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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Pasta E Fagioli Alla Romana
The classical roman soup of beans and pasta
3 lbs. and up
Prices are outrageously expensive for what you get. ($32 for a plate of garlic pasta, folks!) Not worth the money if you are vegetarian like my family.
A wonderful evening. We were treated as special customers, and felt truly wanted
Everything was perfect. Table was on time. Service was very efficient. Everything we ordered was excellent.
We had reservation and still had to wait for half an hr. The food was good but the risotto tasted like out of a can. I was expected better for the price
Amazing and super welcoming upon arrival food is by far the best tampa has to offer
Absolutely amazing! Only way to describe it.
Everything was fantastic. They are our family's go to place for a special dinner. Food is always delicious not mater what selection you make. Wine list is enjoyable. Service is always impeccable. As soon as you walk in you are made to feel like you are part of their family. Highly recommend it.
Very interesting loved the music. Bar was hopping. Wine list could use updating. We loved the owner. Old world setting.
The Best Restaurant in Tampa. We have been patrons of Donatello for 30 years. It is still the best in town. Elegant and wonderful food. Waiters are the best.
GreAt service and food was really authentic. Highly recommended
Fabulous authentic Italian food and atmosphere!
Excellent Northern Italian cuisine with a very good wine list. The ambiance is reminiscent of Venice. Attentive and well dressed wait staff.
One of our very favorite places to dine. Excellent and talented staff to help you along, and the best Beefeater martini Tampa has to offer.
My experience was horrible. We arrived and had to wait an hour for our table. The food was bland no seasoning. I had chicken and it was not tasty. My wife had the pasta with sausage and it did not taste like Italian sausage. The only thing we enjoyed was the live entertainment. The drinks were way overpriced. We ordered a beer and a martini and it was over $26. One beer $12. Needless to say we will not return or recommend this restaurant to anyone. We weren’t caught up on price but with high prices comes great service.
The food was amazing!!! The service was amazing!! And the pricing was amazing!!! The attention to detail in the restaurant gave an authentic feeling. The waiters were always attentive and ready to meet your needs. It was an amazing prom night for all of us. With A class food and service.
We had an amazing experience at Donatello’s. From the moment we walked in the door we were greeted with a handshake and a welcome. You feel like you are in the movie Goodfellas. The service is top notch and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend and eat here again.
Extremely stressful, had an 815 reservation got seated at 9 and didn’t get food till 10 pm, the host was rude. Would not return ever, extremely overpriced!!!
Great old school place.
Piano bar in the lounge is a great place to have a drink
Service in the restaurant very good.
Food was amazing
Food and service was excellent. It was pretty noisy and prices were elevated. Will go back for a special occasion.
Pasta is incredible, as are the steaks, don’t know of a better Italian restaurant anywhere
Best Italian restaurant in the US. Seriously worth the price.
Had a wonderful night. Food was dellicious and the service impeccable. The finishing touch was the rose at the end. Loved it
I hadn't been to Donatello's since the 80's when it was a refreshing change from the mediocre Italian restaurants in the area. Now it seems so dated. Standard Italian food from an American perspective. Everything was decent but nothing was great. And the prices are so high.
Leaving aside the quality of the food, let me just focus on the portions. We ordered an asparagus salad to share, but it was tiny. We ordered individual pasta dishes and they were huge. The main courses were also large. There should be smaller portions for people who want a primo and a secundo.
I was really looking forward to a top-class Italian meal, but this wasn't it. The only reason I would return is because it is nice and quiet. We were able to have a real conversation.
I probably should have rated the service higher, but I think the waiters could have been more helpful. They could have given us some guidance on the size of the portions. Also the oral dessert descriptions were rather odd. Fortunately, the desserts tasted better than described.
The food and service were top notch. We went for our anniversary and the waiter suggested the pasta De Mare for me. So great! They gave me a little rose after and it was genuinely romantic. We had a lot of fun. Definitely recommend. This place was great. Thanks!
Good food. Expensive. Loud, Waited 45 min with a reservation. Don't go on a weekend. Rolling tables by, staff sweating and overwhelmed.
Great service. My husband is in a wheelchair and they were super accommodating and helpful. Food was delicious!
My first time here will definitely not be my last! If you ever believe any review posted about this restaurant, believe this one. Excellent service, food, price, and ambiance. We are thinking of going back tonight to try another dish! See you there...
Magnificient experience, highly recommended for going out to dine with someone special.
Food in general was good. Price wise, the place is very acceptable.
Now, a little attention to decoration would be appreciated.
We made a reservation more than a week prior our visit, and when we arrived the intention was to place us literally next to the neighboring table, as we were eating with them. Of course we requested a table change, and then the next option was a table behind a column with not light. We have to use our flash light from out phones to read the menu.
In general, not complain about the food, but service in general needs some revisions.
I they have grown so fast they should definitely needs to think about new location with more space.
Gino the man. He took great care of us even though I was black out drunk.
Outstanding old world restaurant. Elegant dining.
The best Italian in Tampa.. period
We went here for our 24th anniversary and enjoyed immensely. With COVID we are not going to Europe anytime soon. I want to say that Gino & Guido are doing an excellent job in bringing Italy to Tampa.
The food was exceptional as well as the ambience. The service seemed to be a bit rushed which I did not like.
The restaurant was busy and I felt that the staff needed our table.
If you are looking for authentic Italian food this is the place.
The pasta and bean soup was wonderful and the fish dishes were outstanding.
Save room for dessert....bellisimo
Everything we ordered was absolutely wonderful. Couldn’t ask for a better satisfying experience!
We enjoyed the meal and live music
All staff was there to help out in any
I would recommend this place to buy friends and family.
Lovely Italian restaurant with wonderful food and a special touch of offering a rose to ladies on their departure.
Fabulous dinner and service! Felt like I was back in Florence!
Donatello offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 875-6660.
Donatello is rated 4.8 stars by 1911 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.