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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Delicious. Very happy with overall dining experience. Highly recommend this restaurant.
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”!
Fantastic food and service!
Loved everything, the courteous and professional staff and the food was out of this world🤗
It is so great to find a traditional place. Food is terrific and the table side cooking makes sure everything is served warm. The service is friendly and appropriately friendly. A gem in Tampa.
Always a great experience! Waitstaff very attentive and knowledgeable. Food outstanding!
Very nice evening. Was seated in the bar which was a little disappointing. It looked like a special event was going on in the main dining area. Had the salmon with a very tough shrimp. Salmon was very good.
Good atmosphere. Excellent service.
The food was okay but overpriced.
We love Donatello’s!! The food is delicious, the service is top notch !! The best is you feel at home !! Love it!!!
We had a magnificent dinning experience at Donatello's! We were seated right away for our 7pm reservation as usual. We enjoyed a cocktail while looking over the menu. We all started with a caesar salad, which was the best I have ever tasted! Perfectly seasoned and delicious! My daughter and I had the veal piccata and my wife the tortelini, both were outstanding! The service is impeccable and the whole dinning experience enjoyable, the way it should be! This was not our first experience at Donatello's, and it certainly will not be our last! One final touch of class are the red roses that are given to the ladies as you leave this fine establishment. Thank you Donatello's for a wonderful evening!
Love food, ambience and quaint piano bar and loved the music..
I ordered the steak medallions in the tomato sauce. It was good but just comes with vegetables and this potato thing that looks like an mini egg roll. It was good. The staff was very nice. The restaurant gives you that goodfellas/casino 80s vibes. Def a spot that I’m sure was awesome in the 80s with mob ties. Lol. They give women a rose upon leaving. Oh jazz plays by the bar. The place is dated and the price should come down. My food was okay. The calamari app was okay. Don’t think that it’s a five star restaurant to me.
The best! After 20+ years flawless! Seriously talented ownership, management, servers, support staff and culinary team. Old school never goes out of style.
Gino is always a fantastic host....our dinner was superb. We attended New Year's Eve and all was great. A fun time was had by all.
Fantastic service and fun environment on NYE. Good food all around but evening was defined by the service and people.
Always Outstanding!! The food is awesome and the service is on point!!
Absolutely excellent service , the food was top notch and full of flavor . Special food request we’re requested and flawlessly executed. Well worth a visit!
Donatello's is an Italian institution that I have always held in high regard and its unfortunate that I will not frequent it again. It seems that the restaurant has fallen off dramatically in Sr. Tiozzo absence. The feel of the restaurant - the tables, chairs, carpet, etc. should all have been replaced long ago. I would be able to overlook the dated ambiance if the food was half as good as the price would suggest. The appetizers were mediocre, the pastas too heavy-handed (not the delicate expectation of Northern Italian cuisine), but what was truly unforgivable was the Caesar salad. It was made somewhat table-side, but since it was someone in my party's entree, once it was prematurely made, it took up residence by the Sterno burner for the next 20 minutes.
No apologies given or show of concern over our disappointment, so I offer no apologies for this review.
A Tampa Classic. Great Food, Service and Wine! Old School to the core! Love this place!
The best Italian meal I have had in 4 states, the same as it was on my first visit 25 years ago
Donatello is the finest authentic Italian restaurant in the Tampa Bay Area and has been for 35 years! Regional Italian delicacies are finished table side, warm glowing romantic ambience, roses on every table, tuxedoed waiters, many have been there since day one. Pasta is made in house! Don’t miss the Ossobuco, Tagliatelle alla Kathy (spinach pasta with tomato cream sauce, ham, and mushrooms), Oysters Fiorentina, Caesar Salad, and Calamari Amalfitana. Extensive wine list, nice piano bar with live entertainment. Owner Gino Tiozzo is a gracious, hands-on gentleman who exemplifies hospitality like his dad Guido.
Food was phenomenal!
Pasta was amazing and great service! Will be back.
The food was great but the service was awful. Yes it was Christmas Eve but several tables had multiple courses served before we had our salad course. Most parties around us who arrived after us were leaving before we received our entrees. Disappointed
Date night with wife.
Our veal was excellent and the Dover sole cooked to perfection
A 5 star Italian restaurant with that neighborly feel. We saw it mentioned in Southwest Airline’s onboard magazine a few times and finally managed to fit it in our schedule. Our first time there the host greeted us and made us feel as welcomed as a regular. The bartenders were equally as friendly. We were lucky enough to be there on Opera Night. What an enjoyable surprise! We will definitely be going back.
Great service. Great food. You must make a reservation because they are very busy, even for an early time of day. Glad we did.
The food, people, and atmosphere make Donatello's one of the best restaurants this area has to offer!
It’s always a great time at Donatello’s!!! We always feel like we are home when we are there. The food is top notch !!!
Friendly and attentive staff. Food was delicious. Great choice for birthday dinner.
There’s a reason they don’t post prices online. I had Veal Osso Buccp and it was very good , it should be at $55. Wife had sausage tortellini and the cream sauce didn’t have much taste . Service was excellent. The ambiance is better suited for business meetings and engagements or anniversary dinners instead of just every day dining
Donatello’s is my absolute favorite restaurant. Went for my birthday and they made it extra special. The food is fantastic and the service can’t be beat. I’ve been going for a few years now and they are like family. The food quality is consistent and the service is excellent. I highly recommend Donatello’s for any special occasion or just for a night out. Gino and his staff are top notch.
Fantastic I! Gino and his professional and exceptional group made an exceptional dining and entertainment experience.
Food was phenomenal. Will definitely be returning!
Double date. Wonderful experience. Great food and service!
Great Italian restaurant
It was FANTASTIC!