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Dolce Ristorante

#410 of 1,994 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
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Dilworth
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1710 Kenilworth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203
704-332-7525
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 9:30 am
Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Dinner
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pleasant Surprise!

Very close and convenient to the hospital. Surprisingly warm atmosphere. Food was wonderful and the service was very good. Did not have to wait very long. VERY impressed and I will be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
Chris P
,
Gastonia
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Gastonia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Very close and convenient to the hospital. Surprisingly warm atmosphere. Food was wonderful and the service was very good. Did not have to wait very long. VERY impressed and I will be back.

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Charlotte
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I used to love this restaurant, but feel like the servers and service has really changed over the years. They used to be really nice (and Italian I believe??), but the last couple times I have been there, the service has been poor. A couple months ago, the server had a difficult time helping with wine selection and we felt... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

So disappointed to note that this restaurant has remarkably lowered in terms of service and menu. The menu is too much American now (they serve Tilapia and crab meat, which are NOT the most Italian ingredients you can mention...) and the service was NOT acceptable. We had a very rude female waitress, not smiling at all and pushing us so... More 

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Woolwine, Virginia
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had sometime for a leisurely lunch which indeed was fortunate. The first benefit of this extra time was that we chose Dolce and the second was the pace of the service. The server was very familiar with the menu and wine list. Yep we even had time for a nice class of wine for lunch. I... More 

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Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Wife and I went specifically on Tuesday since they serve housemade gnocchi only on Tuesday. My wife is a "gnocchi lover" and she completely enjoyed hers served with a four cheese sauce. I had the gnocchi with meat Bolognese sauce.......again, excellent. Our server was attentive and stopped by regularly to ask about the food and wine. I really enjoyed the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had wanted to try Dolce for a while because I had noticed they make their own gnocchi one day a week. I saw a Groupon deal for them and grabbed it. We popped in on gnocchi night and had that and a glass of wine. Everything was delicious and the service was very good. There is patio seating and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Luisa, after eating in your restaurant since the day it opened, celebrating both of my children's birthdays yearly, tipping 25-40% every single time, sending friends, having showers and bringing clients...it all comes down to your rude daughter/manager. Our family has been loyal. We will miss Ken. He is awesome. We adored Petra and Carlos. Your daughter is rude and sucked... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

On Saturday, Sept. 27, night we ate on the patio. We have dined here many times. The food is good and portion sizes above average. The things that need improvement are the bread served before the meal (plain, cheap, little taste) and the service. Except for one or two waiters, the staff needs more training. Our waiter was not observant.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I had dinner with a friend who had purchased a Groupon. I ordered the Sorrento, which was pretty much shrimp alfredo with spinach and sundried tomatoes. My friend had the Cannelloni with chicken. We both really enjoyed the taste of our meals. The portion sizes were also really good. I appreciate an attentive waiter, however we could barely have our... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Quaint, great service, wonderfully fresh pasta and delicious sauces. We will be back! ...........................

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1710 Kenilworth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Dilworth
  • Neighborhood: Dilworth
  • Phone Number: 704-332-7525

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 24
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?