Super service - outstanding food
Everything from specialty drinks, appetizers,
prix fix meal, wine selection was vast and wonderful.
The server Oscar was pleasant and attentive until we needed a bill and we had to chase him around the restaurant
The salad was nice but very little dressing and the pizza came out cold
So nice place but I don’t know that I’ll go there again for lunch
The food and service was Buonissimo! Loved the homemade pasta
We had a very nice meal. Each of the meats in the SALUMI FATTI IN CASA were tasty and unique. The RISO AL SALTO E PUNTARELLE was a great surprise, not too fatty. We had one special of roasted salted pork that was one of the most tender pork dishes we've had. We ended with the RAVIOLI BERGAMASCHI “SCARPINOCC”. Our waiter (Jose) recommended an excellent Sicilian wine (Terre Nere Etna). The meal was very well paced. My partner and I enjoyed the meal until the end of the meal when we overheard one of the bartenders (NOT our waiter) discussing the "maricónes." I told the manager of the incident. After staff use of that one vulgar, offensive word, we will not return to this restaurant.
A great night, thank you, we’ll be back.
Octopus appetizer was really good and the Margherita pizza was excellent. My co-workers enjoyed the salad with grilled Shrimp, Carbonara pasta and the schiacciata :-). Great good and very authentic.
By far some of the most authentic and unique Italian food I've had outside of Italy. Wonderful evening and I plan to come back!
Best waiter ever so good that the perfect Pinot wine he kept fillin my glass with made me forget but we will always look to see if he is there. My family enjoyed every last moment💝
Thank you for creating the best family memories 😘
Risotto was very salty, lamb meatballs or bland
We had a great time and Great company along with fantastic food
Amazing warm welcome. Vincent kindly asked which table we'd prefer. Giuseppe was wonderful. Great wine pairing suggestions. He was RIGHT!! CARBONARA pasta was rich and creamy...DELICIOUS!!
Citrus panda cotta was a perfect match with wine. We'll be back!!
The food is very food , no complain there . Service is a little slow, either one waiter for too many tables, or slow waiter . We are a party of 4, on the menu it printed party of 6 will automatically add service tip/service charge , but we are a party of 4, 2 adults and 2 kids , and our finally bill slammed with service charge automatically added!! That surprised us , and service charge is added on top of tax. Will I go back ? Not sure . The food is great . If you’re okay with okay-service but good food , and don’t mind the extra charge, then this is a place for you .
It is a great place, atmosphere, service, food and wine
Food is ok - we mixed seaafood with meat this time so it was not working out. It took the waiter forever to bring us a basket of bread (we waited till the end of antipasti!) and I literally had to ask 4 times to get the basket refilled for pasta later...
Donato is a treat. Great wines - side bites. Pasta and fish dishes are great.
Good service. Mediocre food. Relatively high price tag. Good wine selection.
We booked this way in advance for Valentine's Day. I would have appreciated knowing at that time that there would be a special, limited menu as we were looking forward to ordering our favorites (which of course were not on the special menu). The choices offered were fine but safe. We ordered the 3 course option, which we were told had to include dessert. Disappointing because we usually don't order any dessert and would have preferred 2 starter courses each instead of dessert. When dessert came, we got 1 dessert for the two of us. According to the manager and the waiter, the dessert was "doubled" and intended for two. Not that we needed more sweets but it really didn't seem like a dessert for two. And it wasn't explained properly when we ordered. The manager kindly provided complementary coffee drinks to make up for the mis-communication. We appreciated that. Still, in the future, I will avoid this restaurant on a holiday and stick to going there on a "normal" evening.
Dissapointing St Valentine's day experience ... Mediocre food and service and over priced for what we got clearly the restaurant was overwhelmed would not recommend it go back ymmv
Outstanding as always. Best Italian food in the Peninsula.
The Valentine's Day menu was excellent. One of the best meals I've ever had!
As always, a wonderful meal at Donato Enoteca. We were lucky with noise level, but it can be like most restaurants these days. To single out one highlight, the veal T-bone was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Great wine list.
A long time favorite. Great menu of gourmet Italian not your typical spaghetti and meatballs place. Great wine and grappa selection. Service can be off from time to time.
We always enjoy eating here but for some reason we were slow in having our orders taken -- on a Wednesday night!
Always a nice experience at the restaurant.
This place never fails to deliver. Service is great, creative menu perfectly executed, nice wine selections. You can get quiet and romantic seating, as well as busy open space seating, and outdoor, weather permitting. Not much else to say. I would upload some photos, but this site won't take mine. Just go there!
There for a wine tasting dinner. Food was really great. Interesting to try different wine. Servers were a bit rushed and no extra tastes
fantastic service. Fair number of choices for lunch. Not a first timer here. Definitely will come back.
Very nice and enjoyable!
The food is delicious here! The wait/service staff behave like true professionals and it translates into a lovely dining experience.
Appetizers were all delicious. We ordered the bruschetta, gamberi, salumi board, and fritto siciliano and everybody loved it all. The bread was to die for!! Great wine selection -- all Italian which I'm not very familiar with so it was really nice that our lovely waitress was able to recommend some excellent wines based on our preferences. Dinner was very good also. A few people ordered the lamb shank and loved it, others ordered the branzino and thought it was excellent, and I ordered the tonnarelli pasta dish which I found to be kind of bland. The sauce needed something to give it more flavor. Dessert was amazing. Overall, a good experience at Donato Enoteca but I wouldn't rush back for dinner.
Have to say...been here many times before and always enjoyed my dinner but was very disappointed last week. Not sure what’s changed or if it was an off night but the food was either too salty, too garlicky or lacking flavor. It was a bummer since we brought another couple with us as the food was always great. Not sure what to think but not sure I’ll go back.
Great food for reasonable prices
This restaurant is delicious and cozy, nice wine list, and great service
Met a former student before she took off for a semester in Scotland. Food was wonderful as always. Love the buckwheat pasta with mushrooms and their thin-crust pizzas. Coming from a family who are not chocolate lovers, I was delighted to get to share the chocolate cake. Love this restaurant!
We have dined here many times and have always enjoyed it, but so many things fell below our expectations during our most recent visit, that I am not sure we will return. The service was great, so kudos to the wait staff, but sadly everything else was not. Our wine glasses were dirty and sticky. We ordered the arancini appetizer and the center was cold. I had the ravioli and it was tasteless and bland. I wanted to add some salt and pepper for taste, but there was none on the table. My husband ordered the fungi pasta and it was also bland. We had leftovers and did not bother to bring them home. I hope it was just a fluke, as we have enjoyed dining there in the past, but we will not go back anytime soon.
We love Donatos, go there quite often. Love sitting at the chef's counter. However we won't go mid week again. It was like conference night. The private table in the back was full. We were offered this tiny two top against the wall next to a table of 20 something people. The lounge area looked nice, but music was setting up, so we didn't know how loud that would be. We opted for the front room, however here we sat next to a table of 15 men. It was so loud we just finished up quickly and left. We did have reservations. We were just disappointed in the whole experience. Happy they have the business but it ruins it for other diners with so many large groups.
Service is excellent, food is amazing and it's just overall a wonderful experience. Thank you for accommodating our business group! We will be back soon!
Surprised to hear the restaurant did not have any more bubbly water! Really?
Excellent food. Good vibe.
Donato Enoteca does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. 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 2219 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.