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Main Street, Carmel, IN
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Carmel, Indiana
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love, love, love Donatello's! Enjoy delicious, authentic Italian fare in this charming, locally owned restaurant. Donatello's has a full bar, nice beer and wine selections and delicious dinners! I highly recommend the bruschetta or calamari for starters and you'll never go wrong with any of Beth's famous homemade desserts!

Thank alliem71
Carmel, IN
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We celebrated my father's 80th birthday with 20 of our family members. The staff of Donatello's made the evening one to remember. Their private room is the best spot for a group dinner in Carmel.

Thank jberner
Indianapolis, Indiana
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106 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 8. Made reservations and our table was ready, it was a Thursday evening, but place was relatively empty. The waitress was trying to be friendly, but she was curt and loud. Service was slow, and they had to ask everyone what they ordered. Food was ok, but nothing special. Four of our group had veal,... More 

Thank Travelinglady1022
Indianapolis, Indiana
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113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The place is average. Average wait staff, and definitely average food. I would say maybe below average in creativity when it comes to food items offered. Went with my sister because I was given a gift certificate, I would not want to spend my money in the place. We both got salmon, which was cooked very nicely, but everything about... More 

Thank KShad
Noblesville, Indiana
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206 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We came here for the first time. We were here on a Thursday evening and had excellent service. There were two that kept our drinks filled and served our dinner. I had the Nordic smoked Salmon fettuccini that was a special they are thinking of adding to the menu. It was very good and came with soup or salad. I... More 

Thank Wheels282
Carmel, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

The restaurant is cozy and staff very friendly and accommodating. Being a vegetarian, often your choices are limited but not here as they accommodated my requests to meet my needs. The food is excellent. I love the mushroom risotto. I've brought many friends and family here. Everyone says it is their favorite Italian restaurant in town.

Thank Julie B
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265 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

I ate there for the first time last evening and was impressed with both the quality of the food and the service. Great experience!

Thank 970alexanderp
indianapolis, in
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Recently had dinner at Donatello's and were completely disappointed. We have been patronizing this restaurant since they opened a number of years ago, and have always been happy with the food and service. Our waitress was pleasant enough and tried her best, but the quality of the food was less than satisfactory. The calamari was the equivalent of chicken nuggets--ground... More 

2 Thank builder51
Siesta Key, Florida
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Donatello's is an average Italian restaurant. Servers are friendly depending on who you get. The food is average but better than Olive garden (and better ingredients!). The pasta is acceptable and the Chicken Parmesan uses a very large chicken breast. This is much better than most low to mid range Italian restaurants. The best item on the menu and makes... More 

6 Thank Jim S
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We ate there twice this week, and enjoyed our dinners both nights. He service was good, the atmosphere casual, and the food was excellent. The wine list is quite small, but okay for a casual Italian dinner. A great place to go after work and enjoy a nice dinner, and sit outside and enjoy the people in downtown Carmel.

Thank Bruce_and_Valerie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Carmel, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hamilton County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 317-564-4790

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?