Best Italian restaurant in TampaHands down the best Italian restaurant in Tampa. Guido and Gino are amazing hosts. The food is perfect, the service impeccable.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, Great, GreatWe had a wonderful dinner and evening on our anniversary. The food was excellent, the wine was fantastic, and service was superb. What a great restaurant for celebrating a special occasion with the one you love.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFor more than Special OccasionsWhere Donatello has been a preferred location for special occasions, it is too good a restaurant to limit to those times. The food is excellent and finished with a flair in the dining room. Service is impeccable with more servers and wait staff than you'd expect. You're always made welcomed and the ladies are treated special every time.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFailure to meet expectationsThe Good
The service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive. I gave my waiter a 20% tip. Fresh roses were placed on every table. The entire staff was very friendly. The food was very good. The vegetables were obviously prepared fresh.
The outside of the restaurant needs a makeover. The interior décor is in serious need of a refresh. The men's rest room did have an electric hand dryer or paper towels.
The food is way overpriced. Anything you check on a restaurant's menu and the prices are unavailable, beware. The biggest overall negative with Donatello is the price. The appetizers, entrées and desserts are way overpriced. You don't get what you pay for. I cannot recommend.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMReturned after 5 yearsWe had moved away for 5 years and just returned to Tampa. We could not wait to go back to Donatello's. This is an outstanding restaurant. The food is excellent, the service is superb and the ambiance is warm and romantic. We are appreciate the owner's attention to detail. They never leave you wanting for anything. You really should check out the piano bar as well. It is a nice size room with beautiful dark wood and the music is always fun and lively. We will be back as often as we can. LOVE IT!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPersonal serviceThe food was outstanding and the service was amazing! At the end of the night the owner not only checked on us but made sure each women got a rose and said goodbye.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit toThis was our first visit to Donatello and it was wonderful! The food was delicious and the service was spectacular. Highly recommend! It was expensive, but worth the cost for our Anniversary!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOwner and son greet you atOwner and son greet you at the door. Very friendly and accomodating. Other staff not as good. I will definetely return4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMQuite pricey for average foodQuite pricey for average food preparation and presentation. This restaurant has been a Tampa landmark but for foodies they need to step it up a bit.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat First timeIt was very nice experience and very romantic. Excellent service and fabulous menu. It is priced a bit high but it is worth it. Thanks so much!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAll in all Donatello's wasAll in all Donatello's was an excellent experience.
We enjoyed every moment.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEspecially delicious musselsEspecially delicious mussels and oysters oreganata! Looking forward to returning.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWas a fantastic romantic whiteWas a fantastic romantic white table cloth place! We loved it and will come back. Food was fantastic and service was plentiful...3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDiamond in the RoughFrom the moment you walk in the door at Donatello, you are greeted with a warm welcome and made to feel as if you're walking into one of your families' home. The modern design, low light and fresh roses on each table provided a romantic ambiance which allowed love to blossom in the air.
The owner led us to our table and as soon as were seated, the waiter was there eager to take our order. The wait time to receive our food was just right, allowing us to take-in our surroundings and enjoy each other's company. The food was prepared tableside and served hot and fresh. The taste was second to none and well worth the price.
If you are looking for a one of a kind, romantic restaurant, this is the place!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Exceptional RestaurantEverything was excellent from the warm friendly greeting to the roses for my lady quests at our departure. The service, the wine and the food were great, and all 7 in our party had a wonderful time. They did not hesitate for a second to help my late arriving guest store his golf clubs and luggage so he could come straight to the restaurant from the airport.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFinest Italian Restaurant in Tampa!What else is there to say about the best Italian Restaurant in Tampa Bay!! We easily give it 5 Stars out of 5 on the Food, the Service and the Ambiance! First Class Service, magnificent food and a remarkable staff makes this one of our best dining favorites. Anyone who finds anything bad to say about Donatello's should probably stick to chain restaurants with a buffet as this is the best in fine dining!2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM