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Donatello

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232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609 (J.F. Kennedy Blvd)
Bus 36 stops in front of the restaurant.
(813) 875-6660
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful but expensive

First class restaurant but prices were vey high. Excellent wait staff and atmosphere. Food came very quickly and was HOT.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Carol P
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Spanish Fort, Alabama
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Spanish Fort, Alabama
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

First class restaurant but prices were vey high. Excellent wait staff and atmosphere. Food came very quickly and was HOT.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Golf trip to Tampa with 3 friends and everything looked so good we had a problem deciding so we just told them to feed us. We all agreed that it was one of the best Italian meals ever. Had pasta, seafood, veal and lamb with great wines the staff recommended. A new "must stop" on our annual golf trip to... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is our first time at Donatellos after driving by it for years. This is a great Italian restaurant with awesome service. The bread is great. I had the fettuccini with meat. The best I had at any place including Italy. My wife had the pollo a la Milanese. It was really good too. If you are looking for great... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is our 4th time there and it never disappoints. The bar area is a throw back to 50s-60s with a piano bar, dancing, regulars at the bar and a feeling of a different age. Not glamorous but a good vibe. The restaurant and food served is high quality Italian. If you are a fan of traditional Italian cooking you... More 

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Orono, Maine
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Donatello is a perfect date night spot harkening back to the 60's for me. The wine list is expansive and the menu is traditional Italian. All the food is beautifully plated. Main course could easily be shared. Veal can be prepared Scaloppini, Picatta, or Marsala. My veal was prepared perfectly. Several items on the menu that we ordered could be... More 

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Tampa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Live in the area and went with my wife for Valentine's Day. They definitely looked overbooked - i.e. there was a line at the host station to get into the restaurant - so in all fairness things may be different on a normal day. Was hoping it would be great after reading reviews and whatnot, but turned out disappointing. Apps... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Yes it's expensive, but the wow factor is there. You get greeted by the owner with a handshake and the feeling you're a vip, the ambience is you're in Italy (lived in Europe). Food is great, they had some excellent singers tonight, and Ted our server was excellent. Must go!

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Central Pennsylvania
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156 reviews 156 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

When we're visiting Tampa and want to impress friends with one of the best Italian meals anywhere outside Italy we head straight to this place. The food is fantastic, menu varied, and service professional.

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lake hamilton, fl
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Valentines Day and our anniversary at Donatello's was a 5 star experience. The bar was great fun and what can I say about the restaurant except it was perfect service and excellent food. Very busy but great attitudes by all.

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gatordoc78
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Have not visited this restaurant in many years.Still has very personalized service where the owner and son greet you like family. Had the calamari that were fresh and cooked perfect. Wife had Sea Bass and Lobster which was excellent. I had Grouper with red sauce that was cooked to perfection.Waiters very attentive and owner visited us at least twice to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609
    (J.F. Kennedy Blvd)
  • Public Transportation: Bus 36 stops in front of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: (813) 875-6660

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?