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Dolce Italia

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6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5838
+1 941-921-7007
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: A warm welcome to Dolce Italia, celebrating our fourth anniversary. Four...
A warm welcome to Dolce Italia, celebrating our fourth anniversary. Four years ago we opened with the dream of creating a little gathering place to enjoy good food and good company. You have helped us realize our dream, and we wish to thank you by providing our very best hospitality, ambiance and flavor. We came here from Ischia, Italy to share our passion for creating wholesome Italian Cuisine from our own family traditions. In return, you made us feel like a part of a big happy family here, so we don't miss our Ischia so much. My father created the sculpture of the enchanted Castle Aragonese on our wall to remind us of the beautiful place we were born and raised. Over the last four years, our dreams have come true. We remember each of our customers with fondness, we enjoy every evening that you spend with us, and we feel very lucky to have such a wonderful family of patrons. "La Nostra Casa e la Vostra Casa" (Our Home is your Home) Tiziana & Filippo & Dolce Italia Family
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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
Excellent Italian Food

We have been there at least a half dozen times with a variety of friends, probably totaling 20 persons. We have all enjoyed each meal there. Dolce serves simple, but delicious Italian food. The owners are always there and are friendly and hospitable. The servers are serious about providing a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We have been there at least a half dozen times with a variety of friends, probably totaling 20 persons. We have all enjoyed each meal there. Dolce serves simple, but delicious Italian food. The owners are always there and are friendly and hospitable. The servers are serious about providing a quality experience. There are good wines on the wine list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This place deserves the high ratings. Rare opportunity to have delicious home made pasta. Added some homemade sausage that made it even better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Do not let the location fool you! This wonderful little restaurant is located in a strip mall near Siesta Key. The ambiance is nice and romantic, and the food is AMAZING. We will definitely be returning to enjoy the cuisine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Two couples went to Dolce Italia and had a wonderful dinner. Started with a Caesar salad and then proceede to have the specials for the night.The menu items ordered were: trene dolce Italia- homemade pasta in triangular shape with a delicious tomato cheese and mushroom sauce that clings to the pasta, fish of the day in a deliciosus homemade tomato... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We started out with two of the daily specials on the chalk board for apps: the mussels and the buffalo mozzarella. The mussels were excellent - a huge pile of sweet and clean treats with plenty of home made tomato sauce. The buffalo mozz was placed on top of baby arugula and tomatoes with shaved parmesan - excellent! We went... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

authentic Italian food with a very pleasant wait staff. It's a small intimate property and well worth going I had Lasagna and the sauce was amazing!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I made another trip to Sarasota and had to dine at this delightful restuarant. It again exceded my expectations! Every staff member was friendly and extremely helpful. They prepared special Italian dishes every evening .... mouthwatering! Definitly go and treat your taste buds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Very small and romantic restaurant. The owners where there working and were very welcoming. Authentic Italian food. I had the lasagne, probably the best I've ever had. Reservations recommended. We will definitely go back.

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Sarasota, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A cut above the typical Italian neighbourhood Italian restaurant with fabulous homemade pasta and different entree recipes than what you typically find on a menu. The service is so friendly and the dishes so delicious that you'll feel like your part of a friendly Italian family that really knows how and what to cook

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Dolce Italia may look like a hole-in-the-wall, but the food is outstanding. If Gorzonzola Risotto is on the menu, order it! If not, ask if they will make it for you--you must do this in advance--when you make reservations. Owners are on site and are warm and friendly.

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Additional Information about Dolce Italia

Address: 6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5838
Phone Number: +1 941-921-7007
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5838
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-921-7007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

A warm welcome to Dolce Italia, celebrating our fourth anniversary. Four years ago we opened with the dream of creating a little gathering place to enjoy good food and good company. You have helped us realize our dream, and we wish to thank you by providing our very best hospitality, ambiance and flavor. We came here from Ischia, Italy to share our passion for creating wholesome Italian Cuisine from our own family traditions. In return, you made us feel like a part of a big happy family here, so we don't miss our Ischia so much. My father created the sculpture of the enchanted Castle Aragonese on our wall to remind us of the beautiful place we were born and raised. Over the last four years, our dreams have come true. We remember each of our customers with fondness, we enjoy every evening that you spend with us, and we feel very lucky to have such a wonderful family of patrons. "La Nostra Casa e la Vostra Casa" (Our Home is your Home) Tiziana & Filippo & Dolce Italia Family

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