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232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 875-6660
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Ranked #79 of 2,014 Restaurants in Tampa
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: J.F. Kennedy Blvd
Transit: Bus 36 stops in front of the restaurant.
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Tampa, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

After so many years of thinking Donatello was too old Tampa I have come around full circle. I'd come to love going to the bar to eat after we visited Rome - yes I think this is a pretty authentic Italian restaurant. I heard from a patient that there were Opera singers on last Thursday and recruited my good firmed... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The owner and his son are amazing; they greet you and you are a recognized and welcome guest. The food is authentic Italian and fresh and delicious. The owner comes to your table and checks on you. Service is great and you are treated like a VIP. This restaurant is a Tampa icon--better than Bern's. Would recommend this restaurant for... More 

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Port Richey, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My boyfriend surprised me by taking me here a year ago and we had such a great time. I am 23 and I loved the culture that Donatello had. Very old fashioned, very authentic Italian, and the staff was absolutely accommodating. The owner is always there to greet everyone and the staff is very knowledgeable. Since we enjoyed the experience... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I am 100% Greek and have traveled to Greece over ten times. Its wonderful to see the similarities in our cultures. All servers are males and lounge area females (thats how it is in Greece too). The inviting warm welcome greeted by the two gentleman handshakes for the men and traditional cheek kiss (European style). The wait staff is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We learned about this restaurant while on Sanibel Island at a beach bar called the Mucky Duck from a couple who lives in New Hampshire! After arriving in Tampa, we decided to try it. We immediately were introduced to the owner from the valet driver who stopped eating his meal to seat us and talk with us. Service was incredible,... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you are looking for a fake Italian restaurant with a Brazilian staff , this is the place but if you are looking for good food for a reasonable price you are looking ion the wrong place.

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Largo, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Given a very warm welcome on arriving and no request was too much trouble for the excellent and attentive staff, without being over bearing. The décor is warm and inviting the food was excellent and the service superb

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Try this local favorite the next time you're in the mood for fantastic Italian food. Gino is well heeled in the business and will make sure your experience is tailored to your celebration. The homemade spinach fettuccine is the best in the city!

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Tampa, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Donatello offers exquisite cuisine hand-crafted with old world charm served with impeccable attention to detail. We enjoyed the house pate (terrina della casa) and house salad with light dressing that highlighted the fresh greens. To die for is the zuppa de pesca, seafood soup entree, fresh fresh fish and shellfish in a savory base. My husband devoured the Italian Steak... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

While we have been to Donatello several times I thought it appropriate to review it again so that the word gets out that it is the premier Italian Restaurant in the area. My husband and I revisited Donatello again on 11/8/14 and had another exquisite dinner. We skipped the usual appetizer and went straight to the Caesar salad so as... More 

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Additional Information about Donatello

Address: 232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609
Phone Number: (813) 875-6660
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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