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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,
Location
37 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G 1H1
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

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Ratings & Reviews - Donatello Restaurant

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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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July 17, 2019

Awesome as per usual. We have never been disappointed at Donatello!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 16, 2019

Whenever I am in Toronto, I have to go to Donatello's. So much of the food is made in house ( pasta, sausage, etc.) it's all wonderful. The service is friendly and prompt, and the atmosphere on this small little street is perfect, especially the outside dining. I enjoy this restaurant so much, I went there back to back nights during my most recent visit to Toronto.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 16, 2019

A special evening dining on the second floor deck. Food was excellent ( veal piccata and the arugula prosciutto salad). The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. I had not mentioned when I booked the reservation that we were celebrating my wife’s birthday but the waiter overheard me wishing my wife a happy birthday. At the end of the meal he presented her a slice cake with a candle. Totally unplanned but greatly appreciated.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 14, 2019

We Rey much enjoyed our food and our experience

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 14, 2019

My veal rib was excellent. My wife's vitello was less tasty. She said that on a blind tasting it would not be possible to determine it as veal. The only flavour being the lemon based sauce. Service was very pleasant and courteous. I would g again when in Toronto.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 15, 2019

Great Food and Service We had a blast as ways !!!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 11, 2019

Wonderful time all round, we will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 9, 2019

The service was perfect and the food was exceptionally....keep up the amazing work.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 7, 2019

One of the best restaurants in the city by far. I am a regular and Dewan will give the best service of your life! Food is always perfect and the owners are always making sure you enjoy your visit. Couldn’t recommend a better restaurant!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 5, 2019

We had a wonderful meal, the salmon was perfect and the tiramisu so lovely we took some home. Our wait staff was very accommodating, pleasant, most cheerful to converse with. It isn't like that we'll visit again because we were on vacation, but I highly recommend the experience of Donatello's. Thank you again for the very lovely evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 4, 2019

Third time here & has met expectations every time. Excellent Food & Service!!! 5 Stars!!!!!!!!!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 2, 2019

Pasta was fabulous. Service was terrific.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 27, 2019

I celebrated my 40th birthday dinner with friends at Donatello's. The food was outstanding and the service was very good. Both waiters who were serving our table were personable, funny and helpful. I highly recommend this restaurant and would definitely go back again when I am in Toronto again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 26, 2019

Wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food. One of our favourite Toronto restaurants. Never had a bad experience here. Highly recommended. And the staff speak many languages, so it’s visitor-friendly!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 24, 2019

Excellent - as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 23, 2019

One of the best Italian restaurants we have eaten. We will highly recommend to all of our friends when they visit Toronto.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 23, 2019

Fantastic food with beautiful ambiance....the waiter, Deewan (spelling?) Was superb! Very knowledgeable on wine, wine pairing and food suggestions. Our daughter was treated like a princess! Wonderful evening!!!! Wonderful dinner!!! Highly recommend!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 23, 2019

We LOVE this place. The service is always great and the food is delicious! Thank you for another great anniversary dinner!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 23, 2019

An awesome evening in all aspects. Perfect eating outside with perfect food and service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 21, 2019

Excellent service, beautiful surroundings and fabulous food. Couldn't ask for more.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 18, 2019

An excellent meal in convivial surroundings.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 18, 2019

Fabulous meal! Our first time at Donatello, won't be our last. Can't wait to come back again.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 16, 2019

Fantastic!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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

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