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Main Street, Carmel, IN
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Ranked #49 of 194 restaurants in Carmel
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 7, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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22 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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English first
Carmel, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

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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Greenwood, Indiana, USA
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This restaurant is located in the Carmel Arts and Design District, affording the opportunity to walk around and enjoy the galleries and shops. Our foursome all liked their meals. I had a great spaghetti marinara dish, two others had chicken and one, salmon. We all shared a delicious tiramisu. All was not perfect, however. Two salads had onions, after a... More

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Midland, Michigan
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Awesome food and very reasonably priced for the high quality freshness. They are family owned and offer service like they really care. Several Gluten free items on and off the menu Waiter, Sam knew his stuff. Save room for the great deserts. We ate grandma's vanilla coconut cake and it was outstanding.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This is real, authentic, local, amazing food. It's really hard to beat a place where the grandmother makes the tiramisu, the grandfather's recipe is used for the cheesecake, and the mushroom risotto makes grown women weep with joy. In summary: of the dozen times we've been here, we've never had anything close to a bad meal, the staff are amazingly... More

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Buckeye, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

In Carmel and stopped by for a late lunch. I had pasta carbonara for seven dollars. My friend had a 10 inch pizza for eight. Cook fresh spectacular service a tremendous value for a nice easy relax business lunch. Do not expect fast food everything is prepared to order and tailored to your liking. However easily to be in and... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stayed in Indiannpolis over the weekend and look for a good italian restaurant that was in the area. We found this gem in Carmel right on Main Street. When you first walk in you think it is very small and a pizza carry out place.Butthen walk into the mail restaurant which is attractive with red walls and very clean.... More

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Carmel, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Excellent! I have dined at family owned and operated Donatello's 3 times in the last month. Why did I not find this gem before? It is in the heart of Old Town Carmel, and maybe we should say it IS the heart of downtown Carmel. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the food...well...off the charts in flavor and yum... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Second visit and a Special occasion, Wedding Anniversary- They knew it when I made the reservation. Friday Night- 630. We were on time. Yes they had a table ready. That is the good news. Not very warm or social greeting. The place is noisy. Understaffed is my guess ..I counted 15 tables . I saw 2 or 3 servers plus... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Donatellos is a place that I'd eat every meal. Friendly staff, great atmosphere, and exceptional food make Donatellos my first choice every time my family dines out. The serving sizes are appropriate, and I don't leave feeling overstuffed like I do at some Italian places. I really enjoy the Fried ravioli, the sausage pizzas, the pasta with meat sauce, and... More

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Columbia, Missouri
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Had a great dinner here. The tortellini was excellent. Other diners had the Ahi tuna special, and raved about the rustica sauce on top. The wait staff was friendly and told us about the menu and preparation and were very attentive. Food is so good here, I only wish I could eat more. Will definitely be back.

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