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“Great pasta” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Donato Enoteca

Donato Enoteca
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Ranked #6 of 273 Restaurants in Redwood City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Middlefield and Main
Description: Set in the heart of downtown Redwood City, Donato Enoteca offers true and honest contemporary Italian cuisine from Executive Chef Donato Scotti that changes weekly determined by the freshest available seasonal produce. Homemade pastas, wood-burning oven pizzas, meat and fish courses are available, executed in an authentic yet modern way. The menu spans every region of Italy and incorporates artisanal products, such as fresh imported burrata, prosciutto, grappa and olive oil. Other in-house specialties include sausages, mostarda and lamb prosciutto. The wine list focuses on smaller-production boutique wineries from Italy, California and France.
Portland, OR
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great pasta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Nice atmosphere with open-air kitchen. Butternut squash ravioli was homemade and had a nice sage brown butter sauce!

Visited February 2012
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Redwood City, California
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133 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

We went on Valentines Day, and even though they were very busy everything was great!
The restaurant hires very competent servers, the ambiance is lovely and the food was wonderful! Unique and exciting Italian dishes, plus some old favorites!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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136 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“One of the best tables in the area...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

I am in the valley every other month and I must say that I am not overly impressed with the restaurants around there... most of them go from bad to OK and are very big and lacking a soul... This is even more true for so called "italian" restaurants that are everywhere in the area.

Donato is not a small restaurant by any means and it also attracts a lot of business people... but the food is by far the most authentic I have found so far around there. They also have a fantastic wine selection, including by the glass...

In other cities or parts of the world, this restaurant would simply be a reasonable option, but in the valley, it's probably one of the best

Visited December 2011
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orlando,fl
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

My second lunch at this wonderful Italian restaurant. I had to order their calamari appetizer again, it was so good. It's not fried, but grilled ever so carefully. The white beans and the mache are a perfect accompaniment. This time I had their bolognese which was, not surprisingly, done the right way with just a hint of tomatoes. Can't comment on the wine list as it was a work lunch :)

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Redwood City, California
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good preparation efforts.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

The food would be much better if service was faster. Been twice and both times food arrived stone cold.

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