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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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Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I have never seen a restaurant concept anything like Donato's before. It really is a unique and interesting design on the inside. It mimics a subway ride to New York. However, my issue is with the food. My girlfriend hadn't been to donatos in years and recommended we try it. We ordered the rice balls, one of her old favorites.... More

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North Fort Myers
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had been to Donato's about 5 years ago and returned with a group of 10 this time. They have remodeled and have a decor that is a combo of Downtown, Little Italy, NYC/Subway. I had a grand time as so many of the places were from my youth. The service was GREAT, nice experience. There was a 2 for... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Atmosphere and decor were very nice. Tarquin was our server and she was top notch; if you go, ask for her. Our rice & sausage meatball appetizer was tasty, and the bread and olive oil served with our meal was excellent. The salad was plain iceberg and nothing special. My favorite dish is chicken piccata, and the piccata at Donatos... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our resent dinner at Donato's was very good.The two for twenty five special is great if you are try to save money.We have been to this restaurant many times by our self and with friends.service is always good and the food has never been bad.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My husband and I ate at this restaurant on Aug 17th, 2014. Both of us felt our meals were good and the restaurant's decor was interesting. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. My husband had the ravioli and I had the egg plant parmesan. My husband really enjoyed his ravioli, but unfortunately, I was not as crazy about the egg... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I couldn't ask for more for an enjoyable eating experience. Both trips to this restaurant have been completely satisfying - great food, excellent service and comfortable atmosphere. The decor (NYC Italian neighborhoods and subway) is creative and entertaining. The food from the bread to the entrees is all very good. The service is top notch. First time it was me... More

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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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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