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232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 875-6660
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Ranked #103 of 2,001 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
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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Tampa, Florida, United States
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118 reviews 118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great meal at the bar. The food is really excellent. I had the Dover Sole and a side of pasta. It's a great splurge night restaurant. Get the Louis tre - it's a generous pour...

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Nutley, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Moved to Tampa bay in 78 from North jersey. Had no idea there was no such thing as Grandma Recipe Italian anywhere. Suffered for a decade. And then, Donatello on Dale Mabry!! It was like finding an oasis in the Sahara! I recall this one night in 1989. My girlfriend Veronica (Sponghetta, as I lovingly called her) and I went... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We love going to the bar and listening to the live band while having a few drinks and appetizers. Great ambiance!

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Tampa, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is the best restaurant I've eaten at in Tampa. Yes, it is pricey, but if you accept that and want the best meal in Tampa, and one of the best classic Italian restaurants anywhere, this is your place. The manager greeted us at the door and we sat at a table with a side-by-side setting. The tables were spaced... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My boyfriend is a chef and received a great recommendation from a coworker for this restaurant. We were unfortunately running late but they pushed back our reservations with no problem. When we arrived they were friendly and even pushed up the air conditioning for us. The food was very good (carpaccio, veal with a truffle sauce, and tiramisu) but it... 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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