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The Dove III

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836 East New Haven Av, Melbourne, FL 32901
321-725-DOVE
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 115
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 6
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A TRUE DELIGHT FOR DOWNTOWN MELBOURNE

My husband and I took my 88 yr old mother for a belated Mother's Day dinner. As usual, the experience was outstanding. We were greeted and seated by Carlo (the owner). The staff does an impeccable job making you feel special with outstanding service. From the wine to dessert, the food is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
MARY L
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West Melbourne, Florida
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English first
West Melbourne, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My husband and I took my 88 yr old mother for a belated Mother's Day dinner. As usual, the experience was outstanding. We were greeted and seated by Carlo (the owner). The staff does an impeccable job making you feel special with outstanding service. From the wine to dessert, the food is outrageously delicious. The entrees are served in an... More 

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Prospect, Connecticut
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

If you enjoy absolutely fresh and delicious Italian food you must visit Carlo and his conscientious staff at The Dove III. Start with a bowl of the Pasta Fagioli Soup - yum, yum. The bread is addictive. The "Catch of the Day" Picatta and the Angel Hair Pasta with Clams are always wonderful and the portions are generous. Try the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The ambiance. Is lovely and the staff is very courteous but the food was disappointing. My husband ordered the chicken parmigiana and it took a long time to prepare. The waiters were very attentive and courteous. When the food came out the chicken parmigiana Tasted a little different so we asked what type of cheese was it topped with and... More 

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Melbourne, FL, USA
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67 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I absolutely loved The Dove when I moved to Melbourne 23 years ago. It was sold and became The Dove II. Nowhere near as good, I was thrilled when the original owner's family opened The Dove III in downtown Melbourne. I simply can't think of a single bad thing to say. It's so popular that reservations should be made in... More 

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Saint Marys, GA
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Translated = The best Italian restaurant in Melbourne and beyond. Well worth it's #1 rating in Trip Advisor. Another home run for a traveler like me who's never been to the Treasure Coast area. Our early 6pm reservation gave us the opportunity to select a prime people watching table in a small area served by the lovely, friendly bartender, Alex.... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had Easter dinner at The Dove III. It was outstanding in every way. The service was efficient yet not intrusive and the food was exceptional. The owner stopped at each table and chatted for a moment, making all the diners feel like he really cared. A great asset in downtown Melbourne.

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It's all about the customer at The Dove III. The servers treat you with respect & courtesy. Glasses never get below half empty before being filled up again. And, the food is consistently off the charts flavortastic!!! Highly creative chef specials. The stuffed baby red bell peppers appetizer were delicious and the peppers were cooked thoroughly and not half raw... More 

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Friends from our neighborhood recommended we try this restaurant during our time on vacation in Cocoa Beach. We went on a Thursday night and found the restaurant full of both people and the feeling of Italian culture. An Italian restaurant such as this is rarely found south of New York or Boston. I followed the chef suggestion and ordered the... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is by far one of the best restaurants we've been to since moving to Florida four months ago. We went for dinner last night for our anniversary and were amazed at the attention to detail from the minute we walked in. We made reservations, and we're greeted by a very friendly hostess. Our waiter was at our table within... More 

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Viera, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Decided to try The Dove III because of the positive Trip Advisor reviews. The praise this restaurant receives is well deserved. The decor, atmosphere and service were all excellent. This is truly a very nice, casually elegant restaurant, and the meal is served at a relaxed leisurely pace, but not too slowly. There is always something to eat in front... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 836 East New Haven Av, Melbourne, FL 32901
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 321-725-DOVE

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Titusville, Florida
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