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Main Street, Carmel, IN
317-564-4790
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 16
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    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice quaint place!

We made reservations for four on a Saturday night. It is located right on Main Street and in the perfect location of Carmel. The menu was pretty good, but missing a few of my favorites. Overall the service was good and we enjoyed our meal. It's not the best Italian restaurant in town, but it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Dan F
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We did Donatello's for a mother's day dinner and wish we'd have tried it long ago! The menu is good, and they have lots of specials. The house gorganzola dressing is incredible. More than one of us had the special manicotti and it was delicious! We are partial to another local place but Donatello's manicotti could give it serious competition.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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106 reviews 106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We made reservations for four on a Saturday night. It is located right on Main Street and in the perfect location of Carmel. The menu was pretty good, but missing a few of my favorites. Overall the service was good and we enjoyed our meal. It's not the best Italian restaurant in town, but it was worth trying.

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Carmel, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Donatello's has expanded, so there is plenty of room to get a table, which used to be an issue. The food is very solid. It is a nice place to go with friends in downtown Carmel. Not too fancy, not too expensive, just good food for a good price.

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Zionsville, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was our first time visiting this restaurant. We had a group of 6. It was our monthly couples dinner out. We were seated right away. Our orders were taken. We received the soups and salads. These dishes were cleared and we expected our dinners to follow. And then nothing. This is where the service ended. Our dinners did not... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Donatello's has expanded it's seating over the last few years and they have a few tables outside now as well. IT is located on the Main St. of downtown Carmel, IN. The decor is done in an industrial theme in red and black. It does have white tablecloths, but it is fine to wear jeans. The menu has a good... More 

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Noblesville, IN
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of dining here over Memorial Day weekend. I had the mushroom ravioli special. It was excellent. I highly recommend it if available. My husband had the filet. He said it was perfectly cooked and he enjoyed the brandy sauce. I started with the Caeser salad and my husband started with the seafood bisque.... More 

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Troy Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Stopped for lunch during the Automobilia show. Wild mushroom ravioli and Fettuccine Alfredo were spectacular. Service was excellent. Would definitely go back. Side salad and bread were average, but the pasta was first rate.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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117 reviews 117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Ten of us had a late dinner here on a Friday evening and were not disappointed. The food and the service were excellent. I particularly liked the Roman chicken.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Went with a friend, the items we ordered were cooked just fine, but the items weren't anything special. I could have made the same chicken dish at home, there wasn't any creativity in the presentation or the style of cooking. The waiter was the owner's son, who was very convinced the restaurant was "all that" of the restaurant world. He... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Unfortunately we didn't get to even try the food here. Just walking down the street and a waiter came flying out a door and almost ran head on into us. When we commented about it, his reply was "Sorry but we were on HIS property." We didn't realize that sidewalks were private property but beware and STAY OFF HIS PROPERTY!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Carmel, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hamilton County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 317-564-4790

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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