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#53 of 1,884 Restaurants in Tampa
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232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1237 (J.F. Kennedy Blvd)
+1 813-875-6660
17:30 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best Italian Restaraunt. The evening starts with cocktails in the bar. Dwight can sing anything even Stevie Wonder but he also does a great job with Luther VanDross. When you go into the restaraunt you feel like you just stepped into Florence. Many important people frequent this-place. When a movie is being filmed in Tampa the actors... More 

Thank Elias F
Tampa, Florida
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Celebrated a big birthday last night at Donatello. Beautiful room and atmosphere. Great service and wine list. Food was good to very good. Fresh pasta, seafood, veal, and meat. Wonderful Dover sole and fresh oysters.

Thank rbsmith3
Miami Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone to Tampa numerous times and have not found a better restaurant. We started with the carpaccio, delicious. Then my wife had the sea bass, exquisite. I had the veal piccata, very good. The wine was a pinot noir, excellent. And the dessert was a chocolate mouse cake which was sinful. By the way the service was impeccable.

1 Thank Pablo O
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello, responded to this review

I really appreciate that you and your wife had a wonderful night at Donatello and that you took the time to let us know. Thanks again Guido More 

Tampa, Florida
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has been about a year since we were there but it still is the finest Italian restaurant in town. We started with a very tasty bruschetta. Then on to 3 fantastic Cesar salads. The fettuccine Alfred was some of he best we ever had my chicken Marsala melted in my mouth and my wife's grouper was to die for.... More 

Thank Wcm12
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about Donatello. Guido, Gino and ALessandra More 

Tampa, Florida
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The South Tampa gem has the service of no other restaurant in town. The owner greets everyone at the door and personally escorts you to your table. Multiple times throughout the evening he came to make sure that we were happy and satisfied. The food was very good, a little too rich for my liking but very fresh and tasty.... More 

Thank Jazna5
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your appreciation. Gino More 

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241 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Almost everything about Donatello is perfect. This is one of Tampa's true gems for fine dining. But there's a huge problem I need to warn you about. First the good news. Everything from the table linens to the wine list is exquisite at this fine Italian restaurant. Jacketed Maitre D's guide you to your table, where a captain takes your... More 

Thank TVDad
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I would like to thank you for all the positive comments you make in our regards and in reference to your overall experience at Donatello on Opera Night. As far as your reservation being delayed for over an hour, I have no excuse. However I wish to explain that because of the Opera beginning at 7.30, this particular... More 

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151 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Dined here with friends Saturday night. Had a nice table in a quiet alcove, attentive waiters, good wine selections and great food. Lived in the area 12 years and this was our first time. High end prices, but you get what you pay for! Enjoyed the evening and will be back.

Thank Heather U
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you. We look forward to serving you again. More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

30+ years in existence, Donatello could deserve more than 5 stars. It is excellent in every way. The food is authentic and prepared perfectly; the staff is attentive, friendly, and helpful. An extensive wine list tends to be a bit over-priced but is generally still fair. One visit will never be enough, and dozens won't be too many.

1 Thank RDFM
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you very much. It feels good to be appreciated. Guido, Gino More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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107 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The atmosphere was nice. The food was fabulous! We started with the Insalata Caprese, which was fresh and delicious. The sea bass was cooked perfectly--catch of the day with wonderful crab topping and sauce. I really enjoyed the trio of pasta, which is their signature pasta dish. If you are craving Italian, I highly recommend Donatello.

2 Thank GboroMomGoes
ALessandra T, Manager at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you. More 

Lecanto, Florida
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Phenomenal, authentic Italian. Thought I was back in Italy, only better! Attentive service, and owner Guido ever present to ensure you are having a great experience. No wonder he's been in business here over 30 years! Pricy, but definitely worth it! Bellissimo!

Thank LindaLecantoFL
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello, responded to this review

Thank you very much Guido More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$27 - US$45
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?