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37 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G 1H1
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The romantic street lights of ELM street, just off the rush of Yonge and Dundas is a quaint Italian restaurant, Donatello.

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

How would you rate this business?
  • 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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April 23, 2018

This is one our favourite restaurants. The food is always good. The service is always good.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 23, 2018

5 out 5 food and service. Was very happy with this restaurant. Defiantly returning

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 18, 2018

Great food, great staff, love this place.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 16, 2018

It was our first visit to Donatello!. Food and service were fantastic!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 14, 2018

Great service and amazing food! Would definitely recommend to a friend!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 11, 2018

Loved the ambiance and food.. Definitely will go again

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 5, 2018

Amazing meal

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 28, 2018

Excellent as always. Donatello is an Italian jewel in the heart of downtownToronto.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 23, 2018

Had a great evening with the family, everyone enjoyed their meals, and the service was excellent

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 18, 2018

Everything was great!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 14, 2018

Deliscious food but noisy environment making it challenging to have a conversation. We were seated on the main floor.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

March 10, 2018

Excellent everything was excellent

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2018

They really helped us make a special occasion out of a family reuinion and birthday celebration.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 6, 2018

Absolutely wonderful service and the most delicious food as always ! Simply amazing !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 3, 2018

good, attentive service. A bit loud, like all too many Toronto restaurants, unfortunately. Food was okay, but not exceptional in any way.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2018

Great food and love atmosphere! Servers very accommodating to our rushed schedule! I would highly recommend this place!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 27, 2018

Amazing service and food, great atmosphere as well. One of the best restaurants in Toronto.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 24, 2018

Lovely Italian restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 24, 2018

Food and service superb. We were getting together with people from out of country, we had not seen for months and will not for months. So it was a long lunch, and we never felt rushed. It was a lovely event and a great meal to share to catch up with each other.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 18, 2018

Excellent service - we didn’t have to wait for anything we needed! The food was ah-mazing! Great flavours Good wine selection also

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 18, 2018

A grand time was had by all. Excellent atmosphere for a lovely romantic evening. Wonderful food expertly prepared. Our waiter was swamped with customers yet still attentive and charming. He recommended a wonderful wine that complimented our dinner. A fantastic place tucked away in the heart of the downtown core.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 18, 2018

Great Italian food restaurant. Great atmosphere and good service. Only criticism is that they slightly overcooked the lamb.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 19, 2018

Excellent evening from beginning to the end - I will remember it as one of the TOP highlights of my trip to Toronto.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 19, 2018

Fabulous dinner in a quaint, intimate setting!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2018

I'm not too sure who our waiters were, but my girlfriend and I had 2 on the upper floor on Thursday February 15, 2018 at about 7:20pm. They were amazing waiters, very funny and friendly. It was the best tortellini and ravioli we've ever eaten as well. Definitely gonna find an excuse to come back whenever we get the chance.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2018

Very tasty and portion size, was just right.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2018

Was amazing. The food was amazing and service was perfect

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2018

We had a half decent time, but I wouldn't recommend anyone to go here.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

February 15, 2018

I choose this restaurant because of its rank on TripAdvisor as one of the best romantic restaurant in Toronto, especially for Valentine's day. We have been very disapointed : - It was noisy - Waiters were always checking the table, like every two minutes, to check if we were done (probably to give the table to next customer) - There was only 2 or 3 musics playing in loop - The food was good (not excellent) and the presentation was very very simple. What a shame for our first Valentine's day in Canada :(

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 1/5

February 15, 2018

Service was fast and friendly. Food was presented tastefully. Only area of concern was that the appetizer we ordered (shrimp cocktail) was priced way too high for the amount served. Overall the experience was great and the atmosphere was perfect for a romantic lunch date.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

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