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Main Street, Carmel, IN
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful Italian!

I ate there for the first time last evening and was impressed with both the quality of the food and the service. Great experience!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I ate there for the first time last evening and was impressed with both the quality of the food and the service. Great experience!

Thank 970alexanderp
indianapolis, in
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Recently had dinner at Donatello's and were completely disappointed. We have been patronizing this restaurant since they opened a number of years ago, and have always been happy with the food and service. Our waitress was pleasant enough and tried her best, but the quality of the food was less than satisfactory. The calamari was the equivalent of chicken nuggets--ground... More 

2 Thank builder51
Siesta Key, Florida
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Donatello's is an average Italian restaurant. Servers are friendly depending on who you get. The food is average but better than Olive garden (and better ingredients!). The pasta is acceptable and the Chicken Parmesan uses a very large chicken breast. This is much better than most low to mid range Italian restaurants. The best item on the menu and makes... More 

6 Thank Jim S
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We ate there twice this week, and enjoyed our dinners both nights. He service was good, the atmosphere casual, and the food was excellent. The wine list is quite small, but okay for a casual Italian dinner. A great place to go after work and enjoy a nice dinner, and sit outside and enjoy the people in downtown Carmel.

Thank Bruce_and_Valerie
DoDDS, Germany
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our party arrived early and left late -- sounds like a great evening,yes? Took well over an hour for entrees to arrive. The fried ravioli was great, but the entrees were just so so. Bland, under seasoned. I could taste the flour in the sauce, which told me it was undercooked. The server offered to fix it, but. after such... More 

Thank onnagata75
Auerbach, Germany
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit to Donatello's. We had a group of 6 and we're actually the first group to arrive around 6 PM. We got our drinks fairly quick, then another hour before we got all of our appetizers. After we had been there for 1 1/2 hours , watching several other tables get their food and pay their... More 

Thank Vandelots
Carmel, Indiana
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We love Donatello's! They have great regional Italian. There is no favorite because every dish I have ever had there has been perfect, no really! I grew up eating on the Hill in St. Louis, so I am an Italian restaurant snob. The dishes are authentic. Really. The pasta dishes are full of flavor. The entrees are delicious. Start with... More 

1 Thank Carolyn W
New Port Richey, Florida
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank ALHG
Indianapolis, Indiana
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133 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank Dan F
Carmel, Indiana
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

1 Thank Mad4Diving

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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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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