2635 Ashby Ave, Berkeley
Great pandemic take-out. We've tried their "cook at home" pasta several times, and it's a great weeknight meal. Rich sauce that just needs reheating + fresh pasta. Just tried their "Sunday Dinner" carryout and really enjoyed it. Great, special meal - good portion and classic options. They also offer nice wine pairing options.
My family and I had a great (take-out) Berkeley Restaurant Week dinner from Donato last night. The pasta, pork and dessert were each excellent. We loved it.We've also been enjoying the 'grocery' pickups. Fresh ricotta, biscotti, pastas, wines--all wonderful. Thank you for feeding us during this strange time!
I've passed this place many times and I finally tried it one Fri (a couple months ago) after class! I ordered: -Housemade porchetta (light and great) -Pappardelle w duck ragout (pasta al dente, ragout tender, a heavier option) A really lovely meal! In hindsight, this combo was a little on the salty side but still excellent. Both went well with the red! Ambience is quiet and cozy. Beautiful window view. Service was friendly and attentive. Wonderful atmosphere. They offer a takeout menu now! And consistently update their insta/fb. Please support your local businesses!!!!!!
If your craving authentic Italian food Donato & Co. Is my absolute favorite restaurant in Berkeley! My husband and I have dined here over the last couple months and they never disappoint. We enjoy the crispy risotto balls, tiny trio of pizzas and all the house made pasta!! Oh and the Oxtail over risotto is a must have! But Let's not forget dessert!! the hazelnut cake and chocolate ganache are everything, it was so rich and satisfying. Even during mandatory takeout the food was just as tasty! They now offer cook at home options for future meals as well. Nice addition during these uncertain times. We always tell everyone about this gem and they always enjoy it as much as we do. See you sooner than later and thanks for staying OPEN.
Very good food. I ordered the swordfish and my husband ordered the duck. Enjoyed the meal very much. Reasonably priced. Very glad we chose to eat a late lunch/early dinner here.
The food was fine. Service was reasonably good. There's really nothing to object to about this restaurant but also nothing that particularly makes it stand out in a fairly competitive market for Italian restaurants.
Food and service were amazing! Loved their pasta and ravioli. They have a great selection of wines by the glass. Can’t wait to go back!
Food is as good as any of those Italian restaurants in NYC. Menu is well thought out. Place is between a neighborhood gem and fine dining.
Talk about authentic Italian! This place was a great find. I was skeptical in reading the reviews and looking at the menu with net many vegan offerings but I was pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The see was excellent from the time we walked in the door until the time we left. I had the lentil soup which was amazing! Loaded with flavor, it was an excellent choice. I had a side salad which was simple but very good. The bread and tapenade that came with the meal was a savory experience. Truthfully if we wouldn't have been with another couple I could have ate the entire basket of bread. The hubs had the baked cauliflower which was vegetarian. The tomato with the cauliflower was an excellent flavor combo. He also had the polenta that came out perfectly cooked and seasoned. We shared a side of the rosemary potatoes that were so wonderful I could have made a meal out of them. For four people out check was $80 that I felt was a great deal for what we ordered. I will definitely put this on our list to revisit while in Berkeley. No idea why this place is averaging 3 stars. It's far above that!
Wow, a very special birthday party for 35 friends. The service and atmosphere were pure southern Italian with fresh seafood and pastas in pesto sauce. A small jazz band set the mood perfectly while we dined on oxtail risotto, fresh sea bass and a fantastic chocolate dessert The wine pairings were spectacular!! Located the heart of Berkeley with Plenty of parking Behind the restaurant. .
Fabulous Food and Service
Great space and I really wanted the food to be good! The service was friendly and menu selections covered all the bases. Under-seasoned and flavorless food was my experience the two times I met friends there for lunch. Portions are satisfactory... always leave feeling full but not satisfied.
Excellent service. Excellent appetizers. Excellent mains. I think in really liked Donato & Co. LOL
Lousy food and bad service. The bruschetta is like soft soggy bread. The pasta was www. And the swordfish dry. THe waiter came to the table only to take the order and collect check. It is not worth it at all
Sat in the bar and had happy hour apps and dinner. The charcuterie is cured in house and was delicious. The owner came by to check on us which was nice. Our server was a new bartender who didn't know everything right away but provided excellent service and made one of the best sazeracs I've ever had. Ask for Austin in the bar to have an awesome cocktail.
2635 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705