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#81 of 1,830 Restaurants in Tampa
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232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1237 (J.F. Kennedy Blvd)
+1 813-875-6660
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Lakeland, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The wait staff are professional and knowledgable. The appetizers were unique and delicious. Our entrees were excellent as well. We were celebrating a birthday and the waiters sang Happy Birthday in Italian. The restaurant is pricy but perfect for a special occasion or evening!!!

1 Thank Chris L
Trinity, Florida
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On Saturday, August 13, 2016, my sister, her husband, and I had 6:00pm reservations at Donatello. We arrived via Uber and were immediately greeted in the foyer by Gino/Geno, the owner's son, I believe. This is a lovely establishment with beautiful peach and white table linens. As with old-school true Greek restaurants, this Italian restaurant wait staff appeared to be... More 

Thank Rebecca60097
Tampa, Florida
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fixture in the Tampa area. It's a bit dated as far as decor. The food was all excellent. My wife's carpaccio and fish special was fantastic. My veal was also very good. Service is great and you are well taken care of here. If you're on a budget or worried about the amount of the check.....this isn't the place... More 

Thank pegasus025
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Linguine with meat sauce $27, really? Stale bread, Small menu of unusual Italian food hard to pick something to eat. All entrees were $25 or more, won't go back!

Thank Playlady
Level Contributor
44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We started with the Mozzarella Caprese. When we ordered it we said we were splitting it, so they brought it out split. Just a heads up, they do not use a balsamic over the top. I had the Linguine with crab meat in a white wine and garlic sauce, it was good. It could've been a little nor flavorful. My... More 

Thank Cucchitravels
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

If your looking for a night out in Tampa this is the best place to begin. They have an amazing bar atmosphere with piano and lounge style signer performing the great Italian favorites. If you stay for dinner everything is amazing. From the specials to the staples, you won't be disappointed with anything.

Thank Adam A
tampa fla
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

The foyer has photographs of celebrities that have dined at this restaurant.They have a piano bar on the left and main dining room on the right.Only open for dinner.The food is excellent,a combination of Sicilian and Italian cusine.The tuxedo ed waiters bring out a dissertation cart featuring the best Terra misunderstanding I have ever tasted! The women take home a... More 

Thank Ricardo A
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208 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This was our second visit and it was just as good. Excellent servers, from the don on down to the wine stewards and crumb removers. The food is why we returned on a quiet summer evening in June, it's really delicious, but the experience is why we will go back again.

Thank EnglewoodDane
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Family Father's Day dinner Appetizers price range $12.95 to $18.95, Caesar salad, $12.95, pate 18.95 Entees, rack of lamb for two, $75.00 Veal piccata, $28.95 ( 5 to 6 oz of veal leg) one potato croquet & green beans Angel hair pasta w/ butter, $26.00, two children shared, 4 & 6 yr old Special, Chilean Sea Bass, $39.95 Other entee's... More 

Thank Michael R
Naples, Florida
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

I travel to Tampa every few months and I've driven past Donatello many times and wondered "what the heck is that place?" This week I made it in and enjoyed my dinner in the bar. The service was very nice and the food was very traditional. I'm Italian and it was pretty standard American style, old fashioned food. Well done... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$27 - $45
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1237
    (J.F. Kennedy Blvd)
  • Public Transportation: Bus 36 stops in front of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-875-6660

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?