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Fri, 6/5
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

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


Cold hors d’oeuvres
Fresh oysters
Avocado & Shrimps
Avocado pear w/ shrimp & cocktail sauce
Calamari Amalfitana
Squid salad w/ lemon, garlic & vinaigrette
Prosciutto Di Parma Con Melone
Thinly sliced parma prosciutto & melon
Terrina Della Casa
House pate’
Salmone Di Scozia Affumicato
Freshly cut smoked salmon
Insalata Caprese
Fresh tomato & mozzarella served w/ basil & vinaigrette
Carpaccio Di Filetto
Thinly sliced raw beef tenderloin, topped w/ parmesan cheese, onions & capers
Carpaccio Di Salmone
Thinly sliced raw salmon served w/ arugola & homemade mayonnaise
Hot hors d’oeuvres
Calamari Fritti
Crisply fried baby calamari
Cozze Alla Marinara
Fresh mussels sautéed w/ parsley, garlic in a marinara or white wine sauce
Ostriche Gratinate
Fresh oysters cooked in the shell w/ garlic, breadcrumbs & parsley
Ostriche Fiorentina
Fresh oysters cooked w/ spinach & cheese sauce
Ostriche Fiorentina w/ Crab
Fiorentina oysters topped w/ lump jumbo crab
Mozzarella Bella
Crisply fried mozzarella cheese, topped w/ anchovies
Lumache Farcite
Snails baked in mushrooms caps w/ parsley & garlic butter
Tortellini in Brodo Di Pollo
Chicken broth w/ homemade tortellini, filled w/ sausage, ham & parmesan cheese
Zuppa Campagnola
Chicken broth w/ spinach, parmesan cheese & whisked eggs
Minestrone Alla Milanese
Fresh vegetable soup
Pasta E Fagioli Alla Romana
The classical roman soup of beans & pasta
Caesar Salad
Capriccio Salad
Broccoli Salad
Agnolotti Freschi Alla Crema
Country style fresh pasta filled w/ spinach & ricotta cheese, served w/ cream sauce
Tagliatelle Alla Kathy
Homemade green noodles w/ cream, mushrooms, imported italian ham & tomato sauce
Cannelloni Donatello
Rolled fresh pasta filled w/ veal & mozzarella then glazed w/ besciamella & tomato sauce
Linguine Alle Vongole
Linguine w/ clams in a white or red sauce, a well known classic
Linguine Al Pesto
Linguine in the traditional pesto sauce
Penne Puttenesca
Penne in tomato sauce w/ capers, olives & anchovies
Tortellini Aurora
Homemade tortellini filled w/ sausage, imported italian ham & cheese in tomato sauce w/ a touch of cream
Capelli D’Angelo Amalfi
Angel hair w/ a tomato & basil sauce
Linguine Al Granchio
Linguine w/‏ jumbo lump crab meat in a white wine or tomato sauce
Linguine All’Aragosta
Linguine w/ live maine lobster in a light tomato sauce
Cernia Alla Livornese
Fresh grouper w/ tomato, onion, capers & black olives
Fritto Misto
Crisply fried scampi, baby calamari, grouper, scallops & baby zucchini
Scampi Caprese
Scampi cooked w/ mushrooms, garlic, tomato & white wine
Salmone Alla Stromboli
Fresh poached salmon w/ shrimp & asparagus in a creamy white wine sauce
Dover sole
Lobster Thermidor
Pollo Palermitana
Breast of chicken w/ mushrooms, peppers, tomato & a touch of garlic
Petto Di Pollo Donatello
Chicken breast sautéed & garnished w/ artichokes, mushrooms & zucchini
Pollo Alla Milanese
Lightly breaded & pan fried breast of chicken, topped w/ a three color salad
Vitello Dolce Vita
Veal scaloppini w/ imported italian ham, mushrooms & truffle in a light white wine sauce
Scaloppina Di Vitello Alla Sicula
Veal scaloppini cooked w/ fresh peppers, oregano, tomato & a touch of garlic
Scaloppina Di Vitello Pulcinella
Veal scaloppini sautéed w/ prosciutto & fontina cheese
Piccata Al Limone
Veal scaloppini in a light sauce of lemon & butter
Ossobuco Alla Milanese
Veal shank‏ w/ marrow bone, slowly braised in a delicate sauce & served w/ saffron risotto
Abbacchio Al Forno Alla Ciociara (for Two)
Rack of lamb seared & baked w/ mustard & herb breadcrumbs, finished in a rosemary demiglasse sauce
Fracosta Di Manzo
Sautéed sirloin steak served w/ sweet peppers, oregano, mushrooms, olives & tomatomedaglioni di
Side vegetable dishes
Zucchini Fritti
Deep-fried baby zucchini
Spinach sautéed
Funghi Al Salto
Sliced & sautéed mushrooms
Asparagi All’Agro
Cold asparagus w/ lemon dressing
Asparagi Parmigiana
Hot asparagus w/ parmesan cheese & butter
Chocolate Mousse Cake
Napoleon Cake
Apple Tart Cake
Ricotta Cheese Cake
Crème Brule’ w/ White Chocolate & Fresh Fruit
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
$27 - $65
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast
Steakhouse, Italian
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Live Music
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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....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....More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

We had a truly delicious dinner, with great service. It was exactly as expected with a few extra touches. We arrived and we warned that they were rubbing 10-15 minutes behind on reservations for 2. We walked into the bar area and grabbed a drink...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 9, 2020

By any means, it was not a "bad" meal! However, I've definitely enjoyed better Italian food. We had a six course meal. Here is what I thought: Bruschetta: The bread was very hard (this is to be expected to an extent, just not to the...More

Date of visit: January 2020
211alexandriae, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2020

Thank you for your honest feedback and sincere criticism. It is always helpful as we can always improve and thanks for pointing out the dishes you enjoyed. The bruschetta bread should not be so hard as to hurt your mouth..you are entirely correct! To be...More

Reviewed December 29, 2019

Ambience, selection, quality, portion size, friendliness and efficiency of the staff were all excellent. David was fantastic in guiding us through the menu. This was my second visit and both experiences were phenomenal. Can’t give them enough credit for a comfortable and well run establishment.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 20, 2019

Made this reservation several weeks in advance. Showed up on time for our 7:00 PM reservation. The line to get in was already out the door and there were tons of people both in front of us and behind us. It took 10 minutes just...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 11, 2019 via mobile

❤️ it is wonderful food and service, a beautiful experience and I can’t wait to go back.The escargots were perfect,we also had a salad,the osso buco was tender and delicious. We had a bottle of wine and a fabulous dessert. I highly recommend the restaurant...More

Date of visit: October 2019
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2019

Thank you for kind words. Hope to see you aganin soon. Gino

Reviewed November 17, 2019

Donatello's has been in Tampa for over 30 years. They are the original Italian restaurant in this area. A timeless atmosphere with NY sophistication, you will throughly enjoy yourself from your first cocktail, to the last sip of your next 8th course. Conveniently located 10...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 8, 2019

The food at Donatello is spot on, this coming from a party of 4 that have dined in top restaurants around the country and Europe. The reason for the mismatched title is that the service does not stand up to the quality and preparation of...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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George S
January 8, 2019|
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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!
April 30, 2018|
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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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