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#57 of 1,875 Restaurants in Tampa
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232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1237 (J.F. Kennedy Blvd)
+1 813-875-6660
17:30 - 23:00
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226 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Almost everything about Donatello is perfect. This is one of Tampa's true gems for fine dining. But there's a huge problem I need to warn you about. First the good news. Everything from the table linens to the wine list is exquisite at this fine Italian restaurant. Jacketed Maitre D's guide you to your table, where a captain takes your... More 

Thank TVDad
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151 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined here with friends Saturday night. Had a nice table in a quiet alcove, attentive waiters, good wine selections and great food. Lived in the area 12 years and this was our first time. High end prices, but you get what you pay for! Enjoyed the evening and will be back.

Thank Heather U
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you. We look forward to serving you again. More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

30+ years in existence, Donatello could deserve more than 5 stars. It is excellent in every way. The food is authentic and prepared perfectly; the staff is attentive, friendly, and helpful. An extensive wine list tends to be a bit over-priced but is generally still fair. One visit will never be enough, and dozens won't be too many.

1 Thank RDFM
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you very much. It feels good to be appreciated. Guido, Gino More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere was nice. The food was fabulous! We started with the Insalata Caprese, which was fresh and delicious. The sea bass was cooked perfectly--catch of the day with wonderful crab topping and sauce. I really enjoyed the trio of pasta, which is their signature pasta dish. If you are craving Italian, I highly recommend Donatello.

2 Thank GboroMomGoes
ALessandra T, Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you. More 

Lecanto, Florida
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Phenomenal, authentic Italian. Thought I was back in Italy, only better! Attentive service, and owner Guido ever present to ensure you are having a great experience. No wonder he's been in business here over 30 years! Pricy, but definitely worth it! Bellissimo!

Thank LindaLecantoFL
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you very much Guido More 

Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Perfect for celebrating special occasions! Locals know this is the place for exceptional evening of fine dining and top service. From the moment you enter, the experience is memorable. Try it; you won't be disappointed!!!

Thank robertghorn
Wesley Chapel, Florida
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

From the valet parking,the wait staff and the exceptional meals not much more can be said.It is spotless throughout and the staff bend over backwards to make your evening very enjoyable.A little pricey but the old saying,you get what you pay for{sometimes} This is our third visit and we will be back.Oooops,another nice touch is all the ladies are given... More 

Thank gerald m
Mountainside, New Jersey
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Donatello's in Tampa for 30 years... we ALWAYS stop in when in town ... GREAT FOOD... Friendly service... first-class... Old school Italian ... great bar ... usually great piano/jazz in a comfortable lounge area... beautiful dining room... attentive waiters... Pasta... veal... fish... as good as any in the New York tri-state area... The tiramisu just... More 

Thank rjmunch
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

My wife Lisa just returned from a extended European tour and transatlantic crossing. We spent time on two cruise lines and spent two weeks in Barcelona. During this vacation we had the opportunity to dine in several top restaurants such as Bern's and La Cirque. Little did we know that the top restaurant of those we experienced during our 60... More 

Thank DeanOrem
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This was our first visit to this fine restaurant and the service and food was very good. The main dining room looked very nice, but we were seated in the meeting room area which had little or no atmosphere. (There were tables available in the main dining room) I would recommend this restaurant, but insist on the main dining room... More 

Thank Michael B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$45
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1237
    (J.F. Kennedy Blvd)
  • Public Transportation: Bus 36 stops in front of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-875-6660

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?