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Donatello Restaurant

#29 of 6,824 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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37 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
+1 416-595-5001
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 00:00
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North Rubberboot
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

celebratory dinner, early on a saturday evening. needed to change reservation time and it was no problem at all. service excellent, food delicious. good wine list and nice selections 'by the glass'. server dewan knows his stuff and his suggestion of the napa chard' w the grilled calamari was perfect. pastas served properly cooked and hot! hooray! fresh salads exactly... More 

Thank Astra_12
Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Italian cuisine is the theme of this restaurant that tries to help fill the void of fine dining options in this node of the city. We were a large group and there were several options chosen from the menu so I could observe the general quality of the dishes and response of those eating them. Quantity was generally satisfying, quality... More 

1 Thank sirjuan007
San Jose, California
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fabulous food, and great wine menu. Attentive and fun wait staff. We dropped in late on a Wednesday night and didn't need reservations, but it's highly recommended on the weekend. My guy had the Zupa di Pesce (outstanding!), and I had the gamberoni and scallops al vino bianco (also outstanding!). We shared a very good bottle of wine, and had... More 

Thank Kari D
Markham, Canada
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Donatello is a little set back from the busy streets, nice short walk from Yonge Street. The service was great from the start. The waiter had great knowledge of the menu items and daily specials. I had the Atlantic salmon and fettuccine pasta alfredo, the fish was cooked perfectly was moist and fresh. Good selection of pasta, fish and meat... More 

Thank Kapers136
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food at Donatello's is amazing and the service excellent. There are a couple of things you need to know, though, so you will enjoy your dining experience. We dined here on a Saturday evening, and this restaurant is small and becomes extremely noisy. Plan to dine before 7:00 p.m. when the crowd arrives if you prefer a quiet atmosphere... More 

Thank Gretchen P
Port Macquarie, Australia
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for somewhere to eat near the Chelsea Hotel and this place was just across the street. It looked authentic and busy on a weekday evening but they were happy to find a table for four without a reservation. The service was friendly and the menu extensive. The bread deserves a special mention - it was so lovely... More 

Thank Andrew L
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the Marriott hotel and this restaurant is a few blocks away. The menu is extensive along with the bar. The food is way above averaged and the service is most attentive. It is busy so advance reservations are suggested. All items ordered were tasty and overall this restaurant is a sure thing. It is located near... More 

Thank pmmwin
Toronto, Canada
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216 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even the crab ravioli is filled with 90% fresh cooked crab. Fresh salmon was seared at the end to give outside a lovely crunch. Wonderful expert service. Relaxed atmosphere. We got a table at 5pm but people arriving at 7 were out of luck. They take reservations. Beautiful part of Toronto. Safe at night.

Thank 466Richard789466
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite Italian restaurant in Toronto! Absolutely delicious. Try the gnocchi with their signature sauce.

Thank Melissa W
Rochester New York, United States
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Italian restaurant right downtown. Small and cozy dining area perfect for a family meal or a cozy anniversary dinner. 5 minute walk from Eaton Center. Short regular menu but huge daily special offerings. The food was superb and the staff were fabulous. A "must do" in Toronto.

1 Thank Jeffrey F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-595-5001

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

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At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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