Donato Enoteca

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$30 and under
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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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DeborahP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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SamB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, plenty of outdoor tables, convenient parking.
location near Box HQ and Caltrain.

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FoodMaven
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ScottG
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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sueb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipBrendaK
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Traditionalist
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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CathyM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Mangia
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Cecile
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor experience. Service was quick and food was delicious. Will come again!

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vipTR49
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipDSFB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They’re lucky enough to have great outdoor space to use during the shutdown. Consistently good food with good service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal , great service like slways

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KARIN
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor patio, high quality food, all safety measures respected. We had a great lunch.

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Ashley
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PatM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipNevNo
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Donato's food and service. Highly recommend

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TimM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Service was good, but the food was mediocre. Other diners' kids were playing right next to our table, which was very distracting and noisy.

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vipFrederickT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipPamH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipTop10Diner
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDonato
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJennyBeeAy
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt safe and cared for during our dinner. It was a joy to be there again.

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vipRoberto
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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groovygirl
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, polite and accommodating staff. Plus the best Italian food on the peninsula.

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vipCODO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday was made special with dessert from our server. Gracious staff and fabulous food!

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elisac
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It is very pleasant to eat on their patio and the staff couldn't have been nicer!

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vipShirley
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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!

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LilyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Seafood not fresh at all, have to take medicine to settle stomach when get home

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Fabulous
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A bit pricey but the food was good and it was nice to be able to dine outside.

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Tana
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing house-made pasta dishes. Great wine selection. Very professional service.

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vipMags
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating, good service, it’s nice to hangout with friends during the pandemic.

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vipBrendaK
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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VickieB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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EatingOut
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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KatherineT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was wonderful.

FAQs

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.