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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
12:00 - 20:00
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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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Port Charlotte, Florida
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 a faux subway station. But the way, the food was great.

Port Charlotte, Florida
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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'.

Thank meow2013
Fort Myers, Florida
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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. put the dishes and napkins on the still warm from the last patrons Behind.....When I... More 

Thank linda w
North Port, Florida
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 in portion, lacked sauce and flavor. My husband had the Tour of Italy and his... More 

Thank chrisb2563
Westbrook, ME, United States
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 already had drinks she excused herself to allow us to review the menu. she came... More 

1 Thank James G
St. Louis, MO
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 next to the storefronts and apartments, under a very starry night. Their food is excellent.... More 

1 Thank Mel C
Punta Gorda, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 and the food is so fresh. Service is wonderful and so is the Sangria! A... More 

1 Thank Will C
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 and a charcuterie special appetizer. Overall smoked meats, cheeses, olives, roasted peppers were very good.... More 

Thank grapetomato
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 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 !

Thank LJAMaidenhead

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?