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Welcome to Donato Enoteca - Donato Enoteca, Redwood City, CA
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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Donato Enoteca

4.6
4.6
2612 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Set in the heart of downtown Redwood City, Donato Enoteca offers true and honest contemporary Italian cuisine from Executive Chef Donato Scotti that changes weekly determined by the freshest available seasonal produce. Homemade pastas, wood-burning oven pizzas, meat and fish courses are available, executed in an authentic yet modern way. The menu spans every region of Italy and incorporates artisanal products, such as fresh imported burrata, prosciutto, grappa and olive oil. Other in-house specialties include sausages, mostarda and lamb prosciutto. The wine list focuses on smaller-production boutique wineries from Italy, California and France.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Thu 11:30 am–2:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 701-1000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Donato Scotti

  • Catering

    Please contact the restaurant directly for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact the restaurant directly for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Krista Merlino: (650) 454-4544

  • Neighborhood

    Redwood City

  • Cross street

    Middlefield and Main

  • Parking details

    public parking available in very close proximity<br />city valet parking available on Friday and Saturday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,612 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Peninsula

    Great for fine wines

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  1. CR

    ChadR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Immediate seating, excellent waiter, food, drinks and desert excellent.
  2. EB

    EllenB

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, the food made us sigh in appreciation and let out an occasional wow.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good as always. Friendly and good food.
  4. FR

    FrankR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Everything was just okay. All the dishes were good, not great and the shrimp appetizer was almost inedible as they were overcooked to the point of being mushy.
  5. m

    marika0117

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food at Donato Enoteca is excellent! Although there were a few servers who are not efficient to come to their tables, the service in the restaurant is very good.
  6. W

    Wood1gem

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    There was definitely something off. The chicken was overcooked and dry and none of the food even the risotto, was seasoned well. Also, the service was definitely lacking. We’ve dined at the restaurant before and never had such a bad experience.
  7. b

    billy32

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner with my family
  8. HN

    HumeraN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The waitress was excellent in providing information and was knowledgeable. The food was good, but not great. The ambiance was good. It's a great place for a party or a large business dinner.
  9. KW

    KarenW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch to catch up with old friends. Wonderful staff & exceptional food! No rush to move us along. Highly recommend & will visit again soon!
  10. CB

    CBear

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reliably delicious, with excellent service and great outdoor dining.
  11. RA

    RyanA

    Boise

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun experience with a late night reservations did the three course meal and just seemed like it was kind of forced together not really custom. However, all the food is delicious.
  12. b

    bigben1

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such a wonderful meal. We even asked for an extra quart of the soup to take home.
  13. C

    Canoe

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    New Year’s Eve price fixe menu was very good. This neighborhood restaurant was just the place to ring in the new year on a very rainy night.
  14. BM

    BobMc

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful prixe fixe dinner New Year's Eve. This place always pleases. Thanks to the chef/owner and staff for a great evening.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The Mary’s chicken seemed to be overcooked and honestly not that flavorful. The markup on the wine seemed to be extreme. The service was reasonable but the wine didn’t come to the table until we reminded the staff after some food came already. The best part of the meal was the tiramisu which was exceptional. Overall the price we paid seem extreme for the experience. It feels like the quality of food has slipped over the last few years.
  16. W

    Wood1gem

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love everything about this place. We drive all the way from Los Gatos to enjoy excellent quality, authentic Italian food. The food is consistently good and the service is always outstanding.
  17. s

    signguy

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Just not worth the money last night. Food not great and all 4 dining agreed, serve spotty and slow, not worth the price, probably a longtime before/if we return.
  18. M

    Mika

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, friendly knowledgeable service. This is always a great place to bring friends who enjoy excellent fresh food. Our waiter's recommendations were all spot on. Great place to go to impress family and friends with an authentic Italian dining experience. Relax, savor each course and share a few plates for a tasting adventure. If you are in a hurry...take a seat at the kitchen bar.
  19. m

    mamanelodie

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We came here for family holiday dinner and have always enjoyed the food and ambience In fact, our expectations are always high---having dined here immediately after we were married in Redwood City a few years ago--AND they have consistently delivered. Excellent sausage pizza, the red sauces on the pastas are yum, and the wines, the wines! go. go now. enjoy!!
  20. TK

    TrishalaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and ambience! Loved the service as well.
  21. D

    Donia

    San Francisco

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love Donato's. All the servers, Christian, Fernando, Ventura and of course Donato himself. Great food, well served in a warm and welcoming manner.
  22. NN

    NicoleN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, friendly staff! Recommended a delicious wine!
  23. AS

    AnneS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. We have been to Donatos's before but loved the expanded menu.
  24. G

    George

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each time when I dine there I become more convinced that this is the best Italian restaurant on the Penninsula.
  25. MA

    MargariteA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great venue with an outstanding bar menu. Nice, elegant ambience without being intimidating. Good for families.
  26. L

    Lynda

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We actually sat outside because the only two-person tables available were in a bad location. One was near the door allowing cold air in, and the other was near the bar which was noisy. It was fairly comfortable sitting outside with heaters.
  27. W

    Wood1gem

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my husband’s first time at the restaurant, and he absolutely loved it! He couldn’t believe the quality of real Italian food. He’s been bugging me to go back ever since.
  28. ES

    EdSa

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food and wine selection and good ambiance. Restaurant is moderately noisy but not so loud you can’t carry a conversation at moderate volume.
  29. VB

    VickieB

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been going to Donato Enoteca for years and it has never disappointed! The food is always fabulous and my Italian friends request to go there when they are in the area. Highly recommend!
  30. b

    betsyd

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and professional service. Delicious food.
  31. RW

    RWCMike

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We go to Donato "regularly" (maybe 2x/year). It's our go-to "fancy" restaurant in Redwood City. This time the food choices were spectacular! The pork chop I had literally melted in my mouth - I've never tasted a pork chop with such tenderness. We did notice that the serving staff was a bit sparse, albeit very hard working. This resulted in my white wine for my salad arriving well after the item - the only blemish, however slight, on the evening. I've raved about the port chop. We chose local Italian desserts which were delicious and intriguing. I took one of my Italian co-workers here on business and he was astounded at the authenticity in the menu, the wine list and the food taste. Good enough for my business.
  32. ES

    EileenS

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is friendly and moved us to a great table. Quickly and cheerfully rectified a drinks mix up. Excellent food and presentation. Brought a scrumptious panna cotta desert for husband as we were celebrating his birthday. Authentic northern Italian cuisine thoughtfully prepared.
  33. CL

    ChristinaL

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and outstanding service.
  34. M

    Mike

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Donato is always enjoyable. It’s one of our “go to” places.
  35. AI

    AndreiI

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, decent service
  36. j

    jscaliforniafoodie

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to Donato Enoteca and both experiences have been excellent. The restaurant has a lot of energy but we sat in a smaller room which was more subdued and quiet. The service is professional and attentive; they make excellent cocktails which is always a good first sign. My boyfriend had the "penicilin" which has candied ginger and mildly tart - very unique and refreshing. We both ordered fish dishes and both were very well prepared. The highlight was the dessert which was a warm cherry bocconotto pugliese! I'm looking forward to coming back!
  37. a

    anonymous

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were late and the restaurant did call to confirm our reservation which is nice. The large restaurant was quite busy with lots of diners and staff. Despite this we were seated quickly and our order was taken promptly. Our server was very familiar with the menu and drinks so helped us guide our choices. A little noisy in the back by the bar but a nice night out. The staff clearly enjoy working at the restaurant.
  38. S

    Steve

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food combined with excellent, personable service.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    We were seated at a table next to a swinging door to the outside. All evening we were getting blasts of cold air. The waiter said there was no other table available. We made the reservation well in advance and arrived on time and should have gotten a better table. The service was terrible. We were seated for over 20 minutes before the waiter came. My wife’s dinner was brought to the table well after the others three dinners we ordered. Desert also took a long time to get. The restaurant was very noisy. It was difficult to hear each other. There was a big group at the bar that were very noisy. Overall, the experience was very disappointing
  40. KM

    KarenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for an enjoyable meal - would recommend highly

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Donato Enoteca using the Order Online button. Donato Enoteca also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Donato Enoteca also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 701-1000.

Donato Enoteca is rated 4.6 stars by 2612 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Donato Enoteca

1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Middlefield and Main

  • Neighborhood

    Redwood City

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Thu 11:30 am–2:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    public parking available in very close proximity<br />city valet parking available on Friday and Saturday

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Donato Scotti

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (650) 701-1000

  • Catering

    Please contact the restaurant directly for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact the restaurant directly for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Krista Merlino: (650) 454-4544

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