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Donato's Pasta Plus Italian

1900 Tamiami Trl Unit 116, Port Charlotte, FL 33948-2164
+1 941-764-1600
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (78 reviews)
“rice balls” (11 reviews)
“cannoli” (24 reviews)
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1900 Tamiami Trl Unit 116, Port Charlotte, FL 33948-2164
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have been here a couple of times Every time we've been here the food has been excellent and the service has been excellent as well except for the last two times we went I ordered chicken which was basically raw and...More

Thank Dd980sailor
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for lunch. Besides seeing the pasta being made through the window to the kitchen, you get the feeling that you are in Little Italy in NYC. The dining area is set up as though you are there. You enter the restaurant thru...More

1  Thank CHIEFMIKE46
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We always have their lasagna. We can't get away from it. It is always delicious. The setting gives you the feeling you are at a street side cafe'.

1  Thank meow2013
Reviewed 17 May 2017

First time was great, second not so much.....Chicken Parm sent back sooo dry, 20 minutes later, the 2nd order came out as dry...." new cook unfamiliar with the Kitchen"....the main concern was the method of re setting the tables....the bus girl, while wiping the table....More

Thank linda w
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We had eaten at Donato's about 6 months prior to this time and it was excellent. But on this visit, it was terrible. We were squished into a table, our waiter was OK, the food was terrible. I had the baked Rigatoni which was small...More

Thank chrisb2563
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We had a short wait before we got seated. The bar service was great and we were able to sit and have a drink while we waited. when we got seated our Waitress quickly came over to make sure we had a drink. seeing we...More

1  Thank James G
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff. Italian at it's finest. Yes they make fresh pasta. Great lunch menu and wine selection. Easy to find on GPS.

1  Thank SunnyRegards
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We love Donato's for the atmosphere, for sure. Do you miss New York's Little Italy? The restaurant is like going to a little bistro off the beaten path. First you take the subway (the hallway leading to the main dining rooms) then you're there, sitting...More

1  Thank Mel C
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Went with my wife for dinner. This place stole a block out of New York City as their theme! Real curbs, lights, and a parking meter! Incredible ambience. They have a guy making pasta and singing in front of you. The prices are extremely competitive...More

1  Thank Will C
Reviewed 21 April 2017

My husband and I were looking forward to a great meal at Donato's and on a recent Saturday night the restaurant was relatively full but we did not have to wait to be seated. Our waitress was pleasant and we ordered the house red wine...More

Thank grapetomato
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do u have Spumoni ice cream I could purchase for a Birthday dinner? Thank you
20 February 2017|
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Response from Jimwakey | Reviewed this property |
They do have Spinoni but it's chocolate covered without the claret sauce. It is very very good.
What nights is the singing chef there
10 June 2016|
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Response from John A | Reviewed this property |
Friday and Saturday. Make sure you ask him to sing
Do they take reservations?
17 December 2015|
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Response from Julia M | Reviewed this property |
Nope. First come first served. However, for large groups they will reserve a private room.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 Tamiami Trl Unit 116, Port Charlotte, FL 33948-2164
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Port Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 941-764-1600
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