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Donatello Italian Restaurant

232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1237
+1 813-875-6660
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Steakhouse, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1237
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve been in Tampa Bay 15+ years; my husband, 20+. We went to Donatello’s for the first time 6 weeks ago and have been back two more times since. This is CLASSIC Italian fine-dining. In a time when many restaurants endeavor to be modern, edgy...More

Thank robynrus
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your kind words. We strive for excellence and are happy you enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you again Gino

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The service at Donatello’s is unmatched anywhere else around. The wait staff makes you feel very special. We enjoyed the appetizer-cantaloupe, mozzarella and tomatoes. The next course a Cesar salad was just ok-definitely not worth the $12/salad price tag. I would also just give an...More

1  Thank Fl0ridaSunshine
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for the service compliment. Sorry to hear you did not love your meal. I would love more feedback from you regarding this. Please call the restaurant at 813-875-6660 and ask for Gino. Anything we can do to improve is always noted.

Reviewed 26 September 2018

I have eaten at Donatello Italian Restaurant many times of the many years I have lived in Tampa. The food, without exception, is always superlatively delicious and incredibly presented. The best Lobster Thermidor I have ever had in the US or otherwise is served here,...More

Thank CCJeffries
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We last had dinner at Donatello's about 8 years ago. Having moved out of the area really had no opportunity to go back until now. We travelled with 3 other couples members of our wine and food club for 5 hours specifically to have dinner...More

Thank Rosgriffin
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. This is what we strive for Thanks for coming and sharing your experience. We look forward to seeing you again Gino

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We live on the east coast of FL and have visited Tampa once a year or more for the past 18 years. This restaurant holds a very special place in our hearts. My husband and I were engaged at Donatellos and have been back EACH...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Waiters in tuxes, red roses for the ladies - you know it is going to be good!!! This is real authentic Italian (from NY here) - and worth every penny (it is a little pricey - so be prepared to pay for good food!). Great...More

Thank FloridaLovesMaui
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you

Reviewed 16 September 2018

I have not been here in many years and it did not disappoint. The food arrived pretty quick and was absolutely delicious!!! Everyone was so nice - the bartender made a great drink for me - the whole night was amazing! Must try the White...More

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ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is old world, and old school; truly a throwback to another era. It’s very romantic and the service is impeccable. This is a good choice for a special occasion. I was not fond of the avocado shrimp appetizer, it seemed a bit fishy...More

Thank time_traveler99
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Wife and I arrived at 8pm for our 8pm res and was told 20 minutes Not bad for a sat night. We went into the bar they had nice music and we ordered a bottle of wine The owner Gino cane and for us and...More

Thank Nanyen
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Been eating here for 30 something years and it never changes. Pure old school with the food and service. Not cheap and doesn’t need to be with the quality of the meals. We are not big eaters but we had a snail app. Then split...More

Thank 114PaulW
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30 April 2018|
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Response from dmd8312cc | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual
Karin E
15 March 2018|
Response from ALessandra T | Property representative |
We do not currently have a happy hour. As far as our wine list it is very extensive and updates regularly. We do not keep on line. Wine list available in restaurant. Thank you for your interest
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
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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, Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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 33609-1237
    (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
  • 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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