Donatello

4.8
1697 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Every night Guido and Gino Tiozzo welcome you to Donatello, a fine dining restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine since 1984.

Their constant presence and attention to details guarantee that, whether you are dining alone or hosting a large party, you'll be pleased and satisfied by your experience.

Every lady will leave Donatello with a rose on her hand as thanks for being there.

You'll see for yourself that hospitality has ancient roots at Donatello.

The menu is based on century-old Italian recipes and displays Italian specialties; the staff is friendly and professional and the desserts are delicious!

If the night is still young, come and relax at the piano lounge where blues, jazz and every love songs are played at the baby grand. Listen to the music while sipping a drink or dancing with your loved one.
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HeavenH2o
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant to eat. Professional service and outstanding food!

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LauraS
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was perfect except they put the wrong sauce on my protein and I had to wait to eat, but they did get it out to me quickly!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around

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AshleyR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Never disappointed

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

birthday - gave tiramisu and sang in italian

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vipBearlyChatty
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Class and Grace greet you at the door. The wait staff are experienced professionals and seem to emit a sense that they love what they do. You make you feel like an honored guest by giving you both attention and space at the same time. They'll help you make sure that what you order is exactly what you want. The service and food are both exceptional. Definitely on our "keep" list.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointing visit. Gino and team are great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and the ambiance was great. The only thing was we waited for a long time for the server to come back for us to order more drinks.

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful. We were celebrating a birthday. The service was amazing and the team sang to the birthday girl. The building is a bit dated. The driveway is also chaotic, but the valets were doing a nice job managing traffic.

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vipFoodieintheBurg
Tampa
56 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a beautiful evening with friends. Many hadn’t dined with you, and it was a very special night!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, and overall wonderful experience.

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ZaedZ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best service I have ever had. Must go date place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

For an expensive restaurant they lacked in trying to be safe for covid. Lots of restaurants are doing paperless menu now.. however they are still using menus which is fine however they don’t clean between use. They just throw them back in a pile of menus. They don’t have access to sanitizer but either way I washed my hands prior to
My meal. I understand they are running at 100 percent capacity however I’ve been to other restaurants and I have not felt so uncomfortable. I regretted going especial they put a couple so close to us and one guess kept coughing. I regret going. My opinion...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Great experience for any occasion, especially a special one. Highly recommend them! Nothing but High Class Service and Great Food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance!

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JeremyR
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a vey nice dinner. We were interviewing someone and it was a good place to hold this. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best possible service and food. Thanks Gino!

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ARNALDO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice clean and fancy place. all employees is excellent person. 5 start for the food too.

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AnneC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall a nice dinner with my husband, valet parking, greeting from the owners, the restaurant ambiance is European chic, customers are elegant, service is perfect, food was good even if my scampi sauce was bland. However we didn't like the small room we had our table located in, felt secluded and not enjoying our surrounding, also poor decoration and bad lightning.

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Peter
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

PRESUMPTUOUS - OVERRATED AND OVERPRICE - Not one to spend any time critiquing a dining establishment but this experience was worthy of my time. It all started with my daughter’s 21st birthday reservation - placed well in advance of our anticipated evening at Donatello. While noT a Michelin starred establishment I had, at the very least, based on the ratings expected some form of culinary theater.
From the very minute we stepped through the doors things seem to go wrong. The customary “meet and greet” wait time was delayed due to an onslaught of patrons (regulars) arriving after us, being prioritized and ushered in and seated upon arrival. Eventually, we were noticed, check-in and quickly sequestered to our unassuming overflow room the likes of a storage area with tired drab decor of Europeanish black and grey printed taspestries on a backdrop of flamingo pink colored walls. Our assigned table (for a party of four) was a small rectangular thing worthy of a two-top capacity designation adorned with a pink flamingo tablecloth and as expected the heavy duty industrial grade flatware and glasses. At this point I suppose I should have taken this as an omen, but in the interest of my daughter’s 21st I decided to soldier on. Within 10 minutes of our seating our hurried head server, with no introduction, arrived with menus and a wine list in hand. After sometime we were hastily served our waters and a small bread basket with butter and no other choice of alternative spreads such as olive oil, balsamic, etc. Not long after our head server, hardly making eye contact or conversation, proceeded to take our wine and food order. The meal soon commenced with the Calamari Fritti appetizer arriving before the wine service. The overall meals were average at best and the service was functional if anything. Masquerading around in tuxedos in a room stuck in the past and charging twice the price for a marginal meal is not the means test for any refined dining establishment!

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CarolK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Very overpriced Italian food. Food and atmosphere did not justify the price.

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Onioneye
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is an awesome!!! Kind of Pricy- wish they had at least one lower cost pasta item. But, would definitely go again. The whole experience was excellent!!

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vipkari
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Italian food and that’s really all we wanted. However, they said nothing about our 10 year anniversary even after I gave them a heads up.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The prices were very high and the portions were quite small to average. I got chicken saltamboco and when it was served on a small plate that was fine but For $30 I anticipated a large boneless chicken breast. I was instead served a pounded chicken thigh with the leg bone attached to the exterior. I was quite surprised and very disappointed.

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vipmbuenog
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always! This is one of Tampa's best restaurants.

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AntonioS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, superb food, service, everyone nice and a pleasant atmosphere.

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FernandoD
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Donatello and it was absolutely wonderful. The service was impeccable from the hosts to the server's and everyone in between. Our compliments to the chef the food speaks for itself it was delicious, such a pleasure. We highly recommend Donatello's.

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AlbertoS
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday family dinner

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Jillian
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Menu is limited on food options but the wine menu goes on and on and on and is extensive enough to rival Bern’s. As for the food, we were not thrilled. My meal (lump crab & pasta with white wine sauce) was just okay. Kind of bland. Definitely not worth $39.95. I ate half of my meal that looked and tasted like a cheap chicken cacciatore. Smoked salmon appetizer was very good but the chocolate mousse was nothing special.

Waiter was pleasant and did his job but was swamped running from table to table. Hectic place.

Also, despite what you may read online this place is not at all romantic. It’s loud and packed with people. The waiting area was also packed, no social distancing at all.

Overall, I cannot recommend Donatello. I can think of at least 3 Italian restaurants in the Tampa bay area that blow this place away, 2 of which are a fraction of the price. This place proves that a higher price does not always mean better.

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DaveZ
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Service and food were on point. Small little interior and exterior details are needed (menus, glassware, front sign)but overall highly rated

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TomC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was excellent but service was sub par. Surprised as past service was as would be expected at a place in this price range. - but not this time.

Felt like I was a kid at the time out table - unless you’re a regular here i guess you can’t count on 5 star service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Classic decor with excellent food. Only drawback is the fake Italian accents of the waiters. It is not necessary

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CraigS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Was a nice and quiet atmosphere. My date and I ordered the Fritto Misto and I’d say it was mediocre at best. Definitely not worth the $30 price tag.

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vipMoMarieB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything ; apps, salads, entrees and desert; were delicious! Will def be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always Perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the whole atmosphere more like old school. The food was really good as well. Will definitely be back.

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vipWendyS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic old world authentic Italian food....5 star service

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Nish
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time and the experience and food was fantastic. Loved the food, wine and my friend and I had a marvelous experience.

FAQs

Donatello offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 875-6660.

Donatello is rated 4.8 stars by 1697 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.