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Donatello Restaurant

37 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
+1 416-595-5001
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (72 reviews)
“veal chop” (17 reviews)
“vitello” (5 reviews)
All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Italian cuisine is the theme of this restaurant that tries to help fill the void of fine dining options in this node of the city. We were a large group and there were several options chosen from the menu so I could observe the general...More

1  Thank sirjuan007
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fabulous food, and great wine menu. Attentive and fun wait staff. We dropped in late on a Wednesday night and didn't need reservations, but it's highly recommended on the weekend. My guy had the Zupa di Pesce (outstanding!), and I had the gamberoni and scallops...More

Thank Kari D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Donatello is a little set back from the busy streets, nice short walk from Yonge Street. The service was great from the start. The waiter had great knowledge of the menu items and daily specials. I had the Atlantic salmon and fettuccine pasta alfredo, the...More

Thank Kapers136
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food at Donatello's is amazing and the service excellent. There are a couple of things you need to know, though, so you will enjoy your dining experience. We dined here on a Saturday evening, and this restaurant is small and becomes extremely noisy. Plan...More

Thank Gretchen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for somewhere to eat near the Chelsea Hotel and this place was just across the street. It looked authentic and busy on a weekday evening but they were happy to find a table for four without a reservation. The service was friendly...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the Marriott hotel and this restaurant is a few blocks away. The menu is extensive along with the bar. The food is way above averaged and the service is most attentive. It is busy so advance reservations are suggested. All items...More

Thank pmmwin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even the crab ravioli is filled with 90% fresh cooked crab. Fresh salmon was seared at the end to give outside a lovely crunch. Wonderful expert service. Relaxed atmosphere. We got a table at 5pm but people arriving at 7 were out of luck. They...More

Thank 466Richard789466
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite Italian restaurant in Toronto! Absolutely delicious. Try the gnocchi with their signature sauce.

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Italian restaurant right downtown. Small and cozy dining area perfect for a family meal or a cozy anniversary dinner. 5 minute walk from Eaton Center. Short regular menu but huge daily special offerings. The food was superb and the staff were fabulous. A "must...More

1  Thank Jeffrey F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, quaint, romantic restaurant with fantastic service. My veal chop which was offered as a special dish was UNREAL! Wine was great, grilled calamari appetizer was delicious and both dinner entrees were awesome! Just a short walk to the Ed Mirvish Theatre. If you're in...More

Thank 80CrazyMonkey
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Does the restaurant do takeout/food to go? Thanks Jenny
26 May 2017|
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Response from Ron V | Reviewed this property |
Ingrid B
Hello, do you have parking?
5 February 2017|
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Response from SamanthaTP | Reviewed this property |
street parking and public parking available nearby
Do you have kids menu? Do you make half portions? Thank you
26 January 2017|
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Response from SamanthaTP | Reviewed this property |
We had one child in our party (5 yrs) and the restaurant was very accommodating. They had booster seats and offered to prepare a kids size portion.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-595-5001
  • E-mail