The Italian Job

World Cup 2014 has almost ended before it has begun for England.

After narrow defeats in their first two games, England’s tournament future hangs by a thread.  Only a miraculous run of results would now see England qualify for the last 16 stage.

Italy flag

Fortunately, the mighty Italy can now come to England’s rescue by winning their two remaining group fixtures; first up is Costa Rica tonight, and then the sterner test of Uruguay on Tuesday in Natal.  If Italy win these two games, and England beat Costa Rica on Tuesday, then goal difference will be the deciding factor in who progresses to the knockout phase.

Donatello World Cup

Here at Donatello, we have fingers, legs and everything else crossed that this is how it all pans out.  We would be delighted to see both Italy and England qualify, especially as this set of circumstances involves two more glorious victories for the Azzurri!


If you’re heading out to cheer on the Italian lads this evening, why not soak up a bit of Italian atmosphere before or after the game with a visit to Donatello for a delicious, authentic, Italian meal?  Our dedicated team of staff are kitted out in the full azzurri (blue) of our national side and are ready to welcome you and your party to our beautiful restaurant in Brighton’s Lanes.  Our extensive menu includes all the Italian classics you know and love as well as some house specialities created by our talented, Italian chefs.  Our range of special set menus represent excellent value starting at an incredible £7.95 for 2 courses.


So, what are you waiting for?  Relax the nerves with a glass of wine from our new wine list and get ready to watch Italy cruise past Costa Rica and put the Three Lions that little bit closer to the miracle they need.

Reservations are not always necessary, but can be made using our website HERE or by calling us directly on (01273) 775477.