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Dolce Italia

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6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
+1 941-921-7007
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After reading a couple TripAdvisor reviews, I drove to Dolce Italia without a reservation. The restaurant was packed, but I was seated outside. The service was exceptional. If the many specials, I ordered the veal, a house salad and a glass of house chianti. The meal was absolutely special. I ordered tiramisu which was light, tasty and quite wonderful. The... More 

Thank Townsend_Flash
Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a treat! If you're looking for authentic look no further. The four of us each ordered a different special from the board so we could all try each. OUTSTANDING! The owner/chef (Tiziana) made a table side appearance to ensure are questions were answered and again to see if the food was to our liking. I think her main ingredient... More 

1 Thank Vaq28
Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

4 years ago, on our first night in SRQ we were tired, hungry, and had an empty fridge. We discovered Dolce Italia and visit as frequently as possible. Small restaurant, reservations recommended. Owners on site & (my experience) stop by the table to check on your dining experience. Genuine Italian food, not the American interpretation of Italian. Our waiter advised... More 

Thank Charlene B
Sarasota, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great native Italian food prepared fresh by Tisiana every day. Wonderful service in an intimate small dining room. Great experience.

Thank robertbc2016
Providence, Rhode Island
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tiziana, the owner chef cooks divine food with the freshest ingredients. Her love for cooking and her guests has created a not-to-be-missed eatery. We'll return again and again!

Thank Phoebe S
Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

most excellent meals, prepared by superb chefs. a little pricey, but well worth every penny. the atmosphere is not what you might expect, but is a friendly family kind of place.

Thank Ralph M
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to spend an extra night in Sarasota due to snowstorm in Northeast, but this little gem made it all worthwhile. We're from New Jersey, and spend a LOT of time in Italy, so we know Italian food, but the owner/chef Tiziana is from Italy so I knew we were in good hands. At least 8 specials on Saturday night,... More 

1 Thank ItalianFace
Osprey, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is wonderful because the owner chef loves what she does. The food is just exceptional. We ate there again last night and all four of us loved everything. Not one complaint. I hate to write this review because I am afraid when people discover it we will not be able to get near it.

1 Thank hankholton1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just finished a great meal with wonderful service. We enjoyed two of the specials featuring sausage and veal with amazing sauces. We ended the meal with tiramisu that melted in our mouths. Great unassuming location with wonderful staff. Do not hesitate to visit this gem

Thank David R
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner there last week. Excellent food and reasonably priced. Very charming place. Chef and wait staff great. Would highly recommend

Thank Kathleen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-921-7007
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?