Every night Guido and Gino Tiozzo welcome you to Donatello, a fine dining restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine since 1984.
Their constant presence and attention to details guarantee that, whether you are dining alone or hosting a large party, you'll be pleased and satisfied by your experience.
Every lady will leave Donatello with a rose on her hand as thanks for being there.
You'll see for yourself that hospitality has ancient roots at Donatello.
The menu is based on century-old Italian recipes and displays Italian specialties; the staff is friendly and professional and the desserts are delicious!
If the night is still young, come and relax at the piano lounge where blues, jazz and every love songs are played at the baby grand. Listen to the music while sipping a drink or dancing with your loved one.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
J.F. Kennedy Blvd
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Lounge open Monday through Saturday at 5:00pm, and our entertainment begins around 7:00/7.30pm. Mrs. Kitty at the white baby grand, Majid Shabazz on the drums. Mrs. Kitty played on the same ticket with James Brown and Fats Domino and the pre-show for Dizzy Gillespie. Majid was on the same stage with Mahalia Jackson, Count Basie, Aretha Franklin. They play Tuesday – Friday.
Complimentary valet parking.
Bus 36 stops in front of the restaurant.
Guido and Gino Tiozzo
Private Party Facilities:
We can accommodate groups from 15 to 100. We do not require a rental fee. We provide a personalized menu. Technical equipment is available. Other areas in the dining room are private enough for business conversation.
Private Party Contact:
Gino Tiozzo: 8138756660
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Donatello Ratings and Reviews
This is one of my two favorite places to ...
This is one of my two favorite places to go for dinner, especially for a special occasion or romantic dinner. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is perfect. I have never been disappointed. The rose is always a nice touch, too.
The dining experience was top notch. Eve ...
The dining experience was top notch. Everyone there made the night feel very special. The food was fantastic, from the salads to the dessert. The cost was high, for being pasta dishes, but I would go back again for a special occasion.
Great place to enjoy a date or special occasion
We came for our anniversary and it was clear why all our Tampa friends had suggested it. It's very romantic and authentically Italian. The food was incredible! I had the tortellini and I loved it. Everything is fresh and made to order so the flavor is exquisite. The owner or GM came to the table to welcome us and thank us for coming in and at the end presented me with a beautiful rose. The service and attention to detail is just something I haven't experienced anywhere else in Tampa. I highly recommend to anyone!
We love Donatello's for all occasions - especially special occasions!! The food is excellent and the service is outstanding.
Great service, passable food
The food is ok. Calamari was ok, pasta was ok, bread is terrible. Salads are nice, Service is nice and servers were friendly. Wine is extremely overpriced.
Our visit to Donatellos was expertacular. Great food, outstanding service, and amazing environment.
Took my girl out for one last night of vacation. The staff was on point, very romantic. I got the veal and ricotta rolled pasta and I've already told everyone in my family they should try it. Great food, very romantic, loved it, and I'll be back again.
lovely italian gem
great food, lovely people - perfect for the special occasion we went for
First class dining experience! Food was ...
First class dining experience! Food was excellent. Highly recommend the homemade fettuccini.
This restaurant is great! Very impressiv ...
This restaurant is great! Very impressive from the moment we walked in until we finished our dining experience. The service was outstanding! The food was outstanding!
If you're looking for that little special some place to go, this is the place. The ambiance is old school Italian. The wait staff is impeccable. And the food is to die for. We started with the fried zucchini w/marinara sauce before moving on to dinner. I had the Carmelo special, linguine and clams with lump crab. And believe me when I tell you, there were huge lumps of crabs. My wife had a veal dish that you cut with a fork and it melted in your mouth. And lets not forget Kim and Ashley, our favorite bartenders who are always serving up the best cocktails and wine. Love to all and thanks for a great evening. Dennis and Steph
Always a wonderful dining experience! S ...
Always a wonderful dining experience! Service fantastic and food very good. A very enjoyable dinner.
Simple food done outstandingly well with ...
Simple food done outstandingly well with authenticity. Love the true Italian service.
For a wonderful, quiet, and classic dinner go to Donatello. This is the way restaurants used to be years ago and this one is still like that. For a place to discuss business or just have a great meal this is the place to go. Our veal was excellent.
Everything I have ever had at Donatello' ...
Everything I have ever had at Donatello's has always been delicious!
It was the usual expensive but very tast ...
It was the usual expensive but very tasty dinner. If you're looking for a "buy" for dinner, this is not the place. But the food IS very good!
Always the best!
This place never disappoints, except that they no longer serve lunch. I've been coming here for almost 30 years, it is still my favorite! Ask for the three pasta appetizer!
Excellent as always!
Excellent as always!
I brought my wife here for her birthday ...
I brought my wife here for her birthday and the whole evening was amazing from start to finish. From Gino's greeting at the door, to the attentiveness in the lounge, to the exceptional service all through dinner. My wife and I both had veal dishes which were exceptional. I highly recommend Donatello's... be sure not to miss the live music after dinner! The band, Dwight Champagne Experience, on Sat night was great.
Everything we had was wonderful. We look forward to coming back soon.
We used to eat here 26 years ago and it is just as good today as it was then. They greet you at the door and give the ladies a long stem rose when they leave. Excellent wine list. The poached salmon is still excellent and the Chilean sea bass was excellent & scrupous dessert. There is also a nice bar with piano & accompanment music that was not there. Excellent service. Our server has been there 27 years. Highly recommend!
Been wanting to go here for years. Wish I would have went sooner.
Authentic Italian dining! Will return ag ...
Authentic Italian dining! Will return again next time we are visiting the Tampa area!
Authentic old school italian food and ambiance!
I felt like I was back in time when restaurant owners knew their guests and were happy to see them. They were welcoming and genuine. Oh and the food was great too!
It was AMAZING!!! From service to the fo ...
It was AMAZING!!! From service to the food...its been along time since I've had such a wonderful experience ...if I lived closer I would be there several times a week !
Outstanding food and service
Outstanding food and service. Great for special occasion.
The most amazing host, true gentlemen! A ...
The most amazing host, true gentlemen! A warm and intimate dining experience. Outstanding food!! Thank you Gino :-) and all wait staff
Wanting to close
THEY should not except reservations for 9:30 when they want to close!
Second to none
What an exciting place to dine. As you enter, you are greeted by numerous pictures of many big name people who had previously dined at Donatello. While you're perusing the pictures you are then greeted by Gino, owner of this great restaurant. He cheerfully leads you to your table unless you have plans of spending a few minutes with the personable bartenders Kim and Ashley. They are sure to make you the best drinks of the day. After a drink or two we headed to the dining room. Our normal waiter was not in that evening so we had the great pleasure of having David take care of us. And that he did. Drinks were ordered, appetizers were ordered and finally dinner. The food was tastefully prepared. Everything from the grouper to the sea bass was excellent. Who'd of thought, fish at an Italian restaurant. Try it, you'll see how great it was. I'd recommend this place to anyone looking for a step above fine dining. We regularly send people here over Burns....hands done. Keep up the great work Gino and staff. Dennis and Steph
Best Experience Ever
My husband and i celebrated our anniversary this past weekend. May I say we were pleasantly surprised. From the entrance till your departure from this gem you will be pampered with impecable service, endulged in mouth watering food and build relationships with the waiters and staff. It was definitely worth every penny. What I was disappointed in was the way some people come dressed to such a fancy restaurant. If at the door you see tuxedo dressed waiters and greeters.. it is your sign to turn around and come back well dressed. Experience it as it is... a hidden treasure!!
Classic Old World Italian
From warm welcome to the professional, efficient, attentive service, you can't help but be impressed. Decor and ambiance are classic old world Italian. Antipastos of calimare amalfitano and insalata caprese were tender, nicely seasoned and delicious. Mains of pasta vongole in white wine and garlic sauce were loaded with small, tender clams in the shell (no canned, diced clams here); veal piccata was perfectly seasoned, tender, moist , lightly breaded and delectable.Wine list is extensive with something for everyone's taste and wallet. Donatello's is expensive but you get very special experience.
Great food and great service. This one is one you want to book for special occasions.
I never review places but this place was awesome! This place has an old school gangster feel. The maître d was the best I've ever experienced. The band was charming and really good at what they do. Highly recommend this place for adult dining and/or drinks!
Classic Old School Italian
we have a group of four golfers who discovered Donatello several years ago, and every time we return for a golf trip to Tampa this is our go to place for a special night out for dinner. we drove 40 minutes from a suburban resort to dine and Donatello never disappoints. the food was amazing and the servers and staff are equally impressive. we travel to a lot of Florida golf destinations and this has been by far one of our favorite places to dine in the past 14 years of golf trips.
Everyone loved dinner at Donatello's
I entertained a group of clients and spouses at Donatello's and everyone came away impressed with the impeccable service and the great food and wine. We started with wine, cocktails and appetizers and finished with coffee, espressos and after-dinner drinks. Everyone remarked on the quality and portions of the entrees. At Donatello's the food and wine selections were better and the price for our group of 9 was far more reasonable than a subsequent dinner at one of the high end chains in the International Plaza.
A Night in Venice
We celebrated a friend's birthday here and were pleasantly surprised to be a part of their Venetian carnaval celebration - it was a wonderful surprise which made her birthday even more memorable. Of course, she was thrilled with the always-stellar service, the incredible food and ambiance/personality of Gino and Guido. My wife and I have been dining here since 1985 and this place has not lost a step! It is truly Tampa's finest Northern Italian ristorante. Our guest loved the appetizers (carpaccio, fried zucchini, roasted oysters in cream sauce), the entrees (agnolotti, veal chop and crab pasta), and dessert (a proper birthday tiramisu). We had a wonderful time!
Great Place. Needs Updating
Very pricey restaurant, but you won't be disappointed. The food was excellent. The service was impeccable. This place is incredible but the only exception is that the decor needs to be updated a little bit. The popcorn ceilings, the peeling paint on the walls, the outdated carpet and the yellowing pictures of former celebrities that have visited the restaurant all need a little love. (Nothing major). Some of those imperfections aren't all bad. In fact, they help to make it feel like an authentic, old school Italian joint on Arthur Ave in NY. Overlook those minor blemishes and prepare to treat your taste buds to something delicious. The food is second to none. I had the Piccata AL Limone. (Veal Piccata) The veal was so tender, it melted in my mouth. The lemon butter sauce was just the right balance of the two flavors and balanced out with a touch of capers on top. My wife had the Tortellini Aurora which was cooked to a perfect al dente. The sausage filing was so flavorful. It was like a burst flavorful goodness in each and every bite. We finished off our meal with the Ricotta Cake. DO NOT SKIP THE RICOTTA CAKE! If you're lucky enough for them to still have any there, get a piece. (When they sell out of it, it's gone for the day...)
The best meal and dining experience ever ...
The best meal and dining experience ever. Very cozy and romantic. Can't wait to go back again.
Pasta dish Amazing nice salad which came ...
Pasta dish Amazing nice salad which came with meal and my main course really good. Really good Nepolian dessert. Had to ask for bread . Wine not impressed but not bad. Price point expensive. Coming from Manhattan I shouldn't ever pay NYC prices so it surprised me. But really good Italian food
Good food and service. Plenty of food but not exquisite
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