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Donato Enoteca

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1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063 (Middlefield and Main)
6507011000
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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
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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 

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Redwood City, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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.

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Thank EFKPHD
Mountain View, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 

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Redwood City, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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.

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Thank jhartmangoldman
Redwood City, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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

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Redwood City, California
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Our waiter was great and the staff are friendly and professional. Our party of four had a couple of great entree's from the menu and two of us had the recommended "special" octopus that was so salty and overpowering it was difficult to eat. Will try again but we will be very suspicious of any "specials" as it seemed more... More 

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Thank Mitch L
San Francisco Bay Area
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We've been going here almost every week since they opened. All of us love the food. We love the regular menu items like the Margherita and Salsiccia Pizzas, but also love the new items. They have different raviolis, depending on what's in season. I LOVE the branzino dish no matter how it's prepared. Donato is a real genius in the... More 

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Thank Italophilia
San Francisco, California
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87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I love this place! Great food. Great ambiance. Great service. Happy hour until 6pm includes everything in the bar & on the menu. Outdoor seating is perfect on a nice day. A favorite hang out spot for me!

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Thank MLF360
Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed it and the waiter was quite gracious. We had a nice meal and it was not overcrowded. It is a nice place, feels upscale. Prices are reasonable.

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Piedmont, California
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We ate at Donatos for a second time and still liked it a lot. Cozy decor and authentic food. The restaurant is divided in three parts. The front is simple and less expensive, the next room has the bar and some tables and the larger room is carpeted and wood paneled.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 28
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
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, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063
    (Middlefield and Main)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: 6507011000
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?