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Donatello Restaurant

37 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416 595-5001
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Ranked #85 of 6,457 restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Barranquilla
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We loved this place!. My boyfriend and I went without reservation, when we arrived the restaurant was full and they had just two tables and they were reserve but they accommodate us. The place is very cozy and clean. The service was excellent, very attentive and fast. The food.... the fooooooodddd! Oh this was the best, we asked for a... More

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Chatham, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Found this place on Yelp after hubby decided it was Italian he wanted for our last night visiting the big city.Had to have a place close to hotel and a venue we had booked to see a concert later in the evening. Location is very central and is tucked in just north of Eaton Center. Friendly hostess greeted us outside... More

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Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Last Fall, I stayed at Eaton Chelsea for several weeks while my spouse was undergoing treatment at nearby Mt. Sinai hospital. Early on in that residency, I went for dinner at Donatello which is right across from the Chelsea on Elm Street. After my first experience, I never looked for another restaurant, and had dinner at Donatello every evening for... More

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Went to Donatello with a friend who I hadn't seen for a while. Servers were great. Knew when to approach and when to let us continue our conversation. Even as we came towards closing time, I felt no pressure to finish up. Food was good, but not the spectacular that I would need to give it a 5. Bread was... More

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Astoria, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We have been to Toronto and stayed dowtntown several times and had never really found a great restaurant until now. There is a difference between eatting and dining, and a night at Donatello's is definitely a dining experience! The staff goes above and beyond to make everyone feel very special. Our waiter was great and helped us make good choices.... More

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Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We were staying at the Eaton Chelsea across the street and had fully planned to have dinner at The Keg Mansion. It turned out there was a snowstorm so instead of taking a cab to the Keg we decided to check out Donatello after walking by it in the morning on our way for breakfast. We are so glad we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We read the reviews and saw several great ones on Trip Advisor & a couple of negative ones but we have heard of Donatellos and always wanted to try it out. We walked in this afternoon & made a reservation for that night. We arrived at 7:00 pm and left at 10:00 pm. Wow! what an excellent romantic dinner. Mila,... More

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Woodbridge, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I frequent this Italian fine dining restaurant. You are really somebody when you walk in. Owners Giacomo and Filomena greet you with a hug. First thing they ask "How are you, How is the family, efverything Ok?" then they personally refer you to one of the waiters(waitresses) who take you to your dining table. Believe me when you look at... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I ended up in this restaurant by luck without any reservation. Every dish I tried was so delicious, I don't like sausage but I can eat bowls of sausage ravioli in this place, it was that good. It is a cozy place, you should have reservation.

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upstate NY
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80 reviews 80 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

the scallop and shrimp bathed in white wine sauce over angel hair was a true culinary delight. a friendly leisurely and elegant restaurant it seems cozy but sprawls across 3 floors in a delightful converted brownstone. We enjoyed the attentiveness of our server William who guided us through the various courses. Excellent wine list.

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