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Dolce Italia

6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5838
+1 941-921-7007
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Ranked #7 of 834 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $29
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Come and try our authentic italian cuisine!Tiziana and Pippo are happy to make your experiens unique ..........
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English first
Osprey, FL
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

How fortunate we celebrated a friend's birthday at Dolce on their last night serving before moving to their new location. All our meals came out steaming hot and delicious. My pappadelle was excellent and my husband loved the veal Tiziana prepares. Looking forward to the same wonderful pastas, generous pours of wine and friendly service when they reopen in October.... More

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Louisville, KY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

This is our second time dining here. What an awesome experience and terrific Italian restaurant. If you want authentic Italian food, you must try Dolce Italia. It is definitely a special place where the owners, Filippo and Tiziana, take great pride if providing over the top service to their customers. The food is outstanding. We've had the Lasagna and Spaghetti... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We travel to Sarasota several times a year but have never been to Dolce Italia. It is a small out of the way place with BIG atmosphere. The pasta is all home made and the service was very personal. The setting is intimate and good for adult conversation. All of our menu choices (sald, entree, dessert) were absolutely wonderful. Everything... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We met a couple while traveling in Ireland this summer that recommended this restaurant to us. We decided to give it a try while visiting Sarasota. When we arrived at the restaurant we were a little apprehensive. It was in an old shopping plaza. We made reservations before going since there were 10 of us. I am glad we did.... More

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ocala
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visit Sarasota several times a year and we always dine at Dolce Italia when we are in town. This week we were able to dine there twice, and both times the meal was superb. The first night we had the pappardelle with sausage and linguine seafood. My wife asked for extra spice on the linguine and it was done... More

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Our car broke down in Sarasota, and we decided to look up a restaurant on Trip Advisor for dinner. This restaurant caught our eye and we went. The place was completely empty, and both owners were there with two servers to help out. There are magnificent specials that are not available on the menu, and we both chose fro that... More

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have sampled the 'Trenne Dolce Italia'. It is simply exceptional. Dolce Italia is quite different to the traditional 'American Italian' restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I love italian food. The pasta trenne dolce italia and the tiramisu were simply outstanding. Incredible food. I believed I was in Italy. One of the best Italian dinner I have had recently. I will be back!

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Flushing, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Each time we visit Sarasota, the first restaurant we visit is always Dolce Italia and we are always thrilled with everything. The food is incredible.....it is the closest you will get to actually being in Italy. The blackboard specials are definitely the way to go. Just as in Italy, the chef Tatiana plans her menu based upon only the best... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Thank you to everyone who uses Trip Advisor and apps like Yelp for leading us to this great find! It is a small restaurant, with homemade Italian food. Maybe 10 tables, but such a cozy feeling to be here. The owners have only been here about 6 years and the restaurant has been open close to 4. They will be... More

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