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Donatello

4.8
4.8
2505 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:15 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:15 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (813) 875-6660

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Guido and Gino Tiozzo

  • Private party facilities

    Donatello offers private dining for any type of event, business or family. Perfect for presentation dinners, company holiday parties. Birthday parties, anniversary dinners, graduation parties or wedding receptions & rehearsal dinners.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (844) 278-9296

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Cross street

    J.F. Kennedy Blvd

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking.

  • Public transit

    Bus 36 stops in front of the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    Bar Lounge open Monday through Saturday at 5:00pm, and our entertainment begins around 7:00/7.30pm. Mrs. Kitty at the white baby grand, Majid Shabazz on the drums. Mrs. Kitty played on the same ticket with James Brown and Fats Domino and the pre-show for Dizzy Gillespie. Majid was on the same stage with Mahalia Jackson, Count Basie, Aretha Franklin. They play Tuesday – Friday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,505 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa

    Best Overall

  • Tampa

    Best Service

  • Tampa

    Great for fine wines

  • Tampa

    Romantic

  • Tampa

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best birthday dinner ever!
  2. MM

    MichelleM

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had such a lovely evening celebrating my birthday. Excellent food with impeccable service as always. ❤️
  3. VO

    VeronicaO

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!!!
  4. TB

    TammyB

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful as remembered however I would have preferred to leave the lounge as a cocktail area for drinks and dancing. Unfortunately there were people eating in the lounge which added to more chaos and less space to unwind. It wasn’t very intimate
  5. A

    Aminnesotavisitor

    Tampa

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is wonderfully quiet and conducive to conversation. The wait staff, especially Silvio and David, outstanding, polite and helpful. Excellent cocktails so kudos to the bartender. The veal is the best in Tampa.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got there early and they seated us right away, so that was nice. We ordered some wine and yummy appetizers and main entrees. I liked when we had a question about a food item, our waiter was able to give us details, it helped us make some decisions on what to eat. It did take awhile for the food to arrive and I figured it was busy, so I just chatted with my husband. When we placed our dessert order, they gave it to us for free for the wait. That was very generous of them, everything turned out great.
  7. MM

    MichelleM

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with exceptional service as always
  8. LM

    LuisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A true Tampa classic. Each and every time we go, we receive exceptional service and with a true, five star Italian meal. All and all, one of the finest dining experiences in town.
  9. m

    miklbatt

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you go there you must try the beef tenderloin medalions. So tender you can cut with a fork. This our place to go for our birthdays and other important dates
  10. MM

    MarthaM

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food and ambience were wonderful as always. However, the waiter service this time around was below par. Knowing that it was a special occasion situation and the service was super delayed, the waiter barely ever came by the table and the food was not delivered timely.
  11. DM

    DavidM

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Donatello’s was great food and service I’ll come back
  12. J

    John

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The price of the items is unbelievably high compared to many other Italian restaurants of similar caliber we generally visit. We don't mind paying a little higher, but the food needs to be of higher quality.
  13. CM

    CindyMc

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and services were wonderful!
  14. KK

    KathyK

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Donatello's is always a memorable dining experience. We had a party of 10 and everyone was very happy. The food, service and atmosphere are always top notch. I highly recommend Donatello's!
  15. DC

    DonnC

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Awesome as always One of my top 5 in Tampa
  16. TT

    ToddT

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have a new favorite restaurant in all of Florida! Absolutely phenomenal!
  17. M

    Mojo

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    We enjoyed a very special anniversary dinner here. Special place for sure!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, so fresh. I’m typically sensitive to pasta due to the gluten but had a whole pasta meal, tiramisu and bread and didn’t have any stomach sensitivities which was phenomenal. The service was great too, they did not make us feel pressured to finish our meal and leave asap like most restaurants but instead they were timely to remove plates when we finished and refill our glasses before they were low, extremely attentive.
  19. OA

    OliviaA

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was 5-stars! The owner, Gino, greeted us with champagne for our anniversary and checked on us several times. The food was insane. I highly recommend this place. Really cool atmosphere.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place always amazes me. Not o it is the service awesome, but they seem to always sit us where we got engaged!!! Just spectacular and made our anniversary extra special!
  21. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service always
  22. JK

    JodiK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    The three of us were seated at a table for two. All around us were two people at tables for four. The people next to us had a dog. The veal chop was undercooked. Won’t ever go back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect booth. They heard it was my girls birthday so impromptu singing with lemon cake was cute. Wine markup was 10x on many red wines was overkill.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very good and right now very expensive
  25. MB

    MonicaB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian in town. My family has been coming here for 30+ years!
  26. JM

    JohnM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was another special dinner joined by my mom, brother and sisters. Food was prepared by the table. Very well cooked, delicious and served to nine of us at the same time. The Wait staff was old school, efficient and personable-making sure my 93 year old mom was having a great time. We closed with desserts and roses for the ladies. Magical.
  27. WL

    WendyL

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time you walk in until you leave the service is amazing. The food was served hot and was delicious.
  28. F

    Foodiefan24

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply perfect as always!
  29. F

    Fuzzy57

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food never stops giving! This particular night it was incredibly delicious
  30. GH

    GregoryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will return in future to enjoy this wonderful place again.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another amazing experience
  32. PC

    PatriciaC

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from start to finish! Gino greets you at the door as if you are family. This was our 1st time at Donatello (& definitely not our last!) and he made us feel like Regulars. We were seated quickly at the best table I saw (back corner facing the dining area). Silvio was a delight to help us and the food was amazing! We just returned from the Amalfi Coast so were eager to see how this stood up to "the original" & dang they did a fabulous job! Two perfectly crafted dirty martinis was a great way to start. The Caprese (prefer without dressing, but this was fabulous) and oysters Fiorentina were amazing! But the oysters took the lead with that cheesy sauce OMG!!! Onto enteees, I totally loved the egg & spinach fettuccine with mushrooms, garlic & olive oil. So simple yet perfect! Hubby had the tortellini but added bolognese because he wanted a red sauce. Loved it! Silvio recommended a beautiful Barolo to accompany our meal and it was so good! we went home and ordered several bottles for the house! Started to wrap up with chocolate mousse cake, cappuccino and really authentic limoncello. Salute Donatello, Grazie mile!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From when you walk in , you can see the history and the love on the pictures on the wall , greeted by Gino , with his smile and embrace makes you feel Italian. I highly recommend Donatellos for your true Italian experience. The food is amazing Thank you Gino
  34. B

    Bella01

    Tampa

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The GF fettuccine Bolognese with mozzarella was delicious!!! Service always perfect!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had a reservation for 730 and was not seated until 8 PM and then it took them about another 30 minutes to even hand us our menus or see a waiter. After we asked multiple times. We decided to leave after waiting an hour to be seated or see a menu and while we were leaving the restaurant the manager said that is a normal time for us to wait.
  36. PM

    PattiM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From Chicago, first time here and heard lots about this place. OMG!!! Was my first reaction. Fabulous host, great service, lovely ambiance and the food…. Absolutely delicious. Eating in the lounge - highly recommended for the full affect - MUSIC!
  37. W

    Wawa

    Tampa

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful special occasion restaurant. Hasn’t been back in many years. Food and service was excellent, as always. Only complaint was the restaurant was not crowded and would of appreciated being seated a little more spread out in the restaurant. We actually had to move our table over so my husband could comfortably get out. Also, there were 3 large parties seated around our table of 3. Very loud. We had a bit of a hard time having a conversation. Singing happy birthday in Italian and roses for the ladies when leaving were wonderful touches. Will be back.
  38. AH

    AHorseor2

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE BEST Italian in Tampa Bay!! Excellent service makes it greater!!
  39. C

    Colleenp

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic meal and experience! The Veal Dolce Vita is a new favorite!
  40. C

    Chris

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 stars on every level!

FAQs

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

Donatello is rated 4.8 stars by 2505 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Donatello

232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609

Additional information

  • Cross street

    J.F. Kennedy Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:15 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:15 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking.

  • Public transit

    Bus 36 stops in front of the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Guido and Gino Tiozzo

  • Entertainment

    Bar Lounge open Monday through Saturday at 5:00pm, and our entertainment begins around 7:00/7.30pm. Mrs. Kitty at the white baby grand, Majid Shabazz on the drums. Mrs. Kitty played on the same ticket with James Brown and Fats Domino and the pre-show for Dizzy Gillespie. Majid was on the same stage with Mahalia Jackson, Count Basie, Aretha Franklin. They play Tuesday – Friday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (813) 875-6660

  • Private party facilities

    Donatello offers private dining for any type of event, business or family. Perfect for presentation dinners, company holiday parties. Birthday parties, anniversary dinners, graduation parties or wedding receptions & rehearsal dinners.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (844) 278-9296

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