Donatello

4.8
2053 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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vipAllison
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great meal and experience at Donatellos. My only "complaint " is that they put us at a table in the middle of the room and every time the servers walked by they bumped into my chair since it was a tight squeeze between tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and and service were spectacular as always. Never disappointed, always delighted with quality and preparation of dishes. Service is off the charts and always love the rose at the end of dining. Recommend highly. Thank you for another wonderful experience and great Birthday for my Dad!

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Melmar1122
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is like no other, one of the best meals we’ve ever had! The atmosphere is romantic and so original.

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vipJohnZ
New York Area
320 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a GREAT old school style restaurant with great waiters who table side many of the dishes.
Food is amazing and very nice wine list.
I plan on returning anytime I am back in Tampa.
This place I HIGHLY recommend!!!!
It’s a winner

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Place in tampa!

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karab
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never lets me down
Eric and the ladies behind the bar always take good care of us.

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DavidK
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best authentic Italian Restaurant in Tampa Bay if not Fl. The three pasta appetizer is a must (all homemade). Service is impeccable. Gino cares about every person coming through the door. Unbelievable wine list. Can noli stuffed with veal, Veal Osso Bucco to die for! This is the place for anniversary or any kind of celebration!

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TomS
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a special birthday dinner From the moment we entered the restaurant every single aspect of the evening was amazing We felt like we were greeted by old friends being welcomed into an elegant home It just got better and better The service was kind and attentive and the food outstanding I don't think I have ever enjoyed a night like this more nor ever eaten a better meal Thank you for everything

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vipJolieD
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Made reservations at Donatello for my 74th birthday.
Was looking for a resturant that was very quiet and very romantic.
Read about Donatello and the reviews were 5 star.
The waiters are all wearing a tux. This definately reminded me of Berns.
I knew the dinner from the reviews would be excellent.
Definately did not disappoint.
I would definately recommend Donatello to anyone who is looking for a great place for a romantic quiet place to eat.
We will definately be back

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vipGerryS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem. Authentic northern Italian food. Highly recommend.

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vipJames
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go to Donatello's every time I am in the Tampa area. I recommend the same to locals and visitors alike. Impeccable attention to details, great service and excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Florida

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vipPatF1025
Orlando
58 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in Tampa
Consistent
Wonderful atmosphere
Family owner
Italian owner and wait Staff
Asked for David, Carmelo or Pino

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vipMiguelG
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the experience at Donatello’s. They always make you feel at home. Great food, friendly staff, and great service. Highly recommend.

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Hunter
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, people, ambiance & food. Recommend to anyone for special occasions

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vipScottW
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s an amazing restaurant, great for a date

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious Served timely and proper temperature Will go back on our next visit to Tampa

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Pmd123
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! Gino and staff are amazing!

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MariaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and old world Italian ambiance

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BrianG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We sat in The Lounge where music is played starting around 7:30. What a great night! Food was fantastic, music was great, We danced and had a lot of laughs with a group of “regulars” who made us feel right at home. It’s pricey, but if your looking for a memorable night out, Donatello’s is the place.

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StacyRTR
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance! Enjoyed a drink at the bar, then yummy appetizers followed by an excellent homemade pasta dish for dinner with champagne and beautiful red roses! Oh yes…and a Kahlua coffee dessert drink!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is wow. From service to food this place is second to none. We had the cold calamari appetizer and the ossobuco was out of this world. The wine list is very extensive. I simply had a glass of Barolo which was very good. 38 years in business we found this place by accident here on Open Table - what an excellent find. Truly an Italian masterpiece.

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Cammy
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mood lighting and exceptional food but very pricey, especially wine selection.It was a splurge special occasion for us and the rose at the end of the evening was a nice touch.

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vipLorieB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. Service level was a top notch fine dining experience

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vipGaryT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Entrees were excellent! Cesar salad was disappointing- it was drenched in dressing. & said they did t make pasta e Fagioli soup that night

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above expectations .. First time for the wife and I here. The managers/owners greet you at the door and welcome you. The server gave my wife a rose. Instantly you could feel this was going to be great. Everyone makes sure nothing can go wrong.

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Jbird
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

quite pricey but otherwise wonderful...$40 corkage fee!!

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vipCounseloredu
Tampa
33 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always perfection. !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing way to spend my bday!

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vipKMpls
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places, The food and service were both superb; in fact, I honestly cannot recall many dining experiences quite of this quality. Just a fabulous place for special celebrations.

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vipJackieG
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to celebrate a special occasion!

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JeffreyS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service. Possibly best service I’ve had in any restaurant including very high end establishments.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining here and do as often as we can. Gino always makes us feel welcomed and special. Donatello is our absolute favorite AND we dine out daily. The best of the best.

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vipyankeechick2
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and excellent service as always! Thank you :-)

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KathyG
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How lucky we were to find Donatello. The food was fabulous and the service was exceptional. We can’t wait to return.

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CharvickW
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This place had a wonderful ambiance and fantastic service.

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AliciaF
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service would definitely go back .but alittle pricey

FAQs

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

Donatello is rated 4.8 stars by 2053 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.