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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, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Absolutely delicious

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Fort Myers, Florida
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Second time to this restaurant; first to new location. New location is nice upgrade in decor. Warm and efficient service - a little formal, but nice, not stuffy. Awesome fish dish. Salads were very fresh, but modest in size. A la carte - expect to pay $130 for two with one drink each, salad, main course, coffee and dessert. Not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

After reading all the reviews we had high expectations to try this restaurant.Great atmosphere, great service, but for $26.00 I expected at least a vegetable and salad with my meal. Not interested in going back again. There are other restaurants with better quality or at least a more appropriate pricing for what they offer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

GREAT Italian food. Really tastes like you're in Italy. (And I have been multiple time to both Italy and this restaurant) Get the Trenne dolce italia. And the cannoli.

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Belleair Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We have eaten at Dolca Italia in the past and their food has always been consistently, OUTSTANDING! Very small, quaint location, owners are from Italy and will come to each table. For a wonderful dinner, visit Dolce Italia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Went to eat here with my wife and the food was better than perfect! Service was outstanding!! I would say that this is the best food we have had ANYWHERE in Sarasota!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

We did not have a reservation but arrived after 8pm so people were leaving soon. We sat out front to wait to be seated-the waitress said she would get us when a table was available. 20 mins later, after three tables had left, we were still waiting. She forgot about us even though you can see us sitting outside through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I strongly recommend this place, I've been there for dinner with my fiancé and everything was perfect. Nice atmosphere, tipical Italian dishes made perfectly, (trenne dolce italia is to try)!!!! can't wait to go back!

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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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Restaurant Details

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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions

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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