Donatello

4.7
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$50 and over
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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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L
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner, outstanding service, and it was nice to see a restaurant not try to cater to people in a rush. We were pampered and well taken care of and the food was excellent.

JL
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The staff is very friendly and efficient. Specials were explained to us and our waiter also made recommendations.

SR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Donatello is three things:

DELICIOUS
DECADENT
And Darn expensive (but worth every penny).

Each course was as scrumptious, or even better, than the last. Service was a delight, the music was tasteful, and the drinks are strong! I’ll surely be stopping in again, and I’d recommend this to anyone who’d listen.

RP
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time with great food and great service at Donatello!

OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wow! When you arrived your greeted by Gino who is so wonderful and makes you feel like family! The calamari fritti was wonderful as well as the cannelloni. I can’t wait to come back and try more of their authentic Italian dishes.

OT
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous restaurant! From the moment we arrived with a greeting from the owner Gino to our waiter Giuseppe and bartender Karen we experienced one of the most wonderful meals in years. The entertainment in the lounge after dinner was excellent.
Large portions of beautifully prepared food. Just let your waiter make recommendations. You will not go wrong.

J
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great old school Italian service and awesome food. We were treated like royalty even on the busiest of nights. This is my new favorite place in Tampa.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect for our anniversary

r
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

TOOK 2 1/2 HRS TO GET OUR FOOD. ITS WAS GOOD NCE WE GOT IT BUT PEOPLE SAT NEXT TO US AFTER US AND EAT AND LEFT BEFORE WE GOT OUR FOOD.

G
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great fresh authentic Italian food that is cooked perfectly Everytime and a great experience. One of my favorite Italian restaurants in Tampa. The staff is amazing and makes sure you are taken care of and never a bad experience.

S
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I have wanted to go here for a while. I am glad we went, but I do not think I would go back. Service was first rate, actually in the top 3 restaurants in Tampa, in my experience! But overall I feel the price does not justify the service alone. The food is decent, but not nearly good enough to warrant the prices charged. I am not knocking the restaurant or the food per se. I just don't feel the food is at a high enough level for the "Fine Dining" fees. I also feel that the décor needs some serious updating as the late 70s early 80s style, replete with painted drop ceiling tiles and wainscoting (on the ceiling tiles) does not meet the "high" standards typical of "fine dining" that can be found in the area, especially as Tampa's restaurant scene grows!

I
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valet parking is easy. Great greeting upon arrival. Wait staff is fabulous. Food is outstanding.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. Gino and staff are 5 star!!!

a
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great and the food was outstanding pleasantly surprised

g
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, good service. Great to be able to go there on SU evening

Only negative was that the restaurant was a bit chilly, and the promise to turn up the temperature was not met .

We will return.

OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I had a reservation for 5:30 on a Saturday night. From the moment we walked in we were greeted and seated promptly. The ambiance was an authentic experience. Felt like something out of the Good Fellas old school Italian vibe. All the wait staff wore 3 piece suits you just don’t get that at many places if any in Tampa. The service was impeccable. The salads were made table side very fresh. My mom ordered the Cannelloni Donatello and I had the Tor Tellini Aurora. Both dishes were delicious pasta was homemade. We had the tiramisu for dessert which was light and airy different from others I’ve had. They gave us each a rose after our meal which was a cute touch.

OT
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & great wine selection.

MO
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a great meal !! Great atmosphere and great service! We have been going for years and it’s always the best !!❤️

OT
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely place

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

I had a 7:30pm reservation and wast not sat until 8:15pm. I didn’t receive honest information from the host. I felt rushed even when I sat down.

MS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

I'm not sure how this restaurant competes with all the new, great places in town, ESPECIALLY for what it charges. It's food does not make up for the high prices, poor service and very dingy, dated interiors. We were seated 30min late in an annexed room (had reservations for months so wasn't a last minute table.) Still sat down to a table not completely set and had to ask for what we were missing - twice. Didn't get drinks after asking 2 people. Entrees came out separately in 3 batches for 4 of us in 15 min span. Would not go back unless meal was free.

LM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in town!!! Top notch service and excellent food.

RP
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service!

S
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Our Captain paid little attention to my requests as the host. He was in a hurry & abrupt. He served me a cheap glass of Chianti when I ordered the best by the glass. Basically, he ruined the meal occasion for me and my guests.

J
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience. Has become my favorite restaurant by far. Great ambiance, food is awesome, amazing wine list and super service!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was exceptional. We can’t wait to go back and try different dishes. I had the Lobster Thermador which was exceptional My friend had the crab and there was so much he had a hard time finishing it

F
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always great at Donatello’s. I had the delicious oysters Florentine and a special lamb chops. Both delicious. My husband had his usual .. the angel hair marinara and the veal dolce vita.

D
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service however the cost was really high for salad and pasta.

JB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great food and exceptional service .specials are usually excellent as are the staples on the regular menu.by far the most professional table side service in town. the Italian wine list is full and varied and dessert is off the chain.the atmosphere is great reservation recommended

OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Still a great place after all these years!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for an anniversary. We received a complementary dessert. Food was delicious and authentic.

CB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food from appetizer to dessert. Hadn't had a veal chop in a while, had the best I've ever had. Huge wine list for every budget.

e
Tampa
44 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I know that the restaurant is a big TAMPA favorite. However there are some highs and lows. The bar and bartenders are all great. Special place The dining room is a noisy zoo! My mistake for going on a Saturday night but that is wh.en I wanted to go. The room was very crowed. Our table Zwas in a very busy spot by the server tables. Our waiter was z as hb i very busy and ut showed in the service we got. Many people were treated as if regulars, but we were not. Nor will we ever be. Try Mise en Place. Try Parts if Paris. Try The Blace Pearl. Apparently the French know food and

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic! I enjoy spending my birthday here :) you can’t get better food or service. Honestly, worth every penny!

BG
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Over priced and extremely overcooked meal. Never going back again!

KJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just what we needed to relax after a long day at the hospital visiting a sick relative

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best 26th birthday dinner with my family! They always have amazing authentic Italian food and feel. The staff makes you feel so special. 10/10 would recommend ❤️

OT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Very happy with overall dining experience. Highly recommend this restaurant.

RM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The service impeccable and the food amazing❤️ This was my third experience and I have never been disappointed. My guest was awed. His comment was “The best restaurant he had ever been to”!

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!