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$27 - $65
Steakhouse, Italian
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Reviewed March 21, 2021 via mobile

The Food Was absolutely delicious! The Wine Selection is a long list of all types. For the Main I recommend the Agnolotti a La Creme - The Bruschetta for an appetizer is perfect & they offered a cesar salad prior to the main course which...was also perfect. All the food even the capuchino has an authentic taste. The Service was great we were greeted and seated right away. The food came out fast, nice and hot. The vibe was genuine- Lighting and all. The bill was reasonable considering that it is a high end place. I would have rated them a 5 however the bill was incorrect and over by $45 (they charged an extra platter & an extra salad) we almost didn’t notice but we addressed it & it was corrected. The bill is the One thing that you have to Get right.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Alessandra P, Marketing at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2021

Please accept our apologies, this is definitely something that should have been corrected before being presented to the table. We can assure you this will be addressed

Reviewed February 6, 2021 via mobile

One of the BEST meals I have ever had. This place is nothing but Real Italian, from the time you walk in your greeted by Gino in Italian. The food is nothing but Italian, the pasta is hand made daily along with the sauce. The...waiters cook your food at the table to show how fresh it is. We had several pasta dishes, but I recommend the Osso Buco with Risotto. Desserts are all home made as well. Give your self sometime to enjoy the experience. You will love it.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed February 4, 2021

Again here at this lovely restaurant and doesn't disappoint. The service is outstanding. The baked oysters and canneloni are to die for. Gino and his staff 5 stars as they are always amazing. We want to try new restaurants and just if it's not broke...don't fix it. Love it here. Jazz band is awesome as well.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 18, 2021

Stopped in here a few times since it was close to where I was staying at and hung out in the bar area with a buddy since they'll have someone playing at the piano. It wasn't too busy, so I wasn't worried about crowding. I...consider this place more smart casual versus business casual and felt a little underdressed, but grateful they allowed me in with sandals. Drank wine and ordered the mussel appetizer, which was very good. Since this was slightly more upscale with slightly upscale prices, it's on par with what I would expect. What's really odd is the food bill is separate from the bar bill. I'm not clear why that is, but was annoying that I had to run my card twice. The bartender was really nice and down to earth, making this a place to check in again.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed December 29, 2020 via mobile

This place reminds me of Italian restaurants from my childhood. (I’m 69). But not to be confused with fond memories. Very slow service. We finally ordered an appetizer from the daily specials only to be served the wrong thing. Quickly corrected. All entrees come with...a potato croquette that cannot be replaced with pasta! We had to order a half order of angel hair bolognaise for $20!! Our main dishes were adequate but not great!!! The wine was just okay. We won’t be back.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 10, 2020

by far the best italian food and best overall experience eating in Tampa. you could pick this place up drop it at the corner of mulberry and spring st and it fits right in!!!!! you realize what that says correct? best of best. Guido...... grazie...grazie...see you soon!!!!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 29, 2020

Dang I love this place! Our food was delicious. We started with baked oysters and they were amazing. I had the canneloni and my husband had grouper special and it was crazy good off the charts! Service was amazing. Then we went into lounge after...for dessert and the atmosphere was fun and the band was so awesome. Can't wait to go back.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed April 13, 2020

Always a special time....Gino and staff always goes above and beyond to make our dining experience fantastic.

Date of visit: December 2019
211alexandriae, General Manager at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2020

Thank you We look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed February 17, 2020

This is my second time to Donatello's. We were together with a bunch of guys on a work trip and were excited to get back. We were there on a Tuesday night and is was not busy at all. Probably 4-6 tables were being worked....One guy was sitting at the bar. So, it was not busy at all. We went in and was seated. The server comes with water promptly. We have to ask for a wine list at a Italian restaurant, I found that weird and a little disappointing. We order drinks and wine and he brings us menus and leaves. It takes a pretty good while for him to come back, again disappointing considering there is no one in there. He gets our order and is gone again. He lets us run out of drink, again disappointing. Food arrives, it was good but under whelming. Don't get me wrong, it was not bad but, we were really looking forward to this place because it was so good the last time we were there. We get done eating and he brings us dessert. Mine was good. But some of the others thought theirs was lacking. Takes the server forever to get us the check. We had to have them separated for work, again wait. We finally get out of there and all we can talk about is how disappointed we were. Now let me say this..... The food while not over the top, was not bad. It was good, with good portions. The place was really nice on the inside the atmosphere was great. We were really excited to be there. We all ordered different things and no one was over critical of nothing but the desserts. I don't know if the server was off his game that night, they had him doing a bunch in the back, or he just didn't care, it really killed the meal for us. Sorry Donatello's , for what we paid to be there it really should of been better.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 13, 2020

What a wonderful, tasty experience! A unique feature about this restaurant is the bunson burner at the serving stations. The waiter heated up our food after it came out of the kitchen and before he served it to us. My linguine with lobster was steaming....Delicious entree! My husband and friend ordered the Cannolini Donatello, which is stuffed with veal. Absolutely the best! The tiramisu was very creamy and plentiful. Another nice feature of this restaurant is the rose. Every female customer receives a red rose. This was our second visit, and we will return.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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George S
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Response from CCJeffries | Reviewed this property |
No, but a sport coat dresses up the occasion for your wife on your 50th!
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Response from Fscalfaro | Reviewed this property |
Small causal. Just an ok place
Karin E
March 15, 2018|
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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Donatello Italian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5