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Donato Enoteca

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1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063 (Middlefield and Main)
+1 650-701-1000
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Set in the heart of downtown Redwood City, Donato Enoteca offers true and...
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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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Great Happy Hour

This is a hidden gem in Redwood City. Very nice staff, great wine and lovely food. Their happy hour can't be beaten. Half off appetizers, wine by the glass, etc.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Laurieah
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Menlo Park, California
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Menlo Park, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a hidden gem in Redwood City. Very nice staff, great wine and lovely food. Their happy hour can't be beaten. Half off appetizers, wine by the glass, etc.

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Sant'Antonino di Susa, Italy
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

After two weeks of travel within US western lands I went to Redwood city for visiting the territory around San Francisco. I needed to feel again a real simple but fantastic italian taste and I went to Donato's Enoteca for having the simplest meet free food, a simple Pizza with italian Buffalo's mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes, basel and few achoves.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The dinner has some very different tastes than other Italian dishes and they were all a welcome surprise! We started with the insalata di pomodori which had delicious heirloom tomatoes. She had the Foiade di Funghi and well - and her eyes rolled back not unlike a shark enjoying a meal. I only got to try one bite and I... More 

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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We've always love going to Donato for a special occasion and just to get together with friends. Donato himself is always extremely gracious and welcoming.

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luxembourg
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Enjoyable team dinner. Good atmosphere and service. Food interesting and varied if a little different from a regular Italian

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San Jose, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Our first time at Donato Enoteca and a full success! A very solid and reasonably priced list of Italian wines, including several choices not easy to find. We started out with Insalata di Asparagi - absolutely delicious. Fresh ingredients very well prepared. Following were Agnolotti del Plin - small ravioli with three different meats. Mouthwatering. The service was prompt and... More 

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Pacifica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Brought the family to this Michelin bib gourmand lister, for me and my husband's wedding anniversary. While I am not an italian food fan, everyone in my party is :). The food choices at the restaurant are enticing but I had a simple seared rock cod. Dessert was where I had fun--panna cotta, chocolate/espresso/mascarpone tiramisu and a warm chocolate hazelnut... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We've wanted to try Donato Enoteca for months, and I am so glad we finally did. The food was absolutely incredible. We ordered the chicken and the pork risotto (the pork was cooked to perfection!) and we were really happy with everything we ordered - appetizers, dessert, wine. The restaurant is really large and the room we were in had... More 

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San Carlos, California, United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We seldom visit the same restaurant twice within one month but recently returned to Donato Enoteca two Saturdays in a row. The service was friendly, food very well presented and prepared. The short ribs were among the best ever. We talked our way into a better outside table - we had our Welsh terrier and they wanted to seat us... More 

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CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

**Disclaimer** I've had food and drink here multibple times, but only for happy hour in the lounge and at the bar. The food has been excelent, the drinks good, and the service spotty. I'm not sure why they don't advertise theier happy hour more as it's a great deal and is never crowded. They also don't staff for it very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063
    (Middlefield and Main)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-701-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?