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Donato's Pasta Plus Italian

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1900 Tamiami Trl # 116, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
(941) 764-1600
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 13
    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 evening at Donato's!!!

Great food, and great service. I had the parmesan encrusted salmon....yummmm! My partner had the linguine with clams and white sauce...friends had the chicken parmesan...all great! For desert, we had the tiramisu...the best I've ever had!!!!! PLUS the owner was bussing tables, etc and he was FUNNY... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
DONNASTOG
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Bloomington, Indiana
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Just found the best Italian restaurant in Port Charlotte. What surprise going from the outside to the inside. The outside is in a strip mall but the inside converts into a street in Little Italy in New York. Beautiful décor. The service was great and the servers we energetic with smiles and laughter To start with, fresh baked bread was... More 

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Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Was a pleasant surprise!!! Great atmosphere and the food was to die for. Staff was very warm and friendly. Best Italian restaurant in Port Charlotte.

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The restaurant is set up like a little neighborhood. At any given moment , you could be serenaded by the staff. The service is good but the food is just a little above average. If you are looking for upscale Italian food, you will be disappointed. If you are looking for a fun dining experience, you will find it here.

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Rotonda West, Florida
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Now this place has style, Great food and service. It feels like you are in Italy. They have it decorated really well and we love the feel of this place. The food is great have not had a bad meal. Service has been pretty good for the most part. This place can and will be busy. Even out of season.... More 

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North Port, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The food was delicious starting with the dipping oil and bread. All diners were treated with a song from the Italian chef while eating. The ambience was awesome. A wonderful evening out.

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NE PA
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Have lived here for a little over a year and finally last night with some friends my wife and I were able to get here to have dinner and let me say it was one of the best Italinian restaurants we have ever eaten at. The place is so cute inside it reminds you of being in NYC. The homemade... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Donatos in Port Charlotte Florida is a very good Italian restaurant with the charm of a New York City neighborhood Add Frank Sinatra singing and outstanding food and service makes for a great dinner

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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great food, and great service. I had the parmesan encrusted salmon....yummmm! My partner had the linguine with clams and white sauce...friends had the chicken parmesan...all great! For desert, we had the tiramisu...the best I've ever had!!!!! PLUS the owner was bussing tables, etc and he was FUNNY. we LOVED him and the whole evening was awesome!

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Always good food. The place has grown over the years and didn't lose it touch. The servers are always friendly and prompt. Their Fettuccine Alfredo is one of my most favorites.

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North Port, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We've always enjoyed Donato's restaurant especially the hot yummy bread. We went there the other evening and have to say we were not impressed with our pasta dishes. I asked the waitress what the difference was and she said they are now making their own homemade pasta. Hmm, While not tasting bad, it was very gummy. It was as if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1900 Tamiami Trl # 116, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Port Charlotte
  • Phone Number: (941) 764-1600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?