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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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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful place

we really enjoyed our visit to Danato's last night. It has such a fun atmosphere similar to "little Italy" in NYC complete with subway sounds and decor. The food was great and the waitress, Karen was the best. From where we were sitting we could see the chef making the pasta. At one point he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
wannatravel50
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Fredonia, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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229 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fredonia, New York
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

we really enjoyed our visit to Danato's last night. It has such a fun atmosphere similar to "little Italy" in NYC complete with subway sounds and decor. The food was great and the waitress, Karen was the best. From where we were sitting we could see the chef making the pasta. At one point he sang an Italian song and... More 

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Bellefontaine
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This little restaurant is so cute inside. Our waitress was very knowledgeable. My daughter is married to an Italian chef and she complimented the waitress highly on the actual homemade fettuccine. It is hidden by Lowes so many times I tell friends the location. It's one of our favorites.

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Port charlotte, fl
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

The food is absolutely delicious, but the place itself is why I love it. It's decorated beautifully and the staff are all sweet as could be.

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boston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

But, food is ok. Nothing special here. Service was great. Went twice, felt the same way both times...

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Donatos is a truly unique and outstanding Italian restaurant with the decor of Little Italy in Manhattan. There are miniature fire escapes, old Italian storefront facades, and even the sounds of the subway in the bathroom. In the main part of the restaurant is a gifted pasta maker who sings with an operatic voice.He also makes fresh mozzarella to die... More 

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North Port, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This restaurant is like being in New York city, great Italian food, home made cheesecake...atmosphere is right out of New York city with subway signs and stars on the ceiling ,make the pasta right in the restaurant.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This was my second time here and this will be the absolute last time. I went with my kids and after we were seated and drink orders taken, we asked for a kids menu. My daughter likes to see what's on the kids menu, but doesn't necessarily order from it. When the server brought the drinks for the kids, she... More 

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It's sad that I was told by a client to go to this restaurant if I wanted authentic italian food. The food is good,however, not the best. One just can't enjoy your food if you don't have a nice server. A poor server can spoil the appetite of anyone. That's what happened to us .the server never came around to... More 

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Mahaffey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My wife and I are down visiting from Pennsylvania and she wanted her pasta fix. Since I had been there a year ago I wanted her to share my experience at Donato's. I got on line to get the address and some of the reviews I saw were not flattering. I was unsure but decided we would try anyway. I... More 

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rhode island
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Tucked away in a strip mall, very surprising atmosphere and delicious authentic Italian food. My sister/husband, who live in North Port, took us here while we were visiting. Great italian bread/oil, along with homemade pasta's and a great selection of dishes. This is one of their favorite spots for Italian, and I can see why. I would love to come... 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: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?