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“I cibo e il servizio sono molto buono!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dolce Italia

Dolce Italia
6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5838
+1 941-921-7007
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Ranked #2 of 794 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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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55 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“I cibo e il servizio sono molto buono!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

A great find through Trip Advisor! A little restaurant a few blocks off Tamiami with outstanding authentic Italian food. The owner was gracious with her time explaining the menu. The egg planet starter was delicious and we all enjoyed our main courses. Make a reservation to make sure you don't miss this place!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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pittsburgh
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“mangiare molto buono”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Just got home from a wonderful meal. The restaurant is small and the kitchen is tiny, but the food is a delight. The staff is wonderful. My mother got them to make parpardelle with mushrooms that wasn't on the menu and it was spectacular. The desserts and after dinner coffee was pretty terrific too. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation. We will be back.

While you are waiting check out the herb garden in the front. It shows they care what goes into the food they serve.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rocky River, Ohio
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful Italian!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

After reading all the other rave reviews, we decided to try Dolce Italia. We were not disappointed! We were nervous about the limited menu posted online; however, there were several specials posted on the board once we arrived, all carefully described by the wait staff. Everything we tried was outstanding, and different from the usual Italian restaurant fare. It's a very small restaurant, so make a reservation, go and enjoy!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tillsonburg, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Tremendous place for "real" Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

My wife and I discovered Dolce Italia on the final night of our month long visit to Sarasota in Feb. 2012 and it was amazing. So much so, that we eagerly looked forward to our return in Feb. 2013. We visited Dolce Italia no less than 5 times during the month, each time with different friends/family, and the verdict was unanimous...tremendous meals every time!! You simply can't go wrong! A tip of the hat to the owners and the staff for providing a "real" Italian food experience.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Authentic Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Just had a great meal with great friends. Food and service was wonderful. Group of 10 and all left with a smile and full belly. Will be back again and recommend to all.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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