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

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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,

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Allie Bell
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If there was an option for negative stars regarding service, food and experience. I would offer a negative 10 star review. The service staff are extremely rude. Food is not made in house and the pasta is clearly frozen. But waiting over an hour for just mains while watching other tables who arrived after our small table of 5 receive their food before us is just dispicable. Avoid at all costs.

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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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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June 13, 2019

Donatello is always great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 12, 2019

SUPERB dining experience! We walked in late (10:30 pm) on a Tuesday night, as the staff was preparing to close... We were welcomed to a beautiful window table, and served with utmost grace and professionalism. Never felt rushed from cocktails through a 3 course meal with wine, all prepared to perfection. A memorable meal that topped off our first day in a beautiful city! Can't wait to return!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 11, 2019

Great food, great service, and a great atmosphere. Definitely would go back ... in fact it was our second time! When visiting Toronto, this is one of our “must-dos”.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 10, 2019

My Children Enjoyed the food! Very nice Restaurant and staff.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

June 6, 2019

As always food and service was incredible. Favorite place in the city to dine. Dewan goes over and above for us every time. Can not recommend any higher then I do

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 4, 2019

Amazing food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 2, 2019

First time customer... amazing food and service . Requested a table by the window which was provided. Couldn’t ask for any better. Will be back

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 2, 2019

The food & service were top notch!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 26, 2019

We really enjoyed the great service, wonderful atmosphere and the delicious food. We will be sure to come back the next time we are in Toronto.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 27, 2019

Gluten free options were appreciated! Food was great!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 23, 2019

As always - great service and food. Perfect amount of food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 22, 2019

Dinner atmosphere, service & food was amazing! Homemade pasta & wine! A great evening. Good value for the experience. Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 19, 2019

Great service probably the best I have ever experienced, the food was great and prices were not bad at all. Would recommend to anyone

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 20, 2019

Always a pleasant experience every time we visit.....

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 17, 2019

Best Italian food I have had in long time. Authentic and delicious. Seafood dishes were outstanding! Service was spectacular.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 15, 2019

Excellent evening... outstanding service and the food was very hot when served and delicious. Our server made some excellent recommendations that made our evening! Will return again very soon!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 13, 2019

Great staff, more importantly homemade authentic delicious food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 13, 2019

Made a note to surprise my date with an happy birthday when dinner was done. None was made, had to remind the server in front of date and still didnt do it. All he cared about was his tip that had to be 15% and claimed it was on the receipt

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 1/5

May 12, 2019

A lovely place to eat! Lots of options for family members including vegetarian pasta. Big portions! Service was outstanding! Ambience warm and friendly!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 12, 2019

So happy I found this place. The food was so good, the sauce was delicious. True italian food. The service was great, id def go back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 10, 2019

One of the most awesome times we have had. Thanks so much. Gary & Sue Prezio

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 2, 2019

We had great time with our friends at that time. We really appreciate your hospitality and dinner. We would like to enjoy your dinner soon. Thank you so much.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 25, 2019

Always a favourite spot when we are in Toronto. And love the special crab stuffed ravioli!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 22, 2019

Easy to recommend to anyone

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 20, 2019

Excellent food! Waiter was attentive and jovial . Definitely going back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 21, 2019

I love this place. The food is always delicious. The pasta is the best. The service is top notch.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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

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