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Donato Enoteca

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1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1993 (Middlefield and Main)
+1 650-701-1000
11:30 - 22:00
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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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Redwood City, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great staff, great owner. The spaghetti with squid is exquisite! Their pizza is the best! The scampi are extremely fresh. Good wine oust!

Thank Mary050746
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a well advertised restaurant in Redwood City. We've been there a few times but we can't really rave about this place. The food is good but the entree selections lack choices for the red-meat lovers. There's a variety of pasta and pizza selections. The main dishes included chicken, pork chops and sea bass. The serving portions were also... More 

Thank Bill F
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When looking for a restaurant for a family celebration - look no further than Donato. The beautiful setting in the library, outstanding service and delicious well priced food should make this your number one choice!

Thank travelteachCA
Grafton, Massachusetts
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131 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here with a colleague and I must say it was excellent. Had to bruschetta as well as the fresh spaghetti with squid in squid ink. Both are awesome. Service was spot on, friendly and attentive. Would absolutely go here again.

Thank TonyMundain
Redwood City, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We've visited this restaurant many times and had food from barely passable to outstanding. Quality did not seem to vary with the day of the week or type of dish ordered. Service has generally been excellent.

Thank Mariah060
Redwood City, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Two couples, four delicious, excellent dinners enjoyed by all. Server was very attentive as was all the staff.

Thank ZiziinCal
Napa, California
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Executive Chef Donato Scotti's passion for using only fresh, pure ingredients in inventive ways that enhance every dish he loving servers, makes Donato Enoteca my chose for off the hook Italian cuisine. They also have one of the BEST Happy Hours in the Bay Area, hands down! We always start with Antipasti E Insalate, Polpo E Sedano Rapa is a... More 

Thank Chris M
Harvard, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The service was excellent and everything I had was really good! We shared the cheese/meat/bread/olives appetizer (Stuzzichini) and the Carpaccio di Barbabietole salad. The T-bone steak (Costata) which was grilled to perfection. And the pistachio/hazelnut/nougat dessert (VASETTO AL PISTACCHIO E CIOCCOLATO) was unlike anything I've had before, and extremely tasty. I finished every bite!

Thank CelloMom
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498 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in with friends for dinner . Great location but parking is very limited . Be prepared to walk . Very nice atmosphere and the service was certainly the highlight being both friendly and helpful . Excellent food at a reasonable price .

Thank Mike T
Woodside, California
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114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is our favorite to go to whenever we want a great Italian meal. Donato, the owner is always on site, ensuring that everything meets his exacting standards.

Thank Kyung Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 28
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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: +1 650-701-1000
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?