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Donato Enoteca

1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063
+1 650-701-1000
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Ranked #4 of 236 restaurants in Redwood City
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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English first
Westwood, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Redwood City, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

the best spicy marinara with the best pricetag ever! I was very impressed with their selections and how great the service was all around.

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Am surprised by the reviews here. Normally I agree with trip advisor. In my opinion this place is average at best. Maybe I ordered badly. Had the scallops to start. Was dissapointed. It was a big greasy bowl of deep fried scallops and onions. It reminded me of something you would get in chilis except in chilis it would have... More

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San Anselmo, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been here twice by myself so I sat at the bar. The atmosphere, wine, food and service are all just excellent. I look forward to driving through Redwood City at dinner time!

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