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Donato Enoteca

1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1993
+1 650-701-1000
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (16 reviews)
“panna cotta” (5 reviews)
“branzino” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1993
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at Donato on a recent trip to Northern California. It is a very large restaurant, the food was fresh, and the staff was friendly. It was reasonably priced and offered an extensive wine list.

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long hiatus, we tried Donato's again, and found it wanting. While the service has improved significantly, the pasta was just plain odd, with the agnolotti dal plin overwhelmed by a very tomato-heavy bolognese sauce. The pasta was also not as "pillow like" as...More

Thank sunshine_susan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We haven’t found super good food in the area since we moved from the east coast. I was totally impressed with all the dishes we had - Bomba bread, multiple salads and the eggplant rigatoni. My fiancé loved the branzino as well. The service we...More

Thank Stefanie W
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Great restaurant I ordered the hamburger and my accompanying meat, very good meat, garlic bread and very good butter, great attention, quiet restaurant, highly recommended

Thank mafeuna
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Service was really good. Greeted quickly and once we decided on our food it was served promptly and everything was really good. We ll go again.

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 8 July 2018

The best authentic Italian cafe/restaurant in the Peninsula. Been coming here for 10 years and it has constantly maintained quality of their offerings and Cocktails.

Thank Pico S
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Our group of Italian friends (FROM Italy, not Italian Americans) like to try different Italian restaurants around the Bay Area and we were not disappointed by this one! the menu is innovative, not the usual stuff. I loved my orecchiette with artichokes and mint, though...More

Thank IlariaK
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We have frequented this restaurants many times over the years. We have had a Christmas Eve dinner for 10 or more for the past few years. We have enjoyed our meals each time. It is not "knock your socks off" food, but always tasty and...More

Thank markwY4783QE
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Great service, food is excellent. Very reasonably priced. Atmosphere is nice, not ostentatious. Quiet, probably is very busy in early evening. They take reservations.

Thank Kerry B
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Donatos is a cozy trattoria offering authentic Italian cuisine paired with wonderful wines. I particularly recommend the winemaker dinners which offer terrific wine pairings with each course & includes the actual wine maker educating diners on terroir, varietal & regional characteristics. Best part of this...More

Thank Oreogingy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1993
    (Middlefield and Main)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-701-1000
  • E-mail
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.
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