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Donato's Pasta Plus Italian

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1900 Tamiami Trl Unit 116, Port Charlotte, FL 33948-2164
+1 941-764-1600
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Heard a lot of nice things about this place and decided to go for lunch. Beautifully decorated, entrance feels like a subway station, complete with sound effects. Walls decorated like an Italian neighborhood. Waiter was very friendly and very attentive. A large lunch menu and nothing over $9.00. They give you large portions and everything was cooked to perfection. Service... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice spot on Tamiami Trail , in Port Charlotte. The Manicotti was very good as were the short ribs. Service was good. Should be noted they close at 8:30 during the week and 9 pm on weekends,and even though we were seated shortly after 8pm we did not feel rushed. The rating is well deserved.

1 Thank RVDruns
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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212 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brought our visiting family here from PA. Our son in law is Italian and his mother is straight from south Philly. (Think Rocky). When I looked over, he was soaking up the white sauce with the bread. First the facts. Yes you do feel like you are in Little Italy in New York. The store fronts, street lights, fire hydrants... More 

1 Thank Nonnieandpops
Englewood, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have dined at this restaurant several times. It is my go-to for my Birthday dinner this month. (I have hinted to my husband). The Italian food is reminiscent of the dinners in Little Italy in New York. By that, I mean they are tasting home made, and not tasting like American-Italian food which is not always good. We had... More 

1 Thank Karen M
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch and it was outstanding. I have never talked to anyone that hasn't had a good meal there. Someone told us about it and so glad they did!

1 Thank Molly S
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am in charge of the ladies Church luncheon and every month several ladies go to a different restaurant. Today was incredible the place is decorated like New York style and the food is simply scrumptious. We all ordered something different I personally have the eggplant Parmesan with angel hair pasta best eggplant parmesan I have eaten out of my... More 

1 Thank Suzanne P
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun atmosphere, unlike any other!!! Terrific, authentic Italian food! Great service! Always pleased!

1 Thank Kendall B
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is very good. The atmosphere is great. The only issue I had was that the wait staff (not just our server) seemed to be almost running. I had to stop our server twice while I was placing my order because she was in such a rush to get on to something elsewhere. The salads came before the... More 

Thank Jan R
Port Charlotte, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I last reviewed Donato's in 2011 and, upon seeing that they offered fresh pasta, decided to give them another chance. I have eaten at their other restaurants (Boca Lupo and Prime) many times since then and figured that Donato's may have improved since my last review. The ambiance is kitschy but not unappealing. They keep the outdoor New York street... More 

Thank Jenna R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading mixed reviews, we wanted to try it for ourselves. The decor of the restaurant was really neat! We started off with the homemade Sangria which was delicious! Then came the warm bread with fresh garlic in olive oil for dipping...yummy! The salads were okay (romaine lettuce) asked for dressings on the side. I ordered the Chicken Marsala mainly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 Tamiami Trl Unit 116, Port Charlotte, FL 33948-2164
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Port Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 941-764-1600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?