Donatello Italian Restaurant

232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609, USA

About Donatello Italian Restaurant

4.6 / 5

from reviews

    Clinton Kurtz
    April 06, 2024

    Don’t let the older building and setting deter you, this place is fantastic. You will be greeted at the door with a warm smile and handshake and you will be presented with a fresh red rose when you leave. The food is incredible and the pictures do not do it justice. The service is exceptional and the staff is well dressed and professional. You should experience this old family restaurant.

    Melanie M
    April 07, 2024

    We celebrated a friend’s birthday tonight, table of 13. It’s an interesting place, the decor has Asian vibes in the side room while the main dining had red low lights at each table w/ Italian ish paintings. The waiters are dressed in tuxedos, white tablecloths, more on the ‘fancy’ side yet there’s no dress code which is strange for the over priced menu(btw, it’s a guessing game on costs until you sit down) which is fine but not for a mediocre experience. Our waiter was semi attentive at first, then he was seated two large parties so it started to dwindle, so much that we had to walk to find him to return for drink order. My husband and I ordered the zucchini frites to start which were light and crisp. $17.95. I had the homemade sausage stuffed tortellini w/ prosciutto(very floppy, a little crispy would’ve been perfect) and peas, sadly the cream sauce was broken and gritty w/ canned peas? I definitely would’ve added frozen/fresh peas for brightness and texture instead. $37. Luckily my husband traded his chicken Milanese w/ me, also subpar…think a giant chicken nugget w/o any seasoning. It was served w/ large chunks of tomatoes, raw onions and lemon(thankfully for a little moisture). $40. I’d skip dessert, the table shared a few things, tiramisu was one that I tried and though it had the usual espresso taste, more chocolate forward. It was deconstructed and extra moist w/ an odd texture. Our bill was $154 plus tip which included 2 beers and 2 glasses of wine. I do not recommend. I honestly don’t know why people rave about this local restaurant?

    December 21, 2023

    Our friend recommended this place. I have to admit. The restaurant, food, drinks, servers the whole staff did not disappoint wow! They were so nice and greeted us with warm smiles.They weren't kidding when they said they treat you like family. Carmelo our server was awesome, gave me and my friend some really good food recommendations. My meal was simple, but very good. I can't wait to bring my bf back to have him try it. -Ciao

    Celiana Rios
    December 31, 2023

    As soon as you enter, you feel special and in good hands. Charlie was an amazing waiter. His recommendations for food, drinks, and everything were perfect. Food quality and flavor were perfect. We definitely will go back!!!

    December 16, 2023

    Excellent Food in the restaurant, excellent service in the restaurant. But the service in the bar was terrible. Rude staff and so unorganized. Listen this is as authentic as you will find, no issues with the food. The food was excellent and delicious. The service was even better, they are very attentive. But the bar , if they had 1 or 2 servers walking around to serve the people that are there would help and who have a good attitude.

    Donatello Italian Restaurant

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    232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609, USA

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