Ristorante Donatella
Ristorante Donatella
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Ristorante Donatella

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.donatellaristorante.com/
  • Phone: 7607736434
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner
    Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: A separate area may be configured to seat 25 to 40 people. There is a wall between this area and the main dining room, with an entry portal and 2 window sized open areas in the wall.
  • Private Party Contact: Donatella Ghilardi 7607736434

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Indian Trail
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The restaurant is located at the corner of Highway 111 and Indian Trail. There is a large, no cost parking lot located directly behind the restaurant, which is accessible from the side street, Indian Trail.
A word from Ristorante Donatella
Pietro and Donatella Ghilardi invite you to enjoy the finest Italian cuisine, featuring family recipes from Verona in the North, and traditional dishes from throughout Italy. Pasta, fatta in casa, made fresh, from scratch every day, the finest meats and seafood, distinctive sauces and home made desserts are prepared with loving care and presented in a warm and welcoming environment. Buon appetito!
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Ristorante Donatella reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Awesome experience and loved
    EarlofSandwichVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    Awesome experience and loved the home made pasta. The staff was very attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A quiet spot to enjoy wonderful
    MaroisronVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    A quiet spot to enjoy wonderful food and service. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THE MENU IS INCREDIBLE! THE
    PizzaDivaVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    THE MENU IS INCREDIBLE! THE FOOD IS FABULOUS!!!!! SERVICE A++++++
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We've seen this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/1/2013
    We've seen this restaurant before but hadn't tried it. Everyone in our party really enjoyed it. All our food was delicious. Glad we finally tried it, and we all plan to go again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Second time in two weeks I've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Second time in two weeks I've eaten here. Both times the food and service were outstanding. Only tiny knock would be at these prices small kids should be better behaved. Otherwise a wonderful discovery with quality food that won't break the bank
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but the decore needs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Good food but the decore needs a little update to make it more cosy. Very clean everywhere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    We met friends at Donatella's. It was the first time any of us had eaten here. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was great. Will definately eat here again when we come back to the area next winter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Winner in the California desert
    janeoVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Friendly traditional Italian with all the right features. Tables nicely spaced. Good selection of wines by the glass, generous pour. Bruschetta amuse bouche. Delicious rolls; just ask for more if you want them. And then more great food, all at the right price. I liked the pasta Della Nonna. This restaurant is one of our favorites. A winner!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Local Favorite
    BillVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    One our favorites in the valley. EVERYTHING is very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was the best Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    This was the best Italian restaurant I have sampled so far (2013) in the desert. The food is traditional and excellent. The ambience is mediocre, partly due to its location in the hallway of an office building. But the most important is the food, which I found better than the bigger, better known restaurants downtown PS.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT ITALIAN FOOD!!! OUR
    robertVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    GREAT ITALIAN FOOD!!! OUR SERVER(MAGDA) WAS OUTSTANDING!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So pleased to find a nice
    Betsy
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    So pleased to find a nice place that has GLUTEN FREE on thier menu!! They were SO accommodating and we had two different people come out to re confirm that they were taking care of me GF wise. Large variety menu lovely candlelight atmosphere. Food presented nicely. This place is hard to find, but worth the search! We swore we were in a medical plaza, but when we started walking up main aisle, there it was, and once inside you forgot all about that. It was cozy, and we will definately be back to this little hidden gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seated by the kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    I made a reservation almost two months previous. Hope to enjoy our 28th wedding anniversary. Walked in to a very pleasant hello. Right off the bat we were seated at the worst table. By the kitchen, front door and all the customers and service staff route. Apologises were offered but no action. I booked early thinking a good table was possible. We did enjoy the food very much. Big servings. Hot from the pot. Prices were very reasonable. A large selection of items on the menu. The service staff were very friendly and did a lot of moving around quickly. I suppose if we had gotten a nice table I would be recommending this restaurant, but we didn't.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real find.
    BillVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    We are very excited to find such a great restaurant in our neighborhood. Very extensive menu with lots of authentic Italian offerings. I don't think you could have a bad meal here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good food and the staff
    Boppy
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Very good food and the staff was exceptionally accomodating. I would definately go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not For Gourmets or Foodies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Unfortunately I was disappointed with the food. Ambiance was good at first and the wait staff was attentive. I started with the tomato, onion and Gorgonzola salad, it was good…hard to mess that one up. However I ordered the Vodka Tomato Cream Sauce with Shrimp Pasta, it basically tasted like Velveeta Mac and Cheese with pre-cooked shrimp added. My partner ordered a seafood pasta and could only eat the seafood, he thought it tasted like “cafeteria” food. The evening ended around 9:30 when our group of 4 was politely asked to leave, as the restaurant was empty and they were closing… BTW it was Saturday night. My overall impression was it mainly caters to an older, early crowd less concerned with innovative fresh cuisine.
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  • Donatello's is a little hard
    cherrypickVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    Donatello's is a little hard to find but well worth the look. It has a very extensive menu and the service is superlative. It is convenient to Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage performance venues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Was disappointed in the food
    Carwill
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    Was disappointed in the food this time. Have been there a few times and it was better.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have now visited Donatella
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/1/2013
    We have now visited Donatella twice and each time the food was delicious, service impecabble and overall experience memorable. We highly recommend Donatella's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food, people, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Wonderful food, people, service and ambiance I love the color of the walls! Very nice friendly and romantic place.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service were fantastic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Food and service were fantastic. We made reservations late so our table was not the best, but the food was. The menu is extensive. I had swordfish that was very fresh and cooked to perfection. My wife had scallops that were very nice. The homemade pasta was very good and the sauces were very good. We will defiantly add Donatella's to our favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very large portions and good
    jedshelleyVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    very large portions and good al dente pasta, but tasteless octopus salad and a bored looking hostess
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  • Amazing food, large portions,
    Luteball12
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    Amazing food, large portions, great and friendly service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • One of the best!
    DesertDwellerVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    The valley is not lacking for Italian restaurants and I've tried many. This restaurant is by far one of the 2 best! I can't believe it's taken me years to try it. The menu is outstanding and the food is spectacular. We had a great server with loads of personality making the experience even better. If you love Italian food this place is a must on the list. It's not very visible from the road and you have to park behind...in fact, it's located in a strip with physicians. But, what a find! I read the reviews on Open Table and decided to try it...so glad I did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    boblVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    The best Italian food I've experienced in a very long time!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You would never know you could
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    You would never know you could find such amazing food in a strip mall. locale is strange but once inside you are transported. The Veal Saltimbocco was the most amazing veal I have ever tried
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Visiting from out of town.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Visiting from out of town. Found the restaurant through Open Table. Wonderful food!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THE SEARCH IS OVER....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    Well, I think that I have found the best Italian food in the desert. Having tried many many Italian restaurants around here.....this one is the top of the list. Probably it is because the owners are from Verona, Italy, but the food is so authentically Italian it is amazing. Over 30 combinations of homemade pastas and mouth-watering sauces. Great meats, veals and fish, too. Great wine list with local and Italian wines, all reasonably price. After you go to Ristorante Donatella, it will be hard to find better Italian food in the desert. From the wonderful salads and appetizers to the wonderful homemade deserts, my search is over.....I found the best Italian food.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have eaten there many times
    Derek
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    We have eaten there many times and we continue to go back because the food is great, portions are plentiful and the service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For the places we tried in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    For the places we tried in the area, this had the best wine list. Not overloaded with Californian wines and lots of quality wine by the glass. Food was very good. The gentleman who was managing that night was filling in for the owners and was very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best authentic Italian food
    AwinrmVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2012
    Right to the point....you will NOT find better Italian food in the Desert. Just came back from Italy and did not find any food better than at Donatella's. The owners are from Verona and have brought their authentic Italian cooking with them. Pastas are fresh and homemade. The sauces are all mouth-watering delicious. There is a very extensive menu with about 30 different pastas and pasta-combinations. Most are in the $13-$17 range. You can mix and match pastas and sauces. Main courses include veal, chicken, and beef mostly in the $17-$24 range. My favorites are the chicken dishes..cooked to perfection in great sauces. The lobster and papparadelle pasta in pink sauce is amazing. Save room for the amazing homemade desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet