Donetto

4.6
409 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Named after the largest Chianina bull ever recorded in history, Donetto offers cuisine inspired by Italy’s Tuscan region, providing an elevated Italian experience for guests. With a menu evoking the signature cooking methods of the famous wine region, Donetto focuses on heavy meats, pastas and shared plates.
What 409 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
PW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

music was a bit loud. It would be nice if it was turned down a bit.

Report
Helpful
PM
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been several times and never disappointed with food, service or atmosphere. Foccacia is a must, octopus appetizer also very tasty. Each of the pasta dishes is wonderful and best of all can be ordered as an appetizer and shared with the table. We'll be back again soon.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greet food

Report
Helpful
OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Valentine's Day. Very romantic.

Report
Helpful
OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Very underwhelming. Decent food but nothing remarkable or noteworthy.

Report
Helpful
MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Valentine’s Day! Food was so so...especially for the price! We paid $200 and flavors were basic...no real depth to the flavors. But the food was still tasty but didn’t wow the palate. Waiter and ambiance was really nice.

Report
Helpful
DH
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and value, relaxed and cozy atmosphere.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

Report
Helpful
SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Too loud, food is mediocre. Very overpriced for the quality.

Report
Helpful
LE
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our first experience to Donetto! Celebrated a family birthday, the whole dinner was amazing. Loved the pasta, great service, nice wine list, cool vibe, comfortable booth for 5. We can't wait to go back.

Report
Helpful
OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The line to park in the parking garage for the the restaurant was too long—over 20 minutes. Will not return to this restaurant.

Report
Helpful
LL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the atmosphere was perfectly festive for our girls’ night out. We we’re headed to the theater afterwards so our waiter was extra attentive to make sure the food and service was moving along. I highly recommend this restaurant and will come back again !

Report
Helpful
H
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Doneto’s several times. This week we introduced the restaurant to friends from the north country(Cobb County) and they were mightily impressed. Wonderful.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience that exceeded expectations -which is saying a lot when you already know it will be a great restaurant to begin with. Our server Marco was attentive, knowledgeable, and hospitable to the Nth degree. He even found out the brand and kind of olive oil served with the olive antipasti dish we ordered. The menu is thoughtfully designed to be adventurous while still being approachable and the drink menu does not disappoint either. We had cocktails, wine, and after dinner drinks that we were more than satisfied with. We will absolutely be back. Thank you for a wonderful dinner, Marco and Donetto!

Report
Helpful
LR
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Donetto is always a great idea! It’s definitely become my go to for brunch simply because you can’t beat the bottomless Bellinis + ambiance + quality for only $10! The food is always amazing and will entice you to come back just so that you can try something else out on the menu. The waiters are always very nice and friendly and the manager is amazingly nice as well. I’ve only been three times and it’s easily become one of my fave places to eat around the city. If you love great food, friendly waiters, and a warm ambiance you will love Donetto.

Report
Helpful
m
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the chef’s pick which was a great choice. Our server was great! I would definitely recommend Donetto for a fun night out. The ambiance was nice and it wasn’t too loud.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We were quite delayed in being seated for our reservation which was tough as we had plans after dinner we needed to make.

Report
Helpful
OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overpriced ): I like other Italian restaurants better for they money.

Report
Helpful
HE
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Mixed feelings about Donetto. To start, fortunately, we took a car, but the line for valet took our friend 15 minutes extra to park. The drinks at the bar were tasty and service was prompt. As for dinner, the appetizers and service was lacking. If there was octopus in the appetizer, I didn't get a piece and,for the burratta appetizer, the cheese was straight-out-of-the-fridge cold and the bread tough to bite. That said, I had the crab linguine for dinner and I thought it was well prepared and the same with my husband's scallops. But service was slow and inconsistent. Still got the new restaurant vibes so they make work it out. It was worth going to once, but it won't be my first choice for Italian in the future.

Report
Helpful
OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The past two times I’ve been to Donetto, the meals have not been appropriately coursed (i.e., our pasta arrived at the same time as the entrees & sides). Although everything tasted great, there was very little room left on the table & inevitably, everything got cold as we couldn’t possibly eat all of the food at once. That being said, Donetto is still one of our favorite restaurants. I’ll just need to explicitly say we’d like our 2nd & 3rd courses separately next time.

Report
Helpful
CR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was outstanding! The food was delicious. The wine selection was very good. The happy hour pricing was a pleasant surprise. The craft cocktail I had was amazing. And the staff were very friendly.

Report
Helpful
LS
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is becoming my new favorite brunch spot. The food is always delicious. I can’t get enough of their spaghetti! The service is also always outstanding. We will definitely be returning on the regular.

Report
Helpful
JA
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Great value on price as well.

Report
Helpful
OT
Savannah
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful experience and amazing food! Great for a simple date night or for a group of people. Next time I will for sure try the chef’s special for $49/person. Overall, amazing Italian food and wonderful service!

Report
Helpful
TD
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There are quite a few new eateries opening on Brady St in W Midtown, and Donetto would be on the top of my list for food quality. The pastas were fresh, the staff professional and friendly, and the wine list, while not extensive, was very good quality. Well worth a visit!

Report
Helpful
CC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. Quality service.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Very slow service -

Report
Helpful
OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

They stuck us in the corner. Waitress was helpful. Focaccia was not done. Crispy on top and too soft inside. Parmesan butter and eggplant for the focaccia was good. Very dark. Overall a good experience

Report
Helpful
OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything great!

Report
Helpful
C
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

This was our second visit to Donetto. The first time was with a large corporate group over the holidays. The food, service and atmosphere were all very nice then.
We took our college aged kids there. The music volume was extremely loud. I’ve never been to a nice restaurant with such noise before. I asked the host to have them turn it down. Barely made a difference.
As for the meal. Everything (Sweet Potato Ravioli, New Bedford Scallops with Mushroom Farrotto, Agnolotti with Duck, Butternut Squash) was swimming in butter/cream and excess salt. It felt more like rich French cuisine than what we’d come for: Italian! Rich heavy food that after a few bites, you just can’t eat anymore. So we took the leftovers home. The next day the boxes had a layer of hardened butter on top.
On a positive note, our waiter was delightful. The desert we all split (Torta Olivia) was light and not too sweet.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellently prepared fresh food. Great service. Fast. Spot on

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris our server was awesome and it was a great experience from hello to dessert. Hostess was polite attentive and very helpful and the food was fantastic. This has easily got to be one of my favorite spots and my intown go-to! Thank you!!

Report
Helpful
J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really outstanding experience all around. I'd recommend Donetto to anyone.

Report
Helpful
J
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the staff was wonderful!

Report
Helpful
VD
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

This was our first visit and we came with expectations for savory, fresh and plentiful Tuscan fare. The industrial ambiance was comfortable enough but music was too intense for early Sunday brunch as it bounced off the bare metal pipes and made conversation a bit strained. There was seating outside in the sun too, facing the road. It should be named "Donnetto's Small Menu, Small Drinks and Small Plates". The nice waiter cautioned against the portion size of one menu item so we thought the other offerings would be OK. Not. Bloody Mary came in a short tumbler crammed with ice and garnish which made it impossible to drink without disassembling ...three sips and gone. The Bellini was satisfactory and there was a "bottomless" option. Besides the mini-me portions all around, the food and presentation were so lacking, you wondered whether the chef had slept in. Italian Toast was nothing like the egg-soaked, buttery, sugar-powdered dish I craved. It tasted like dry, plain bread with with a few shakes of cinnamon powder and honey drips. Yet a scoop of gelato to the side was delicious. Pepper Scramble looked like a couple of scrambled eggs with ground pepper and one slice of toast laid on top. Spaghetti in an unexpected Alfredo-like white sauce was also forgettable. Applause for the smooth dark roast French Press coffee which was plenty for 3-4 people .

Report
Helpful
OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing! My wife and I went there on a date and the food was absolutely out of this world! We cannot wait to go back there.

Report
Helpful
MT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service. Highly recommended.

Report
Helpful
SW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service and attention from the staff! Highly recommend Donetto’s to all!

Report
Helpful
T
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The wife and I tried Donetto for my birthday. It had been recommended by friends, and this was our first time. We love Italian food (the real kind), and admittedly can by kind of picky. Often our first impression of a new place is informed by how well they execute their Caeser salad, and Donetto did not disappoint. Beautifully presented and delicious. Table-side service would have been a nice touch, but I'll give them a pass because it tasted so good. My wife loves carbonara, so we were happy to see it as a pasta option. Few places can pull it off well (some, like Princi, are almost comically bad), but Donetto was spot on. Creamy, eggy, flavorful, and perfectly al dente. We were torn between ordering a second pasta dish or a protein, and opted for the steak (it was my birthday, after all). Again, very well executed. Cooked exactly as ordered, and delicious. To nit pick, I found the sauce to be a little overpowering, so had to use it very sparingly to enjoy the flavor of the meat itself. We finished off the meal with a complimentary dessert and espresso. In addition to the excellent food, we both agreed the service was excellent as well. We will most definitely be returning to Donetto again soon.

Report
Helpful
SR
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This place is fine and the food was good—not great—but it feels like a place that could be in the suburbs of Anywhere, USA. The interior is tasteful, impersonal and bland. Feels like a weirdly homogenized dining experience in what is a very interesting part of town. Service was competent and prompt; the bartender mixed a decent (again, not great) cocktail. There’s nothing wrong with this place but there’s also nothing interesting enough about it to make me want to return.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
11