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232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 875-6660
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Ranked #105 of 1,963 restaurants in Tampa
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
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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116 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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English first
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
65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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
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
56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Thanks to the prior recommendations, we booked a table for our large group at Donatello on a busy Friday night. From the moment we walked through the door until we left, our entire group was treated to a fantastic dining experience. The whole night took us back to a time where dining out was more than enjoying great company and... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

My husband and I dined at Donatello and had a wonderful experience. The food was fresh and authentic, with enough modern twists to be appealing. It's definitely a high end, experience-oriented restaurant. Fresh roses on the table and they gave me a single long stemmed rose when we left. It was a lovely respite from our hectic lives.

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We loved the pate, mussels, and the fish special. I asked for the salmon prepared with a sauce listed for another fish. They complied and made me happy. Excellent house salad. Perfect desserts...Napoleon...lemon gelato....cheesecake...chocolate cake. Owners Guido and Gino make efforts to visit each table and provide a personal touch. Enjoy the live music and dance a little if you... More

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Winter Park
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had just finished a day at the amusement park and had driven by and heard of this restaurant so did not want to have to do a lot of research on someplace to eat. We called and asked if we could get a seating for 4 and were instructed to come on in. Asked if casual dress was ok... More

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Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Great food & good service. I dined with 2 new customers who were local but hadn't been here in years. Warmly welcomed at the door, we had an excellent dining experience. They earn extra marks because a called taxi was MIA & a server offered to drive me back to my hotel. Our dishes were all good with the desserts... More

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