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About Donatello

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.

232 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33609
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
J.F. Kennedy Blvd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 875-6660

Website:
http://www.donatellotampa.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking.

Public Transit:
Bus 36 stops in front of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Guido and Gino Tiozzo

Private Party Facilities:
We can accommodate groups from 15 to 100. We do not require a rental fee. We provide a personalized menu. Technical equipment is available. Other areas in the dining room are private enough for business conversation.

Private Party Contact:
Gino Tiozzo: (813) 875-6660

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

Donatello Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (40)
Special Occasion (39)
Good for Birthdays (36)
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Good for Anniversaries (36)
Romantic (32)
Authentic (31)
Notable Wine List (21)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Business Meals (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Cozy (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Live Music (10)
Fun (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Great restaurant that I look forward to visiting anytime that I am in Tampa. Food, service and ambience are excellent

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

Best Italian restaurant I’ve ever been to, food, music and the welcoming owner.
Everything on the menu is authentic worth the travel from Orlando to Tampa to visit Donatello!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Live Music, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Donatello's is quite simply the best in the finest Authentic Italian Cuisine you will find anywhere, including Italy. The Bar/Lounge is a wonderful spot to start the evening, usually with live music, then dinner is simply superb. The have a magnificent wine list in almost all price ranges, and a service staff that take after the proprietors, Guido and Gino.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Quite good experience, the food was outstanding!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wonderful dining experience! Exceptional service - everyone was friendly and attentive, and they did a great job with my allergy needs. The filet that they served me was outstanding!! We will definitely return.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food, excellent service. At the high end for price but worth it for quality meal

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Wonderful authentic Italian restaurant. Service is best in class. Food is good to excellent based on what you might order. The appetizers were good but not great. Salads just ok and overpriced. Main dishes very good.
Overall it's hard to justify their prices. Special occasions only.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This restaurant is both the perfect setting for those seeking an Italian flair and a most magnificent place for excellent food. The service was excellent coupled by food suggestions that were absolutely perfect. Be sure to order the Tiramisu desert with their wonderful blend of coffee - there is plenty for two people to split.
This was a most enjoyable evening followed with a broadway play.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Second time here. Amazing food, great experience, great service. The food is simply some of the best we've had. The sea bass js beyond compare. Pricey but not unreasonable for this type of place.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great food and even better service. The homemade cannelloni was delicious. I can’t wait to have it again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Everything was great 😍

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The rack of lamb for two is excellent. We were shown the lamb before it was plated and asked if it was cooked to our liking. it was delivered to our table exactly the way we like it. It is served with a delicious demi-glaze, and veggies were done perfectly.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We truly enjoyed ourselves and the food. It was our anniversary and it will be one to remember. Thanks to all the servers and chief for a terrific evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was the ultimate dining experience. It was my 70th birthday and I couldn't have made a better choice. From the time we entered till we left, we were treated like royalty. The ambiance was beautiful, not too loud, and the waiters attentive. So many choices. I had dover sole, my husband and son had cannelloni and my daughter in law, the filet. Everything was delicious. Presentation was lovely and portions just right. We cannot wait to return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Service & food were wonderful and I'm looking forward to going back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were disappointed at Donatello's.... I had ravioli, My husband had clams in fettucini. His Ceasar was DRENCHED in dressing—even though he asked for "light" dressing. BUT most disappointing, they came to our table and sang "happy birthday"—even though our reservation indicated it was our anniversary—and offered a dessert. Then charged us $12.95 EACH for the desert. In my view. Sucked. We hadn't been in 10 years and won't ever go back.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Best northern italian food restaurant in Tampa Bay Area....by far

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Cozy. Great food. Excellent Service.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Incredible and an experience to remember. The lamb chops were amazing, the ricotta cheese cake with berries delicious and the service, outstanding.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I can not fairly rate or review Donatello’s as OpenTable failed to provide Donatello’s with my reservation. What I can do is rate OpenTable with 0 stars for their failure to provide Donatello’s with my reservation even though they provided me with a “confirmation number”.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 18, 2017

One of the finest Italian restaurants in Tampa The live music in the bar is a great start to a fantastic dinner very comfortable and laid-back atmosphere Opera night is a very special evening for dining at Donatella's It is an experience you have to indulge yourself in

Tags: Vegan, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Disabled Access, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Late-night Find, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The best tasting traditional Northern Italian food in the Tampa Bay area, if not Florida, comparable to fine NYC Italian restaurants, fantastic Italian wine list.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We went for Opera Night! So enjoyable! Everything was fabulous as always!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Atmosphere is great, service was top notch, food was amazing! Can't believe it took me living here 5 yrs to eat here! We will be back often! One of my favorite restaurants in Tampa now! If you haven't eaten here make reservations now! You will not be disappointed!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Mussels were bad. Service was slow. Too pricey for the quality and amount of food served. Love this place, but was very disappointed this last trip.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fabulous food and atmosphere... Went for my mom's birthday and everyone treated her like royalty. Recommend this restaurant with the old school Italian feel.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food, wine and service. While pricy it was worth every penny. Will be back

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was very loud and we had to move tables. The food was ok but nothing special for the price.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We have been coming here at least once a year for thirty years.
We have never been disappointed.
Excellent restaurant all aspects!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The live jazz band was playing and the bar was a perfect setting while we waited for our table.
The food and service was impeccable as usual.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

OMG, love this place. Food was excellent. Definitely recommend to everyone and will come back. A very warm greeting at the front door and Grazie with a kiss & hug and long stem Rose when you are leaving.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was impressive, to say the least. The food, however, was just meh. Honestly, I've had better from chain restaurants and expected better. For the price of the entrees, there should have been more food - such as a soup or salad to start. The bread served at the table was hard, crusty, and served with cold, hard pats of butter - leaving a plate of crumbs by the time it was done. Dessert was good, but again, not out of this world. The value was poor. We dropped $120 for a half bottle of Chianti, two "meh" entrees, and shared one serving of tiramisu. It was a nice atmosphere, but not worth the expense.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent, as always. We celebrated my sons birthday in their private dining room. Had a great time. Thank you! Food is beyond compare, and it’s always served beautifully.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The meal and service were superb!! Went for anniversary, and all wait staff offered congratulations. Extensive wine list. I had the veal chop that was exquisite, and my wife had the grouper with lemon butter sauce, peppers, and crab meat. All were fantastically well prepared and delicious. Had a wonderful evening, and we will be back!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

17th wedding anniversary

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Enjoyed a nice meal with good company at a classy Italian Joint

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had a lovely evening and Dinner
Food was great
Ambiance was great
Service was great

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 31, 2017

It gets tiresome to just say Donatello's was great again, but it was! Again! Over the years it is easy to become so familiar with a place that we take it for granted. Don't allow that to happen here. I always try a chicken or veal dish; I always try the Caprese salad; I always try one of their pasta dishes even if we share it around the table. By far, the best pasta is their bolognese fetticuinne and always works. My favorite veal is the picatta but the waiters will always work to find a nice glass of wine if you don't want to purchase a whole bottled. Still one of the finest in Tampa!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had heard good things about the restaurant & our expirence was top notch.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We’ve wanted to try this restaurant for several years, mostly on history and reputation. Upon entering, the decor, although tasteful, is very dated. I prefer a more contemporary atmosphere but that’s personal choice. The wine list is extensive and varied. However, many selections were overpriced, even for restaurant pricing.

We had a party of seven. Each person ordered different first courses and entrees. All were excellent. No issues with the food at all. The preparation and presentation were all top notch. The biggest problem with this restaurant is the prices are very high. We had 2 bottles of wine totaling $164. Subtracting those, the bill for seven people, no additional drinks, was $390, which to me is high for Italian food.

Bottom line, the food and service both are flawless. If you don’t mind the high prices, then it’s a great place to dine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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