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Donatello's Italian Restaurant

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9 W Main St, Carmel, CA 46032-1763
+1 317-564-4790
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Carmel, Indiana
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pricey, but good food. Parking a bit of a concern, but once inside, it was only a short time before being seated. Recommend reservations in advance though.

Thank Micheal M
Carmel, Indiana
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Donatello's is owned by a local husband and wife. It is a nice quiet restaurant (which is not always easy to find in Carmel). Food is good. Service can sometimes be a little slow - so don't be in a hurry when you go. But if you want a nice relaxed, talk with your family/friends, enjoy the wine type of... More 

Thank carmelinthecorn
Carmel, Indiana
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Food was good, although the appetizer was better (Ravioli) than main course (Spaghetti); service was outstanding. This is a lovely, quaint restaurant in the heart of downtown Carmel.

Thank Rob Q
Carmel, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Good food in a great Carmel location. A bit pricey though. This would be more of a special occasion restaurant.

Thank Susan V
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

This place is delightful and yummy! Order the shrimp pesto the staff is super friendly and this is a family owned spot in downtown Carmel

Thank Lynda G
Carmel, IN
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

Authentic Italian food from a family-run business in a casual setting. Service can sometimes be on the brisk side, but the food will not disappoint. Nice menu choices, good wine. We like to support local restaurants and this is one of our favorites. Don't miss the tiramisu! It's one of the best I've ever had!

Thank bibiwepr
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

Bread is fresh and I think pasta is as well. The dish was nice and the sauce wasn't too heavy. The place was almost empty though and not sure why - middle of the day for lunch. There's a place that's not too far that makes their on pasta that's great but the prices are a lot higher there. Would... More 

Thank bsnestrvler
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Such a quaint, cute setup. Reminds me a bit of Little Italy, NY. I will agree that it was a bit noisy but the food was superb and the service was great. The creamy gorgonzola salad dressing is a must if you like gorgonzola! Highly recommend this place!

Thank Jennifer N
Carmel, Indiana
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Finally ate at Donatello's which is very popular. Way too expensive for the quality of the food which is mediocre Ialian. Nice wines though. The Barbera was lovely. Service was crazy. Started out with one server and ended up with four. They got things wrong because they didn't know the customers. They would emerge from the kitchen with a plate... More 

Thank Ecmancini
Carmel, Indiana
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

THe food here is always delicious. The owner is usually on site, and other family members as well. The prices at lunch are a great value and dinner is not too pricey. Service is never fast, but always pleasant.

Thank J C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W Main St, Carmel, CA 46032-1763
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 317-564-4790

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?