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“Surprisingly good for a smaller town.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Dove III

The Dove III
836 East New Haven Av, Melbourne, FL 32901
321-725-DOVE
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Ranked #1 of 372 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Longboat Key, Florida
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“Surprisingly good for a smaller town.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Based on Trip Advisor reviews my husband and I tried The Dove III while in town. We had the salad special of the evening .... avocaodo salad with a balsamic dressing. Very good and plenty for two to share.

It reminded us of being in Italy when the chef sent out a home made sausage in a baked bisquit. Then he sent out his soup of the day. Very good! Then ... he sent out their own house made lemoncello. (Wonderful!) I had the lasagne which was enough for three and very good. My husband had the carbonara which was also very good. So much food!!! Just like Italy.
If in the area again, we would love to come back and try more dishes. Surprisinly good wine list for the area as well.
They do take reservations, but are not open very late.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indialantic, Florida
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“Authen tic Italian Cusine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We had 3 couples in our diner party when we arrived Friday evening. We had phoned ahead for reservations so once we arrived we were immediately seated. Our waiter was both friendly and knowledgeable about the menu items and was able to answer all of our questions without having to "check". The portions were generous and as a result my wife and I shared an entrée. Even though we shared there was still enough for lunch the next day. The beef shank meal we shared was outstanding. They have a nice selection of wine that will not break the bank. We finished our meal with a double espresso. The pace was leisurely and we were made to feel like house guests. We make the trip to the Dove 2 or 3 times a month and are never disappointed.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Florida
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“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We came here for our 33rd wedding anniversary tonight and had a wonderful dinning experience. Lobster and Avocado salad, Pasta Fagioli like my mother-in-law used to make (old country Italian) and a main course to die for. Wife had a Filet Mignon and I ordered the Shrimp and Calamari FraDiavolo Special. Everything was superb. Finished with a Ricotta Cheese Cake and the made in house Black Sambucca. What a memorable meal! Great service with attention to detail; classy ambiance with Italian favorites playing in the background. We'll be back for sure............

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent food and service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Went to the Dove III on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. Cute spot in Downtown Melbourne. Seated immediately. Waiter ran down the specials. At our table of 5 we had two of the salad specials which a version of their Dove salad with Avacado and shrimp, one Dove salad, Catch of the Day Piccata & soup. Bread was very good and fresh, some preferred the rolls, others the bread sticks. Each lunch came with either salad or soup. Our group had both. My pasta fagioli soup was fantastic. Great flavor. Maybe the other reviewer who was critical of this soup should go back to the Olive Garden next time. The salads were tasty and well presented. The Catch of the day was excellent not to be missed. I will definitely get the fish on our next visit. Finished things off with a round of Cappuccinos. Service was attentive. Will go back again, and again for this excellent Italian food. Have been to other restaurants on this street and this one ranks up there among the best.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne
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“excellent local cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

very nice location in downtown melbourne food was excellent great service the tradition continues in a new local

Visited April 2013
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