Donato's Italian Restaurant
is Ranked #2 of 43 Restaurants in Port Charlotte.
The Latest Review: ★★
Sent on the 27th of July, 2017
Fair - The atmosphere is cute and done well. You even hear subway noises, including the train, in the bathrooms. But, service was slow. Very slow. Drinks were not kept filled, dishes weren't cleared and had to ask for everything. This is annoying. They weren't extremely busy.
The food was average at best. We took advantage of the two for $25 summer special and got Chicken Parmigiana and Spaghetti and Meatballs. The hot bread was the highlight of the meal and the soup and salad were also very tasty. But, the entrees were bland and just lacking flavor. Seriously, it was like eating hospital food. We added salt, pepper and the garlic oil for the bread to our dishes and they were still tasteless. Even went so far as to put some sweetener on them. The chicken was very thick and that made it dry in the middle. I don't understand why they don't pound it out to make it thinner and add more spices to their sauce.