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Donato's Pasta Plus Italian

1900 Tamiami Trl Unit 116, Port Charlotte, FL 33948-2164
+1 941-764-1600
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (78 reviews)
“rice balls” (11 reviews)
“cannoli” (24 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1900 Tamiami Trl Unit 116, Port Charlotte, FL 33948-2164
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Love love love this place. Have been coming here for years. It is so cute - decorated like little Italy in NYC. One room is like the street scene form the Godfather movie and the other room is like the street around the theatre. There...More

Thank H7755KTmichellel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for the two for$25 special. She had chicken Parmesan and I had the manicoti. Everything was delicious, service was great, and we had enough left over for two lunches the next day! We'll be back!

1  Thank SuncoastTravelers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before I start, let me just say the bread with oil/garlic and cheese is beyond fantastic. I believe they must bake their own, then serve it with an oil/garlic mix with grated cheese on the side to dip into. It is the best! We hesitated...More

Thank cathygo5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family loves Donato's. It has a beautiful NY setting that someone obviously put a ton of thought into. The homemade bread with olive oil is absolutely delicious! My husband and I both love their chicken florentine. It's made with sambucca to add a sweetness...More

Thank HayLacey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been here a couple of times Every time we've been here the food has been excellent and the service has been excellent as well except for the last two times we went I ordered chicken which was basically raw and...More

Thank Dd980sailor
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We went there for lunch. Besides seeing the pasta being made through the window to the kitchen, you get the feeling that you are in Little Italy in NYC. The dining area is set up as though you are there. You enter the restaurant thru...More

1  Thank CHIEFMIKE46
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We always have their lasagna. We can't get away from it. It is always delicious. The setting gives you the feeling you are at a street side cafe'.

1  Thank meow2013
Reviewed 17 May 2017

First time was great, second not so much.....Chicken Parm sent back sooo dry, 20 minutes later, the 2nd order came out as dry...." new cook unfamiliar with the Kitchen"....the main concern was the method of re setting the tables....the bus girl, while wiping the table....More

Thank linda w
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We had eaten at Donato's about 6 months prior to this time and it was excellent. But on this visit, it was terrible. We were squished into a table, our waiter was OK, the food was terrible. I had the baked Rigatoni which was small...More

Thank chrisb2563
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We had a short wait before we got seated. The bar service was great and we were able to sit and have a drink while we waited. when we got seated our Waitress quickly came over to make sure we had a drink. seeing we...More

1  Thank James G
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20 February 2017|
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Response from Jimwakey | Reviewed this property |
They do have Spinoni but it's chocolate covered without the claret sauce. It is very very good.
10 June 2016|
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Response from John A | Reviewed this property |
Friday and Saturday. Make sure you ask him to sing
17 December 2015|
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Response from Julia M | Reviewed this property |
Nope. First come first served. However, for large groups they will reserve a private room.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 Tamiami Trl Unit 116, Port Charlotte, FL 33948-2164
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Port Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 941-764-1600
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