If you were a fan of Dr. Munchies Pizza (remember the throne and tables?), or you're a current fan of Padington's and Pietro's (the Pietro's I remember from 20+ years ago), then you'll love Donatello's Pizza.
When we walked in the door, I thought I'd been transported back twenty years when Pietro's leased that space. The fire engine red walls are back! And the interior looks much the same as it did, though there are a few remaining changes made by the short lived Maverick's.
N and I shared one of their Supreme Pizzas, the Porky Pig. I asked for the addition of the tomatoes. I often crave the combination of Canadian bacon, pineapple, tomatoes with a tangy sauce. Now I know where to go when that craving strikes again. Did I mention they make tasty cracker crust?
The place was abuzz with the noise of children and the groups of adults that nearly filled the tables on a Saturday evening. It's hard to beat a pizza parlor for family dining: It's relatively inexpensive, a game room provides entertainment and you don't have to worry about how loud your crew is. Donatello's is that kind of place.
Non pizza eaters will appreciate their salad bar and beer drinkers will be glad to find some craft beers on tap. Plus, they have a designated space for parties and their website says they serve a pizza and salad buffet for lunch everyday.
Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
3981 Commercial Street SE
Salem, Oregon 97302