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Donatello

4.7
866 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(813) 875-6660
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Guido and Gino Tiozzo
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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.
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Private party contact
Gino Tiozzo: (813) 875-6660
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
J.F. Kennedy Blvd
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking.
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Public transit
Bus 36 stops in front of the restaurant.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 866 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnneW 
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great food service sucked . I would not recommend for a special occasion.

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FrankP 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great dining experience. The service is exceptional as is the food. It can be a bit noisey but I’d call it more of a vibrant environment that a distracting one. Highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

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vipMarie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food was excellent, 2nd time at Donatello’s and it was amazing., I highly recommend!

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Cake (Tampa)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Very nice place. We went for a date night/night before Valentine’s Day dinner.
Food was very good but not excellent especially for the price. Very pricey. Bread on the table was just bread on the table and cold butter
A side lettuce salad $10.50!!!! Really.
Shrimp cocktail $29. But was awesome

Service was very good but they very serious not real friendly.

Dinner With wine and tip our bill was over $300

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NoelH 
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food and service was good but it was way, way, way overpriced. I don,t mind paying top dollar for a good dining experience, but this was not worth what they charged.

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vipjoy42 (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

It was a birthday party and a party of 10, service is impeccable, we all had something different and everyone was very happy with their choice. The food comes to the table very hot and fresh. The wine selection is great from moderately priced to extremely expensive and everywhere in between. $45 to $1,395.per bottle. We chose our wine by region and bordered on the moderately expensive. $140 per bottle. I left it up to the waiter within a price range. It was very good and paired well with our meal.
We have been there many times and is our favorite when in Tampa.

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KelliS 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

This was my favorite restaurant 15 years ago. I was in Orlando for meetings and I drove to Tampa to see if I still loved it. It didn't disappoint. It was just as amazing.

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MarkandDorothy (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Donatello’s is by far the best and most authentic Italian dinning you will find in the Tampa Bay Area, The menu is small which means they have perfected their craft but large enough to satisfy even the most picky of eaters! The staff and Gino are always very friendly and a joy to be around (they also tend to have a great sense of humor) one if not the best places to spend a evening with great food, excellent service and live entertainment in the bar area...

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YassandraG 
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

I had to wait 45 minutes after my scheduled reservation to be seated, but everything besides that was ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR! Highly recommend to anyone who asks

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Food4life (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Always a favorite of our especially for Valentines Day celebration! The fettuccine bolognaise and tortellini Alfredo we’re amazing!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was excellent! Service was commensurate with the style of dining (upscale).
The portions were adequate in size however most entrees were around $28.00. Rather pricy for the amount of food served.
We will return but probably only for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

My fiancé and I had date night at Donatello’s and it was an incredible experience, as always. My family is from South Jersey and they make it a priority to eat at Donatello’s every time they are down here to visit. This was my fiancé’s first time getting the experience, and it will definitely not be his last!

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vipAminnesotavisitor (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excelling in service, atmosphere, and more veal selections than any other restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband had been here on business trips in the past and found it to be his favorite Italian restaurant in the US. We lived in WA State at the time but now we are touring the country in a motorcoach and included Tampa in our travels, only so he could take me there. We went for an early Valentines Day dinner. The first thing I noticed was the unassuming appearance from the street. The only way to suspect this might be a high end restaurant was by the valet parking. When we entered, we were greeted by a maitre d in a tux, a wonderful smile, and a great accent. We noticed pics on the wall of many people who had eaten there, including John Travolta. We were seated immediately and greeted by our charming, tux wearing waiter and his assistant, both with beautiful accents. The ambiance was wonderful and looked very authentic to the many wonderful restaurants we have enjoyed in Italy. The food was delicious and authentic. We ordered a side of cold asparagus drizzled with a delightful lemon sauce for an appetizer despite the list of wonderful options we would have enjoyed but which also would have reduced our appetite for the main meal. My husband ordered the fettuccini alfredo with chicken and I had one of several chicken scallopini dishes. Mine came with perfectly cooked al dente green beans. My chicken was moist and tender with great flavor. It was under a large amount of some kind of mild peppers on top, which made it difficult to really taste the chicken until I scraped much of it off to the side to eat separately. It was a good choice. My husband said the fettuccini was very good. We ordered a slice of cake to go as we were too full to eat it there. When we did eat it, it was good but I wished We had ordered the tiramisu instead. When we were finished, we were not rushed to leave. We sat there sipping our wine and enjoying all the activity and people watching. Thank you Donatellos, for being our favorite Italian eatery outside of Italy. We will be back...

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handdoc (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great as always. One of Tampa’s finest

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food and a Great Service

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

The food was fantastic. I couldn’t imagine, but the service was even better. Everything was amazing. If I had to have any type of critique, I would say it was missing a bit of ambient music to cut out some of the more boisterous conversations around, but that’s not a complaint at all, we could hear ourselves and was still an intimate dinner. It was truly an experience. Thank you so much for making a celebration even better. I would 100% go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

A real Italian restaurant tradition and quality. Top notch service

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Evening was wonderful, food fabulous, only disappointment was waiting 30 min past our reservation time..

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SatisfiedFrank (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Nearly all the food was great including the soup. However though the desert was goodgood, the cheese cake can be beaten by local competitor. The strawberry & blue berry pairing not the best match. All other food was impressive. Service and ambiance was good and authentic. The live jazz entertainment was worthy & enjoyed.

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