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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 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Family owned and operated Italian restaurant. Come casual or dressy.... Just come in and taste their food! They put on quite a show, too! The dining room is decorated to look like you are eating in an Italian neighborhood.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

As you walk in, the decoration sets the ambiance. It mimics an old NY Italian neighborhood. The food is excellent, and the service is exquisite. Rather than a "chain" restaurant, give Donato a try. It's a favorite among the locals.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I went there a few months ago, was surprised how small the portion was ,compared to a year ago I was there , Smaller Plates & Portions , Service was very good ,

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Donatos is my favorite Italian resteraunt. The ambiance is fantastic, with food to match. I would like to see them add some strolling musicians. Other then that, they have perfected the atmosphere!

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Way better that any of the chains. The inside looks like NYC. Very unique atmosphere and great food. Great place for family or a date. Highly recommended!

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Maine
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

This property gets A++++ for decor. It is very creative. Did find it very cold the night we at there with friends. The bread was good. Oil was served 50/50 with raw garlic. Tasted good goin' down, but tummy wasn't too happy later. I ordered Nana's soup which was very watery and a disappointment. Others in my group felt it... More

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Jericho, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We had late lunch today, arrived at 1:55 pm. The sign said hours 11-2 and 4-something. We stepped in and asked if we were too late. The waitress told us to go pick a table since another party had just seated. So walking in you have to look around to enjoy the atmosphere. From the map of NYC and the... More

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Margate, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere is a lot of fun. The owners want you to feel like you are walking into an authentic NY Italian restaurant with subway signs & street musicians. The menu is plentiful as are the portions. I had the stuffed shells and the "gravy" was like my Italian Mama made it. From the bread to the cannoli all was... More

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Bradford, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Designed like a courtyard in Little Italy, included the stars in the dark sky, has great mood. Every one in our party (all relocated New Yorkers) loved the food. They recently stopped the two for one wine during happy hour :( but the house wine was very good. Short ribs fell off the bone, the osso bucco excellent and the... More

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Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

There is a very wide selection at Donato's. The food is always well prepared, the staff are outstanding, and I enjoy the atmosphere - the interior Is set up so you feel like you're sitting at an outdoor café complete with the starry ceiling. That may sound cheesy, but actually it's very charming. And on your way home you can... More

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