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1361 N Frederick Drive, Winchester, VA
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Needed to find a new pizza restaurant

After finding out that our favorite pizza restaurant had closed we drove around the corner, literally, to Donato's Taste of Italy. We were very happy to discover this place. As we are from the NJ/NY area, we KNOW what makes a good pizza, and Donato's knows how to make it. One advantage of going on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Rich P
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Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, United States
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Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

After finding out that our favorite pizza restaurant had closed we drove around the corner, literally, to Donato's Taste of Italy. We were very happy to discover this place. As we are from the NJ/NY area, we KNOW what makes a good pizza, and Donato's knows how to make it. One advantage of going on a Tuesday is finding out... More 

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Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We love going to Villa Donato because the food is fantastic and the staff is so friendly. We like to go with several friends and share a meal, laughter, and good conversation.

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Winchester, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Good location. Clean restaurant. Outside eating area. Clean restrooms. Great service. Had spaghetti with meat sauce. Very good! Had side order of Italian sausage & meat balls. The sausage was non-spicy & tasteless. The meatballs were just ok. The restaurant seems to specialize in pizza and subs. Will probably go back in order to try same. VERY reasonable wine prices!

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Winchester
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place has moved a few times but seems to have found a permanent location. The food with family recipes has continued to be fantastic. The small cannoli's at the end of the meal are just the right size.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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237 reviews 237 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Even Chef Ramsay could not save this hapless place. We waited more than an hour to get our entre, then finally gave up and left! All kinds of excuses, being told our "food is coming right now ", being told we could get half off our meal, then told even later that our "food is now in the oven"...totally ridiculous!... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Donato's is a local treasure. My family eats here a couple times a month. The food is excellent and the portions are huge. It is impossible to leave hungry. The family that runs it are very friendly. Right now the owner is calling the place "Touch of Italy", but locals know it as Donato's. We'll worth a visit!

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Were eat here so much they are like family to us. When my family comes in from out of town they always ask to come here. I sometimes torture them by texting them a picture of my dish. They have changed locations quite a bit but we have followed them all over Winchester for the last 15 years. Job well... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Authentic, delicious Italian cuisine at reasonable prices. Large portions as well. Donato's motto is "Only for you" and they make you feel that way. Sometimes you can hear Donato (the owner) singing in the kitchen and sometimes he comes out and greets folks with hearty sayings like, "How are you, where you been, on vacation?" "Wheee, long time no see",... More 

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Detroit
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112 reviews 112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

forget the chains and go to this nice family run restaurant. The food and the service is very good. Prices are reasonable. We come here every time we visit our son and his wife. The lasagna is great and large portions. Great bread sticks and salad.

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Cross Junction, Virginia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Our first trip to this location. The pizza was above average for Winchester, maybe top 4 or 5. PIzza, of course, is a highly individualized judgement, but this one had a nice balance in the crust of chewy and crisp, and a god sauce. the salads and pasta were above average, too. I would say better than Venice just down... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1361 N Frederick Drive, Winchester, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?