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232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1237
+1 813-875-6660
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1237
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing! It brings me back to the North End of Boston, Mulberry St. in NY, and many of the the places I visited in Italy. With excellent service, fabulous flavors, and a great wine selection, Donatello is a place sure to please....More

Thank Bob L
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Had a real nice meal here again with friends. It had been quite some time since had been here, and, fortunately, not much has changed. Stellar service, delicious Italian food, a good wine list, and a nice atmosphere.

Thank zzzzdoc1
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Hospitality and atmosphere is beyond reproach. The food was amazing and it actually felt as you where transported to another country. In the background you could hear the Italian conversation with the staff. The only down side is there was a horrible smell as though...More

1  Thank representin757
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We went on a Wednesday night. Half the table ordered the pasta Bolognese and LOVED it. The chicken piccata was also delicious. Everything from the salads to the anti pastas were expertly prepared with very attentive waitstaff. This rivals any NY Italian restauraunt.

Thank scott625nyc
ALessandra T, Manager at Donatello, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you very much for your positive opinion, it is appreciation like yours that make our day. Thanks again from all the staff of Donatello

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing. We go occasionally and every time i go I think to myself that I need to go more often. They greet my wife with an energetic peck on the cheek like we are long lost friends. The food is fantastic. Super...More

Thank Bryan C
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your compliments. We look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Been eating here for 30 years and it hasn't changed one thing in those 30 years. Was excellent then and is now. The service is the best in the south. The food is prepared to the ultimate freshness and is flavored just right. I had...More

Thank Paul W
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you so much for your business and your compliments

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Donatello provided a truly authentic Italian dining experience in traditional Venetian elegance. Owner Gino prepared my Dover sole personally. Eduardo offered true personal attention. World's best pate my husband savored house tortellini home made of course. Desserts made in house! Napolitana is first class. Enjoy...More

Thank Tonita777
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The meal was excellent. The service was excellent. You could not go to a better restaurant for an Italian meal.

Thank Butch L
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 29 May 2017

My family and I went to Tampa for one night only with the intention of going to Bern's Steakhouse. We were unable to get a reservation so we asked around for another recommendation. We were given the name Donatello's and was told it was one...More

3  Thank mfrlord
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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....More

Thank Elias F
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you very much. We look forward to seeing your again

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6 April 2016|
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Response from wahoo68 | Reviewed this property |
Have not experienced any noise issues either in the Bar or Dining room
28 June 2015|
Response from ALessandra T | Property representative |
We offer gluten free pasta and many of our appetizers (oysters fiorentina, prosciutto and melon, mussels marinara, clams sauteed and others ) are gluten free. All protein dishes ( fish, beef, veal, chicken ) can be prepared... More
18 February 2015|
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Response from AnthonyGarcia | Reviewed this property |
I'd wear pants and a jacket. especially on fri or sat night. however, you will be welcomed with open arms either way.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$27 - US$65
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Guido and Gino Tiozzo welcome you to Donatello, a four star restaurant serving Fine Authentic Italian Cuisine since 1984. Guido learned his trade at Savoy Hotel in London and Hotel des Bergues in Geneve, two of the top restaurants in Europe. With the acquired experience he opened restaurants in London and Venice. In 1984 he opened Donatello, in Tampa. Take a tour of a traditional Italian restaurant and step inside Donatello: stucco arches, tapestries, gold-leaf ceiling tiles, bouquets of roses on every table, everything contributes to create a feeling of warmth and romance. The Italian staff, donning fine tuxedos and enticing accents, welcome you into the rose colored atmosphere and the rich aromas of pastas, seafood and more. You'll be welcomed and catered to from the first sip of wine to the exquisite culinary creations, right down to the roses you'll receive at the end of your experience. Donatello’s motto is “quality and tradition”. Hospitality in Italy has ancient roots.
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