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Donatello Restaurant

#107 of 6,601 Restaurants in Toronto
#118 of 7,110 Places to Eat in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown Toronto
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37 Elm Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
416.595.5001
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Wonderful staff!

We went to Donatello while staying in Toronto at he Chelsea across the street. The trip advisor reviews enticed us to want to check out this restaurant. The welcome and service we received were top notch. The food while good, was not exceptional. Perhaps our expectations were too high going in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
MicheleKasha
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Winnipeg, Canada
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We had a large party of 12 people coming from out of town. The staff made sure were set up in a private room and our dinner was fabulous. The waiter was attentive, the food was prepared promptly and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Would absolutely go back!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Knowledgable and attentive staff, cute restaurant, superb quality of food. One of the better Italian restaurants in Toronto.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I booked Donatello's for my wife's birthday, and my wife, daughter and I had a perfect seat at the front window! The staff we just as good as the food, and the food (and service) was amazing. The menu that you are offered, is just a teaser for the nightly specials, still don't know how our waiter, Peter remembered all... More 

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Cirencester
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Slightly disappointed with the food, service slow and staff slightly surly, definitely lacking a sense of humour! Wine choice poor and expensive. There are plenty of better restaurants to go to.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went to this well known Toronto eatery with work colleagues and was underwhelmed. Rather cramped space and dull fare, wine none too impressive. This might partly have been the fixed menu for our group but this place failed to impress especially after our very nice meal at another nearby Italian the previous night.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We went to Donatello while staying in Toronto at he Chelsea across the street. The trip advisor reviews enticed us to want to check out this restaurant. The welcome and service we received were top notch. The food while good, was not exceptional. Perhaps our expectations were too high going in. Would return again, loved the ambience.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Donatello is a beautiful restaurant situated in the heart of downtown just north of the Eaton Centre. It is a very large restaurant, but I still recommend getting a reservation as the the place was very busy. Overall, the food, which included a veal chop, 3 different types of pastas, grilled calamari, minestrone soup and a tomato salad, was excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I've checked out any cuisine you can think of...but this one is exceptional. It is authentic Italian, but satisfies any craving with a great menu and the selection of everyday's specials.I had Grilled Calamari grilled to the perfection as an appetizer and chose go with Shrimps and Scallops with a side of pasta in cream sauce-umami!!! There is an exceptional... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
551 reviews 551 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
1,052 helpful votes 1,052 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Donatello's is a very good choice for lunch in downtown Toronto. The mood is relaxed. The staff are very friendly and attentive. The food is very good. Having eaten here on a number of separate occasions I can say the food is consistently good however on my last visit the salmon was tad over done and a bit dry. That... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I found this nice Italian restaurant downtown Toronto within walking distance of our hotel so we decided to try it. Atmosphere was great, service & servers were great & the food awesome!!! Some may say it's pricey, but we didn't think so. Totally recommend Donatello Restaurant. We will be making another visit to this wonderful spot. Again... More 

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Additional Information about Donatello Restaurant

Address: 37 Elm Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
Phone Number: 416.595.5001
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
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
Average Prices: USD $20 to $50
Cuisine: Italian

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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 to $50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?