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Donato's Pasta Plus Italian

1900 Tamiami Trl # 116, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
(941) 764-1600
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Port Charlotte, Florida
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

OMG June 6 2014 ordered the seafood combo,marinara style, spicy hot hot hot What a terrible plate . The damn menu says nothing to indicate heat. Never order red at this restaurant.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

06/02/2014: Ate here last night using the "Buy one entrée get 50% off second" coupon. Now I know that awhile back Donato's replaced their existing dishes with smaller versions in order to trick the eye into not noticing that smaller portions are being served. In fact, the salad plates are so small you end up with salad all over the... More

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Three locals from different parts of the Port Charlotte FL area recommended this place as a go to spot for some really good food and interesting atmosphere. They were right the food and wine was excellent. More surprising was the friendliness of the entire wait staff. They were not only friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable, they seemed to really enjoy their... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We dine at Donatos monthly, some times more often. It's one of our "go to places". It's extremely hard to stay away from the hot bread and garlic/olive oil dip served. Meals are always consistent, two of our favorite are the mushroom ravioli, and the veal marsala. The decor is just a neat experience, there is not a restaurant as... More

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Excellent food and service! I've been unimpressed with this area and Donato's gave me something to smile about. Try the chocolate cake!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This place has delicious entrees. The atmosphere is quaint. It is in a strip mall but don't let that dissuade you from going in.

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We have tried several italian restaurants in the area. The search has ended. We ate at Donatos last night for the first time at the suggestion of our dining friend. Did not expect to find anything like this in the area. When we arrived, our expectations were low. It is located in a strip mall next to the Lowes shopping... More

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We dined at Donato's while while staying in the area (not our first time). The food was,as usual, good Italian fare and the atmoshere as entertaining as ever. The wait staff was friendly and courteous and paced our slow eating habits wonderfully. Where the restaurant falls short is the lack of Cappucino or proper Espresso after the meal. We were... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Great food and service every time !!!! Love the Décor of the restaurant too...when talking with employees they've been working with this family for more then 5-8 years.....

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Venice, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We were a group of 29 that arranged a dinner outing to Donato's in Port Charlotte. The restaurant is located in a small strip mall, but when you enter the front door you are transported to the NYC subway and the streets of Little Italy. We notified them that we would be coming because they don't normally take reservations. They... More

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