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1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063
+1 650-701-1000
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Ranked #5 of 240 Restaurants in Redwood City
Price range: $8 - $28
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Middlefield and Main
Description: Set in the heart of downtown Redwood City, Donato Enoteca offers true and honest contemporary Italian cuisine from Executive Chef Donato Scotti that changes weekly determined by the freshest available seasonal produce. Homemade pastas, wood-burning oven pizzas, meat and fish courses are available, executed in an authentic yet modern way. The menu spans every region of Italy and incorporates artisanal products, such as fresh imported burrata, prosciutto, grappa and olive oil. Other in-house specialties include sausages, mostarda and lamb prosciutto. The wine list focuses on smaller-production boutique wineries from Italy, California and France.
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English first
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311 reviews 311 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped here after a quick visit to Alcatraz. This is a Michelin rated bib gourmand so I decided to give a try-glad I did. A delicious and authentic squid ink pasta with assorted seafood and a side of local asparagus with Grana cheese was perfect. Many drink choices add to the experience.

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San Francisco area, CA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Obviously other reviews say otherwise, but my experience was so-so. It wasn't bad, but it was nothing special. I had some sort of ribs with polenta, and chard. The meat was extremely tender but completely lacking in flavor, polenta was cooked perfectly but once again lacking in any flavor, completely bland. The greens were very nicely cooked. The server was... More 

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Palo Alto
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I have eaten at Donato many times. Most recently we held our company holiday party there for twelve people. The food is authentic Italian-not "Americanized". Some of the best dishes are the grilled calamari, pasta with oxtail sauce, pizza and branzino. Also, the wine list is exceptional, especially the Italian wines. I would have rated this establishment five stars, but... More 

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California Gold County
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have been here several times and always had a lovely meal. Wine selections and cocktails are also excellent. Service is 'old world' which to me means knowledgeable, quiet and efficient. Their sides and salads are excellent.

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Redwood City, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I took a work colleague from Italy here and he RAVED about the authenticity of the dishes, the flavors, and the superior wine list. He still mentions it several years on.

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Berkeley, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The Giants won the World Series! So six of us who share season tickets decided to celebrate and keep the season alive into November, and we had lunch here with its great food. It was a perfect place for lunch. My spaghetti with black squid sauce was excellent - but I hope you like garlic if you order it. The... More 

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Italian in California
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I organized a Sunday lunch for six (family, inclusive of two children), based on a previous experience at the same venue about 4 years ago. Owner and chef Donato from Bergamo (30 miles from Milan) used to run La Strada in Palo Alto. Donato Enoteca offers what i consider is the best Italian food from San Jose to just south... More 

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Redwood City, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We enjoyed our meal at Donato, but it wasn't the standout meal I expected from a restaurant which had just received a "bib gourmand" designation from the Michelin guide. We enjoyed the service, and the setting was fine, but the atmosphere of the restaurant lacked that little bit extra personality that I was expecting from a top tier (expensive) place... More 

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San Francisco, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This restaurant is the right place to go for a special night out.There were four people in our party and everyone was satisfied.The dining room was a bit noisy. We sat in the section near the bar. We did not mind because there was a game on we wanted to casually follow. For an appetizer the calamari is exquisite. It... More 

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Service is excellent... Thoughtful, attentive and quick. The menu offers good variety and unique choices and prices reasonable for the area. The dining room is a bit noisy but tolerable. The quality of food did not reach "special" but no one in our party of 4 was disappointed in any way. If you are looking for a place to gather... More 

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Additional Information about Donato Enoteca

Address: 1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone Number: +1 650-701-1000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 28

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