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Donato Enoteca

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1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063 (Middlefield and Main)
+1 650-701-1000
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Cary, NC
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144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

About 50 of us came here for appetizers and drinks on the patio and then dinner in their back room. The food and service were great. I would assume it would also be great for a "normal" dinner. Highly recommended.

Thank Michael P
Winter Garden, Florida
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181 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I went here early on a Saturday night and opted to sit outside on the patio. We did have reservations and were seated right away. The server was very attentive and did not rush us through dinner. We started with the Stuzzichini appetizer tray. It was exceptional. The 'bomba bread' was so good, we ate the whole... More 

Thank PLan977
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127 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Working in the area this is a go-to restaurant as one of the most upscale in Redwood City. The food is authentic and they keep the menu fresh, while retaining favorites. Recently, I had a group dinner and needed a quiet space. I thought we had a confirmed reservation booked over a month before, but when I arrived found it... More 

Thank AbsJ
Dublin, Ohio
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106 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I visited this place for lunch expecting a great Italian experience. However the experience was okay. The place Oslo Stef in a beautiful area and has seating outside as well. The menu looks quite good and the service is good. Breads are served with Olive oil Pesto and the taste was good. I ordered Margarita pizza which looked really goodbye... More 

Thank Shekar9
Redwood City, CA
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This is our go to Italian restaurant and we have many in our area. So far we had two parties there, planning the third. The food is more Northern Italy, excellent pizza, great pasta and meat dishes, wonderful appetizers and desserts. Impeccable service. It's a big restaurant but subdivided in comfy areas. It's great for kids. I highly recommend it.

Thank eqofsf
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Love the squid ink pasta! Everything is delicious and the service is professional. It is just like being in Italy.

Thank mpbook
Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We chose this lovely place to reunite with some old friends, and extra credit to the service staff who patiently waited on us while we chatted our lives away, and took our time to place our orders. "All pasta dishes are non cream based" - probably the best thing they could've said! :)

Thank DougChan
Laguna Beach-sarasota
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167 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

No nonsense or pretense. They know their stuff. Perfect Branzino! Pasta very tasty. Knowledgeable waitstaff.

Thank Zforall
Paso Robles, California, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We visited Donato Enoteca last Sunday the night before some surgery I was scheduled for and we kiddingly called this my "last supper"! The ratings on Yelp and Trip Adviser were all positive so we were in the mood for Italian food and we were not disappointed! Nice layout with larger tables up front overlooking the kitchen and more intimate... More 

Thank Steve B
Fabregues, France
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

This is real Italian food and not just pizza and cheap pasta. Settings are nice, service friendly and food is really good. If you want to have a nice dinner it is a great place to go to.

Thank Nicolas D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063
    (Middlefield and Main)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-701-1000
Set in the heart of downtown Redwood City, Donato Enoteca offers true and honest contemporary Italian cuisine from Executive Chef Donato Scotti that changes weekly determined by the freshest available seasonal produce. Homemade pastas, wood-burning oven pizzas, meat and fish courses are available, executed in an authentic yet modern way. The menu spans every region of Italy and incorporates artisanal products, such as fresh imported burrata, prosciutto, grappa and olive oil. Other in-house specialties include sausages, mostarda and lamb prosciutto. The wine list focuses on smaller-production boutique wineries from Italy, California and France.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?