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Main Street, Carmel, IN
317-564-4790
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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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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Italian in a relaxed atmosphere!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Bruce_and_Valerie
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Siesta Key, Florida
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

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 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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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.

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DoDDS, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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Auerbach, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

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 

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Carmel, Indiana
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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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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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14 restaurant reviews
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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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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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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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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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