Donato's Italian Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 1900 Tamiami Trl Ste 117

    Port Charlotte, FL 33948

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  • 941-764-1600

About Donato's Italian Restaurant

Hours
Sun 12pm-8pm, Mon-Sat 11am-2pm, Mon-Thu 4pm-8:30pm, Fri-Sat 4pm-9pm

Food

Food
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This place is a gem in Port Charlotte! Real Italian food, just like I've missed from up north. The dining room creates a NYC feel, complete with a sidewalk, parking meter and fire escapes. Their staff is freindy and family orientated, what a pleasure. It is a shame that some difficult, angry people (yes, you know you see them everywhere) have come on to this site only to tarnish this cute places reputation...trust me most everyone loves this place, ignore the angry bitter minority.

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★★★★★

This place is a gem in Port Charlotte! Real Italian food, just like I've missed from up north. The dining room creates a NYC feel, complete with a sidewalk, parking meter and fire escapes. Their staff is freindy and family orientated, what a pleasure. It is a shame that some difficult, angry people (yes, you know you see them everywhere) have come on to this site only to tarnish this cute places reputation...trust me most everyone loves this place, ignore the angry bitter minority.

Pros: Real Italian...great atmosphere!

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Donato's is an excellent Italian restaurant! The food is outstanding! We have been going to Donato's for almost 10 years now. The food is always excellent and the service...they treat me like one of the family!

I also love the atmosphere! The outside-inside theme is great for a romantic date, but also well suited for the whole family! My 7 year old loves that she can color on the tables!

A unique feature is the group performance of Dean Martin's classic "Amore!" and the delightful man who strolls the "streets" singing to the customers in Italian!

GO to Donato's! You'll probably see me there!

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★★★★★

Donato's is an excellent Italian restaurant! The food is outstanding! We have been going to Donato's for almost 10 years now. The food is always excellent and the service...they treat me like one of the family!

I also love the atmosphere! The outside-inside theme is great for a romantic date, but also well suited for the whole family! My 7 year old loves that she can color on the tables!

A unique feature is the group performance of Dean Martin's classic "Amore!" and the delightful man who strolls the "streets" singing to the customers in Italian!

GO to Donato's! You'll probably see me there!

Pros: Great food, wonderful service!

Cons: I can't eat at Donato's every day!

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If you take a peek behind the door, you'll never eat here again. One of the osst disgusting kitchens I have ever seen. The health dept. must be being "payed off".

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★☆☆☆☆

If you take a peek behind the door, you'll never eat here again. One of the osst disgusting kitchens I have ever seen. The health dept. must be being "payed off".

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This is the place I would take a visitor to the area. I really enjoy the New York setting in the interior, and the staff has always been friendly and courteous. Get the mussels!..good stuff!

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★★★★☆

This is the place I would take a visitor to the area. I really enjoy the New York setting in the interior, and the staff has always been friendly and courteous. Get the mussels!..good stuff!

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I was so shocked when my friend had received the wrong dish and the owner came by and made her feel it was her fault. He said he wouldnt take it back. We were very nice, But the owner David was unbelievably rude. It will catch up to them. Word will get around.
P.S My chicken dish the chicken was dry.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was so shocked when my friend had received the wrong dish and the owner came by and made her feel it was her fault. He said he wouldnt take it back. We were very nice, But the owner David was unbelievably rude. It will catch up to them. Word will get around.
P.S My chicken dish the chicken was dry.

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We dined there tonight, with exceptional pleasant service, nice atmosphere and most delicious food. the meal portion was large and we took enough home for another meal. The little Italian "store" in the front allows you to shop and buy Italian pastries, cheeses, etc. This has moved to TOP of the list for Good Italian food in Port Charlotte for us.

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★★★★☆

We dined there tonight, with exceptional pleasant service, nice atmosphere and most delicious food. the meal portion was large and we took enough home for another meal. The little Italian "store" in the front allows you to shop and buy Italian pastries, cheeses, etc. This has moved to TOP of the list for Good Italian food in Port Charlotte for us.

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The owners are rude to anyone who does not bend over backwards giving them compliments. Someone in my party just didn't like the meal- they were not complaining or trying to send it back- they just didn't eat much of it. The owner (Dennis? tried to make us feel stupid and said that we just didn't know "real" Italian food. He said we must be used to Olive Garden. We then heard him making nasty comments to other customers about us. By the way-everyone at the table was Italian- raised in Brooklyn and our grandparents are from Italy. Hmmmm. . . I think we know a little about Italian food.

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★☆☆☆☆

The owners are rude to anyone who does not bend over backwards giving them compliments. Someone in my party just didn't like the meal- they were not complaining or trying to send it back- they just didn't eat much of it. The owner (Dennis? tried to make us feel stupid and said that we just didn't know "real" Italian food. He said we must be used to Olive Garden. We then heard him making nasty comments to other customers about us. By the way-everyone at the table was Italian- raised in Brooklyn and our grandparents are from Italy. Hmmmm. . . I think we know a little about Italian food.

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Donato's is a great family owned italian restaurant with great food and a fun and wonderful atmosphere. A couple of times in the evening they play "That's Amore" really loud and the whole staff sing and get the people eating to sing and dance as well. it is a great place. I highly reccommend it!!

PROS: Great food, great atmosphere
CONS: small place

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★★★★☆

Donato's is a great family owned italian restaurant with great food and a fun and wonderful atmosphere. A couple of times in the evening they play "That's Amore" really loud and the whole staff sing and get the people eating to sing and dance as well. it is a great place. I highly reccommend it!!

PROS: Great food, great atmosphere
CONS: small place

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Donato's Italian Restaurant is a family-owned and opperated restaurant that serves exquisite, traditional Italian dishes served in generous portions by the always delightful waitstaff! Nightly choruses of "That's Amore" further the family- friendly atmosphere! In addition, Donato's recently opened an Italian Market next door in which patrons can purchase Donato's specialty dinners as well as other wonderful Italian treats! It's a gem for residents and visitors alike!

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★★★★★

Donato's Italian Restaurant is a family-owned and opperated restaurant that serves exquisite, traditional Italian dishes served in generous portions by the always delightful waitstaff! Nightly choruses of "That's Amore" further the family- friendly atmosphere! In addition, Donato's recently opened an Italian Market next door in which patrons can purchase Donato's specialty dinners as well as other wonderful Italian treats! It's a gem for residents and visitors alike!

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Great prices

 

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