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Donatello Restaurant

#38 of 6,762 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown
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37 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
+1 416-595-5001
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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Newcastle
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here before the theatre and were served in a timely matter. The food is consistently good here and the prices are reasonable for downtown Toronto

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Thank travellCanada
Burlington, Vermont
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting Toronto for business and this place was so delicious we ate here two nights! The service is very personable, the atmosphere fun and upbeat and diners are encouraged to take their time and make this an evening of relaxation and truly amazing food. You will not be disappointed!

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Thank lpmvt
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have not been to Donatello's on Elm Street, you have to make it a must for 2017. I have had the pleasure of visiting for both business and pleasure and every time is a phenomenal experience. Service is impeccable, food is excellent and the owners' hands on approach is so evident as they make sure u have a... More 

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Thank Mary F
Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had starters which were ok , main course, the veg were cold and potatoes were raw , sent them back and did get them back cooked.( 7 mins after I sent them back, so steak was cold then !! . For cost was not worth the money . The steak was very chewy and not lean. Don't understand how... More 

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Thank Louise W
Toronto, Canada
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to celebrate Christmas and an expected sad event to come. We needed a place to cheer-up and make us forget the harsh brutality of life and Donatello's was a good choice. Service was swift and courteous. The in-house baked bread dipped in excellent extra virgin olive oil and a subtle balsamic vinegar took the edge of the hunger as... More 

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Thank CrazyCanuck2011
Ancaster, Canada
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257 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a meal before Matilda at mirvish theatre. Service was fantastic and very attentive. Special of day was rack of lamb and it was great. Tasty with a lovely jus. Mussels were very nice appetizer. A Amarone was great with meal. Others in group had veal past dish ĺanded pepper steak. All delicious. Recommended highly. Not a cheap meal... More 

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Thank JMark2014
Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic meal at this restaurant and the service was excellent! I had the tomato salad to start which was really delicious and the salmon for main course, it was a really good size piece of salmon and a great selection of vegetables and potato on the side. I had chocolate ice cream to finish which was beautifully... More 

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Thank Emma B
Campbellville, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were highly disappointed with the quality of food and definitely not home made. We had a delicious and memorable meal hear two years ago after the theatre and were hoping for the same experience. The location and atmosphere is beautiful and cozy but unfortunately the owners have now neglected the quality of food they are serving. My nieces spaghetti... More 

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Thank Panasy
Hamilton, Canada
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

yummy homemade pasta, classic european service, older decor. It is a little dated but somehow it feels great to be there. Why change a good thing.

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Thank Suzanne B
Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely restaurant. We went for a small work Christmas party and the service was impeccable. The pasta is amazing, all handmade and there are great seasonal options. The location is not too loud and is perfect for an intimate dinner or for a dinner of 8+ The online menu appears limited, but keep in mind there will be... More 

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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
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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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Calgary, Canada
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