Donato & Co.

Italian, Seafood

2635 Ashby Ave, Berkeley
(510) 838-1131


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Reviews for Donato & Co.

Went on a Thursday night (early 5:30 pm). Parking is somewhat difficult to say the least. Food average for the price. One special of the day was Buccatini pasta with San Marzano tomatoes and pecorino cheese (or was it parmesan?) for $20. The appetizer a salted cod mousse with fried basil was interesting the only draw back we had to wait for the bread to be out of the oven.... a 15 minutes wait perhaps they should have start baking the bread around 5:00 pm. 1/2 grilled full review

Thoroughly enjoyed the mussels. The waiter was nicely attentive and decor was elegant. However, the Hostest soured the experience with her reluctance to seat us in the practically empty restaurant at 5:00pm. She was concerned that we would linger over dinner and still be there at 7:00pm when she was expecting many reservations to be seated. Not a very good way to welcome new diners.

If you have dietary restrictions, make sure you look at the menu online before going. I went with a party of seven, and none of us eats pork and I additionally don't eat shellfish. We then found out that all pasta dishes with meat have either pork or shellfish. The entree I did end up ordering was good (swordfish), but we were all a bit disappointed that no pasta dishes were available with e.g. beef, lamb, chicken, duck or fish.

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Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm


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Farm & Fields

Chicken Liver Mousse Vasetto$10.00
home-made organic quince jam, farro bread ''crostini''
Deep Fried Risotto & Caciocavallo (3) Arancini$11.00
spicy pepper sauce, pickled oyster mushroom
House-Made Ricotta$12.00
Chioggia beets, cara cara oranges, saba glaze, fresh herbs, grissino
Local Red Frilly Greens Salad$11.00
caramelized walnuts, crispy fried egg UOVO, grain mustard dressing
All-Natural Deep Fried Prawns (3) Gamberi$15.00
baby octopus, asparagus, Meyer lemon salsa verde
Castelfranco Radicchio$11.00
creamy garlic dressing, herbed crostini, Bartlett pear, ricotta salata

Salt & Water

Mcfarland Cured Trout Trota$12.00
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