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Donatello Restaurant

37 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416 595-5001
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Ranked #84 of 6,590 restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Livonia, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We dined at Donatello's on Saturday July 26th, 2014 at the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel. We were so happy with the food and the service. This was a group of 4 women in Toronto for a girls trip. The drinks were strong, and the food very authentic which we appreciated. The tomatoes on the bruschetta appetizer were... More

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Mississauga
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I had the stuffed ravioli with win and salad. By partner had the same meal style just different pasta and we both loved it. If you just crave a nice big well made portion of pasta this is such a good spot. Gets busy do book in advance, seating is quite close to other guests but it was candle lit... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

service was really not organized. At the end of the meal we were left of 20 min without anyone comming with the check. In the end I had to queue at the bar to pay. My guest was still eating his salad when the main course arrives previous visit had to ask for bread 3 times before it actually came.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

...or everyone will get there. Great food, staff was very friendly and made it a fun experience. The Carpaccio has a bit too much cheese, but the ice cream was phenomenal.

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Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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288 reviews 288 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was a by chance visit that turned out perfect. Start to finish it was spot on, from being greeted at the door to leaving the meal, atmosphere, and experience was perfect. The wine list is perfect, the meal I had tasty, we'll seasoned, and while the portion could have been a bit larger it was worth stopping here.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I chose this restaurant solely based on reviews on here, and I am extremely happy that I did so! This restaurant is authentic Italian without all the fluff or expense of other places in Toronto. The service was excellent, not too attentive but just enough. The host was welcoming and friendly. If you're looking for a place that is not... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Fabulous service and amazing authentic food. Lovely location as well. We ordered the butternut squash ravioli with cream sauce, and it was the best we've ever had!

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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

William served us, most attentive-many thanks for making 2visits great. Food absolutely delicious and well presented. We loved it and won't forget the experience.

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Monza, Italy
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

prosecco not the best but bruschetta and salmon were very good. they impressed me even by understanding "macchiato freddo", wow

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Windsor, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

After searching a few menus on Elm, we decided on Donatello thanks to the amazing host who drew us in with the nightly features. Service was outstanding (Mila) and food was delicious. Had appetizers and bread to start. Bread was mildly burnt and our main course took a little bit long to come, but it was worth the wait. One... More

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