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Donatello Restaurant

#127 of 6,984 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown Toronto
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37 Elm Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
416.595.5001
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 116
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place too go

Dinner on April 10th. Food and service was great. Nice and relaxing would certainly go back. I found the prices reasonable and good choices on the menu

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Rj R
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I was at this establishment with my pregnant wife and 2 of our family friends. Upon arrival the hostess gave us option of sitting downstairs or upstairs. It was really too busy for my wife to enjoy her dinner. We decided to dine upstairs. Our server walked us through the wine list and tried to capture our wine taste. He... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Dinner on April 10th. Food and service was great. Nice and relaxing would certainly go back. I found the prices reasonable and good choices on the menu

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Wexford, Ireland
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23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had a really nice meal here. The waiters were very friendly and informative. The decor is typical old style Italian restaurant. The crab ravioli special was so good. It is a bit pricey but the alcohol seems to be the main culprit here as there are plenty of reasonably priced dishes on the menu.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It's been about 5 years since we ate at Donatello's. I've read recent Tripadvisor reviews and was apprehensive of whether it still held a high standard we remembered. We were in town for a convention and did not have reservations yet were accommodated promptly. To sum it up, our dinner experience was excellent. We ordered veal marsala which was 'melt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My boyfirend and I made a quick decision to step in since we were starving and it was definitely a good choice! Although we could hear the conversations a little too much beside us, the restaurant overall was cozy and nice. The food was delicious and we also had some fantastic Italian wine! I would definitely go back!

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Toronto, Ontario
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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I regularly eat here when I have guests. I've never had problems getting a table without a reservation at lunch although I wouldn't risk it for dinner. Their specials are always a good choice and I love their salads and ravioli. I do wish they would vary their menu a little more but on the other hand I would probably... More 

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Toronto, ON
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We went to the restaurant before a show. It's small and hearing every conversation in the room should be expected. We both had salads to start and then the main. Salads were good. Not great but good. Mains were great. It's likely more food than one person can consume but there's nothing wrong with that. I had the shrimp and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We recently booked a small private dining room for a 90th birthday at Donatello. We were treated as honoured guests and couldn't have had a nicer evening. We were ten people together with a toddler and newborn baby. Off the Dining Room was a small bar with comfortable seating so room for the new Mum to feed her baby and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Pasta Vongole, was excellent. I enjoy pasta, al dente, so this was delicious. The grilled calamari was also excellent, the sauce that accompanied it was great. I mopped it up with the bread. A wonderful dinner, on a very cold Toronto night. I hope you enjoy it.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My wife and I along with our 9 year old daughter had supper here recently. The staff were very inviting of us and our daughter. They treated us very well even offering our daughter a "Shirley Temple" cocktail since my wife and I were drinking cocktails. The food was extremely fresh and delicious - one of the best pasta dishes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 Elm Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416.595.5001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?