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Donato Enoteca

1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1993
+1 650-701-1000
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“branzino” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1993
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came to this restaurant twice before. Spent $300-$500 per visit. The third time was not the charm. Made reservations for 8 pm. We arrived at 8:00 pm. They didn’t have a table ready. They didn’t apologize. Instead, they asked my pregnant wife and me to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank venicedibibi
Reviewed 2 November 2018

I have loved this restaurant for years. Donato is a lovely, outgoing restaurant owner and chef who is always there. Tonight the calamari just totally rocked our table. It isn't breaded, deep fried squid. This is sauteed squid served with large white tuscan beans. It...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Coastman3
Reviewed 26 September 2018

So yeah, the pasta is top-notch. It's mostly Piemontese, but you'll get the usual assortment of things you get in Italian restos in the US. Don't let that hold you back though - work your way through each of the pastas (they're excellent!), and repeat...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dieswaytoofast
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We had dinner at Donato on a recent trip to Northern California. It is a very large restaurant, the food was fresh, and the staff was friendly. It was reasonably priced and offered an extensive wine list.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 8 September 2018

After a long hiatus, we tried Donato's again, and found it wanting. While the service has improved significantly, the pasta was just plain odd, with the agnolotti dal plin overwhelmed by a very tomato-heavy bolognese sauce. The pasta was also not as "pillow like" as...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sunshine_susan
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We haven’t found super good food in the area since we moved from the east coast. I was totally impressed with all the dishes we had - Bomba bread, multiple salads and the eggplant rigatoni. My fiancé loved the branzino as well. The service we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank stefaniefarra
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Great restaurant I ordered the hamburger and my accompanying meat, very good meat, garlic bread and very good butter, great attention, quiet restaurant, highly recommended

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mafeuna
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Service was really good. Greeted quickly and once we decided on our food it was served promptly and everything was really good. We ll go again.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 7 July 2018

The best authentic Italian cafe/restaurant in the Peninsula. Been coming here for 10 years and it has constantly maintained quality of their offerings and Cocktails.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank picos2018
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Our group of Italian friends (FROM Italy, not Italian Americans) like to try different Italian restaurants around the Bay Area and we were not disappointed by this one! the menu is innovative, not the usual stuff. I loved my orecchiette with artichokes and mint, though...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank IlariaK
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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 94063-1993
    (Middlefield and Main)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-701-1000
  • E-mail
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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