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Donato Enoteca

1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1993
+1 650-701-1000
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (16 reviews)
“panna cotta” (6 reviews)
“fagioli” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1993
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

My daughter treated me to a meal at Donato Enoteca. They have the best Panna Cotta I have ever eaten. It features a lemon flavor with orange sauce. A dessert to die for!

Thank Celia M
Reviewed 20 December 2017

The restaurant is fancy; good for a special occasion. The food is good. Period. Not excellent. The service was pretty good, very kind staff. Overall it's pricey if you consider that the food is not brilliant. I ordered Fusili Calabresi (pasta with italian sausage.) While...More

Thank Jack F
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

The whole environment of the place is very nice and the service is helpful. I had the T-bone and it wasn't so tasty. Friends that we there with me had a good looking risotto with pork that I wish I had asked. I'm tempted to...More

Thank Marco Túlio G
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Great Italian food. Does have Happy Hour. A good way to try dishes. Was kind of disappointed because have to sit at the bar (full) or outside ( Which was cold out) so could not partake. Hungry so got a table and ordered. No soup...More

Thank Chich68
Reviewed 9 November 2017

A company sponsored dinner was held here, so we occupied the private room. This place is deceivingly big - the private dining area hosted about 30 of us. This restaurant has an old Italian restaurant vibe, which is very nice. Food was outstanding. I had...More

Thank Shuweb-com
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Do not ask me to vouch for minute details of Italian authenticity. I would eat Donato's food no matter what label you attached to it. Routinely excellent preparation of simple ingredients and served with an enthusiasm that's infectious even for a grumpy guy like me....More

Thank John L
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent authentic Italian cuisine, ANTONIO and his team delivered a proper Italian feast. The wine and Grappa lists are outstanding, WELL DONE!!!

Thank DonMau61
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We rented out the private back room for a 50th Anniversary party. It was perfect! They let us bring in decorations and did special menus. There were kids in attendance and they did great at offering choices appropriate and kid friendly in such a fancy...More

Thank maeworth
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The older waiter was very rude. He also ignored us while watching a game on tv when we wanted to order. The busboy was nice and killed the annoying fly on our window. No apology for bad service. I won't go back.

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great value for happy hour, very friendly wait and bar staff. Lovely outdoor area, inside very nice as well. Great bar hang: upscaleish, friendly customers who like to engage.

Thank Julie K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1993
    (Middlefield and Main)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-701-1000
  • E-mail
Set in the heart of downtown Redwood City, Donato Enoteca offers true and honest contemporary Italian cuisine from Executive Chef Donato Scotti that changes weekly determined by the freshest available seasonal produce. Homemade pastas, wood-burning oven pizzas, meat and fish courses are available, executed in an authentic yet modern way. The menu spans every region of Italy and incorporates artisanal products, such as fresh imported burrata, prosciutto, grappa and olive oil. Other in-house specialties include sausages, mostarda and lamb prosciutto. The wine list focuses on smaller-production boutique wineries from Italy, California and France.
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