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Donatello Restaurant

#26 of 6,769 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 - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Hamilton ON
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went pre-theatre with another couple. The menu was extensive but plastic covered pages are cheap looking. Resto too dark as well so hard to read the menu. The Cesare Salad had "home made " dressing but was water. Sprinkled cheese came in a bowl and should be freshly shredded by hand at the table for a restaurant of this caliber.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordered the torelinni and my date had the seafood ravioli. The atmosphere upstairs was very cheesey with cheap prints on the walls and old walmart guitars in the corner. The foot was rich, almost too rich. I presume there is a stick of butter per plate. The ceaser salad dressing seemed cheap and watery. Though I did like the lettuce... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter and I, while travelling in Toronto, decided to have our first dinner at Donnatelo not thinking that it was also on St-Valentine's day. The place was full (good thing we had a reservation) and seems a little hectic at first while we waited to talk to the hostess who seemed to be a little disorganized. Once seated though,... More 

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Familyof3tourist
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a nice dinner here over the weekend. The service was outstanding, friendly, attentive, and easy going. Nice shrimp cocktail and pasta. The décor was super cozy and pretty on a cold winter night.

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Niagafa falls on
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this restaurant! Came to toronto for the weekend for niagara falls 2 years ago and stayed at the chelsea hotel and discovered this restaurant. it was amazing and we talked about it ever since. Decided to take another weekend getaway to come to the restaurant ! Grilled calamari is amazing as well as the mussels We had the lamb... More 

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London, Canada
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a social dinner for 20 colleagues coming to Toronto from all over Ontario. Service and food was great. Connected on line to book the reservation and found the service great. Helped me choose the menu and organize the event. Food was great and service very attentive. 20 people with separate bills caused some confusion but they fixed it quickly.... More 

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ontario
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stopped to pick up a meal on way back to hotel, The staff was helpful the ravioli great and the tiramisu amazing.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in the last night of a short trip to Toronto. Was actually a very good meal. Had the bruschetta and spaghetti bolognes and bother were very good. After looking at other reviews I was disappointed to find out the spaghetti noodles are not house made. They also let me go upstairs to the bar a the restaurant was a... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had planned a reunion of eight for the evening but after we had been seated at a table for eight we found that two people could not make it. On hearing this, our waiter moved us to a round table for six, which was much more conducive to conversation. Donatello offers an extensive Italian menu with some daily specials... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I has bruschetta and pasta - nothing adventurous but tasty. The worst I can say about the food is that the portions are rather large. Service was efficient. For a popular downtown restaurant on Saturday night, it wasn't too noisy even though it was full.

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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
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
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