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Donatello Restaurant

#39 of 6,755 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown
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37 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
+1 416-595-5001
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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All hours
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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151 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been here a few times through the years and are always so happy with our decision to return. Food is always the best! Service is also very attentive and personalized and effective. Great wines! The ravioli is to die for! I love the authentic Italian ambiance and setting. Choose this restaurant you will not regret it!

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Thank GaGaMeHarley
Ottawa, Canada
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80 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We dined here last Saturday night. We booked online. They called to confirm. Not an issue. We were seated at the back near the bar. Busy area but were glad that we were not near the front door because the breeze blowing in when patrons arrive is quite noticeable. Service was OK but I take issue with waiters removing plates... More 

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Thank Schnaffer
Sarasota, Florida
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101 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a repeat visit..Everytime I have more than a day in Toronto I usually try to have one dinner here. Never disappointed - always very good food and the setting is charming. Service is usually very good, as it was this time. After I had only managed to finish about half of my delicious Tortellini, the waiter informed me... More 

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Thank Rick S
Mississauga
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first experience and we can assure you that it will not be the last one. The food was quite delicious and the service provided by William was amazing. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Lorraine L
Mentor, Ohio
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a reservation for four at 7:00 PM a week previous to our visit. The place is so loud our server had to repeat the specials twice. Placed our drink order; when they were served (about 7:15) we placed our entree order. The tables on either sides of ours were cleared and new diners were seated. After our salads were... More 

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Thank Bonita300
Detroit
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this Italian restaurant several blocks from the hotel. Very relaxing, traditional, soft lighting, a lovely waitress, good food. A bit pricy but being from the US with the exchange rate not so bad.

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Thank grayvlad
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good and the service exceptional! We really enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant - warm, cozy and very inviting.

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Thank SamanthaTP
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for great pasta, quaint atmosphere, and Italian fair in town I strongly recommend Donatello's. The wine selection was good, the service impeccable and the cook was passionate because I thoroughly enjoyed every dish I ordered from the carpacio di manza, to fettuccine. The resto is a little tight so be prepared to squeeze in. Once your settle... More 

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Thank Patrick P
Rochester, New York
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant for a few reasons, and were so happy we did. It's old school Italian - really nice dishes to choose from. The service was great, and the prices very reasonable for Toronto. Highly recommend.

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Thank kgauthier42
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner. Food was amazing so as wine and the staff. Very romantic place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $50
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
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: +1 416-595-5001

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