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Donatello Restaurant

#89 of 6,577 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 74
    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 Valentines Dinner

I went here for Valentine's day - reservation required of course. When I got there, there was only 1 other couple. The hostess sat us right down next to them in the bright sun. It was very quiet there and it was awkward so we asked to be moved. The menu was customized for Valentine's and we had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
jessica101793
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I went here for Valentine's day - reservation required of course. When I got there, there was only 1 other couple. The hostess sat us right down next to them in the bright sun. It was very quiet there and it was awkward so we asked to be moved. The menu was customized for Valentine's and we had a baked... More 

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Fulton, Maryland
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122 reviews 122 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We had dinner on a busy Saturday evening. Our meal was delicious and the service was excellent. The staff are very welcoming and treat you like family. We did have to wait a pretty long time for our entrees, the kitchen seemed to be backed up because they were hosting a number of large parties the night we were there.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Best Italian I have EVER had! Stopped in for lunch for a special occasion and I happy I chose this location. The service and food is amazing! It is the best salad, pasta and RED VELVET CAKE I have had. Love this place. Will be back. Good job Donatello.

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St. John's, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Thank you khaled for amazing service and great food. Our group enjoyed the ravioli made by Nan who apparently has been here making ravioli for 25 years! The lamb was also delicious! Thanks so much. We think he is the best waiter we ever had!!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

After a few days around town my husband wanted Italian and found this place by looking online. The waiter was well versed and even though we were underdressed they did seat us without an issue. An easy glance around the room and everyone was in buttoned shirts and dinner ware. Keep that in mind. Next time, we won't forget. We... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This restaurant has a comfortable, old school ambiance. There is a very pretty patio overlooking the street upstairs. The home made pasta was very good - we tried two ravioli specials - one filled with crab, and one with squash. The portions were generous, but not huge. The rack of lamb was also very good. The veal and shrimp ("Vitello... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Having visited Niagara Falls three of us decided we needed some really nice food to finish off a really fine day. We happened across Donatello's by accident and enjoyed a superb meal on the roof top patio. The choice was excellent,the staff attentive and food and wine was exceptional. This was a real treat to finish off a delightful day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great service, excellent food, awesome place to wine snd dine...need I say more? Will definitely recommend this restaurant to all my friends. Danatello on Elm Street.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The first time I ate here was a Christmas party and I enjoyed it so much that I brought my husband. I enjoyed the roasted peppers and he had the mussels. Good amount and so fresh. My favorite dish is their homemade ravioli filled with crab and goat cheese covered in a rose sauce. My husband had the seafood dish... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This little restaurant seems to be always full and usually with return customers. I had the Pasta Vongole and my wife had Veal limone. Both delicious. Good service, very fast. Hot meal. nice atmosphere. Nice evening. Good house wine.

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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: Romantic, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?