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Donatello

232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 875-6660
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Ranked #89 of 1,965 Restaurants in Tampa
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
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
Nutley, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 reviews 5 reviews
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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The dinner portions where small . They charged 28.00 for most entrees. We were disappointed because for that amount salad should have been included with the meal . The salad is sold separately for 11.00 a plate . The home made bread was not good . The waiters were good . the ambiance was okay but under dressed for a... More

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

this has to have been the best Italian food i have ever tasted in my entire life. it makes olive garden look like the chain restaurant it really is. all of the waiters and hosts are in tuxes. they cook your meal right in front of you and my waiter even gave me a rose when we left. the food... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Came here with a group of friends to celebrate an anniversary and birthday. Service was very nice. There were 11 in our party. Sat at a big oval table and all the tables have fresh rose centerpieces. The bread was definitely homemade, but needed more flavor, perhaps some garlic. The cannelloni ordered as a meal was such a small portion,... More

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Lutz, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I went out for the evening and had a terrific meal at Donatello. We started in the bar area (nice leather and dark wood bar).Nice celebrity photos in the entryway. Once we were seated, the mussel appetizer was fantastic. I like the tomato version with garlic. Nice bread for dunking in the liquid left over. I had... More

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Denver CO
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Couldn't find a better wait staff anywhere. Food has never disappointed. linguini with lump crabmeat was loaded with big hunks of yummy crab. Perfectly cooked steak, tender and flavorful. Delicious soup. Fantastic appetizers. The owner takes pride in his business, oversees all of it, and visits every table. Women leave with fresh roses and a hug. Feels like you had... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is one of those "old style" italian restaurants with the great service and food. Reminds me of the great places in NJ. Had a great veal dish with peppers and linguini with garlic and oil finished table side. desert was fantastic and i had to be rolled out of the restaurant for how much i ate. it is an... More

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