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About Donato Enoteca
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.
Redwood City, CA 94063
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00
Happy Hour: 3:00pm - 6:00pm daily
Middlefield and Main
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact the restaurant directly for more details.
public parking available in very close proximity
city valet parking available on Friday and Saturday
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Krista Merlino at 650-454-5644
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Donato Enoteca Ratings and Reviews
This place only decent for their happy hour otherwise will not go back.
We were placed at a table in the farthest right hand corner of the dining room where the wait staff passed behind us continually. Asked to move and we were accommodated at the large dining table which was fine.
Ordered a cocktail had to get it at the bar when I went for fresh ground pepper for my salad.
Not impressed with the portion sizes and my husband was still hungry after finishing his pasta dish, even after having several slices of bread.
Many options in the areas, this one definitely no longer on my recommendation list.
Dinner for Xmas Eve was great. The restaurant was crowded. Many times when you go on special occasions you get mediocre service. Here on Xmas Eve, we had a very nice dinner with great service. Everyone loved their dishes and the service and the wine recommendations were great.
Wonderful, as always. Everything was flawless. Throw a dart at the wine list and anywhere it lands is exceptional quality—even the lowest price wines. Their imported cheeses are unparalleled in the Bay Area, so order something with some cheese. Also true of the cured meats. Top end food without pretense. Walkable to everything in town. It’s our favorite for birthdays or other occasions.
A busy upbeat restaurant, excellent service and very tasty food (raviolis with 3 kinda of filling, appetizer portion, was very large and filling so share if you are also having an entree), pork loin with wild
Mushrooms also very tasty and plentiful. Nice unusual wine selections (by the glass). Parking is a bit of a challenge. CalTrain station very close however.
We are considered to be frequent visitors at Donato Enoteca. We will order squid ink pasta every time we are there. My kids did not like it couple years ago and now are loving it for no reasons at all. I guess we become foodies. It is quite yummy. Give it a try.
Great meal! It's near the Redwood City Theatre district so would be great for a sit down meal before/after. The menu is a little limited if you have dietary restrictions, you may need to ask for help. But the food was great and the service strong. The wine was also great!
Over the top service and hospitality, beginning at the front desk. The hostess called apologizing that my favorite table ( I requested in reservation) may be slightly delayed as it was occupied. Upon arrival I went to sit comfortably in bar to wait only to be told my table was all ready albeit I had already been served a delicious and refreshing cocktail. The staff is always accommodating . The food freshly, beautifully and deliciously prepared.
One of our favorite go-to places in Redwood City.
The bread board Stuzzichini is amazing, enough for 3.
The Turbante di Branzino e Cavolfiori was a nice treat but, somewhat bland.
The Risotto con Pancia di Maiale with Niman Ranch pork belly is awesome.
Delicious, rich Tiramisu and and very fresh tasting Panna Cotta.
Even the decaf Espresso was full bodied.
Very reasonably priced.
Really wanted to like this restaurant, but it underwhelmed. Nothing really stood out, and didn't feel like inspired cooking. We had the supposed signature dishes: boar bruschetta, and oxtail pasta. Boar bruschetta was nothing special, lots of food though. Oxtail was better, but still not a standout. My wife had the menu which featured a pappardelle, and fowl sugo, again nothing special, and too salty. Dessert was disappointing too, a very dry almond, corn cake. I would recommend Vina Enoteca in Menlo Park instead.
We've had good dinners here before, but this time it was a little meh. The buckwheat pasta was a bit gritty, the flavor wasn't as great as it has been other times, the salad and pizza were uninspired. Convenient for a nicer dinner before a movie, but might look for another option.
Disappointed after many good meals in the past. Service was slow. Food (pizza, ravioli, beef cheeks) was ample in quantity but nowhere near as good as in the past. Manager apologized and took cost of food off bill. We had not requested this,and it was beyond our expectations.
We will certainly try again in the future and hope the quality has returned.
Under the circumstances I do not want to give star ratings. I would not recommend to others until we try again.
Good solid Italian food. Waiter told us different pricing for a special offering that they had (truffle tasting menu - single course) and check in - receptionist was very prickly and didn't honor request to be seated in the back near the TV to watch a sports game. We probably will not be back but it's a popular place and the food is good.
We sat right down (we had reservations), but there were long waing times, to order and when we got our food. I noticed that some (chef) friends came in after us and served well before we were. A vegatable substituion was ,well I'll ask the chef? The food and wine was OK, but over priced.
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