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Donato Enoteca

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1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1993 (Middlefield and Main)
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We are so glad we found this spot. Their black pasta is amazing. Steaks are juicy and grilled to perfection. Their pizza is cross and perfect. Every time we left Donato's completely satisfied. Their staff is friendly and attentive. We love their wine selection.

Thank Nadja V
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380 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Home made pastas, excellent creative salads, expansive wine menu and a prime location outdoor patio. Convenient parking across the street. Not much to dislike unless you do not like Italian food ad there is not much else on the menu.

Thank ExRIGuy
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Been here many times, for couple's night out, family visits and business dinner, never disappointed. Took my visiting family members (one from NYC and another from Paris) here for lunch. Shared all dishes family style and just perfectly portioned and everything was delicious. Their pastas are home made and my favorite! The casual sections are in the front and middle,... More 

Thank CarpeDiem2828
Poole, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had a good walk into town to find this recommended restaurant and it was well worth the walk. Great fine and selection of wines in a nice setting at reasonable prices.

Thank TonyD33
Los Gatos, California, USA
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119 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I was at this restaurant many times. I was in Italy at many Restaurants. This is the best Italian restaurant in Silicon Valley by far. Excellent food, a nice atmosphere, Italian type of service, good wine selection. And is in a place where parking is easy also. I highly recommend it.

Thank grecognos
redwood City
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went weekly when our kitchen was being remodeled. The bigoli oxtail pasta dish is one that is ordered every time we go. the terra cotta chicken dish also a regular. I normally go for nightly special. We always enjoy the restaurant several tasty starters. The green olive spread is addicting. The only dish we normally regret is the pizza.... More 

Thank ranous
Redwood City, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Love to sit at the front bar, eat their crisp,delicate pizza and watch the cooks do their thing. All items are good. Great wine list. Been there for several parties that were gracefully run with delicious entrees.

Mountain View, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Tried this restaurant for the first time, and was very impressed. The service was exceptional and attentive (waters brought right away, plates cleared quickly, service was on time), and the food selection creative. My wife and I shared a sampler appetizer, which was large and filling, with wonderful fresh-baked bread, meats, cheeses, olives, etc. Shared the special pasta, which was... More 

Thank The_G_family779
Redwood City, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We love Donatos. It is good for couples, friends, business acquaintances and families and that is hard to pull off. I have also had several private birthday parties here. Everyone has their favorite dishes and some of us always go for the in season specials.

Thank jhartmangoldman
Redwood City, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We reserve the function room in the front and had a fabulous dinner and party celebration. All the food was delicious service was good and the wine was amazing. Dessert was terrific. It's my favorite Italian restaurant on the peninsula

Thank pkrome

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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: 6507011000
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?