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“Great Italian Food!”
Review of Ristorante Donetella - CLOSED

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Ristorante Donetella
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food!”
Reviewed 29 December 2012

Excellent food - tastes like homemade Italian! The fagioli was excellent - huge portion! We'll return!

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Thank Luckino3
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28 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Bellevue, Washington, United States
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302 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“a gem among many”
Reviewed 17 November 2012

this small family owned Italian restaurant gives special service a new meaning-- a small intimate place with the owners active in setting you, being sure you are well served and perosanally cooking wonderful Italian food-thier Osso Bucco is just the best and I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to this particular dish--there are many really good Italain restaurants in the desert, but this one is among the best-

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank michael p
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Sioux City, Iowa
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Solid-Good Cuisine of Italian flair”
Reviewed 26 October 2012

This restaurant is trying very hard to be special. Fairly busy for a Friday night , but not jammed. Strip Mall location. I don't think there are any booths. The owner came around several times. Started to get alittle creepy because she really didn't have anything to say.
A little pushy with the wine list, but we consented. I Ordered the eggplant. The others ordered a variety off the menu. The kitchen took a bit of time. The salads weren't anything special. Just your basic greens. The eggplant parmigiana was huge. But I think they make it lasagana style - which is different for me. It was good, but nothing to write home about. I definitely would come back to try something different. We passed on dessert.

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank back2mac09
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Palm Desert, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian Cuisine”
Reviewed 29 September 2012 via mobile

The best Italian restaurant in the Valley. The food is superb and the staff is terrific. Donatella and her husband, Pietro, have created a cozy, warm and inviting restaurant, where the food will definitely have you coming back time and time again.

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Thank Michelle D
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red deer
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
Reviewed 27 September 2012 via mobile

Had seen restaurant many times but had not stopped in, read the reviews on trip advisor and decided to give it a try, we will for sure be back. One of us had veal liver, which was highly recommended and did not disappoint. Not your normal liver and onions but a VERY interesting dish and it was delicious! I had angel hair pasta with spicey tomato sauce and shrimp. It was very good as well with just the right amount of spice and the portion was very generous. The total bill with 3 glasses of wine and an espresso was $90.00 including tip which we thought was very reasonable for the service, food and atmosphere.

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Thank albech
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