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.
Outdoor dining ... the food was fantastic
This was our first visit to a restaurant since the shutdown was lifted. The outdoor seating was very pleasant--in fact, we might ask for outdoor seating on nice evenings even after indoor seating is permitted. As always, the staff are competent, efficient, and friendly. Our favorite restaurant in the area.
First meal post Covid-19. It was glorious! Everything was perfect except for the piped in music. It was all over the map! First soothing music, then edgy hip hop, and everything in between. But we will be back, because the food is fabulous!
We sat on the patio and the staff was wonderful. This was during social distancing still in effect but outside dining had reopened and we picked the perfect place for our first dining out experience. The staff took great care of us and the food was delicious!
This was the second day of the lifted Pandemic restrictions that allowed dining service in outdoor areas, only. We had a nice table in the front patio area. We had two appetizers - a Margharita Pizza and an Arancini (fried risotto balls). We also split a Baby Gem Lettuce Salad. I had a Braised Lamb Shank, my wife had a Grilled Shrimp appetizer for her entree and our son had a Pork Belly on Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Risotto. We all agreed that the food was excellent and the service was really good. The weather for outdoor seating was a bit windy but we had dressed for it. The portable proapane heaters were positioned to keep us warmly situation.
We were totally satisfied - so much so that I left a 25% tip!
These guys are doing a great job during our difficult times. Safety is a high priority. They even set up a little store.
I have been going to Donato for years, both the restaurant and the owner Donato. The food has always been excellent, and only exceeded by the warmth of the owner and staff. So glad they are reopened, and can’t wait to continue the tradition.
Phenomenal food. Perfect ambiance. Donato and his team are a class act!!
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.
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 2254 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.