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.
My fiance, future mother-in-law and I were in town for one night and all were looking forward to eating here after reading all the great reviews. But we were VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED with everything. From the food to the prices to the service. We do not mind paying astronomical prices for GOOD food but this was the furthest from it. $15 for soup with 4 tortellini and broth in it? We could not even eat the bolognese. Food did not come out hot even after reheating in the dining room. For having only 1 night to have a good meal I am sorry we chose this place nor would I want someone else to waste A LOT of money there.
My boyfriend is Italian and I wanted to take him to an authentic place. He was very pleased.
Amazing food, very expensive.
Everything was excellent. Food the staff and Service
Experience was lovely. The food was filling but not heavy. The service was exceptional and Geno is always amazing to make you feel like your at home. The trio is amazing and great for everyone to have a taste. Will be back again.
We enjoyed it completely. Food was wonderful n service are excellent. We were 6 people everyone loved their meals.
My wife & my daughters celebrated our 17th anniversary Saturday at Donatello which was a first-time visit, and they loved everything about the establishment. Service was fantastic & every meal was a pleasure to eat, especially the Ossobuco. They all received a rose for they visit which adored. We plan to check out the bar & jazz side soon.
Still the gold standard for fine Italian dining!
Food was good but for a spaghetti dish was too expensive. My friend's dish was OK.
Wine was excellent.
The outside of the restaurant is not that impressive. There is complimentary valet parking. The waiters are very elegant in tuxedos and very attentive. We did not have just one waiter, it appears that they work as a team so several waiters were at our table throughout the meal. The food was really delicious. I had salmon that was so tender, in a creamy sauce with shrimp on top. Very yummy. My husband had beef medallions is such a nice rice tomato sauce. Desserts were so rich and generous. I had ricotta cheesecake and my husband had chocolate mousse cake. Both were delicious. Prices are on the high side but the food was definitely worth it. The lighting was low, it was quiet with soft music playing.
Always a wonderful dinner at Donatello’s , made it a very special evening for a dear friends brithday . Food, atmosphere and staff are wonderful
For a restaurant that is supposedly a Tampa staple, they could do much better. Noisy, almost an hour late on reservation, wine list is not even a 2 star they charge 3 times retail for their wine (they do not need to do that), but not that impressive. Would not go there again, it has been years and it is living on its reputation. There are much better in the area.
Great place! We enjoyed it very much
Would go back for sure
The worst Italian food in Tampa Florida. Period!!!!
Our first child starting college.
We have wanted to try this restaurant for a few years now. We're glad we did! We were seated at a comfortable table in a pretty room where we were promptly served. The service was great and the food was very good. I enjoyed the Osso Buco, but would have like some vegetables in the sauce. It was very tasty though. My husband had the bolognese and cleaned his plate. Overall, I am glad we finally were able to eat here.
Excellent restaurant from initial greeting by the staff and even the parking attendant.
Excellent food and service from the waiters and staff.
This was our first time and will be back often.
As always, Donatello's continues to be the best in food, service and ambiance!
We were in town to drop off my daughter at UT. We all wanted good Italian food and Donatello fit the bill. With a quiet atmosphere and good food, we walked away full and completely satisfied. The staff was incredible.
Quiet, sophisticated, elegant. Always solidly personal service, attentive. Food is fresh and delicious.
Had 11 ladies altogether. Seating was nice. Table was set up and fit us all perfectly. Food was amazing. The drinks were delicious. Great service, great staff. Highly recommend.
A wonderful dining experience.
Daughter’s birthday and the staff was wonderful! Many thanks... we will be back
This is a very European atmosphere restaurant. The service is excellent and it’s perfect for a date or business meal where you want to talk. The menu is limited but there are sufficient choices. The food was very good. It’s upscale but you will be comfortable wearing very casual clothing.
Donatello's is an exceptional restaurant that happens to be Italian. In every category: ambiance, service, food and spirits, it is outstanding. As you enter, your greeted with arches, soothing colors and pictures of notables. Gino greets you with a smile and a welcoming hand shake. There's a wonderful bar to the left where you can wait for your table or just go t enjoy a drink and listen to the piano. If your timing is perfect you are escorted into the dining room on the right. This is a large happy room filled with people having a good time. The menu and the wine list are extensive and filled with wonderful choices. Appetizers were mussels in red sauce and lightly fried calamari followed by salads (house and ceasar). The entrees were veal scaloppine and grouper. Desert was Napoleon and coffee. Everything was delicious. Finally the service could not have been better. The waiter was knowledgeable, funny and filled with good suggestions. The table staff was attentive but unobtrusive. All and all a wonderful evening of dining, or as our guest called it an "event".
I wish we could go to this restaurant more often.....we live a bit away from it. We usually try to go for special times. Food is good, but a bit pricey. I know they are probably in line with all the other restaurants in the area, but it adds up if you go regularly. Love the rose for the ladies at the end of your meal. It was busy the night we were there, and I told our waiter that we were not in a hurry, (do not like to be rushed to turn a table over. Don't overbook). We will return, but it will be a little while. I wish they would update the inside a little.
ALWAYS EXCELLENT - ALWAYS A GREAT TIME WITH GREAT FOOD, ATMOSPHERE AND LIVE MUSIC ON THE WEEKENDS
We keep returning. Atmosphere so intimately personal. Food and service unequaled.
Excellent meal. The main dishes and desserts were top notch. They all had great flavor and everyone at the table was very satisfied. Where the mussels appetizer lacked in flavor the side of fried zucchini with marinara made up for it! I wish they bottled that marinara. Service was on point and everyone was very attentive and friendly. Pricey but well worth it.
Gino greeted us and checked on us during dinner.
Excellent veal dishes. First time and it was great.
Simply amazing. The food, ambiance, service, truly amazing.
Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome
excellent food, wine and specials for the day Gino help sort out an issue which added to the special nature of this visit. on time, nice table, great time.
Amazing! Thanks Gino for another amazing evening! You and your team are awesome!
this is the place I take someone how fine dining is,they are overwhelled and price doesn't kill you,service the best ,I have been in the over this country great dwa
set up birthday reservation online, host did not check for reservations, just said pick a table. table was set up after we sat down. Our server appeared to be a bit nervous or new. The carpet old, banos old this was not medium to high end dining facility, maybe back in the day yes. service was questionable at times. this was a birthday reservation and no one asked the occasion, ie reservation online remarks column. this was said to be my wifes favorite Italian restaurant.
Always a wonderful experience! A true Tampa gem!
First time visiting Tampa, si it was our first time at Donatello. Food was fantastic and service was even better. My wife had the veal chop and I had the veal osso buco. Both were superb. Highly recommend Donatello for any occasion!