Donetto

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Named after the largest Chianina bull ever recorded in history, Donetto offers cuisine inspired by Italy’s Tuscan region, providing an elevated Italian experience for guests. With a menu evoking the signature cooking methods of the famous wine region, Donetto focuses on heavy meats, pastas and shared plates.
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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always extremely happy after dining here. They never seem to disappoint!

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PS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Not great food for price point. Would not go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Donetto really goes above and beyond to ensure their guests have a great experience. My wife and I have food allergies and the staff always produces exceptional service. On of our favorite restaurants in the ATL.

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C
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Changed menu for the better. Great wood fired oven pizza. Octopus very nice. This is a very good restaurant.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

surprise Bday dinner, somewhat last minute. Service was prefect. The family style meal for a group of 8 was a fantastic value and the food was amazing. Parking was a bit of a nightmare but otherwise, Highly recommend.

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p
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner with my mom who was in town visiting

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AT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience for our first time at Donetto. We were with a party of six that started out with their delicious signature cocktails and appetizers (highly recommend the fried cheese balls). For the main course we enjoyed the scallop dish and the crab gnocchi dish - both delicious. The highlight was probably the dessert - especially the fried doughnuts and the chocolate mousse!
Would highly recommend and will definitely be visiting again.

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KR
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both outstanding. We've been a few times now and the quality is consistently good. Highly recommend.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried both pasta and pizza while there and it was incredible, very good service as well! Can’t wait to return!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Great food and service. Restaurant was super cold.. we had to move outside. Great waiter very attentive

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Very slow service- probably kitchen , not waitress.

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GG
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The steak Florentine was definitely smaller than stated in the menu.
(Not big enough for 2 people). The manager acknowledged this and comped another steak to our table. Great customer service and all of our food was delicious! I had the scallops, my husband had the gnocchi .
We would come back!

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G
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wait staff. Food was excellent. I had the pork chop--very tender and tasty. This is our favorite place of our anniversary celebration. And the stuffed calamari w/chicken sausage appetizer --wow.

Regards, George Walker

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Good experience for the most part. We enjoyed the ambiance. The food was just ok. Especially for the price. I would have expected a little more

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The greeter as well as the waiter were great as for the food the spaghetti was great. caesar salad was disappointing .

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Donetto for my husband's birthday and had an AMAZING experience. The food was excellent, and the service was incredible! Emari took such amazing care of us!!! Thank you so much! We will definitely continue to trust this location with our special moments!

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LL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service! It’s my”go to” place in the area when I’m taking friends and Co-workers out.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I was really looking forward to this meal. We ordered the Bolognese bucatini and specialty quail ripiena. We were pretty disappointed with the bolognese. It was much more tomato-based and less meaty/hearty than I ever thought it would be. The ripiena itself was well prepared but the whole dish, including the mushroom & quail jus sauce, was far too salty. Good service and ambiance, however it will be hard to justify paying for just good service and ambiance. I hope the restaurant stays open but I don’t think we will be back

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O
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Dominant flavor profile was "salty". Appetizers (most dishes, actually) were small. Octopus was overcooked and overpriced. Squid was well cooked but oddly presented. My dining companions liked the chicken. Service was friendly but not well organized.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Came to Donetto for Mother’s Day dinner - food was good but the delivery timing was awful. We waited a good 35-40 minutes after our appetizers until the mains arrived. However, Donetto is usually pretty decent on their service - hopefully it was just a one time incident!

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SS
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food what excellent and the service was outstanding. The waiter made excellent recommendations on appetizers and main courses.

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall. First time eating at this restaurant. I definitely will return! Delicious food & very knowledgeable staff!

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E
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Giving Donetto three stars instead of two because my first two visits for dinner were great. We recently went for Mother's Day brunch, and it's very clear that brunch is not their thing. When we were seated, everyone ordered coffee (it was French pressed and actually good thank god) and I ordered green tea. They ran out of green tea, and their order would be coming Tuesday. Ok, fine that happens, but on Mother's Day? They should've been fully stocked for brunch. One of us also ordered a virgin Bloody Mary because it was too early to drink alcohol. The drink didn't taste the slightest like a Bloody Mary, but rather a citrus juice with a splash of tomato water, yuck. When our server came to take our order, he explained that the kitchen doesn't make modifications to entrees. I understand this when the restaurant is crazy busy and the kitchen is pushing, but when someone asks for their steak and eggs to come with scramble instead of poached eggs when scrambled eggs are on the menu, you'd think that's fine right? Well, no. Not here. We could see into the kitchen, and they didn't seem that slammed so why didn't our server just ask chef? Instead, he went straight to the computer and sent our orders in. Oh well, the fellow diner went with something else (half the cost of the steak and eggs, mind you. Donetto's loss here).

There are some restaurants that put the customer first, and here, it seems like there is a culture of no coming from the kitchen. No, there's no jam in house for the bread served with brunch dishes. Not sure, I'll have to check on if there's butter. No, you can't have scrambled eggs when we're scrambling eggs in another pan on the same stove.

When 5/6 of the correct plates were placed at our table, we weren't shocked. The server brought an extra Cacio e Pepe scramble instead of an Egg in a Basket and said it was a special something from him (aka he or the kitchen messed up and tried to subdue the situation with this...didn't work). Despite the experien

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I had the Capellini Nero, which was good. The olives were fantastic. However, we also had the calamari with sausage, which was just not good. I really tried to like it, but it was quite flavorless and it was one of the least interesting dishes I’ve had in quite some time. The service was pretty slow too...both at the bar and in the dining room. The restaurant is gorgeous, and the hosts were very friendly.

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MW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Not based on our most recent experience. We have probably dined at Donetto 10 times, alone, with friends, and with family. Our most recent dinner, was marred by poor, inattentive, and slow service. We had to ask twice for our entrees, and it seemed important to do so as they appeared to have forgotten to prepare them. A plate of lukewarm focaccia was offered as an apology. We were very disappointed and will move on to other West Midtown choices.

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JG
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This was one of the best meals I have had in Atlanta. Everything from start to finish was excellent.

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e
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another absolutely amazing meal. Start to finish felt like I was the most important person there. Beautifully plated, well balanced food. Did family style, best value. 3 courses of chef chosen options. Amazing variety. Service was on point. Could not have been happier. A must try for date night, celebration, group gathering, families. Pasta is unbelievable, all hand made in house. AMAZING

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D
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're looking for an excellent Italian meal, with a fantastic wine list, attentive service, and great ambiance, Donetto is the place.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband & I took his client & his client’s wife to dinner. We chose Donetto because it’s consistently one of our favorite spots & this meal was no exception!

Early in the dinner, our waitress, Destiny, accidentally knocked over my water glass, which then knocked over the wine that was decanting. The wine spilt all over the table & onto the lap of my husband’s client’s wife. Thankfully her napkin was there & it didn’t stain her clothes, but honestly, within seconds, every waiter/waitress/employee rushed over to help & one waitress even offered a Tide To Go Pen.

The entire staff, especially Destiny, handled the situation with grace. It wasn’t a big deal, at all, but everyone more than made up for it. We received an additional bottle of wine, another bottle of sparking water, & lots of free food. Everything was exceptional & the coursing was on point. Despite the hiccup, everyone had a fantastic evening & we will definitely be back!

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SD
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was wonderful but restaurant was very cold and made the experience uncomfortable. Pasta dishes were both over salted and neither of us could eat more than a couple bites.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at bar. Bartender was awesome and gave great Recommendations

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JW
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was off the charts good!! The service was exceptional and the wait staff and host took extra time in explaining each entree.

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FT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Definitely do the Chef's Choice. You won't be disappointed!!

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M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Unique flavor combinations mixed with traditional Tuscan options. Everything was far above expectations

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JM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

consecutive excellent dining experiences has made Donetto a must do restaurant in ATL. on top of amazing food, the great service by Jess and incredible generosity by the restaurant has put you as a favorite for italian.

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p
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

A beautiful space but the cuisine does not qualify as Italian.

We ordered the grilled octopus which was served undercooked. We returned it to the kitchen and it came back undercooked! I suspect it was frozen and therefore could not be cooked evenly.

The Bolognese pasta was nicely presented but the flavor overwhelmed by the dollop of butter the Chef thought necessary to add to the dish —definitely not Italian.

The catch of the day was swordfish and oddly presented at the edge of the plate leaving a gaping empty space in the middle.

I can only surmise that perhaps the B team was running the kitchen when we visited. An unfortunate dining experience in a lovely space that I expected more from.

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JT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was phenomenal. Our server, Chloe, was probably one of the best servers I have had in a very long time! The food was outstanding. I would highly recommend Donetto.

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AF
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Donetto’s was pretty hyped up so we were expecting an amazing meal. Some things were really good but others were just average and as a whole I didn’t feel it lived up to its hype. The bistecs fiorentina which was very hyped up, was overpriced at $95. The meat was good but not $95 good. Our favorite was the agnolotti. And the donuts for dessert. The ambiance is wonderful and service too.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Marco was incredible. Will definitely go back and ask for him.

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