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#69 of 1,866 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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to this fine restaurant and the service and food was very good. The main dining room looked very nice, but we were seated in the meeting room area which had little or no atmosphere. (There were tables available in the main dining room) I would recommend this restaurant, but insist on the main dining room... More 

Thank Michael B
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183 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another elegant dinner at this Tampa favorite. Staff were welcoming and pleasant. Staff recommendations are reliable. Wine list is quite good. Valet parking at the door. Tables are well spaced to allow for private conversations and privacy. Recommended for a business lunch or dinner, special family dinner, or romantic evening.

Thank V V
Raleigh, North Carolina
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142 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit every year. Great Bar, great southern Italian cuisine and great old Italy feeling. Get the ceasar salad. Incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank IraW_11
Elkmont, Alabama
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

We were down for the National Championship game. My friend suggested this place because he had eaten there 25 years ago. Yep 25 years. I said hey if it has been in business that long it has to be pretty good. We called first to make sure they had an opening. They said come on down. Upon arrival they valet... More 

Thank lhleggtowner
Tampa, Fl
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Went early New Years Eve to Donatello to avoid the rush at this very popular long time Tampa restaurant. We went with other couples who are regulars at this restaurant, so we were greeted nicely by the owner and promptly seated. Restaurant was about 2/3 full when we were seated. After wine, we ordered salad, appetizer and dinner - this... More 

Thank mikegru
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Gru thank you for your comments. To be very clear, the bug in the salad was not one from our kitchen or restaurant as we take a lot of pride in keeping a clean, sanitary and bug free environment. It was in fact a green lettuce bug of the kind that live in lettuce. We chop our own... More 

Seekonk, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Fabulous Date night at Donatello's January 5th !!! We started our night with cocktails at the bar, pleasant atmosphere, super friendly bartender. Geno, the owner introduced himself to us as he did all patrons in the bar, Geno is very personable and goes above and beyond to make sure patrons are happy. After cocktails We were seated at a beautifully... More 

Thank Joli0725
Hudson, Florida
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

First visit to Donatello and was not disappointed. The service is top notch from the time you enter the restaurant. Our waiter originally from Milan, Italy did a good job taking care of our party of 6. We all ordered cocktails and surprisingly they were on the table quickly no wait from the bar. Appetizers are a bit pricey $15.95... More 

Thank jim f
Dahlonega, Georgia
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532 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We picked this place by looking at reviews. This was an excellent place to dine. And I do mean dine Wait staff are in tuxedoes and very friendly. Tables are beautiful. The food was beyond delicious. I had sea bass with a champagne sauce and lobster. My friend had eggplant that was done so well. We had mussels for appetizer... More 

Thank ms.go-go
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

I visited with some colleagues and friends over 10 years ago and it left an impression. I returned recently with family and it was just as good. It is a special place with staff that makes you feel special. Fantastic!

Thank scro830
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you, your review make my day! Alessandra Tiozzo More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Visited Saturday night, had a great meal in a perfect setting with live music to accompany the best steak I've ever eaten. They offered a great choice from their wine list, prices were high but worth it.

Thank Ian M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?