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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
We are thrilled to have you back! Please reserve your spot on our nice Patio and In Door Dinning ! Hidden among the romantic street lights of ELM street, just off the rush of Yonge and Dundas is a quaint Italian restaurant, Donatello. A family run establishment with an intense focus on providing a high quality fine dining experience. This elegant downtown fine dining restaurant is a treat for fans of authentic Italian cuisine served in a welcoming atmosphere. On warm summer nights, the action at this busy restaurant spills onto a front terrace and romantic rooftop patio.
US$20 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed November 14, 2021 via mobile

Night out on a special occasion. Dinner was perfect. Service was right on. The place was full with patrons. I enjoyed the sea bass and my wife enjoyed the veal chop. Well worth a return visit.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 16, 2021 via mobile

The cozy patio with heaters in October made this dining experience very unique. The food was delicious and the server Willian was very friendly and pleasant! Would definitely recommend this authentic Italian restaurant!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 30, 2021

Food was the best and the staff friendly and helpful. If back in Toronto this will be a go to place.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 17, 2021 via mobile

Had Dinner at Donatella Thursday evening hoping for an enjoyable evening. I ordered 2 appetizers only one arrived an that was last time we saw our server. After 20 minutes waved down anothet server for refills on drinks an to see if our order had...been placed. Should have left when dinner finally came the veal marsala was smothered in a thick heavy sugary sauce difficult to even find the veal an the side of pasta had slid into this sauce totally worse presentation i have ever seen let alone eaten. I had to scrap off the horrible sauce an after 2 bites that was it Fellow companions pasta super salty an dried vegetables sides. The worse dinner ever. Only good items were the bread never again.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 21, 2021

Four of us had the pleasure of dining indoors at Donatello's. The wait staff were most welcoming, friendly and humorous. Food and drinks arrived promptly without feeling rushed. The eggplant appetizer and sea bass entree specials were sumptuous. The tortellini and vitello piccata are highly...recommended. We will definitely return at our first opportunity.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed September 6, 2020

The upper patio is wonderful for a couple, great ambiance. The food was very good. We had bruschetta, tortellini and fettuccine. All were very good. House wine was very reasonably priced. Service was good. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a couple wanting a...romantic night.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020

Small and cozy, very busy until 7:30 pm. The food is fresh and well prepared, and lots of it. The owner comes out and makes sure everything is as it should be.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 7, 2020

Two of us went fo dinner and were warmly greeted by staff. Apart from the regular menu there were many specials. We chose to share an eggplant and mozzarella wrap baked. Delicious. Also shared a Tomato Mozzarella and Basil salad which was different but delicious....For Main course we shared a Veal Chop with Pasta and Tomato Sauce. The Pasta which I requested to be Gluten free was absolutely wonderful and authentic. The Veal Chop was a little disappointing as it was very fatty and not tenderMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 28, 2020 via mobile

Small, quaint, welcoming Italian restaurant. Food is. Staff is so pleasant and attentive. Try and come back every time I am in Toronto.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 27, 2019

Just came home from our dinner at Donatello tonight. I think this was my third time there in the last 18 month. Every time, service and food was amazing. The gnocchi with rose sauce is to die for. We will be back for sure.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Ren F
June 21, 2018|
Response from TanyaDion | Reviewed this property |
It varies depending on menu. We usually do right off menu. Lots of variety
Ian S
May 29, 2018|
Response from Canada54travel | Reviewed this property |
yes, they have a room for that...or you simy take over the restaurant. call them to reserve !
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Best to google map to be sure but not far
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Donatello Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5