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Donatello's

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Main Street, Carmel, IN
317-564-4790
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

When we first walked in, it wasn't clear if the hostess was ready to seat us or not. That started off very confusing, but she was friendly. My wife and I ordered Lasagna Rolls, a side of Alfredo sauce for the bread, and a garlic shrimp in cream sauce. The Lasagna rolls were visibly overcooked and difficult to eat. The... More 

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Thank andywilson2000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

A MUST STOP each time we are in Indy. Amazing freshly prepared Italian food in a great casual atmosphere. The staff are amazing and flexible to make your meal truly a dining experience. Great with the kids too. Oh and did I mention the tiramisu. It's to die for.

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Thank Toddo96
Carmel, Indiana
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Love, love, love Donatello's! Enjoy delicious, authentic Italian fare in this charming, locally owned restaurant. Donatello's has a full bar, nice beer and wine selections and delicious dinners! I highly recommend the bruschetta or calamari for starters and you'll never go wrong with any of Beth's famous homemade desserts!

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Thank alliem71
Carmel, IN
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We celebrated my father's 80th birthday with 20 of our family members. The staff of Donatello's made the evening one to remember. Their private room is the best spot for a group dinner in Carmel.

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Thank jberner
Indianapolis, Indiana
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116 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 8. Made reservations and our table was ready, it was a Thursday evening, but place was relatively empty. The waitress was trying to be friendly, but she was curt and loud. Service was slow, and they had to ask everyone what they ordered. Food was ok, but nothing special. Four of our group had veal,... More 

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Thank Travelinglady1022
Indianapolis, Indiana
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116 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

The place is average. Average wait staff, and definitely average food. I would say maybe below average in creativity when it comes to food items offered. Went with my sister because I was given a gift certificate, I would not want to spend my money in the place. We both got salmon, which was cooked very nicely, but everything about... More 

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Thank KShad
Noblesville, Indiana
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256 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

We came here for the first time. We were here on a Thursday evening and had excellent service. There were two that kept our drinks filled and served our dinner. I had the Nordic smoked Salmon fettuccini that was a special they are thinking of adding to the menu. It was very good and came with soup or salad. I... More 

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Thank Wheels282
Carmel, Indiana
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

The restaurant is cozy and staff very friendly and accommodating. Being a vegetarian, often your choices are limited but not here as they accommodated my requests to meet my needs. The food is excellent. I love the mushroom risotto. I've brought many friends and family here. Everyone says it is their favorite Italian restaurant in town.

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Thank Julie B
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349 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

I ate there for the first time last evening and was impressed with both the quality of the food and the service. Great experience!

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Thank 970alexanderp
indianapolis, in
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Recently had dinner at Donatello's and were completely disappointed. We have been patronizing this restaurant since they opened a number of years ago, and have always been happy with the food and service. Our waitress was pleasant enough and tried her best, but the quality of the food was less than satisfactory. The calamari was the equivalent of chicken nuggets--ground... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Carmel, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hamilton County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 317-564-4790

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