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#83 of 1,829 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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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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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186 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank MD2FL
Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Friends took my husband and I to Donatello's for his birthday. The food was off the charts, delicious and unique at the same time. There is a baby grand piano in the center of the restaurant. We were blessed by having a team of young opera singers entertain us with Italian Opera and Broadway. They sang happy birthday to my... More 

Thank zingadella1013
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Donatello's is a Tampa favorite for several reasons - Excellent food and wine, elegant atmosphere, attentive service by friendly waiters in tuxedo's & valet parking.

Thank L V
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

The grouper was great but a up charge for pasta on the side instead of green beans and a cylinder size tater tot- Are you kidding me -When they did bring the pasta it was chow fun noodles -Forget about it - I want be back -

Thank Benjamin W
Madeira Beach, Florida
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408 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Very nice place for a romantic dinner or a special occasion. Great service and the food is excellent. It is costly but I feel it is worth it. Menu is costly but the dishes are fresh and delicious.

Thank ernierad
ALESSANDRA T, Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your appreciation of Donatello. We try to make every night at Donatello a special one, a night where quality and tradition meet at each guest's table and we are very happy when we reach our goal. Thanks Alessandra 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, Special occasions, Business meetings
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?