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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
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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

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

Thank Annette H
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Richard I
ALessandra T, Guest Relations Manager at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed April 29, 2018

We have been to Donatello's before several times. It is one of my husbands favorite Italian Place. The folks here are top notch. The waiters are polite and attentive to your needs. We had an early dinner and stayed for 3 hrs. It was a...More

Thank Anne L
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion about Donatello. After 34 years of trying our best to please every customer, it is still a pleasure to hear words of praise from them. Thank you again for your time. ALessandra Tiozzo

Reviewed April 25, 2018

I had wanted to dine at Donatello's for some time, for my birthday friends knew how to celebrate with a lovely dining experience. Several appetizers, delicious salad and outstanding entrees topped off by several desserts, yum! The red roses were a nice gesture.

Thank dmd8312cc
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

Thank you. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

What a treat to have dinner at Donatello's. Knew when we stepped in that we would be having a wonderful meal. Photos of celebrities on the walls when you walk in. Started with a bowl of Minestrone soup. Very rich with fresh ingredients. We split...More

1  Thank Alicia S
ALessandra T, Manager at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Thank you Hope to see you soon

Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

I love to visit Donatello restaurant every time I visit Tampa, Florida! Last time I was in with my girlfriend, it was her birthday. From the moment you are greeted in, owners Guido and Gino, father and son, make you feel special. We enjoyed an...More

Thank escalabr
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again. Glas we made the experience pleasurable

Reviewed March 28, 2018

There's lots of good Italian food in Tampa thanks to all the Italian transplants from the northeast. what makes this place unique is that it's alot like being in a New York Little Italy restaurant. The food was very good and the wait staff EXCEPTIONALLY...More

Thank John D
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

We are very happy to hear we helped make your family's evening special. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again.

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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
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene
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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