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Donato's Pasta Plus Italian

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1900 Tamiami Trl Unit 116, Port Charlotte, FL 33948-2164
+1 941-764-1600
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Eagle, Michigan
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate here the first time and food was delicious; service was excellent. I had the special-braised short ribs with polenta. The meat melted in your mouth and was expertly seasoned and the sauce with the polenta was awesome. Great salad and the olive oil for dipping bread had a generous portion of fresh garlic-wonderful. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Mary Jane R
Marquette, Michigan
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is solid and definitely Italian. I think there are some dishes that are better than others, but overall, good solid, hearty southern Italian food. Service was very good and attentive. Atmosphere was splendid and warm, including a gentlemen in Chef's whites and a toque who sang a capella in Italian--very, very nice.

Thank JoeHill3
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I found this Italian restaurant on Trip Advisor and ate there while in Port Charlotte last week. The food was really good--from the salad to the Eggplant Parmagiana to the Rigatoni and Sausage in Alfredo Sauce (Wedding Pasta). The wine we had with the dinner was quite good and so was the dessert -Chocolate Covered Spumoni. The... More 

Thank Trip-Review01
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have really good Italian food , I am Italian from NY and this place is the bomb, try it you will enjoy the food the staff they are so nice .

1 Thank Joann Y
Punta Gorda, Florida
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here as it had such high ratings. It was an OK restaurant but we had to scale back our expectations. Food was decent but the diners of two individuals in our group was only warm, not hot. Wait staff were nice and the place was clean & nicely decorated.

Thank Peggy2317
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

IT'S like walking thru a subway station on the way to the dining room. It reminded me of Prince spaghetti day. You are in old Italian neighborhood. Plus the food was delicious.

1 Thank SLAINTE46
St. Catharines, Canada
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151 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took a ride to Pt. Charlotte yesterday and decided to have dinner before heading back to Fort Myers Beach. We stopped in at Donato's after reading some TA reviews. We were not disappointed. Walking in IS like walking into a subway station, nifty and the interior is even better. We were seated immediately (as it was... More 

1 Thank ItalianRoadRunner
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visit Florida we always try to eat here at least once. The food and atmosphere are always very good. It seems as if the portions are not as big as they were previously. Certainly big enough for dinner, but our group had less "take home boxes" than before

1 Thank Pittsburgh_PaPam
Punta Gorda, Florida
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153 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just cant say enough about this restaurant! It has excellent delicious food, wonderful atmosphere and is romantic for a meal. New to the area we wanted Italian. I looked on Trip Advisor and saw Donato's. Aside from the wonderful food rating they also had atmosphere which cannot be missed. As you enter it appears you are in the New... More 

1 Thank edodge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really homemade food with a pleasant friendly atmosphere. Comfortable seating and reasonably priced quality food.

1 Thank Barry C

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 Tamiami Trl Unit 116, Port Charlotte, FL 33948-2164
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Port Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 941-764-1600

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North East, Pennsylvania
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Sarasota, Florida
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?