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Donatello Italian Restaurant

232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1237
+1 813-875-6660
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1237
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Donatello's is an exceptional restaurant that happens to be Italian. In every category: ambiance, service, food and spirits, it is outstanding. As you enter, your greeted with arches, soothing colors and pictures of notables. Gino greets you with a smile and a welcoming hand shake....More

Thank Drago K
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you enter Donatello Restaurant you feel like you stepped into a classy Manhattan supper club complete with waiters in tuxedos and a soft jazz trio playing in the lounge. The ambience and service are impeccable. Our head waiter Pedro did everything possible to make...More

Thank DocWriter
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We strive to make every evening with us this wonderful. We hope to see you again soon. Happy Birthday to your son again. Thanks You Gino

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On time seating. Easy to converse Excellent choices and specials. Vino saved use from complicated situation. Appreciated and confirmed one of tampabay best places to eat.

Thank ejmenke
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Had an anniversary dinner at Donatello's recently. As usual the food was superbly prepared and the service was equally good. If you close your eyes when you're eating and imagine you're in Italy, the taste is as close to what you get in Italy as...More

Thank wjlagano
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Thank you very much. We are happy you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed June 26, 2018

Donatellos came highly recommended and for good reason. I've been to Italy a couple times and Donatellos is the closest thing I've found in the states that can replicate the food I ate in Italy. The service is impeccable, friendly and prompt. I had the...More

1  Thank TBLJTiki
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Thank you very much. We are happy to hear we did not disappoint. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The best Italian hospitality provided by owner Guido and Son Gino. One of a kind ! They create a memorable experience day and night for your dining pleasure. First the walk with the hand to your personally selected table, some of the most handsome and...More

1  Thank Annette H
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. We work very hard to create the atmosphere you mentioned. So happy you are pleased. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed June 4, 2018

Our group of 4 enjoyed a good ross sampling from their menu. No one was disappointed in their selections. The staff was very professional and polite. This is not a pizza joint that sells some pasta on the side. Our dishes each had good depth...More

1  Thank Richard I
ALessandra T, Guest Relations Manager at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are happy you enjoyed our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you

Reviewed May 27, 2018

First class - valet parking, greeted by a professional staff. Our booth/table seating was a little uneven - meaning the seat was lower in the corner causing some discomfort for my husband. The menu had a nice variety of choses as well as nightly specials....More

Thank Karin E
ALessandra T, Guest Relations Manager at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Thank you for the compliments. Your opinion is important to us. We will look into the seating. Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again.

Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

The food is fantastic then add impeccable service with no rush dining equals Donatello’s. It has been a really, really long time since I have had excellent, fresh Italian food. The pasta is made daily in-house. The veal was just perfect. Just writing about it...More

Thank bethydollar
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this mouth water review. Looking forward to see you again. Alessandra

Reviewed May 3, 2018

This is a truly outstanding restaurant for many years. It is consistently great. Pasta dishes are superb. Serving sizes are more than adequate. Is expensive but everything taken together makes it worth while.

Thank Harry A
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Thank you very much, Sir. Alessandra

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Gjc0212
April 30, 2018|
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Response from dmd8312cc | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual
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Karin E
March 15, 2018|
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Response from ALessandra T | Property representative |
We do not currently have a happy hour. As far as our wine list it is very extensive and updates regularly. We do not keep on line. Wine list available in restaurant. Thank you for your interest
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skinnycrissy
April 6, 2016|
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Have not experienced any noise issues either in the Bar or Dining room
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$27 - $65
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
Guido and Gino Tiozzo welcome you to Donatello, a four star restaurant serving Fine Authentic Italian Cuisine since 1984. Guido learned his trade at Savoy Hotel in London and Hotel des Bergues in Geneve, two of the top restaurants in Europe. With the acquired experience he opened restaurants in London and Venice. In 1984 he opened Donatello, in Tampa. Take a tour of a traditional Italian restaurant and step inside Donatello: stucco arches, tapestries, gold-leaf ceiling tiles, bouquets of roses on every table, everything contributes to create a feeling of warmth and romance. The Italian staff, donning fine tuxedos and enticing accents, welcome you into the rose colored atmosphere and the rich aromas of pastas, seafood and more. You'll be welcomed and catered to from the first sip of wine to the exquisite culinary creations, right down to the roses you'll receive at the end of your experience. Donatello’s motto is “quality and tradition”. Hospitality in Italy has ancient roots.
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