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
Great food, fabulous staff willing and r ...
Great food, fabulous staff willing and ready to serve you. Grazie!
Everything about it was fabulous. Celeb ...
Everything about it was fabulous. Celebrating a friends birthday with her daughter and my grand daughter and myself. Thank You for a very nice experience.
Unquestionably Tampa Bays most outstandi ...
Unquestionably Tampa Bays most outstanding Italian food.
We always start out meal with bruschetta ...
We always start out meal with bruschetta, calamari fritti, and zucchini fritti. The marinara they serve with these dishes is delicious. The perfect flavor. The bruschetta is fresh.. Really beautiful tomatoes, garlic and basil. The pasta with lobster is a family favorite. I love that when you leave they give you a rose. It's such a beautiful tradition and I think it's such a special way for them to thank you for choosing their restaurant.
Service was awful. I was made to feel l ...
Service was awful. I was made to feel like an afterthought! First time in 30 years of fine dining in Tampa. And I even ordered a 400 dollar bottle of wine.
Fantastic food, great atmosphere. Gino has an excellent staff that treats you wonderfully! so glad we chose Donatello for our Anniversary. i have been wanting to go there for years. we will be back soon.
First time for our group of 4. We were t ...
First time for our group of 4. We were taking a couple there for their 60th anniversary celebration! Everything was awesome and the couple was very pleased. It was Worth the hour and half drive!
This is the 2nd time I have been there a ...
This is the 2nd time I have been there and the food is not hot.
Overall this was OK. Despite having a re ...
Overall this was OK. Despite having a reservation we had to wait almost 45 minutes for a table. The maitre d tries to e very 'slick' but it is really more annoying than anything else. This was for a special occasion (my birthday) and they did acknowledge this. However when it came time for dessert they offered a chocolate mousse cake with candle and then produced four slices (four of us at the table) and then charged 4 x $11 for the cake!! There was no choice and at $11 would not have necessarily been my choice for dessert and they charged for mine (usually the person celebrating is offered free dessert). The food was good to very good but not special enough to go racing back and will not be featuring in our top choice of restaurants going forward.
Place is amazing!!
From food to service to quality wine selection, this is the perfect place rather its a special occasion or just a night out on the town. This is a must try for Tampa
Our visit to Donatello was everything we could have asked for: pleasant and quiet ambiance, flawless service, superb food and a host that made us feel quite welcome. You can't be Donatello for special occasions.
Excellent dining experience
I went with a friend for her birthday. The food, atmosphere and extra special attention made the evening a wonderful night to remember. The live music in the bar for drinks after dinner was fabulous and ended the evening on a special note.
Great way to celebrate our anniversary!
This was our second visit and it was still the most enjoyable evening! Donatello's really knows how to make you feel welcomed. Low lighting for romance, fresh flowers, beautiful table settings. Then you get to the food. We shared oysters with crab, amazing! Homemade pasta with mushrooms, the most tender noodles ever! Main courses - special of the day snapper and one of the veal dishes all made to perfection. Don't skip dessert - cream brûlée and chocolate cake, worth every calorie! The wine list is very good, we went with a house recommended red. This restaurant is a dinning experience!
We've been to Donatello a few times over the years. We live in Spring Hill so it's not easy to be a frequent diner. Every time we are there we absolutely love it! The food and service are outstanding and the special touches from the owner's visits to your table and the red rose for the ladies really put Donatello in a league of their own. We would absolutely recommend this place!
Great food, but not good service
The restaurant is very lovely and the wine list is impressive. The food was great, but the service was spotty. The meal was served in a very unattractive manner on the plate with a "scoop" of green beans placed on the plate swimming in the topping which was ladled on the fish. The busboy attempted to take plates away before the table was finish and neither the busboy or the waiter attempted to sweep the crumbs off before dessert was served. We finally swept the crumbs off when the onto the floor when the bill came to make a point to the waiter, but he didn't notice. Not at all fine dining except for the price.
Faboulos live music
Especially the live Music Washington eminent. Dwight Champagne gave us an outstanding Night.
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.
First class dining experience! Food was ...
First class dining experience! Food was excellent. Highly recommend the homemade fettuccini.
There were 5 of us, one very fussy eater ...
There were 5 of us, one very fussy eater. He had a pasta dish with sausage and loved it. All the food was great. The only downfall to me and my husband was the Cesar salad at the table. Since this is one of the very few restaurants that claim to make it table side, we expected just that. Not a bowl on a cart with romaine in it and the server pours the dressing over it and then serves it. They might as well just bring it out from the kitchen that way. And don't charge an outrageous price for this skimpy so- so salad. We would go back but minus the Cesar salad.
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!
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.
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!
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