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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

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Good for a Date (32)
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Good for Birthdays (31)
Authentic (30)
Romantic (28)
Notable Wine List (23)
Business Meals (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Cozy (13)
Good for Groups (10)
Live Music (9)
Fun (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Casual (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Cozy. Great food. Excellent Service.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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·Dined on October 27, 2017

An excellent choice to dine for an authentic Italian experience of great food presentation, taste, and culture.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Haven't been to Donatello's in several years as we were living out of state much of the year. The place is still fantastic - the food, the people greeting you and serving the food and the atmosphere. This is the best place to eat dinner in Tampa, in my opinion...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 22, 2017

An absolutely wonderful evening full of delicious food and superb service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have been dining at Donatello's for approximately twenty years. We travel about 50 miles from home to do this. I think that tells you what we think of this wonderful restaurant. We miss seeing Guido there as before and love seeing him when he is. But, Gino is managing things there in a truly professional manner.
The wait staff is efficient, polite, professional, well trained and pleasant. A real landmark for Tampa.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Healthy, Authentic, Live Music, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great food & service! Local gem! Definitely a traditional Italian cuisine!

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

We were in town for a business meeting and Donatello's was highly recommended. The recommendations did not disappoint, the food and service was great. If I had any complaint it would be the price, very expensive. I highly recommend Donatello's for special occasions. The food, owner and wait staff are the best.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Overall the place was very average with a above average price. We went to celebrate our anniversary and the food was just just average , we ordered a crab linguine that had no flavor just a very bland taste and for a $40 dollar plate it should have been amazing. We were there celebrating a special occasion and they brought us a free dessert with a candle and provided my wife with a rose which was very nice but the service was lacking also and took to long for the server to come by table , my soda being empty too often .

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was excellent, very authentic. Upon arrival our party was greeted personally and individually by Gino. The wait staff was on the ball with multiple ppl handling different tasks to keep the drinks full and the table clear. The staff checked on us ocassioablly n appropriately..we didn’t feel bombarded or interrupted. Our salads, meals, cocktails..even the check..came out in good time with appropriate gaps btwn courses. The ambiance was intimate n wonderful. The prices were well worth it based on staff, food quality, ambiance..etc. As we left, my friend n I were both given long stem roses! It was a wonderful end to a fabulous dinner!!!! We will definitely b returning.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food, nice ambience and superb service. Wine list overpriced.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Went for opera night what can I say it is one class act . The opera singers put on awesome show The authentic Northern Italian cuisine was as good or better The atmosphere and the ambience are fantastic it truly is a Knight in Italy from the individual handshake when you are greeted right down to the Rose at the end of dinner upon leaving this is truly the best Northern Italian restaurant in Tampa

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service was outstanding... we were greeted individually with a handshake and welcome. Table was spot on. Food was fabulous although it took a bit too long to arrive. Unfortunately, we were disappointed that this Italian restaurant didn't have Canolis and was out of (my favorite) creme brûlée ...

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We went for our anniversary and the whole experience was wonderful. Our waiter had a great pace when serving us and the food came out fast. The two dishes we orders we could have not asked for better. The location has many details to admire and is nice overall.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I was really looking forward to dining here after all the positive reviews. However, I wasn't impressed and won't be returning. Upon arrival, we stood in the foyer waiting for someone to acknowledge our presence for over 5 minutes while staff walked right by us. Finally, someone helped us find our seats. The food was incredibly average for the cost. The bruschetta's tomatoes were not up to par, but were instead mealy and under ripe. The bread was just regular thin sliced italian bread toasted. I ordered the mushroom pasta with garlic and olive oil and honestly for $28, I expected more. It was just ok. The cappuccino and creme brulee were good, but again, nothing out of the ordinary. I was never offered a refill on my coffee. The service was good, not too intrusive, but attentive to our needs as I would expect from a restaurant of this caliber. My friends seemed to enjoy their meal. One had shrimp pasta and the other had the fish special. For almost $100 for my meal, let's just say I was underwhelmed.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

A lovely adult birthday dinner with delicious food. Excellent service and ambiance. The grilled lamb chops were delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We went for the first time. From the minute we walked in we felt like regulars. The staff was friendly, the service was excellent , and the food was outstanding. Real Italian food!!!! We will definitely be back the next time we are in town

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Awesome is the only way to describe it and we will be back. Everything start to finish was outstanding.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

this place is outstanding ,I have been there 5 to 6 times always like to bring new people,this time had family and was on group of 48 men have went here and said this maybe be the best rest they have been in ,they will all come at somtime.i will be back in nov 17 looking forward to dining I like this rest and always come back thank you and your outstanding group.

Tags: Good for a Date
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