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Donatello Italian Restaurant

232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1237
+1 813-875-6660
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1237
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1 - 10 of 272 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is fantastic then add impeccable service with no rush dining equals Donatello’s. It has been a really, really long time since I have had excellent, fresh Italian food. The pasta is made daily in-house. The veal was just perfect. Just writing about it...More

Thank bethydollar
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this mouth water review. Looking forward to see you again. Alessandra

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a truly outstanding restaurant for many years. It is consistently great. Pasta dishes are superb. Serving sizes are more than adequate. Is expensive but everything taken together makes it worth while.

Thank Harry A
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much, Sir. Alessandra

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Donatello's before several times. It is one of my husbands favorite Italian Place. The folks here are top notch. The waiters are polite and attentive to your needs. We had an early dinner and stayed for 3 hrs. It was a...More

Thank Anne L
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion about Donatello. After 34 years of trying our best to please every customer, it is still a pleasure to hear words of praise from them. Thank you again for your time. ALessandra Tiozzo

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had wanted to dine at Donatello's for some time, for my birthday friends knew how to celebrate with a lovely dining experience. Several appetizers, delicious salad and outstanding entrees topped off by several desserts, yum! The red roses were a nice gesture.

Thank dmd8312cc
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat to have dinner at Donatello's. Knew when we stepped in that we would be having a wonderful meal. Photos of celebrities on the walls when you walk in. Started with a bowl of Minestrone soup. Very rich with fresh ingredients. We split...More

Thank Alicia S
ALessandra T, Manager at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Hope to see you soon

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

I love to visit Donatello restaurant every time I visit Tampa, Florida! Last time I was in with my girlfriend, it was her birthday. From the moment you are greeted in, owners Guido and Gino, father and son, make you feel special. We enjoyed an...More

Thank escalabr
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again. Glas we made the experience pleasurable

Reviewed 29 March 2018

There's lots of good Italian food in Tampa thanks to all the Italian transplants from the northeast. what makes this place unique is that it's alot like being in a New York Little Italy restaurant. The food was very good and the wait staff EXCEPTIONALLY...More

Thank John D
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

We are very happy to hear we helped make your family's evening special. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 27 March 2018

The food here is delicious. There is also a wide variety to choose from. There is a full bar and desserts as well. It's great for a special occasion!

Thank Raffi D
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thank you

Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

My husband booked us a table at Donatello’s while we were in Tampa for the Yankees’ spring training. This is a classic Italian restaurant out of the Sopranos. From the complimentary valet parking to the decor to the red rose every woman gets at the...More

Thank NOLAgirlinINDY
Reviewed 10 March 2018

The food, especially the veal, is just superior...BUT, the service is at the very top level for a reasonably expensive restaurant. The owner, GINO, for the second time gave us his total attention throughout the evening!

Thank georgetown65
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We continue to strive for excellence. We look forward to seeing you again. Gino

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Gjc0212
1 May 2018|
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Response from dmd8312cc | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual
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Karin E
15 March 2018|
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Response from ALessandra T | Property representative |
We do not currently have a happy hour. As far as our wine list it is very extensive and updates regularly. We do not keep on line. Wine list available in restaurant. Thank you for your interest
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skinnycrissy
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 65
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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.
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