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Donato's Pasta Plus Italian

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1900 Tamiami Trl Unit 116, Port Charlotte, FL 33948-2164
(941) 764-1600
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yesterday I ate at Donato's for the first time with a friend. I was completely in love with the decor. As soon as I entered the door, I could hear the sound of a train on its tracks. (The ladies bathroom was the same.) Inside the restaurant, the ceiling was black with sparkling small stars. (So cool!) The restaurant was... More 

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Thank Diana G
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is deceiving. The front door makes the restaurant look closed. But once you go in New York City greets you. Ambiance is great! Decor is authentic! Pasta is homemade! Food is good. Prices are better. You are getting good food at a good price. Worth the visit..

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Thank W52CFpaulam
Port Charlotte, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife is Italian and a great cook which is why we seldom have Italian food we we go to dinner. Donato's is an exception. From the soup to the pasta to the shellfish, chicken and veal, it is authentic Italian all the way! The atmosphere ranges from lively to quiet depending on the clientele. One thing is for certain.....everyone... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Italian food compared to the competition in this area, really no comparison. Try it you will like it.

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Thank Richard W
North Port, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very excited to see that they had a great dinner special through the end of the month, two can dine for $25.00 and this is including a nice cannoli for dessert. I had the chicken parm and my husband had the eggplant parm. We could not believe the portion size, wow. We've always enjoyed their homemade sauce. It's... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only is the pasta homemade, its made right in front of you while you dine. This a a visionary, signature restaurant. The interior is a tribute to owner's grandparents who were produce vendors in NYC's lower east side. I won't spoil the surprises in the décor as you go from the main entrance into the beautifully designed dinning rooms... More 

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Thank Ted E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious Italian food, start with lots of garlic in oil for dipping and nanas soup, yummy, amazing chicken parmigiano, fresh homemade pasta, and cannoli for dessert, only downside no espresso, but everything else including the service was awesome!

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Thank Stasia H
Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with several friends. Dinner & Drinks. All very authentic.Feels like a N.Y. eatery. Ordered mussels over spagetti just to die for. Italian bread w/dipping sauce. Prices fair this is sister to Prime Steakhouse. Both winners.

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Thank Sarah3580
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the Chicken Alfredo...AWSOME!!!!!!!!!! I think my eyes were bigger then my stomach though, I had to get my desert to go.

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Thank Rob J
Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to Donato's will certainly not be our last! The place is absolutely charming inside - go through a "subway" into a NY street scene complete with stars in the sky. We were seated promptly and our server was right there. We ordered the two for $25 summer special - choice of salad or soup, four or five... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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: (941) 764-1600

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