Donetto is the largest Chianina bull ever recorded in history, weighing in at a legendary 3,840 lbs. Not only is the Chianina breed the heaviest and largest of its kind, it is also one of the oldest cattle breeds in the world – Chianina bulls have been raised in Italy’s Tuscan region for over two thousand years.
Led by executive chef and partner Michael Perez, Donetto is a celebration of Italy’s Tuscan region with a menu featuring imaginative takes on traditional Italian fare comprised of heavy meats, a rotating list of house-made pastas and small plates for sharing. Behind the bar, bar manager Todd Cavato spearheads an extensive beverage program featuring signature cocktails, local and Italian craft beers, Negroni on tap, an array of Italian sodas and a much-anticipated Amaro program. A collection of more than 100 bottles of wine is also available, including Italian wines with an emphasis on robust reds to complement the meat-centric dishes, a variety of California wines, and Brunello – the signature wine of Tuscany. Wine by the glass and spirit-free drinks are also available.
Designed by architect David Thompson, Donetto features a polished and contemporary scene complete with industrial windows, a kitchen-facing pasta bar and a wood-fired grill. Paired with a brooding grey palate composed of cherry wood and slate walls, subtle hints of the concept’s Italian roots can be found throughout the space, including camel-colored leather banquets and scattered traditional Italian tiling.