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Donatello Restaurant

37 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416 595-5001
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Ranked #113 of 6,671 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

What a great find for good Italian food, with a cozy atmosphere and very reasonable prices. This place has been in business for over 30 years and the chef had been there for over 25 years, so it makes a big difference in the food. Their great staff provided excellent service. Being vegetarians, it is hard to find such good... More

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St David's, Saint George's, Bermuda
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

excellent food and service, cozy and very homey Italian. Lunch was incredible and wished we could have stayed to sample all the fare.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went to Donatello for a late dinner with a couple of friends. Definitely one of the best Italian restaurants I've been too. Love the old school homey atmosphere! And the food is amazing!! Their grilled calamari appetizer is to die for! Caprese salad and pastas were great too. I was very impressed!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I went for a dinner with my fiancée. On Monday the restaurant was extremely busy, still, the hostess didn't make us wait for a long time and still was apologizing (we didn't have the reservation). We preferably wanted to be seated outside, but both patios were full. In 10 minutes, after having drinks at the bar on the 2nd floor... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

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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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Me and my friends had a wonderful time on my best girlfriends' wedding. I could not not leave a comment here bcs everything abt this place was a fairy tale journey. The main entrance, the hostess, servers and the food! They were all smiling, polite ... we felt like a regulars. The food and the atmosphere was spectacular! I loved... More

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My girlfriend and I visited Toronto for the weekend. Concierge at the hotel recommended us to try Elm Tree, recently opened restaurant on Elm St. We made a reservation and requested for a quiet area since it was our anniversary. Unfortunately we had to leave after having a glass of wine, because the server was all over us and server... More

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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

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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