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Donatello Italian Restaurant

232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609
+1 813-875-6660
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Warmly greeted by Gino. Happy for their very high client volume but dining area was very loud. Booked on Open Table, indicated we were celebrating my wife's special birthday. Many were recognized with a song but my wife was not recognized. Food was plentiful, came...More

Thank Fscalfaro
Reviewed 4 days ago

First time we have ever been to this restaurant. It received great reviews. We made a reservation which was not necessary with an early time (6:15). We were greeted and seated right away. Nice atmosphere but it did get loud during our time there. The...More

Thank Icecreamcake
Reviewed 6 days ago

The service was just awful. Had to beg and then threaten to get anything. The Valentine roses were a nice touch. Didn't think the food was that great.

Thank sallyflor
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic evening with special friends to celebrate a special birthday. Upon entering the restaurant the warm greeting by the owners grandson made you feel so special. The service by the entire staff was perfect. The food was exquisite, hot, beautifully presented and delicious,...More

Thank Panda4780
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much. Gino

Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard so much about this restaurant but my experience was not positive. The food was not bad. It was just bland. I visited on a Tuesday night and ate the vegetarian pasta special. it was not flavorful enough. The service was great but at...More

Thank emotionalbutterfly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a business meeting. Very nice formal atmosphere. Great place for a romantic evening. The service was outstanding. Good wine list and we ordered the blue crab pasta dish. Wow. A lot of crab and awesome flavor. The chaser salad was great, but...More

Thank Karen R
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Salads were excellent but food and service went downhill. Grouper was cold and tasteless. Veal scallopini presentation was poor, meat was thin and not fresh, gravy congealed, and green beans overcooked. Bread mediocre. One side dish waiter "forgot to order" and arrived after main course...More

Thank Bill C
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We sincerely apologize for not meeting your expectations. However, we do strive to offer a superior experience to all of our guests. We hope you will join us another evening so we may be given a chance to change you opinion and redeem ourselves. Once...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Fabulous Classical Northern Italian Food with Old World Charm. We visited this 23 year old Fine Dining Italian Restaurant on a week Night. We’ve been here many times in the last 23 years and this is the first time in the past 12 month. The...More

Thank WorldTravelerTampa
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review We hope to see you again soon Guido

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent dinner at Donatello’s. Food was outstanding. Maitre d was told it was my brother and sister-in-laws anniversary. They shocked us when they brought out this huge beautiful cake with a rose and a candle. Candle blown out, cake taken away and check came. #no...More

1  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Decided to take my Wife here to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Always heard that Donatello's was a fine restaurant to celebrate such a happy occasion and served fabulous food. I must say that neither I, nor my wife were disappointed. The atmosphere and lay...More

Thank SirRick
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We sincerely appreciate your business. Hope you and your wife will visit again. God Bless, Guido

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6 April 2016|
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Response from wahoo68 | Reviewed this property |
Have not experienced any noise issues either in the Bar or Dining room
28 June 2015|
Response from ALessandra T | Property representative |
We offer gluten free pasta and many of our appetizers (oysters fiorentina, prosciutto and melon, mussels marinara, clams sauteed and others ) are gluten free. All protein dishes ( fish, beef, veal, chicken ) can be prepared... More
17 February 2015|
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Response from AnthonyGarcia | Reviewed this property |
I'd wear pants and a jacket. especially on fri or sat night. however, you will be welcomed with open arms either way.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$27 - US$65
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609
    (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
  • E-mail
Guido and Gino Tiozzo welcome you to Donatello, a four star restaurant serving Fine Authentic Italian Cuisine since 1984. Guido learned his trade at Savoy Hotel in London and Hotel des Bergues in Geneve, two of the top restaurants in Europe. With the acquired experience he opened restaurants in London and Venice. In 1984 he opened Donatello, in Tampa. Take a tour of a traditional Italian restaurant and step inside Donatello: stucco arches, tapestries, gold-leaf ceiling tiles, bouquets of roses on every table, everything contributes to create a feeling of warmth and romance. The Italian staff, donning fine tuxedos and enticing accents, welcome you into the rose colored atmosphere and the rich aromas of pastas, seafood and more. You'll be welcomed and catered to from the first sip of wine to the exquisite culinary creations, right down to the roses you'll receive at the end of your experience. Donatello’s motto is “quality and tradition”. Hospitality in Italy has ancient roots.
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