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Donatello Restaurant

#136 of 6,880 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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 112
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Special 90th Birthday Party

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
viv1778
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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218 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Buffalo, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My husband and I do not recommend this restaurant. The "homemade" fresh daily pasta was harder than rocks. I've eaten many homemade pasta dinners throughout the U.S. and Canada and this was the worst by far. The restaurant was very small, dark and the tables were very close together making for a rather loud and annoying atmosphere. When we asked... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Visited this place in mid Dec; we were seated upstairs in a cozy dinning room in the front, I really liked the room and the decors. Service was ok; we waited for a long time to see our food. After appetizer, I placed my knife & fork on my plate, the male server surprised me by putting my knife/fork back... More 

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Middletown, md
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We enjoyed our visit. Food was good -- spaghetti seafood was a bit overcooked. Bruschetta was excellent as was Caprese Salad. We also had veal piccata (flavorful, but not memorable) and Fettuccine Panna (very tasteful). Desserts were really good, especially the brownie and cream caramel. The carrot cake was rather ordinary. Overall, $275 for 5 people.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

the great resturant like calzone spaghetti and Apple pie very good drink wine tea coca cola the food good the town really nice

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Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This was a cozy restaurant to relax for an excellent meal. Our group had a number of the featured items (e.g., veal, salmon and gnocchi). The caesar salad was just OK, but the caprese salad was very flavourful and large enough to share. The veal Marsala (i.e., veal with mushrooms and sweet sherry sauce) was the best entrée. The service... More 

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toronto
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My wife, two year old daughter and I went into this restaurant blindly. We were very pleased. The ambiance was perfect for all types of dinners. The upstairs containing private dining rooms also had a great atmosphere. The wine list was vast and expansive. They had wines from all regions of the world. In addition the dessert menu had many... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I had made online reservations and received a very nice personal response confirming availability. My GF and I dined here on December 20, 2014. We had pre-theatre reservations made for 5pm but got stuck on the QEW and were going to be late. We called to let them know and they had no problem changing it for us to 5:30!... 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?