Donetto

4.6
479 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Good experience for the most part. We enjoyed the ambiance. The food was just ok. Especially for the price. I would have expected a little more

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BB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The greeter as well as the waiter were great as for the food the spaghetti was great. caesar salad was disappointing .

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Donetto for my husband's birthday and had an AMAZING experience. The food was excellent, and the service was incredible! Emari took such amazing care of us!!! Thank you so much! We will definitely continue to trust this location with our special moments!

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LL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service! It’s my”go to” place in the area when I’m taking friends and Co-workers out.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I was really looking forward to this meal. We ordered the Bolognese bucatini and specialty quail ripiena. We were pretty disappointed with the bolognese. It was much more tomato-based and less meaty/hearty than I ever thought it would be. The ripiena itself was well prepared but the whole dish, including the mushroom & quail jus sauce, was far too salty. Good service and ambiance, however it will be hard to justify paying for just good service and ambiance. I hope the restaurant stays open but I don’t think we will be back

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O
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Dominant flavor profile was "salty". Appetizers (most dishes, actually) were small. Octopus was overcooked and overpriced. Squid was well cooked but oddly presented. My dining companions liked the chicken. Service was friendly but not well organized.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Came to Donetto for Mother’s Day dinner - food was good but the delivery timing was awful. We waited a good 35-40 minutes after our appetizers until the mains arrived. However, Donetto is usually pretty decent on their service - hopefully it was just a one time incident!

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SS
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food what excellent and the service was outstanding. The waiter made excellent recommendations on appetizers and main courses.

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall. First time eating at this restaurant. I definitely will return! Delicious food & very knowledgeable staff!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I had the Capellini Nero, which was good. The olives were fantastic. However, we also had the calamari with sausage, which was just not good. I really tried to like it, but it was quite flavorless and it was one of the least interesting dishes I’ve had in quite some time. The service was pretty slow too...both at the bar and in the dining room. The restaurant is gorgeous, and the hosts were very friendly.

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MW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Not based on our most recent experience. We have probably dined at Donetto 10 times, alone, with friends, and with family. Our most recent dinner, was marred by poor, inattentive, and slow service. We had to ask twice for our entrees, and it seemed important to do so as they appeared to have forgotten to prepare them. A plate of lukewarm focaccia was offered as an apology. We were very disappointed and will move on to other West Midtown choices.

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JG
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This was one of the best meals I have had in Atlanta. Everything from start to finish was excellent.

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e
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another absolutely amazing meal. Start to finish felt like I was the most important person there. Beautifully plated, well balanced food. Did family style, best value. 3 courses of chef chosen options. Amazing variety. Service was on point. Could not have been happier. A must try for date night, celebration, group gathering, families. Pasta is unbelievable, all hand made in house. AMAZING

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D
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're looking for an excellent Italian meal, with a fantastic wine list, attentive service, and great ambiance, Donetto is the place.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband & I took his client & his client’s wife to dinner. We chose Donetto because it’s consistently one of our favorite spots & this meal was no exception!

Early in the dinner, our waitress, Destiny, accidentally knocked over my water glass, which then knocked over the wine that was decanting. The wine spilt all over the table & onto the lap of my husband’s client’s wife. Thankfully her napkin was there & it didn’t stain her clothes, but honestly, within seconds, every waiter/waitress/employee rushed over to help & one waitress even offered a Tide To Go Pen.

The entire staff, especially Destiny, handled the situation with grace. It wasn’t a big deal, at all, but everyone more than made up for it. We received an additional bottle of wine, another bottle of sparking water, & lots of free food. Everything was exceptional & the coursing was on point. Despite the hiccup, everyone had a fantastic evening & we will definitely be back!

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SD
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was wonderful but restaurant was very cold and made the experience uncomfortable. Pasta dishes were both over salted and neither of us could eat more than a couple bites.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at bar. Bartender was awesome and gave great Recommendations

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was off the charts good!! The service was exceptional and the wait staff and host took extra time in explaining each entree.

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FT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Definitely do the Chef's Choice. You won't be disappointed!!

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M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Unique flavor combinations mixed with traditional Tuscan options. Everything was far above expectations

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JM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

consecutive excellent dining experiences has made Donetto a must do restaurant in ATL. on top of amazing food, the great service by Jess and incredible generosity by the restaurant has put you as a favorite for italian.

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p
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

A beautiful space but the cuisine does not qualify as Italian.

We ordered the grilled octopus which was served undercooked. We returned it to the kitchen and it came back undercooked! I suspect it was frozen and therefore could not be cooked evenly.

The Bolognese pasta was nicely presented but the flavor overwhelmed by the dollop of butter the Chef thought necessary to add to the dish —definitely not Italian.

The catch of the day was swordfish and oddly presented at the edge of the plate leaving a gaping empty space in the middle.

I can only surmise that perhaps the B team was running the kitchen when we visited. An unfortunate dining experience in a lovely space that I expected more from.

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JT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was phenomenal. Our server, Chloe, was probably one of the best servers I have had in a very long time! The food was outstanding. I would highly recommend Donetto.

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AF
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Donetto’s was pretty hyped up so we were expecting an amazing meal. Some things were really good but others were just average and as a whole I didn’t feel it lived up to its hype. The bistecs fiorentina which was very hyped up, was overpriced at $95. The meat was good but not $95 good. Our favorite was the agnolotti. And the donuts for dessert. The ambiance is wonderful and service too.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Marco was incredible. Will definitely go back and ask for him.

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AT
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great for a date night or even a birthday dinner with the kids. No kids menu - but thankfully our kids loved it!

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JP
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. This is our first time for Sunday Brunch and we had a large party. Everyone enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere.

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T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

The restaurant was under capacity (maybe 1/4 full) for Easter brunch and it took 15 minutes to be seated, even though we had a reservation. It then took over 20 minutes to receive a drink (even water with ice). The service was terrible.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing as always!

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EG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Donetto transported us to Tuscany. The food was creative and delicious.

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BW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service loved every thing about the place

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TN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightfully creative takes on robust Tuscan cuisine paired with knowledgable and patient service made this a memorable dining experience. A smoldering chic atmosphere punches up the old Italian roots into the realm of trendy Atlanta hotspots. Easily one of my new favorites in town, and I will definitely be back.

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JO
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I was unaware that they recently hired a new executive chef, so the menu changed. My favorite dish was no longer on the menu, so I opted for the bucantini. I would not suggest this dish.

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JK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Focaccia and steak Florentine were outstanding. Excellent bar with a good wine list. Tried two deserts, both pretty ho-hum. Hint to management...a free side of cannellini beans isn't an appropriate birthday recognition gift.

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N
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I’m not a huge Italian food lover but really enjoyed my time here. The Tempranillo was probably one of the best I’ve had.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in last night to celebrate my fiancé’s birthday and we had the most amazing time! Our server Sam was very knowledgeable and attentive, definitely made the night consistently fantastic. The food was delicious and the restaurant was beautiful. It was our first time and we would for sure love to be back!!

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OT
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris Williams was wonderful, very knowledgeable and friendly. The host, Kyle was welcoming and sat us promptly.

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TM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant vibe was very relaxed and seats were comfortable. Server was very knowledgeable and helpful on menu and attentive during our meal. Food was great.

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S
Atlanta
105 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

I might say that our dinner (two couples) was a comedy of errors, but it really wasn't funny. After confirming by phone earlier in the day that we had a reservation for eating on the patio, we arrived to be told by the person at the desk that they'd give away all of the outdoor tables to walk ins and they'd be happy to seat us outside. Not ok. It was a beautiful evening. Inside is physically attractive but high volume. we walked out to contemplate what to do, when the manager came over to apologize and promised to have a table for us within a half hour. He brought us a drink, which was appreciated. Half hour went by, then another half hour, with no effort on servers or managers parts to entice the diners to leave (for example, we thought they might offer them a drink at the bar if they'd be willing to give up the table). finally, our table was ready. we were happy to be seated only to realize about 10-15 minutes later that we'd not been given menus and each server we asked said that they were not our server. finally, we essentially cornered one of the servers and convinced her to take our order. More apologies from the managers. Offers to bring us food - by then we were beyond starving - followed by more long delays. In the end, we were the only diners left on the patio, temperature dropping, and servers brought us numerous dishes beyond what we ordered. one more error - the server missed one of our four entree orders. so the delivery of that dinner was substantially delayed. OK - here's the good news. and it's very good - the servers and managers were all very kind. most important - the food was outstanding. Fresh, creative, interesting little variations on typical preparations. So go for the food and hope to not have the major series of snafus that we experienced.

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MB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The people were very nice however the cost of food for the value did not leave me satisfied. I will take my money elsewhere to get bigger bang for my buck. Would be a great place for just drinks and appetizers, but I would recommend passing for main dish and dessert.

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