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37 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G 1H1
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Closed now 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Restaurant type

  • Steakhouse,
  • Fine Dining,

Cuisine type

  • Italian,
  • American Cuisine,

Dishes

  • Seafood,
  • Pasta,
  • Hamburger,
  • Pizza,

Features

  • Extensive Wine List,
  • Restaurant With Party Services,
  • Restaurant With Terrace,
  • Restaurant With Private Rooms,
  • Prix Fixe Menu,
  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Romantic,

Products and Services

  • Italian Cuisine,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Ratings & Reviews - Donatello Restaurant

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  • Atmosphere: 4/5
  • Food: 4.3/5
  • Service: 3.6/5
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fait4449
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We enjoyed everything about our visit here. Beautiful street, the best service we have ever had and we are out All the time, and our food was very good. We have no complaints....will definitely return again!!! Our server was very attentive, knowledgeable and interesting...unfortunately...we did not remember his name, but he is from Bangladesh...that may help?? Haha...

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Jerowe R
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Good Quality

Love the food here, tasy and good portion. A bit on the expensive side.

Food: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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A horrible experience all around

I once visited Donatello years ago for a work Christmas party. The meal was a la carte. I dismissed the underwhelming cuisine as just being the nature of the beast when you have a large party during a busy time of year and day....sadly this wasn't an isolated incident. Some friends from out of town came in and saw positive reviews for Donatello, so we decided to give it a shot. The restaurant wasn't very busy, but the waitress still got out order wrong. I had butternut squash ravioli, which was undercooked and over-salted. It was practically inedible. The service was equally awful. At every stage in the evening, one of the wait staff was rushing us, seemingly hurrying us to get out of our table and get out of the restaurant. Honestly, I felt like I was getting the bum's rush. After paying our bill we raised our concerns with the Maitre'D who seemed almost indifferent and assured us there was no rushing. This place hardly deserves a place on Elm St. and is the farthest thing from fine Italian dining I can imagine. Toronto has plenty of other great options...check them out and stay away from this place.

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Restaurantica12
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Great Food, Great Atmosphere

My favourite restaurant downtown and won't break the bank. Food is delicious and the service is friendly and attentive. Personable owners that make you feel like guests not customers. Always an enjoyable visit and always a must when I visit downtown Toronto. The homemade ravioli is phenomenal.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Unimpressed

Poor attention to detail all around. Service was amiable but very inattentive: Water came long after wine was served. Balsamic Vinegar & Oil, served it attractive containers with bread, were insipid quality. Food was uninspired and not very authentic Italian. Carpccio was attractively plated but near tasteless. Veal was over-floured and somewhat over-cooked. Flavors were lacking.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 2/5
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Restaurantica12
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The glass of house wine was diluted with water...

The glass of house wine was diluted with water. The Minestrone soup was decent. A bit too salty. The lamb chops were fresh but were overdone. Asked for medium rare, came medium. The service was poor considering the price of the entire meal ($55). The waitress was polite but unhelpful. A party of 3 came after me but were seated first. Neither of us had a reservation.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 2/5
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Restaurantica12
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Everything was delicious, my only criticism would...

Everything was delicious, my only criticism would be that it was WAY too salty. And that applies to salad as well as the main dishes/sauces.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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September 24, 2018

Very good ambience , loved the food and service . Strongly recommend it

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 18, 2018

Totally enjoyable Service top notch !! Really! Very pleasant and solicitous and not at all in the way

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 16, 2018

Very enjoyable evening and great veal dishes!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 16, 2018

This is my go to restaurant when I visit Toronto. Fantastic food, service and atmosphere every time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 12, 2018

Fantastic all around!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 10, 2018

Great atmosphere, good service and no complaints about the food, however the selection could be a little better. Would definitely come back, great wine list and overall good experience!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

September 2, 2018

Excellent food and service as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 3, 2018

Beautiful and amazing service and the food I cannot even begin to explain how perfect it was it was simply amazing and dessert was the icing on the cake so light and delicious I'll will always come back every time I visit Toronto!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 3, 2018

Amazing dinner and wonderful service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 30, 2018

Donatello's is consistently great food, great service and one of our favorite "go to" places. the FETTUCCINE ALLA PANNA is amazing - order it every time :-)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 26, 2018

Lovely evening - our waiter was fantastic and the food was great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 22, 2018

Amazing as always !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 16, 2018

Loved the seafood, fresh pasta was excellent!!! Will definitely return

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 12, 2018

Nice place for dinner. Recommand 2nd floor terrace

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 12, 2018

Food and atmosphere were great. However, there was mold in the balsamic vinegar container that was blocking the balsamic from getting out. What I didn’t like is that they didn’t even bother to say sorry and replaced the container as if nothing happened or as if this is normal!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

August 12, 2018

We celebrated our 40th anniversary here for dinner Sat Aug 11 We ordered a couple of the specials for the day and found them to be exquisite. Veal chop and rack of lamb. Both dishes were excellent. With a bottle of Chianti what could go wrong? Nothing! Well done .

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 10, 2018

From out of town and was a really nice private quiet spot to get away from the busy city

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 8, 2018

All was good but. The cost of the wines was too high, there were few choices under $100.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 6, 2018

every staff we have encountered at this restaurant was very courteous and friendly. our server was very helpful in understanding menu selections. I would definitely look forward to come back to this place in the near future oh and most importantly the food was, of course, amazing. the quality and flavour of the dishes we ordered were on point!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 6, 2018

The food quality was great, our waiter was soft spoken, precise with his knowledge on a long list of specials of the day, which I would recommend a small chalkboard or print out of daily specials displayed with menus or at the table already as to not have the waiter stand for a 5min speech on the daily specials. The price seemed to be on par with other local restaurants but the quantity of food delivered for the price was less then expected however made up for it in quality and flavour. This restaurant is a hidden delight tucked away off the busy street. Definitely recommend this lovely restaurant

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 3, 2018

45 minutes of waiting without a waiter even taking our order. We left to a nice pub down the road after non-existent service. We arrived 45 minutes before our reservation and asked if we could be seated early. There were no seats inside but we were fine with a seat outside. At this point our group was too hungry to care where we sat. While outside the waiter came outside multiple times without greeting us let alone taking our orders. Another customer was seated next to us and his order was taken within minutes of being seated. Our table of 4 still was still waiting to be acknowledged. 15 minutes late the table of 1 seating next to us was given his food while our table had still not been served. After a grand total of 45 minutes of waiting we got fed up and left for a nice pub down the road. Horrible service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

July 31, 2018

It was very enjoyable the veal and lamb chops were very very good

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 19, 2018

Great Place - will return

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 16, 2018

Food was quite good but it took a long time for our mains to arrive. Will visit again in the future.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

July 16, 2018

Very friendly service, plus the food was incredible, 10/10 will go back

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 14, 2018

Great service and great setting on the upstairs patio. Food was ok, could have been better.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

July 9, 2018

Love it!!! Very cozy and romantic restaurant!Excellent service, delicious food and good prices!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 9, 2018

First time at this restaurant f . The best Italian restaurant I’ve been to in the city so far . Food was great service was spectacular .. definitely going back again ..

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 9, 2018

This is our favorite Italian Restaurant in Toronto. We make reservations every time we are in Toronto. We love everything about Donatello's.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 5, 2018

The server was very knowledgeable. The food was excellent. We would come here again

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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