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#60 of 1,874 Restaurants in Tampa
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232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1237 (J.F. Kennedy Blvd)
+1 813-875-6660
17:30 - 23:00
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Lecanto, Florida
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Phenomenal, authentic Italian. Thought I was back in Italy, only better! Attentive service, and owner Guido ever present to ensure you are having a great experience. No wonder he's been in business here over 30 years! Pricy, but definitely worth it! Bellissimo!

Thank LindaLecantoFL
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perfect for celebrating special occasions! Locals know this is the place for exceptional evening of fine dining and top service. From the moment you enter, the experience is memorable. Try it; you won't be disappointed!!!

Thank robertghorn
Wesley Chapel, Florida
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the valet parking,the wait staff and the exceptional meals not much more can be said.It is spotless throughout and the staff bend over backwards to make your evening very enjoyable.A little pricey but the old saying,you get what you pay for{sometimes} This is our third visit and we will be back.Oooops,another nice touch is all the ladies are given... More 

Thank gerald m
Mountainside, New Jersey
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to Donatello's in Tampa for 30 years... we ALWAYS stop in when in town ... GREAT FOOD... Friendly service... first-class... Old school Italian ... great bar ... usually great piano/jazz in a comfortable lounge area... beautiful dining room... attentive waiters... Pasta... veal... fish... as good as any in the New York tri-state area... The tiramisu just... More 

Thank rjmunch
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife Lisa just returned from a extended European tour and transatlantic crossing. We spent time on two cruise lines and spent two weeks in Barcelona. During this vacation we had the opportunity to dine in several top restaurants such as Bern's and La Cirque. Little did we know that the top restaurant of those we experienced during our 60... More 

Thank DeanOrem
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This was our first visit to this fine restaurant and the service and food was very good. The main dining room looked very nice, but we were seated in the meeting room area which had little or no atmosphere. (There were tables available in the main dining room) I would recommend this restaurant, but insist on the main dining room... More 

Thank Michael B
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184 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Another elegant dinner at this Tampa favorite. Staff were welcoming and pleasant. Staff recommendations are reliable. Wine list is quite good. Valet parking at the door. Tables are well spaced to allow for private conversations and privacy. Recommended for a business lunch or dinner, special family dinner, or romantic evening.

Thank V V
Raleigh, North Carolina
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145 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Visit every year. Great Bar, great southern Italian cuisine and great old Italy feeling. Get the ceasar salad. Incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank IraW_11
Elkmont, Alabama
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We were down for the National Championship game. My friend suggested this place because he had eaten there 25 years ago. Yep 25 years. I said hey if it has been in business that long it has to be pretty good. We called first to make sure they had an opening. They said come on down. Upon arrival they valet... More 

Thank lhleggtowner
Tampa, Fl
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Went early New Years Eve to Donatello to avoid the rush at this very popular long time Tampa restaurant. We went with other couples who are regulars at this restaurant, so we were greeted nicely by the owner and promptly seated. Restaurant was about 2/3 full when we were seated. After wine, we ordered salad, appetizer and dinner - this... More 

Thank mikegru
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Gru thank you for your comments. To be very clear, the bug in the salad was not one from our kitchen or restaurant as we take a lot of pride in keeping a clean, sanitary and bug free environment. It was in fact a green lettuce bug of the kind that live in lettuce. We chop our own... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 27 - US$ 45
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?