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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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12:00 pm - 8:00 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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 163
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Great food, long wait

Great food, but that means a long wait sometimes. The service was friendly and accurate. No mistakes and that's important after a couple of recent bad ones at other places. Love the marinara sauce on anything. Portions are too big but that's true almost anywhere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
greenjackie
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Norton Shores, Michigan
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Norton Shores, Michigan
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, but that means a long wait sometimes. The service was friendly and accurate. No mistakes and that's important after a couple of recent bad ones at other places. Love the marinara sauce on anything. Portions are too big but that's true almost anywhere.

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Thank greenjackie
Port Charlotte, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Almost every time before this when I have had great food sometimes mediocre service . This time the food was horrible three people had to send theirs back and the service very mediocre

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Thank Ginybob
Punta Gorda, Florida
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the NYC decor! I had the mussels with Marinara and it was the best Marinara I've ever had! I would love to take jars of our home! It had lots of fresh basil. The bread the garlic and olive oil was wonderful. My fiancé had the angel hair pasta with meatballs. ..he practically locked the bowl clean! The service... More 

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Thank MelissaScott7613
Brechin, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered this gem last year and have enjoyed both lunch and dinner on many occasions. We introduced our friends to this restaurant and they have all enjoyed themselves. Love the lasagna and,of course, the fresh bread and garlic oil. The atmosphere is amazing from the store front windows to the sound of the New York subway in the background.... More 

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1 Thank Abbybear123
North Port, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was all around very tasty and the service prompt and very pleasant. The dining room is decorated to represent a New York City street, and they have done an excellent job.

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1 Thank Philbert63
North Port, Florida
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended Donatos for dinner with friends. We were disappointed with everything. Service was terrible. There were six of us and not one of us had a good meal. The chicken marsala was tasteless. Three orders of chicken parm were mediocre, the breading was so thick that it was all you could taste. All of our side pastas were served... More 

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Thank rk743
Sarasota, Florida
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't tell you how much I truly love this place! I grew up in area full of Italians and my best friends mother made this sauce and gave me the recipe with the secret ingredient and I taste it in their sauce. I love their food! The salads have changed over time, but still good. The hot bread with... More 

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1 Thank araymond89
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was just okay. I got chicken Alfredo but it honestly just reminded me of Olive Garden. Not bad, just not what I was expecting. But the atmosphere and theming is wonderful! Very great place to check out!

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Fla
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109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Donato's and we had a great experience. We went yesterday, Jan. 14, 2016 for lunch with two of our friends. 3 of us had chicken parm. and 1 spaghetti and meatballs. I had a glass of chianti which was excellent. $5. , 1 hot tea, 1 ice tea. Great selection of dinners and sandwiches.... More 

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1 Thank almondcookies
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49 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us visited Donato's for dinner and we were extremely pleased with our meal and the service. We visited Saturday night around 6pm and although there was a 20 minute wait, we were seated in a booth within 15 minutes. The waitress was excellent and efficiently took our drink and food orders. There was a bit of a backup... 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: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?