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Donato Enoteca

4.7
2373 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 2373 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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vipDavidL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Before covid they were amazing; now hmmm. I understand making $ but the quality is not great. I hate to say it but we probably won’t be back.

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MoniqueC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere with great food and excellent service 😀

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vipFreddy
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Donato's used to be a failsafe choice for great Italian food. That's why I invited two Italian friends to lunch there recently.

We were impressed by the measures the staff has taken during Covid, which was reassuring.

Since it was lunchtime we all ordered pizzas, 2 prosciutto cotto and a margherita.

The pizzas were just OK, the dough was chewy and dense.

Unfortunately we all had acid reflux and upset stomachs soon after finishing our lunch.

I'll put this down to a blip because in the past Donato's has been a great place for genuine Italian food, served in a warm and inviting ambience.

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vipbamaclgs
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I responded to Open Table's confirmation email saying I would be there.

When we arrived, Enoteca Donato was completely shut down and locked up.

Your coordination with your customers could be improved. I went to additional expense because of your lack of coordination with Enoteca Donato.

Further, I don't appreciate Open Table cancelling some of my credits during the pandemic.

Bruce MacNaughton

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vipDianeF
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made Open Table reservation- confirmed via Open Table. Restaurant locked up tight completely closed! Very frustrating and embarrassing as we had invited another couple! Unacceptable

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vippizzalover
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So this is easy. This is one of those restaurants you enjoy every time you. The food is just amazing, their wines fantastic (try the 2015 Brunello by the glass!!!) and their spirits selection is of the finest (they now even have Bespoken Whiskeys!!!). This is a perfect place for any occasion. Staff makes me always feel special. Keep up the good work!!!

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Tana
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite Italian restaurant in the area. The food is always outstanding and the service impeccable. They have a lovely outdoor area for those that are not yet comfortable eating indoors.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. So nice to dine out again and have a knowledgeable and entertaining waiter.

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MARCELOS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Decent ambiance. Very good service. However, I have experienced better and more flavorful Italian cuisine considering the price I paid.

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vipDianeF
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our dinner group of six are all fully vaccinated so after a year's hiatus we met for an outdoor patio lunch at Donato Enoteca. All the food was fantastic and we had a lovely patio table surrounded on 3 sides by a lovely hedge. Very pretty! Most of our party ordered the sea bass, one the branzino, another a large salad and I got Guazzetto allo zafferano, a seafood stew with broth and fragola Sarda - all wonderful dishes! Two of our party had Polpo alla Griglia - grilled octopus appetizers, and I enjoyed a lovely house salad with Gorgonzola cheese. What a pleasure to be dining together [every one was masked except when dining - very safe and respectful atmosphere]. Great cappucino - no room for dessert! A lovely brunch outdoors - highly recommend!

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Elaine
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

we can't make it to Italia, but enjoying these delicious plates are just as good! Loved dining outdoors and enjoyed a refreshing Aperol Spritz!

Can't wait to return and most definitely will recommend to friends and family!

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vipPaolofromvenice
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, as usual!

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vipcasanova46
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best Italian cuisine nice place quiet , excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and made our Anniversary extra special for me and my family!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service thank you

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Steinway
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, lunch was a perfect experience. The Bigoili E Coda and steak sandwich, along with wine was made to order, as always.

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vipSANGHYOP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service.
Secured table distance. Comfortable time to spend.

Thanks.

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HenryM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great time! lovely ambience , wine two good entrees one not so good Would def go back

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vipMITONELO
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New lamb dishes on lunch menu received raves from our group

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PaulF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Meh. The food was good, but it’s not hard to find good and great food in this area. But excellent value is tough to find here. Sadly, this restaurant is no exception.

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StewartL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service is outstanding! This is not your typical Italian restaurant. I recommend the pasta with asparagus and oxtail. Delish! The pizza is super yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Inside dining was too cold, might have been better outside with the heaters! I understand it is a difficult time, was a great dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place local favorite, great food great setting. Glad to see them back open especially with a familiar staff, menu, and even regulars

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service and good food. Meeting expectations for a business meal

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vipSpike
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our server and the staff were wonderful. Professional yet not hovering and very efficient. Pizza with Nduja sausage was perfectly cooked and amazing. The roasted Chicken simply prepared completely delicious and moist. Wonderful experience
....AGAIN!!

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vipTop10Diner
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expertly prepared, high quality ingredients, delivered with outstanding value. It's my go to restaurant for excellent, authentic Italian cuisine.

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vipMarkusF
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always very much enjoy both the food and the service at Donato Enoteca. As of early March, one can eat both indoors and outdoors. Eating outdoors was fine, if a bit cold.

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vipPhilP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back out dining again. Great service and atmosphere - and of course delicious food! Highly recommend Donato Enoteca...

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HadirM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great ambience and the staff were super friendly!! I had the squid ink pasta and it was made really well!!

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vipLaura
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening even if it was a bit chilly outside. We LOVED being at a restaurant and thought Donato's did a great job with distancing tables and creating ambiance. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. Numerous wine selections and plenty of help from Juan, the sommelier, if you needed help. We will be back!!

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vipEMP1
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding traditional Italian offerings from Chef Donato Scotti. Extensive Italian wine list. Brunello, Barolo, Barbaresco, Amarone ... Very professional staff. Great patio. Great location.

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vipMichaelM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic Italian food, served by a gracious and highly capable staff. My go-to restaurant.

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stefanog
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food, great wine selection, good service, we`ll be back!!

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Robin
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such an awesome restaurant with high quality and "different" dishes to choose from. Impeccable and warming service throughout the entire meal. Water glasses were never empty and the wait staff knew when to engage and when to "let us talk".

You can always get a wonderful meal and experience here!!!!!

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vipSteve
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, great service, and Donato is a good guy. Don’t miss the risotto with pork belly.

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sandraw
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the meal outdoors. I felt safe eating out and it was very clean. Food was good.

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JillS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. The food is unique and of superb quality, the wines are delicious, and the wait staff is very friendly and responsive.

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vipTaranehM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience. Very friendly service, nice outdoor seating arrangement.

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vipPeter
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside and enjoyed the great food, lovely wine (recommended by our server as I didn't recognize any of the wines as they were all Italian) and excellent service! Great place in Redwood City.

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vipDessertfirst
San Francisco
180 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love this restaurant, and go as often as we can. Valentine's Day dinner was busy. They ran the operations so smoothly. They are such professionals! My one star drop is because they didn't have the full menu they've been working with lately. My guess is because it was a busy night and they wanted to keep things simple. I get it. The current menu is so heavy in meats; there are only a few non-meat/seafood items I like. I hope they go back to the bigger menu with more options.

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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 4.7 stars by 2373 OpenTable diners.

Donato Enoteca does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.cruredwoodcity.com/products/donato-amp-co-gift-card-50.

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.