We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Dove III

836 East New Haven Av, Melbourne, FL 32901
Update restaurant details
Ranked #5 of 349 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Mar 23, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Write a Review

75 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Oviedo, Florida
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Had an evening to spend in Old Downtown Melbourne. The food was excellent but the servings were so large that we should have shared the main course. Prompt service with perfect timing between courses. The waiter came to our table and placed pasta soup for us. I commented, "We did not order soup". We were then informed that the soup... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I travel to Melbourne once or twice a year and while it is a very convenient place, there really isn't much in the way of great food. I said that to a local and she retorted that The Dove was the exception to that rule. So my sweetie and I arrived at 12:45 to have lunch. it's a nice-looking place...... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

After reading the stellar reviews, we expected a great meal. The food was just average, the service and decor even less so. The staff was friendly enough, just not the service you expect for the price of the food. The portions were immense, but did not make up for the quality of the preparation or ingredients.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tolland, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Based on several recommendations we scheduled a dinner at the Dove III in Old Melbourne. With friends we all enjoyed the ambiance, décor, and especially the food. From the time we entered the front door until we left we were treated as 'special guests' by the staff and the owner. Our waiter was both knowledgeable and efficient. Our meals were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
upstate new york
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We met family and a friend here , it's in the historic downtown section and is a hidden treasure with a wonderful staff serving you a great meal with all the extras to make your dining a very tasteful experience . It hard to describe , other than to say you will not be disappointed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adams, NY
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

We were a group of five who ate here because of the reviews I read on Trip Advisor. They were spot-on... We had a very friendly and thoroughly knowledgeable waiter who totally made our evening! The food was amazing and we loved how they cleanse your palette before starting the main entree and then an apertif (?sp) after your meal... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pattaya, Thailand
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We just recently moved from Thailand to Florida. We have enjoyed many fine Italian meals all over the world including Italy and we really must say the food at the Dove would stand up to anyone of them. A friend introduced the Dove to us several months back and this is our second visit there - the service is excellent,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sausalito, CA
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We had an excellent luncheon with friends and enjoyed some good white wines. The wait staff did an excellent job as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Dove III has it all: beautiful atmosphere in quaint downtown Melbourne, wonderful food and a special variety of wines. What tops it all off is the service!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vero Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We dined there last night and the food was fantastic while the service was superb. This is a great Italian Restaurant and if you are in Melbourne take the opportunity for a great meal.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Dove III also viewed


Been to The Dove III? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Dove III, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing