Donatello and Pinocchio are two of Brighton’s most celebrated restaurants, famous for our superb food, friendly atmosphere and great value prices. We also recognise the importance of complementing our menu with a varied and balanced wine list to really bring out the best in our delicious dishes.
Our trusted wine suppliers are Eurowines Ltd, a London-based company, owned and run by Donatello family member, Leo Addis.
We are delighted to announce that Eurowines has just been named Italian Wine Merchant of the Year 2014 at the prestigious Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA). This is the second consecutive year that Eurowines have scooped this title and this year it was with an even higher score than last year. Eurowines clinched 28 medals in the 2014 awards – up from 22 in 2013, and this year’s judges gave seven of their wines the ‘Commended’ seal of approval, reserved for the very best wines on the market.
Eurowines do carry a range of New World wines, but their focus is very firmly on Italian wines, carefully sourced from the finest wineries from every corner of Italy and her islands. Several of the wines that won Gold awards for Eurowines at the SWA are available on the wine list of Donatello and Pinocchio at our famous great value prices.
The Zenato winery are a family-run winery based on the shores of Lake Garda in the north-east of Italy. Five of their wines are present on the Donatello wine list including two Gold Award winners – a white – Lugana Riserva ‘Sergio Zenato’ DOC which added this Gold Award to its burgeoning collection (Gold Medal, December World Wine Awards 2013; Gold, International Wine Challenge 2013) and a red – Amarone Classico della Valpolicella DOC 2009 which also has several other awards to its name, not least a rating of 93/100 from Wine Enthusiast magazine.
We’d like to congratulate Leo and Eurowines on their latest achievement – Donatello and Pinocchio are proud to serve such great quality wine to the people of Brighton. Why not pay us a visit at Donatello in The Lanes or Pinocchio on New Rd and try some award-winning wine and fresh, authentic Italian cuisine right on your doorstep?