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Donato Enoteca

1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1993
+1 650-701-1000
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1993
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1 - 10 of 146 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rented out the private back room for a 50th Anniversary party. It was perfect! They let us bring in decorations and did special menus. There were kids in attendance and they did great at offering choices appropriate and kid friendly in such a fancy...More

Thank maeworth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The older waiter was very rude. He also ignored us while watching a game on tv when we wanted to order. The busboy was nice and killed the annoying fly on our window. No apology for bad service. I won't go back.

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great value for happy hour, very friendly wait and bar staff. Lovely outdoor area, inside very nice as well. Great bar hang: upscaleish, friendly customers who like to engage.

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here after reading reviews and really loved it! Service was very good, and our waiter, Carlos, made several excellent recommendations. My favorite thing I had there was the zucchini salad. It had paper thin sliced of summer squash with crisp lettuce, ricotta salata, a...More

Thank LaurenDonovanLee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Casual place, but elegant, pricey and super food & wine. 5 of us all enjoyed outstanding meals with a very good wine. We ate pizza, roasted chicken and an oxtail pasta bigoli. All incredible, Michelin restaurant quality. Great friendly service. A special experience and most...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This is a fantastic restaurant that is so reminiscent of your favorite Italian vacation. They have Italian wine, bread, meats, cheeses, and menu items cooked to order that will not disappoint. The service is superb and you can sit inside or out. It's truly a...More

Thank looloo715
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Crowded early, high end professional crowd. Food is very good but the service was very slow. The plates and carving boards that they use look nice but take up way too much space on the table which gets a little annoying.

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Tuesday evening. We couldn't find anything in Palo Alto, so we rolled to Redwood City just to try out Donato. We were not disappointed. The service was incredible. Attentive. Suggestive. Diligent. Starters for us was the Polpo de Ceci. Very well done with amazing presentation....More

Thank Daddychop
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We were a party of seven and in typical fashion, shared some of our food. They were all from very good to excellent. The set dinner was excellent throughout. I had the ceramic-pot chicken, which was pretty good but was reminded why chicken is not...More

Thank Panguin
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great food, great staff, great owner. The spaghetti with squid is exquisite! Their pizza is the best! The scampi are extremely fresh. Good wine oust!

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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