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232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1237
+1 813-875-6660
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1237
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is a tradition in Tampa. Deliciously prepared dishes that have not been altered in 25+ years...a good thing as here you will know that you dined at a traditional Italian restaurant, not the case at many trendy new places. Richly flavored plates of...More

Thank 57gold
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food is amazing but the service is even better! Gino and his staff helped me with an 80th birthday party for my Mom, her friends and some of our family! Everything was absolutely perfect from the appetizers to the dessert and the roses at...More

Thank lrmcsmom
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again. God Bless Guido Tiozzo

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were on vacation and looking for somewhere to have seafood in the Tampa area for our anniversary, and the few places we stopped at turned out to be a bust so we left and were driving around Tampa searching for open...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner at Donnatello for the first time, the place has an italian feel when you walk in. The food was not so italian I would say it is American - Italian. We had the veal scallopini, it was not bad but to much tomato...More

Thank jlwongloising
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good Italian meal. Ou appetizers of calamari salad and caprese were excellent as well as our veal entrees which melted in our mouths. Also portions were more than enough. The service was attentive without being overbearing with visits from the owner making sure our...More

Thank EMF1421
ALessandra T, Owner at Donatello, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much. Guido

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Geno the Manager who greets you is superb at his job. The roses at the end to women I felt was a nice touch. The ambiance was lovely. Wonderful independent restaurant. Service was spotty. For these prices it should be more attentive. The food quality...More

Thank Ed G
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This place is amazing! It brings me back to the North End of Boston, Mulberry St. in NY, and many of the the places I visited in Italy. With excellent service, fabulous flavors, and a great wine selection, Donatello is a place sure to please....More

Thank Bob L
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Had a real nice meal here again with friends. It had been quite some time since had been here, and, fortunately, not much has changed. Stellar service, delicious Italian food, a good wine list, and a nice atmosphere.

Thank zzzzdoc1
ALessandra T, Public Relations Manager at Donatello, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Hospitality and atmosphere is beyond reproach. The food was amazing and it actually felt as you where transported to another country. In the background you could hear the Italian conversation with the staff. The only down side is there was a horrible smell as though...More

1  Thank representin757
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We went on a Wednesday night. Half the table ordered the pasta Bolognese and LOVED it. The chicken piccata was also delicious. Everything from the salads to the anti pastas were expertly prepared with very attentive waitstaff. This rivals any NY Italian restauraunt.

Thank scott625nyc
ALessandra T, Manager at Donatello, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you very much for your positive opinion, it is appreciation like yours that make our day. Thanks again from all the staff of Donatello

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6 April 2016|
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Response from wahoo68 | Reviewed this property |
Have not experienced any noise issues either in the Bar or Dining room
28 June 2015|
Response from ALessandra T | Property representative |
We offer gluten free pasta and many of our appetizers (oysters fiorentina, prosciutto and melon, mussels marinara, clams sauteed and others ) are gluten free. All protein dishes ( fish, beef, veal, chicken ) can be prepared... More
18 February 2015|
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Response from AnthonyGarcia | Reviewed this property |
I'd wear pants and a jacket. especially on fri or sat night. however, you will be welcomed with open arms either way.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$27 - US$65
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Guido and Gino Tiozzo welcome you to Donatello, a four star restaurant serving Fine Authentic Italian Cuisine since 1984. Guido learned his trade at Savoy Hotel in London and Hotel des Bergues in Geneve, two of the top restaurants in Europe. With the acquired experience he opened restaurants in London and Venice. In 1984 he opened Donatello, in Tampa. Take a tour of a traditional Italian restaurant and step inside Donatello: stucco arches, tapestries, gold-leaf ceiling tiles, bouquets of roses on every table, everything contributes to create a feeling of warmth and romance. The Italian staff, donning fine tuxedos and enticing accents, welcome you into the rose colored atmosphere and the rich aromas of pastas, seafood and more. You'll be welcomed and catered to from the first sip of wine to the exquisite culinary creations, right down to the roses you'll receive at the end of your experience. Donatello’s motto is “quality and tradition”. Hospitality in Italy has ancient roots.
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