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232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1237
+1 813-875-6660
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1237
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the best Italian Restaraunt. The evening starts with cocktails in the bar. Dwight can sing anything even Stevie Wonder but he also does a great job with Luther VanDross. When you go into the restaraunt you feel like you just stepped into Florence....More

Thank Elias F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Celebrated a big birthday last night at Donatello. Beautiful room and atmosphere. Great service and wine list. Food was good to very good. Fresh pasta, seafood, veal, and meat. Wonderful Dover sole and fresh oysters.

Thank rbsmith3
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone to Tampa numerous times and have not found a better restaurant. We started with the carpaccio, delicious. Then my wife had the sea bass, exquisite. I had the veal piccata, very good. The wine was a pinot noir, excellent. And the dessert...More

1  Thank Pablo O
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello, responded to this review

I really appreciate that you and your wife had a wonderful night at Donatello and that you took the time to let us know. Thanks again Guido

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has been about a year since we were there but it still is the finest Italian restaurant in town. We started with a very tasty bruschetta. Then on to 3 fantastic Cesar salads. The fettuccine Alfred was some of he best we ever had...More

Thank Wcm12
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about Donatello. Guido, Gino and ALessandra

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The South Tampa gem has the service of no other restaurant in town. The owner greets everyone at the door and personally escorts you to your table. Multiple times throughout the evening he came to make sure that we were happy and satisfied. The food...More

Thank Jazna5
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your appreciation. Gino

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Almost everything about Donatello is perfect. This is one of Tampa's true gems for fine dining. But there's a huge problem I need to warn you about. First the good news. Everything from the table linens to the wine list is exquisite at this fine...More

Thank TVDad
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I would like to thank you for all the positive comments you make in our regards and in reference to your overall experience at Donatello on Opera Night. As far as your reservation being delayed for over an hour, I have no excuse....More

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Dined here with friends Saturday night. Had a nice table in a quiet alcove, attentive waiters, good wine selections and great food. Lived in the area 12 years and this was our first time. High end prices, but you get what you pay for! Enjoyed...More

Thank Heather U
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you. We look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

30+ years in existence, Donatello could deserve more than 5 stars. It is excellent in every way. The food is authentic and prepared perfectly; the staff is attentive, friendly, and helpful. An extensive wine list tends to be a bit over-priced but is generally still...More

1  Thank RDFM
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you very much. It feels good to be appreciated. Guido, Gino

Reviewed 31 March 2017

The atmosphere was nice. The food was fabulous! We started with the Insalata Caprese, which was fresh and delicious. The sea bass was cooked perfectly--catch of the day with wonderful crab topping and sauce. I really enjoyed the trio of pasta, which is their signature...More

2  Thank GboroMomGoes
ALessandra T, Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you.

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Phenomenal, authentic Italian. Thought I was back in Italy, only better! Attentive service, and owner Guido ever present to ensure you are having a great experience. No wonder he's been in business here over 30 years! Pricy, but definitely worth it! Bellissimo!

Thank LindaLecantoFL
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you very much Guido

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When Mrs. Kitty at the piano bar plays ... is there a drummer also? Wondering about the noise volume?
7 April 2016|
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Response from wahoo68 | Reviewed this property |
Have not experienced any noise issues either in the Bar or Dining room
do you have any items on the dinner menu that are gluten free?
28 June 2015|
Response from ALessandra T | Property representative |
We offer gluten free pasta and many of our appetizers (oysters fiorentina, prosciutto and melon, mussels marinara, clams sauteed and others ) are gluten free. All protein dishes ( fish, beef, veal, chicken ) can be prepared... More
are nice jeans with a jacket permitted?
18 February 2015|
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Response from AnthonyGarcia | Reviewed this property |
I'd wear pants and a jacket. especially on fri or sat night. however, you will be welcomed with open arms either way.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 45
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1237
    (J.F. Kennedy Blvd)
  • Public Transportation: Bus 36 stops in front of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-875-6660
  • E-mail