Last Updated on March 16, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Donatos Pizza is an American pizza delivery restaurant chain well known for its edge-to-edge toppings and thin-crust pizza. Besides pizza, their menu also includes eight different types of sub sandwiches like the veggie sub, Italian, chicken, turkey, and hand & cheese, to name a few. Plus, they offer Stromboli, various salads, starters like breadsticks and wings, and desserts.

The prices charged by Donatos Pizza are similar to those of its main competitors. For instance, you can create your own large pizza for around $20. But you can find more about it by taking a look at the table below, where you will find the latest Donatos Pizza menu prices.



3 Cheese Garlic Bread on Wheat $3.44
3 Cheese Garlic Bread on White $3.44
Asiago Brick Street Bread $4.59
Boneless Wings Side (6 Pc.) $4.93
Boneless Wings Full (12 Pc.) $8.84
Boneless Wings Party (30 Pc.) $20.57
Garlic Brick Street Bread $4.59
Italian Breadsticks Side (2 Pc.) $2.06
Italian Breadsticks Full (6 Pc.) $3.78
Traditional Wings Side (5 Pc.) $4.93
Traditional Wings Full (10 Pc.) $8.84
Traditional Wings Party (25 Pc.) $20.57


Build Your Own Pizza Individual (7″) $5.51
Build Your Own Pizza Medium (12″) $12.64
Build Your Own Pizza Large (14″) $15.97
Chicken Spinach Mozzarella™ Pizza Individual (7″) $6.77
Chicken Spinach Mozzarella™ Pizza Medium (12″) $15.97
Chicken Spinach Mozzarella™ Pizza Large (14″) $19.31
Classic Trio® Pizza Individual (7″) $6.77
Classic Trio® Pizza Medium (12″) $15.97
Classic Trio® Pizza Large (14″) $19.31
Founders Favorite® Pizza Individual (7″) $6.77
Founders Favorite® Pizza Medium (12″) $15.97
Founders Favorite® Pizza Large (14″) $19.31
Fresh Mozzarella Trio™ Pizza Individual (7″) $6.77
Fresh Mozzarella Trio™ Pizza Medium (12″) $15.97
Fresh Mozzarella Trio™ Pizza Large (14″) $19.31
Hawaiian™ Pizza Individual (7″) $6.77
Hawaiian™ Pizza Medium (12″) $15.97
Hawaiian™ Pizza Large (14″) $19.31
Margherita Pizza Individual (7″) $6.77
Margherita Pizza Medium (12″) $15.97
Margherita Pizza Large (14″) $19.31
Mariachi™ Beef Pizza Individual (7″) $6.77
Mariachi™ Beef Pizza Medium (12″) $15.97
Mariachi™ Beef Pizza Large (14″) $19.31
Mariachi™ Chicken Pizza Individual (7″) $6.77
Mariachi™ Chicken Pizza Medium (12″) $15.97
Mariachi™ Chicken Pizza Large (14″) $19.31
Pepperoni Bacon Duo Pizza Individual (7″) $6.66
Pepperoni Bacon Duo Pizza Medium (12″) $13.79
Pepperoni Bacon Duo Pizza Large (14″) $17.12
Pepperoni Pizza Individual (7″) $5.51
Pepperoni Pizza Medium (12″) $12.64
Pepperoni Pizza Large (14″) $15.97
Pepperoni Zinger™ Pizza Individual (7″) $6.2
Pepperoni Zinger™ Pizza Medium (12″) $14.13
Pepperoni Zinger™ Pizza Large (14″) $17.93
Serious Cheese™ Pizza Individual (7″) $5.51
Serious Cheese™ Pizza Medium (12″) $12.64
Serious Cheese™ Pizza Large (14″) $15.97
Serious Meat™ Pizza Individual (7″) $6.77
Serious Meat™ Pizza Medium (12″) $15.97
Serious Meat™ Pizza Large (14″) $19.31
The Works™ Pizza Individual (7″) $6.77
The Works™ Pizza Medium (12″) $15.97
The Works™ Pizza Large (14″) $19.31
Vegy™ Pizza Individual (7″) $6.77
Vegy™ Pizza Medium (12″) $15.97
Vegy™ Pizza Large (14″) $19.31

Gluten Free Pizzas

Gluten Free Cheese Pizza Medium (12″) $15.97
Gluten Free Pepperoni Pizza Medium (12″) $15.97
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Caprese Side Salad $3.44
Chicken Harvest Entree Salad $8.04
Chicken Harvest Party Salad $28.74
Italian Chef Entree Salad $8.04
Italian Chef Party Salad $26.44
Italian Garden Party Salad $22.99
Italian Side Salad $3.44


Big Don Italian Sub $7.12
Big Don Marinara Sub $7.12
Big Ham and Cheese Sub $7.12
Buffalo Chicken Sub $7.12
Chicken Bacon Cheddar Sub $7.12
Meatball Sub $7.12
Turkey Club Sub $7.12
Vegy Sub $7.12


Build Your Own Stromboli $6.89
Deluxe Stromboli $6.89
Pepperoni Stromboli $6.89
Three Meat Stromboli $6.89


Apple Crisp Timpano $6.89
Chocolate Chunk Cookie 1 Pc. $1.14
Chocolate Chunk Cookie 12 Pc. $11.5
Cinnamon Brick Street Bread $4.59
Cinnamon Crisp Timpano $6.89
Cinnamon Twist 2 Pc. $1.48
Cinnamon Twist 6 Pc. $3.44


Aquafina Water 20 oz. Bottle $2.06
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist or Dr. Pepper
Soft Drink 20 oz. Bottle $2.06
Soft Drink 2 Liter Bottle $3.32

Brand history

Donatos Pizza story started in the 1960s with the college student Jim Grote. He wanted to build a restaurant that would be based on three pillars: treat others the way you want to be treated, create superior pizzas, and hire great people. In 1963 he bought his first location for $1,300 and started his business.

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The new restaurant was a great success and became very popular among the Columbus college students and their families, as well. It was, mainly, thanks to their focus on great customer service and superior products.

In 1991 Grote started franchising his restaurant and this is where the business really took off. By 2019 around two dozen franchisees were opened, that operated more than one hundred Donatos Pizza restaurants in eleven states including West Virginia, Alabama, Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Ohio.

In 1999 McDonald’s bought Donatos Pizza trying to expand its own brand and enter into the pizza industry. Even though McDonald’s chain was very popular, in 2003 they decided to refocus on their main products and re-sell the business to Jim Grote and his daughter, Jane Abell.

Even today Jane Abell is strongly involved in the business. Nowadays there are more than 370 Donatos Pizza restaurants located in twenty-two states, with most of the locations being opened in and around Ohio. Also, the original restaurant is still open and is as popular and busy as on its first day.

Our review

Donatos Pizza TakeoutDonatos Pizza sets itself apart from its competitors through its large topping portions. Here you shouldn’t be worried that when you receive your pizza it will be more crust than the actual pizza. Also, they have countless toppings you can choose from.

For instance, their Donatos Pizza’s signature dish comes in a wide variety of flavors including vegan is Greek to me, serious cheese, chicken bruschetta, pepperoni, hot chicken, the works, sriracha jack, classic trio, chicken spinach mozzarella, veggie, pepperoni zinger, Founder’s favorite, margarita, serious meat, serious pork, Hawaiian, mozzarella trio, Mariachi beef or Mariachi chicken. Also, you can build your own pizza.

Donatos Pizza offers three main pizza sizes including large, which is 14 inches; medium, which is 12 inches and individual, which is 7 inches. The prices depend on the toppings. In general, a large pizza costs around $20, a medium pizza is priced at less than $17 and for a small pizza, you will have to pay less than $9.

Their menu includes not only pizza but also starters, subs, drinks, salads, Stromboli, and desserts. One of the customers’ favorites is their traditional pepperoni pizza.

All of the Donatos Pizza locations are very clean and with multiple seating options. Their staff is very friendly and welcoming, focusing on the original philosophy: great service, an all-around positive experience, and superior products.

Donatos Pizza FAQs

At what time does Donatos Pizza open?

Most Donatos Pizza locations open at 11:00 a.m. every day. However, it may vary from one location to another. So, you should visit their official website to see which are the opening hours of your nearest location.

At what time does Donatos Pizza close?

In general, Donatos Pizza close at 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and at 12:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. But again, it depends on the location and you should check this information on their official website.

Is Donatos Pizza owned by McDonald’s?

No, Donatos Pizza was owned by McDonald’s from 1999 until 2003, when it was re-sold to Jim Grote and his daughter.

Where was Donatos Pizza founded?

Donatos Pizza was founded in Columbus, Ohio, in 1963.

How many Donatos Pizza locations are there?

There are 377 Donatos Pizza locations in twenty-two states across the United States of America.

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