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Donatello Restaurant

37 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416 595-5001
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Ranked #117 of 6,624 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
Winnipeg, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Heard Donatellos was a decent Italian place and we weren't disappointed. Greeted warmly and promptly seated. The menu is fairly limited while the wine list is impressive. The veal americanna was good but not great. slightly thin and overcooked for my liking and the pasta was ordinary. Go back? sure, but after trying the many other good restaurants in the... More

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Hampshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Having checked some of the restaurants near our hotel, we were won over by the menu at Donatello and booked a table for the evening. The staff was welcoming and prepared, with the waitress thoroughly reciting the specials with great enthusiasm - and repeating the performance for next table in the same impeccable way, well done! We all chose different... More

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This little restaurant was directly opposite our hotel, the Eaton Chelsea. We had arrived late and were greeted by the manager who ran through the specials.We chose a simple starter and fish dishes for main, all of which were delicious. The food was so fresh and tasty. We both agreed that this had been a lucky find. Very good value... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Dinner: celebration of engagement with 6 ladies 1. The service was very slow - we got to order only 25 minutes after we sit down 2. Food came even slower - another 30 min 3. We were lacking water all the way through the dinner 4. It was +17 degrees outside and when we asked to close the window the... More

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George Town, null, Cayman Islands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Had an excellent meal. Fresh tomato and mozzarella salad to start, perfect balance of oils and vinegars. Seafood pasta special, al dente with a simple but tasty tomato sauce. Husband had shrimp cocktail, generous portion with large shrimp and the veal chop. Very tender and delicious. Service was fast, knowledgable and friendly. The entire team works very well together. It... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Although a pretty setting, the food was awful and the server said he hated Toronto and his job! Go to the Elm Tree Restaurant a couple of doors away.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great little recommendation by the Courtyard hotel. Enthusiastically welcomed and quickly seated upstairs, outside in the front - great table. Well-paced, friendly service. Good wine list. Excellent meals at reasonable prices given the meal, location, atmosphere & service. Not rushed, but well attended to through out the evening. Veal was tender, sauces perfect. The appetizers - one was eggplant, the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We dined at Donatello Restaurant in July 2014. The ambiance, food and service were excellent! What left a bad taste for us was that the menu prices posted outside were lower, by $2 an entree, than the actual menu prices. In addition, my husband ordered the "COSTOLETTE D'AGNELLO Charcoal broiled lamb chops cut from the rack of lamb" for $29.95... More

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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