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Donato Enoteca

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$$ - $$$
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1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1993 (Middlefield and Main)
+1 650-701-1000
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Redwood City, California
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant last night was very crowded so service was slower than usual but still quite good. The food was very good. The squid ink spaggeti is nice but it is very strong. The oxtail and asparagus pasta is amazing. The appetizers and salads were very good, especially the prosciutto platter with cheeze souffles. We shared a pizza which was... More 

Thank RCPeachy
Woodside, California
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love Donatos and the owner and chef is almost always present at the kitchen making sure everything is going well. The food is terrific and the atmosphere is great. Good wine list and great daily specials.

Thank Kyung Y
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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94 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Went there to celebrate our son and daughter-in-law wedding anniversary. Our waitress was almost great because the food server forgot to bring our daughter-in-law dish and after 5+ we had to go look for it. She was actually the only one that liked her dish - Squid ink linguine. Mine was Duck Cannelloni which was good but not great. My... More 

Thank Carmen C
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104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

We are so glad we found this spot. Their black pasta is amazing. Steaks are juicy and grilled to perfection. Their pizza is cross and perfect. Every time we left Donato's completely satisfied. Their staff is friendly and attentive. We love their wine selection.

Thank Nadja V
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357 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Home made pastas, excellent creative salads, expansive wine menu and a prime location outdoor patio. Convenient parking across the street. Not much to dislike unless you do not like Italian food ad there is not much else on the menu.

Thank ExRIGuy
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Been here many times, for couple's night out, family visits and business dinner, never disappointed. Took my visiting family members (one from NYC and another from Paris) here for lunch. Shared all dishes family style and just perfectly portioned and everything was delicious. Their pastas are home made and my favorite! The casual sections are in the front and middle,... More 

Thank CarpeDiem2828
Poole, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We had a good walk into town to find this recommended restaurant and it was well worth the walk. Great fine and selection of wines in a nice setting at reasonable prices.

Thank TonyD33
Los Gatos, California, USA
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

I was at this restaurant many times. I was in Italy at many Restaurants. This is the best Italian restaurant in Silicon Valley by far. Excellent food, a nice atmosphere, Italian type of service, good wine selection. And is in a place where parking is easy also. I highly recommend it.

Thank grecognos
redwood City
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We went weekly when our kitchen was being remodeled. The bigoli oxtail pasta dish is one that is ordered every time we go. the terra cotta chicken dish also a regular. I normally go for nightly special. We always enjoy the restaurant several tasty starters. The green olive spread is addicting. The only dish we normally regret is the pizza.... More 

Thank ranous
Redwood City, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Love to sit at the front bar, eat their crisp,delicate pizza and watch the cooks do their thing. All items are good. Great wine list. Been there for several parties that were gracefully run with delicious entrees.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1993
    (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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?