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37 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G 1H1
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Open now 4:30 pm - 12:00 am

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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Opening Hours *Holiday 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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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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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 19, 2019

Come here everytime we are in Toronto. An amazing place with kind people and great service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 18, 2019

Terrific night out. Staff was excellent. Food was great. I’d go back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 14, 2019

Amazing date night with great wine and a fabulous meal We will definitely come again

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 14, 2019

The food the wine list the service was all over the top would highly recommend a fantastic evening with staff and owners that go that extra mile will be back regularly now Michael Barbe

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 12, 2019

Our Server was fantastic. He was very personable, attentive and made excellent food recommendations. Our meal was delicious. I would highly recommend and we will return

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 9, 2019

I have been going there for close to 20 years

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 8, 2019

Great food, great atmosphere, very knowledgeable staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 31, 2019

It was a fantastic experience! Will definitely come again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 29, 2019

Never in our restaurant experience have we had such great service! Food was also fantastic! Dewan is definitely the server of choice. :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2019

What an enjoyable night, hosts where polite engaging and friendly. Food was incredible. We rave about this restaurant to all our friends.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 22, 2019

Everything was as expected. Excellent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 20, 2019

First time here. Found everything to my satisfaction. Will certainly consider it again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 19, 2019

Enjoyed having a quiet dinner upstairs with Family. The staff was very accommodating with the changing number of guests. Food was delicious. They got us out in time for the theatre. Definitely returning.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 18, 2019

Such a fantastic restaurant...great food, amazing staff and the perfect place to celebrate a birthday!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 18, 2019

Perfect evening at Donatello

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2019

Amazing!! That sums up the food and the service!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2019

wonderful service and great food

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 13, 2019

The food was delicious and servers were very nice

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 10, 2019

Staff were friendly, welcoming and very professional. Cocktails were tasty and wine was nice, food came out quickly, was delicious and the portions were amazing. Can't wait to go back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 4, 2019

Excellent service...excellent food. One of our favourite places to dine in Toronto. Never disappointed

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 3, 2019

Food and atmosphere were great. Will definitely come again. Great wine selection.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 3, 2019

As usual fantastic food, service and all fine!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2019

Including "suggested tips" is intimidating and very rude. Let the client decide !

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

March 2, 2019

The service is always excellent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2019

Cozy atmosphere, Tuscan feel, extensive wine list, friendly service, food is very good quality.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 1, 2019

Donatello's is my favorite Italian restaurant in Toronto and there are many good ones. The menu is excellent and there are no bad choices. They have Tartufo for dessert and not a lot of restaurants offer that. The decor is welcoming (casual elegant) and the atmosphere is friendly and never stuffy. Perfect food, perfect service, and a perfect evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 27, 2019

Excellent as usual. Never disappointed. My favourite restaurant in Toronto

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 25, 2019

Service was excellent.Food was good! Godsizwd portions and flavourful with just the right seasoning! Thanks for a lovely meal!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 24, 2019

I 💘this restaurant!!! Any time we are in Toronto we make time to go there. Our waiter was attentive knowledgeable and Just nice. The food amazing as always. We'll be back!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 23, 2019

love this restaurant

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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