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Donatello Restaurant

#30 of 6,809 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
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37 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
+1 416-595-5001
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 00:00
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful, quaint, romantic restaurant with fantastic service. My veal chop which was offered as a special dish was UNREAL! Wine was great, grilled calamari appetizer was delicious and both dinner entrees were awesome! Just a short walk to the Ed Mirvish Theatre. If you're in the mood for authentic Italian, this is the place!

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London, Canada
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580 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last time we were in Toronto for the weekend we tried this quaint restaurant with a elegant ambiance. We ordered the Butternut Squash Ravioli and the Tortellini with peas,mushroom and ravioli. Both were delicious and plentiful at a reasonable price. We will return to this restaurant for another enjoyable meal.

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Thank Maureen S
New Liskeard, Canada
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice ambiance, although a bit on the loud side until tables started emptying. Great food; flavourful and satisfying. I was sad to take my last bite! Good service. I recommend this place!

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London
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776 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked past this restaurant, looked at it on trip advisor and we thought it was worth a visit. So we entered asked for a tableand afetr wairing for 20' upstairs in the bar we were taken to our table. We had a typical Italian meal consisting of calamari, pasta vongole, shrimp and salad. I did not particularly liked their... More 

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Thank Panathinaikos-13
Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met friends at Donatello's for dinner. All the tables were filled even though it was a Wednesday night. The ambiance is fine dining with white linen tablecloths and candles even though the prices were QUITE reasonable, especially for a big city. There is an extensive wine list to choose from - we had two bottles of Orvieto ( Italian... More 

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Thank Bev6161
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I made reservations for Saturday night and was greeting by a wonderful hostess who seated us immediately in an upstairs dining room...Our waiter, Marco was excellent and served us very well...I had the crab ravioli with a glass of house red, and my wife had the rack of lamb which was perfect...all prefaced with warm italian bread... More 

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Thank Rick R
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined there on April 1/17 and had a great dinner. Food and wine were excellent table by the window was lovely and server was attentive but not annoying.

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Thank Kelley V
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A coworker of mine and I stopped in late on a Friday night and were accommodated very quickly. We found the wait staff friendly and accommodating and the food was fantastic. If you're looking for a place to have a relaxing quiet dinner with excellent food and wine I would highly recommend Donatello's. I will be coming back for sure.

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Thank Kristine M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This review is a little late but it is time i write it. I came to Donatello Restaurant during the holiday season just before christmas with the girl i am dating for dinner. When coming into the restaurant it was presented very nice the inside, we both sat down and order a caesar salad to start. The caesar salad arrived... More 

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Simcoe, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Quaint atmosphere. and amazing service. Delicious food. Highly recommend it! Came here for dinner when visiting with my son who has newly moved to Toronto for work so we are not familiar with many restaurants north of the lakefront area. Decided to give this one a try and have found a real gem. The complimentary bread/butter was delicious, as was... More 

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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$20 - US$50
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 00:00
Saturday
16:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-595-5001

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Downtown
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