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.
Tampa, FL 33609
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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Donatello Ratings and Reviews
Celebrated my birthday at Donatello Rest ...
Celebrated my birthday at Donatello Restaurant on a Friday evening. Tom was our head waiter and he is attentive, kind, and always friendly. The food is exceptional. I started with the calamari and zucchini, followed by the best caesar salad, and finishing with a Pasta appetizer as my entree to try 3 separate pasta dishes! What a decadent meal. The portions are large which is great because it makes it worth the price. As a special touch, the restaurant owner gives each girl in your party a beautiful rose. Each time I've been the roses are different colors but always fully bloomed and lovely. It's such a nice touch to leave and have a reminder of your memorable evening. Enjoy.
We received a warm welcome from GIno who ...
We received a warm welcome from GIno who stopped by our table during the meal and then met us at the door to wish us well and give me a beautiful rose as we left. This level of personal attention is not something we have experienced very often at other similar restaurants.
Wait staff is friendly, efficient and responsive. Food selection was diverse and quality of meals very high. Good value for the money charged.
We recommend this restaurant and will be returning when we find ourselves in Tampa again.
Bar scene was fun and exciting with the ...
Bar scene was fun and exciting with the live music. Kim and Ashley make you feel welcome and part of the Donatello family. Vibrant place for a New Years Eve dinner. Tastefully decorated for the event. Service was impeccable and the food left nothing to be desired. The risotto was creamy smooth and delicious. My veal was fork tender and oh so good. Pricing is what we expected. Looking for an elegant classy place to go, this is it (but you'll pay for it).
We'll be back soon...........
Had New Years dinner at Donatello. The ...
Had New Years dinner at Donatello. The ambiance is wonderful the service and presentation top notch. Only complaints we had from our table of 6 were the cost of soup and appetizers, $15.95 for soup - Dinners were reasonable and portions were adequate. 0verall experience was great and will definitely return.
The food was among the best Italian I ha ...
The food was among the best Italian I have ever had. Each member of my party raved about the veal, pasta or seafood. I would highly recommend Donatello. It is pricy, but if you are looking for a terrific meal, it is worth it.
We celebrated our 25th Anniversary at Do ...
We celebrated our 25th Anniversary at Donatello. We choose this because of the reviews proclaiming the romantic atmosphere. It has romantic but did not make our "Must Return" list.
Upon arrival, we were immediately seated in a side table, off the noise. David, our waiter quickly appears with menus and took our drink order. My Grey Goose martini was just right, my wife enjoyed her Pinot Grigio. We shared a Caesar salad and the Cannelloni Donatello. Both were excellent. Food was served in a timely manner, although we didn't see David until we were almost finished eating. Food served by someone else.
We enjoyed an Amaretto de Saronna with cups of coffee.
David appeared with a chocolate mousse cake with a candle and Christmas bow wishing us a Happy Anniversary. He asked us if we'd like a slice. Being polite we said we'd split a slice- neither of us are chocolate people and we're discussing another dessert option. On our exit, We saw the same cake being presented to another table. We were very surprised to see a 11.95 dessert charge on our check. Very tacky way to sell un-wanted desserts.
Overall the meal was tasty. Yet, as many reviews stated, the entrees are pricey and the menu somewhat limited. We enjoyed our meal but probably won't return. There are better valued Italian options in the Tampa area.
This was a special occasion and we have ...
This was a special occasion and we have been there in the past. But we found the food to be not as good as in the past. They either changed some of the recipies or they have changed the chef.
Considering the price the food did not meet up with the quality of delivery.
The service and ambiance were fantastic. ...
The service and ambiance were fantastic. Very low noise level for a perfect romantic dinner. The food and value were very good, 4 out of 5 stars in my opinion. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that loves authentic Italian fare.
While the food was very good, the restau ...
While the food was very good, the restaurant was very noisy, there was not much room in between tables and the server kept bumping into me as he was trying to take care of the table next to us. We waited awhile to order appetizers. I think we just chose the wrong time of year (holiday parties) to try out this Tampa establishment.
We took my sister and her husband, who w ...
We took my sister and her husband, who were visiting from out of town and we all enjoyed the whole experiences immensely! My brother in law is a vegan and the manager and the chef worked together to create something special for him. He was more than satisfied!
Donatello is a great place to have dinne ...
Donatello is a great place to have dinner and going for the first time only made me look forward to coming back. This place has an authentic Italian feel with warm greeting host and service. Drinks were great, food was really tasty and love the open dessert table. Can't wait to go back for dinner or just for drinks and an appetizer.
My wife and I were celebrating our weddi ...
My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary. This was our first visit to Donatello's. When we looked at the website, it looked like we would be listening to live music. This is the main reason we selected the restaurant. It turned out that to listen to the live music, one needs to be in the lounge, not in the dining room. This was disappointing. I would give high marks to the restaurant in all other areas - service, cocktails, food, ambiance and the valet service! I had whispered to the server that we were celebrating our anniversary and there it was - a special dessert for us with a candle. That was very thoughtful. Thank you!
This is definitely a special occasion pl ...
This is definitely a special occasion place. The food and service are outstanding, but you are paying (fairly) for excellence. We enjoy Donatello's but it is not a place we frequent too often. But it is a wonderful place to treat yourself to.
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