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Donatello Restaurant

#24 of 6,599 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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37 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

went to Donatello's on the recommendation of my 'foodie' colleague. I ordered GAMBERONI & SCALLOPS AL VINO BIANCO(Shrimps & scallops sauteed in wine & garlic sauce) which came with FETTUCCINE ALLA PANNA (Fresh noodles with diced mushrooms in light cream sauce) - have to tell you this was the best italian dinner I've had since I went to Italy in... More 

1 Thank Mur1elle
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I decided to try this restaurant when we were downtown during the middle of the week. We stopped by early and had the pleasure of meeting the owner, his wife and the real person (dog) in charge. The owners wife told us about the lunch specials so we decided to try, my wife had the Ravioli with... More 

2 Thank Katmandu812
Columbus, Ohio
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent food and service. Weather permitting, try to get one of the upper level (second floor) patio tables which are not visible from the restaurant entrance.

1 Thank mroyalty38
Niagara Falls, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the atmosphere as soon as we walked in! Our waitress 'Corinna' was amazing and very helpful with the menu and in guiding us through their gluten options. Their desserts are homemade and the flavours prove it! Definitely worth the trip from Niagara just for dinner...

1 Thank jimhK8033QI
Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I almost missed the opportunity to try Donatello's and I am so glad I was able to try this restaurant before we left Toronto ! The food and service was fantastic ! Fresh homemade pasta and sauces, if you enjoy authentic Italian pasta dishes you must try Donatello's you will not be disappointed !

1 Thank toneill13
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Setting, food, service ......ALL excellent !!!!!!!! We ate in the upstairs dining room but there was also main floor and outdoor ....and everything was to our complete satisfaction !!!!! We will be back for sure !!!!!

Thank smiths1975
Sydney, Australia
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228 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner on a Friday night based on other reviews. We weren't disappointed. The service was excellent, good wine list and great food. There were 3 of us, 2 of us shared a veal dish and a pasta dish and the other had steak which he rated as the best steak he had ever eaten. Its location is... More 

Thank GKD60
Boca Raton, Florida
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint Italian restaurant on Elm Street. I ordered the special mushroom with pesto ravioli which was absolutely delicious (finished the plate), which left no room to try the homemade tiramisu. We each got different entrees, and we were all very pleased. Definitely worth trying if looking for good Italian food.

Thank Katekates
Epsom, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrated my husbands birthday here on the second night of our tour of Eastern Canada. We sat on the lovely upstairs terrace as it was such a warm evening and it was very romantic. Staff gave good service and the food was reasonable although not outstanding except the Tiramisu which was excellent.

Thank Karen F
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was fantastic! I cannot say enough about the fantastic food and service. Our server was knowledgeable about so many things and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and experience!!!!

Thank Coretta G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $50
Italian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 416.595.5001

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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