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“Authentic Northeastern Italian food!!!”
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Donatello
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Ranked #67 of 2,435 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $65
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: J.F. Kennedy Blvd
Transit: Bus 36 stops in front of the restaurant.
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.
Reviewed October 26, 2012

I had dinner at Donatello's a few month ago and didn't post a review then. Today I will be in the area and was reminded that I must have dinner here again. Donatello's has a classic Italian restauarant ambiance. The food and service are completely up to par. Most memorable to me was the Linguini Marinara. The sauce is homemade and quite exuisite.
They provide a great dining experience - all around. A definite spot for anyone in the mood for a good home style Italian dinner.

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

This is a fabulous experience all the way. The food is excellent. The Ossobuco Alla Milanese is to die for! Every course of the meal from appetizer to desert was 5 star. The Staff makes you feel like you're right in Italy. The service was fabulous as soon as we walked in. I must say I was a bit skeptical before we went here but I can now say I'll be back! And the ladies being given a Rose before she leaves is a nice touch!

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is a restaurant which we have elevated to only going on special occaissions. The pasta sauces and house made items are first class and they measure up to high expectations. We enjoy all of the veal dishes and especially recommend the decadent desserts.

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Beautiful restaurant with first class service. Great menu choices and the food is absolutely delicious!

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

The appetizers, salads, bread and entrees were delicious, as was the coffee and cappucino. The service was very attentive without being smothering. A bit on the expensive side, but worth the splurge every now and then.

Thank Jennifer C
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