This was one of the most delightful evenings we have had since COVID. Donato Enoteca did an amazing job with safety, consideration, etc, yet the food was as exceptional as I remember. Since we couldn't travel abroad this year, we had an evening out that felt as good as being in Italy. Our waiter was incredible too, which reflected in his tip. Thank you for a wonderful evening for our family!
excellent food, plenty of outdoor tables, convenient parking.
location near Box HQ and Caltrain.
We've been going to Donato's for years, and the food and service has always been excellent. The staff is so friendly, even during this challenging time. It's like going to your favorite neighborhood restaurant, where everyone knows your name.
They are doing an excellent job under the current Covid-19 situation. I felt comfortable with the measures they are taking and as always the food was amazing.
Sat ourside and asked for a shady spot. We were seated in the sun. So the staff had to move a couple of umbrellas into place to shade us. Food was good, but not outstanding.
Hands down my favorite restaurant in Redwood City. They have worked hard to safely serve the community during these extraordinary times, and they have done so with outstanding service, a smile and genuine concern for all their customers. The food is always super good. Frankly, I am a wineophile, but when I go there, I let them choose the wines for me and am always impressed and happy. We've also tried their 'to-go' items during the last few months and I really recommend the ones where you cook them yourselves. This is fantastic Italian food and it really needs to be prepared fresh, by either you or them. Go enjoy a little bit of normalcy with a wonderful evening of food and drink.
This is our favorite restaurant and we go there regularly, but we'd like to see a bit more variety in the menu, especially the pastas. It would be easy to offer an option of several different sauces for some dishes. For example, the agnolotti could come with a choice of the current ragu, a brown meat sauce, a cream and mushroom sauce, in brodo, etc.
Very nice to be back at one of our favorite places in downtown to celebrate our anniversary and see Donato's longtime staff. We had an incredible dinner on the patio which included the grilled veal t-bone and three meat ravioli accompanied by an excellent bottle of wine recommended by our waiter.
Food was delicious and staff and set up were mindful of all safety precautions for Covid. Felt very comfortable that we were dining in a sanitary environment. Ambiance for outdoor dining was good. Quality of food and beverage excellent. We are excited for our next visit and look to becoming regulars!
Absolutely perfect luncheon with my cousins! The service was great the food was fabulous it was the fish medley. Service was great dessert was great. They loved it! I will come again soon
Great outdoor experience. Service was quick and food was delicious. Will come again!
Food and service was great. Sidewalk table due to COVID restrictions but a nice experience anyway. Nicely priced wine. Donato is a regular destination but this was the first visit since February. Didn’t disappoint.
They’re lucky enough to have great outdoor space to use during the shutdown. Consistently good food with good service!
This is my favorite Italian Restaurant in the Peninsula.
The ambiance is amazing. You are treated like family.
Im always satisfied with all the food they offer.
My favorite is the Dry Aged Steak. It’s is the most tender steak I’ve had. When it’s cook medium rare it just melts in your mouth.
Great meal , great service like slways
Very nice outdoor patio, high quality food, all safety measures respected. We had a great lunch.
Great food. Authentic Italian cousin. I recommend it to everyone. Everything is good, the pizza, the pasta, the appetizers. My new favorite restaurant in the Silicon Valley
Outdoor tables were not six feet apart allowing for chairs. The sausage ravioli was the best I have ever had. The olive tapenade was wonderful: simple and flavorful. Great bread.
I love Donato's food and service. Highly recommend
Service was good, but the food was mediocre. Other diners' kids were playing right next to our table, which was very distracting and noisy.
First time dining since the Quarantine.
Sat outside; tables were nicely spaced.
Service was prompt and friendly; food was quite good.
Was a very nice experience.
Keep in mind this was a visit 2 weeks after restaurants were given the ok to reopen under Covid-19 protocols. It was my husband's birthday, we had a reservation for outdoor dining. The menus are accessible via QR code on your smart device. They give you a small bottle of sanitizer. Staff all wearing very well fitted masks & gloves. Friendly service as seen via great eye contact. Eyes do smile. Food was delicious. We both had pasta dishes & the pasta was wonderful. Beverages were delicious. Our waiter worked hard to find a suitable glass of red wine for the birthday boy. Tables well spaced. Patio was full & many of the inside tables were in use too. Very obvious that the owners are doing everything right during these crazy times. Will go back for sure. Thank you Donato Enoteca for a memorable night.
Top tier Italian food prepared with expertise, balance and high quality ingredients. Donato consistently brings superior value offering outstanding food and reasonable prices. It's my go to restaurant. I dine there frequently and have done so since it opened in 2009. I'm especially appreciative of all the precautions and safety measures that Donato has implemented during the covid-19 health crisis.
The food is exceptional. Donato is an excellent chef. We sat outside and everything was very clean. All the staff wore white masks and the service was beautiful.
We had a great Father's Day lunch. I highly recommend it.
We felt safe and cared for during our dinner. It was a joy to be there again.
Dinner was wonderful as always. The wine recommendation was perfect, my ravioli as a first course was delicious, but my second course, which was a was a cod dish was outstanding. It was served with clams and prawns with a rich seafood broth. The flavors in this dish were amazing. My husband's lamb shanks were delicious too. I can't wait to go back to Donato's!
First family outing since covid19 lock down. Lovely to dine al fresco and great safety precautions. Felt fancy but kid friendly too. Soooo glad they are open!!!
Friendly, polite and accommodating staff. Plus the best Italian food on the peninsula.
Birthday was made special with dessert from our server. Gracious staff and fabulous food!
It is very pleasant to eat on their patio and the staff couldn't have been nicer!
Only Outdoor dining allowed, so we sat on the side by front door. I much preferred the back side patio, better ambience there. Well the was delicious as always, took extra precautions on utensils and napkin by wrapping them in food wrappers. They also handed us hand sanitizer right away, which was great practice! Overall we enjoyed the dinner very much, except we had to swap flies and bee away through out the whole dinner time. But again, it’s not the restaurant’s fault. It’s my favorite restaurant with good value!
Seafood not fresh at all, have to take medicine to settle stomach when get home
A bit pricey but the food was good and it was nice to be able to dine outside.
Amazing house-made pasta dishes. Great wine selection. Very professional service.
Great outdoor seating, good service, it’s nice to hangout with friends during the pandemic.
I knew from the last few months of take-out that Donato's was doing a great job with hygiene. They have a great system in place and yes, it was still awkward at times, but the food was outstanding and it was a wonderful evening enjoying the fresh air and a glimmer of normalcy.
First sit-down restaurant meal in months due to the pandemic...so we were outside on the patio. You scanned a QR code to get their menu on your phone. The wait staff wore masks and gloves. Super tasty food as always.
Nice atmosphere. The waiters put in a lot of effort to help diners feel comfortable in these Covid times. I really enjoyed the appetizer- wild boar crostini and the chocolate hazelnut dessert. My pizza- prosciutto crudo lacked some zest in flavor. I might have preferred one with spicy sausage. My husband enjoyed his pasta entree and white peach tortino.
My husband and I had our first post-quarantine outdoor restaurant experience here for his birthday and it was FANTASTIC! Elegant, casual, lovely cuisine (had the whole branzino fish) and gorgeous wine. What a treat to be back in a great restaurant!!
Service was wonderful.
Donato Enoteca does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. Donato Enoteca also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 701-1000.
Donato Enoteca is rated 4.5 stars by 2268 OpenTable diners.
Donato Enoteca does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.cruredwoodcity.com/products/donato-amp-co-gift-card-50.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.