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Donatello's Italian Restaurant

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9 W Main St, Carmel, CA 46032-1763
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, United States
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
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4 of 5 stars 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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59 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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
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2 of 5 stars 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
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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
Carmel, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

No matter what we have eaten at Donatello's, it was cooked to perfection. Service is always excellent and you can't beat the prices. They have food on the menu that you cannot find at other restaurants. It is a great place to meet with family, friends and business associates. They are open for lunch and dinner.

Thank DanitaTalbot
Carmel, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Food was mediocre and the Caesar Salad was very poor as the dressing had way too much mustard in it.

Thank Geordie1946
Carmel, Indiana
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We are local and we love Donatello's . We go pretty regularly and love it when they have the Italian cream cake. One must is the Cheese Ravioli Appetizer. We practically lick the plate clean (ok, we really do lick the plate clean). Every dish we have tried is delicious, Seriously. So, pick something and go with it. You won't... More 

Thank Carolyn W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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 Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 317-564-4790

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