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Donato Enoteca

1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1993
+1 650-701-1000
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“risotto” (16 reviews)
“panna cotta” (5 reviews)
“fagioli” (4 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1993
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Do not ask me to vouch for minute details of Italian authenticity. I would eat Donato's food no matter what label you attached to it. Routinely excellent preparation of simple ingredients and served with an enthusiasm that's infectious even for a grumpy guy like me....More

Thank John L
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent authentic Italian cuisine, ANTONIO and his team delivered a proper Italian feast. The wine and Grappa lists are outstanding, WELL DONE!!!

Thank DonMau61
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We rented out the private back room for a 50th Anniversary party. It was perfect! They let us bring in decorations and did special menus. There were kids in attendance and they did great at offering choices appropriate and kid friendly in such a fancy...More

Thank maeworth
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The older waiter was very rude. He also ignored us while watching a game on tv when we wanted to order. The busboy was nice and killed the annoying fly on our window. No apology for bad service. I won't go back.

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great value for happy hour, very friendly wait and bar staff. Lovely outdoor area, inside very nice as well. Great bar hang: upscaleish, friendly customers who like to engage.

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Went here after reading reviews and really loved it! Service was very good, and our waiter, Carlos, made several excellent recommendations. My favorite thing I had there was the zucchini salad. It had paper thin sliced of summer squash with crisp lettuce, ricotta salata, a...More

Thank LaurenDonovanLee
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Casual place, but elegant, pricey and super food & wine. 5 of us all enjoyed outstanding meals with a very good wine. We ate pizza, roasted chicken and an oxtail pasta bigoli. All incredible, Michelin restaurant quality. Great friendly service. A special experience and most...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This is a fantastic restaurant that is so reminiscent of your favorite Italian vacation. They have Italian wine, bread, meats, cheeses, and menu items cooked to order that will not disappoint. The service is superb and you can sit inside or out. It's truly a...More

Thank looloo715
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Crowded early, high end professional crowd. Food is very good but the service was very slow. The plates and carving boards that they use look nice but take up way too much space on the table which gets a little annoying.

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Tuesday evening. We couldn't find anything in Palo Alto, so we rolled to Redwood City just to try out Donato. We were not disappointed. The service was incredible. Attentive. Suggestive. Diligent. Starters for us was the Polpo de Ceci. Very well done with amazing presentation....More

Thank Daddychop
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1993
    (Middlefield and Main)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-701-1000
  • E-mail
Set in the heart of downtown Redwood City, Donato Enoteca offers true and honest contemporary Italian cuisine from Executive Chef Donato Scotti that changes weekly determined by the freshest available seasonal produce. Homemade pastas, wood-burning oven pizzas, meat and fish courses are available, executed in an authentic yet modern way. The menu spans every region of Italy and incorporates artisanal products, such as fresh imported burrata, prosciutto, grappa and olive oil. Other in-house specialties include sausages, mostarda and lamb prosciutto. The wine list focuses on smaller-production boutique wineries from Italy, California and France.
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