Donato Enoteca

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$30 and under
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Italian
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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
1 review
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
11 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.

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MimiC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining ... the food was fantastic

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Traditionalist
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipDessertfirst
San Francisco
171 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipTracyG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipAskQuon
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipleanneH
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

These guys are doing a great job during our difficult times. Safety is a high priority. They even set up a little store.

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LondonReviews2013
London
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

COVID easement!

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vipZhuanjiaG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MelissaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food. Perfect ambiance. Donato and his team are a class act!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service - outstanding food

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vipIreneJ
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from specialty drinks, appetizers,
prix fix meal, wine selection was vast and wonderful.

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vipRavioli
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

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Susanna
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was Buonissimo! Loved the homemade pasta

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vipgaryf
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience1

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.

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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.