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Donato Enoteca

1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063
+1 650-701-1000
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Ranked #6 of 236 Restaurants in Redwood City
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Price range: $8 - $28
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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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San Diego
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246 reviews 246 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Visited this restaurant during a weekend trip to Redwood City. We made a reservation since we were dining on a Friday night. This was a good idea, as the place was full. We called to adjust our arrival time due to a flight change, and the hostess was very kind in changing our reservation. The dining room where we were... More

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Paris, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have been here three times in three years, and this place has been consistently good. Food is really authentic, and since I am italian I am picky on this. I had the black ink squid pasta, and it was exactly as I prepare it. My friends had the fish dishes, also were good, and the tagliata (that looked to... More

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We came to Redwood City to visit a dog breeder and check out her litter of puppies. Since we are from Bakersfield and didn't want to spend 8 hours in a car, we chose to spend the night. My husband booked a reservation after a google search on good restaurants in Redwood City. We were promptly shown to our table... More

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Westwood, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Even including New York City, this is the best Italian restaurant in the US! Prix fixe seafood dinner was delicious as was the dessert. Wine list is excellent. Service is wonderful too. Don't miss Donato is you're in the area.

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Mountain View, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My family from Italia. This place is excellent and authentic. Cafe' is also superior than any I have had since in Italia.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I am on a business trip alone and would like to find a good place to eat and have a good time. I found this restaurant reading the reviews of trip advisor and came to try. Amazing! The pizza was as good as I had in Italy! There was a jazz duo and the environment is top with a fair... More

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Nome, Alaska
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96 reviews 96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Now we must beg for bread.. No longer just comes to the table. Appetizer cod was tepid and almost nonexistent. $16 assorted meats etc was so thin and skimpy I could not believe my eyes. If they can't graciously provide adequate portions they should close their doors. Chicken entree was dry and overlooked.. This once was my favorite dish. Waiters... More

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Eagle, Idaho, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My husband and I joined a friend, who suggested this restaurant. The food was excellent. I consider this to be a 5 star restaurant for a 4 star price. My husband and I had the nightly trio; a pre-fixed menu. All 3 courses were fabulous, for only $39.00 a person. We had 1 round of cocktails, before our meal; My... More

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San Francisco
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I attended a dinner reception at Donato Enoteca, I found the staff charming and very accommodating. The drinks good and hors d'oeuvres remarkable and outstanding. Having said that, unfortunately my compliments can not be extended to the meal. The salad was beautifully presented, but tasteless. The pasta course, made up for it a bit-unusual and tasty, but rather too cool.... More

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Fremont California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My girlfriend lives in RWC so we thought, instead of climbing the hill, we would meet at Donato. She had eaten there a number of times and enjoyed the restaurant. Well, we definitely started off on the wrong foot: we saw a waiter deliver a pretty drink. He ignored us, initially, when we asked what it was. We were then... More

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