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Donato's Pasta Plus Italian

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1900 Tamiami Trl Unit 116, Port Charlotte, FL 33948-2164
+1 941-764-1600
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11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 and a charcuterie special appetizer. Overall smoked meats, cheeses, olives, roasted peppers were very good.... More 

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Thank grapetomato
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although not quite authentic, the food was far better the most Italian restaurants found in South Florida. However, a seafood risotto is supposed to be cooked with the seafood in the rice, not a cheese risotto with seafood put on top after it has finished cooking. The garlic and oil dip is to kill for !

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Thank LJAMaidenhead
North Port, Florida
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the second you walk into Donatos you will be in awe over the ambiance. If that doesn't do it then as soon as the pasta maker breaks out in song that will do it. If still not convinced when you get a taste the bread and dipping sauce that will do it for you. If still not convinced the... More 

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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family were recommended Donato's by our neighbours who told us it was amazing, and my experience last night certainly lived up to the expectation that was set. From the outside it just looks like a normal restaurant however as soon as you step inside you really do enter a subway station in New York; I was then even more... More 

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Thank Jack A
Port Charlotte, Florida
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my mother to Donato's for her 82nd birthday, She absolutely enjoyed the décor, the staff and the homemade pasta. The pasta chef sang to her in Italian Happy birthday. The restaurant also gave her a canola for birthday as well.

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Thank atozmowers
Port Charlotte, Florida
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216 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We don't enjoy waiting in line to get into a restaurant during high season so our dining experience at Donato's is limited. They do not take reservations. We have, however, enjoyed several lunches throughout the winter - and we do not have to wait for a table. We have been coming here for many years - the home made pasta... More 

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Hartland, Michigan
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always go to Donato's when we go to Port Charlotte. The Italian food is delicious. And don't forget to order their flaming ice cream dessert. The servers in this restaurant have always been upbeat and seem to enjoy their jobs. Of course, we are partial because they have a large New York Subway map on the wall and we... More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was OK, service was not much and the prices were high for what you get. This is not a really good for families.

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Thank Sandy C
Colchester, Connecticut
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was very busy for a Wednesday evening, but the wait staff was very efficient. The calamari was excellent, but the entrees were mixed. Homemade pasta was a nice touch. Portions were generous.

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Thank UConnRon
Warren, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ample servings great pasta. Interior decor like old time New York. A bit noisy when crowded. Service good.

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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
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?