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Donato Enoteca

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1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063 (Middlefield and Main)
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Woodside, California
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114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is our favorite to go to whenever we want a great Italian meal. Donato, the owner is always on site, ensuring that everything meets his exacting standards.

Thank Kyung Y
Malibu, California
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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Donato provided a charming and sublime experience! Ordered Calamari and had a remarkable dish that is top of calamari anywhere. Unusual. Calamaretti E Fagioli which is Fresh Monterey Bay calamari, "Bianchi di Spagna" beans & mache lettuce. Followed by Margherita Pizza. Lovely crust and artisanal ingredients. Grazie!!

Thank Codatrek
Alton, Illinois, United States
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife had the pizza, which was just OK. I had the calamari appetizer which was excellent and the cannelloni with duck - also excellent. They have an outstanding selection of wines and the service was very good.

Thank Mark S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and excellent Italian food. I will recommend it to anybody who wants to have a great time.

Thank Aguedit
Redwood City, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We love this place - I always get the post arrest in tech, the roasted free range chicken. The appetizers are excellent also. And in the summer it is nice to sit outside.

Thank NancyG1950
Redwood City, California
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The restaurant last night was very crowded so service was slower than usual but still quite good. The food was very good. The squid ink spaggeti is nice but it is very strong. The oxtail and asparagus pasta is amazing. The appetizers and salads were very good, especially the prosciutto platter with cheeze souffles. We shared a pizza which was... More 

Thank RCPeachy
Woodside, California
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114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We love Donatos and the owner and chef is almost always present at the kitchen making sure everything is going well. The food is terrific and the atmosphere is great. Good wine list and great daily specials.

Thank Kyung Y
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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105 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went there to celebrate our son and daughter-in-law wedding anniversary. Our waitress was almost great because the food server forgot to bring our daughter-in-law dish and after 5+ we had to go look for it. She was actually the only one that liked her dish - Squid ink linguine. Mine was Duck Cannelloni which was good but not great. My... More 

Thank Carmen C
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111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We are so glad we found this spot. Their black pasta is amazing. Steaks are juicy and grilled to perfection. Their pizza is cross and perfect. Every time we left Donato's completely satisfied. Their staff is friendly and attentive. We love their wine selection.

Thank Nadja V
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369 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Home made pastas, excellent creative salads, expansive wine menu and a prime location outdoor patio. Convenient parking across the street. Not much to dislike unless you do not like Italian food ad there is not much else on the menu.

Thank ExRIGuy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063
    (Middlefield and Main)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: 6507011000
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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