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Donato Enoteca

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1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1993 (Middlefield and Main)
+1 650-701-1000
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service and excellent Italian food. I will recommend it to anybody who wants to have a great time.

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Thank Aguedit
Redwood City, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love this place - I always get the post arrest in tech, the roasted free range chicken. The appetizers are excellent also. And in the summer it is nice to sit outside.

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Thank NancyG1950
Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant last night was very crowded so service was slower than usual but still quite good. The food was very good. The squid ink spaggeti is nice but it is very strong. The oxtail and asparagus pasta is amazing. The appetizers and salads were very good, especially the prosciutto platter with cheeze souffles. We shared a pizza which was... More 

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Thank RCPeachy
Woodside, California
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love Donatos and the owner and chef is almost always present at the kitchen making sure everything is going well. The food is terrific and the atmosphere is great. Good wine list and great daily specials.

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Thank Kyung Y
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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89 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went there to celebrate our son and daughter-in-law wedding anniversary. Our waitress was almost great because the food server forgot to bring our daughter-in-law dish and after 5+ we had to go look for it. She was actually the only one that liked her dish - Squid ink linguine. Mine was Duck Cannelloni which was good but not great. My... More 

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Thank Carmen C
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43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We are so glad we found this spot. Their black pasta is amazing. Steaks are juicy and grilled to perfection. Their pizza is cross and perfect. Every time we left Donato's completely satisfied. Their staff is friendly and attentive. We love their wine selection.

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Thank Nadja V
Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Home made pastas, excellent creative salads, expansive wine menu and a prime location outdoor patio. Convenient parking across the street. Not much to dislike unless you do not like Italian food ad there is not much else on the menu.

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Thank ExRIGuy
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Been here many times, for couple's night out, family visits and business dinner, never disappointed. Took my visiting family members (one from NYC and another from Paris) here for lunch. Shared all dishes family style and just perfectly portioned and everything was delicious. Their pastas are home made and my favorite! The casual sections are in the front and middle,... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had a good walk into town to find this recommended restaurant and it was well worth the walk. Great fine and selection of wines in a nice setting at reasonable prices.

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Thank TonyD33
Los Gatos, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I was at this restaurant many times. I was in Italy at many Restaurants. This is the best Italian restaurant in Silicon Valley by far. Excellent food, a nice atmosphere, Italian type of service, good wine selection. And is in a place where parking is easy also. I highly recommend it.

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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 94063-1993
    (Middlefield and Main)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-701-1000
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?