress kept saying, "I'm sorry." Then she said "I hope you have a great rest of the weekend."

Pros: Parking, Busboy

Cons: Waitress service, food

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go to this restaurant better not want a full portion of salad because you wont get one . then if you complain the owner says he has three restaurant that are sucessful and wont take of you. warning then you must leave for complaining

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★☆☆☆☆

go to this restaurant better not want a full portion of salad because you wont get one . then if you complain the owner says he has three restaurant that are sucessful and wont take of you. warning then you must leave for complaining

Pros: none

Cons: you are in for a risky experience

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I frequent Donatelli's for many reasons. First of all, the food is delicious! Generous portions and great tasting! The sevice is the BEST! From the hostess, to the servers, bartenders and bussers, everyone is friendly, polite and eager to please. The Martini selction is incredibly delightful, and the entertainment is always a great time! So what if it's busy and you have to wait a little bit, belive me, it's worth the weight. The owner is a hoot, and I'm a lifelong fan! Come try it out, you wont be disappointed!

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★★★★★

I frequent Donatelli's for many reasons. First of all, the food is delicious! Generous portions and great tasting! The sevice is the BEST! From the hostess, to the servers, bartenders and bussers, everyone is friendly, polite and eager to please. The Martini selction is incredibly delightful, and the entertainment is always a great time! So what if it's busy and you have to wait a little bit, belive me, it's worth the weight. The owner is a hoot, and I'm a lifelong fan! Come try it out, you wont be disappointed!

Pros: Professional Serving Staff.

Cons: Sometime's there's a wait.

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My wife and I have tried this place twice now without getting seated. We waited at the front desk area for over 15 minutes each time, no one ever came upfront to seat us. We finally gave up and will not give the place a third chance.

Can't comment on anything else, just giving out a fair warning.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I have tried this place twice now without getting seated. We waited at the front desk area for over 15 minutes each time, no one ever came upfront to seat us. We finally gave up and will not give the place a third chance.

Can't comment on anything else, just giving out a fair warning.

Pros: Parking?

Cons: No service!

 

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