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Donatello Restaurant

37 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416 595-5001
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Ranked #102 of 6,654 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Hours:
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
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Georgetown, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We usually have our Council Christmas party here. The service is great, the food is wonderful, the atmosphere is cozy, you just feel really good when you are there. I have gone there with my wife and we both enjoy it very much.

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Moncton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I was in Toronto for business and I was recommended this place by a friend of mine. The service was absolutely the best! Great food, great atmosphere, Great experience!

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great staff, superb food, wonderful drinks and great atmosphere. We had the specials appetizers, ravioli stuffed with squash and the other stuffed with crab...melt in your mouth goodness. Both the veal chop entree and the salmon were top notch, cooked to perfection and so delicious. Would definitely come back.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very welcoming and service matched the food excellent. Rack of lamb perfect. Just keep an eye on the bill to make sure nothing accidentally added.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 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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Hampshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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