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Dolce Italia


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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,
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Italian, Asian
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great meal here in a comfortable, special atmosphere where we were treated as very welcome dinner guests in a gracious hosts' dining room. Seemed a throwback to another time when a welcoming attitude toward guests was an integrated core value.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank grace2222016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An unforgettable experience! The owner and chef will make you feel as though you are visiting family. The food is handcrafted to perfection. The environment is welcoming and comfortable. It is a small restaurant so make sure you make reservations. By the time we left...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank SuzanneShep
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you love good Italian food you’ll love this place. Superb service and fun ambiance too! You must make a reservation!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank foodie2Prospect_KY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Over the years we've been to many Italian restaurants both in the US and Italy. In fact one of the best was in Paris. Dolce Italia matches the best. It's a small place and reservations are highly suggested. Service very good except after the meal...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank CincinnatiLefty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As my fiance loves Italian, we decided to mix things up and try Dolce. Most of the restaurants we have visited when we go to Gulfgate are great, but Dolce is exceptional. The staff is attentive and our entire meal was heavenly. We will definitely...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Brandon T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was very good, but it was obvious that you are paying for expensive square footage. The meals are pricey for the portion served.The restaurant is very small and so you are paying quite handsomely for the store frontage. The food is authenic and very...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank TrulyWorldTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the food, the owner/chef, the staff! Every menu offering is amazing! Our go-to for a great meal and experience!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank nancymQ4341DM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the fourteenth year in a row, my family has celebrated our spring vacation in Sarasota. While its famously beautiful beach keeps calling us back for fun in the sun, one restaurant has been the culinary highlight of our visit for the past seven of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank June K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful pasta, particularly the sauce. Service is excellent and dishes arrive both promptly and (importantly) hot. The wine list is limited but quite eclectic. The area is unusual, a variety of small, really small, retail operations with several restaurants populate the area.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank LAKEWOODgourmet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great freshly made meal with super host family run restaurant. Super bread and olive oil as free app along with great wine selection. The desert with strawberries and a lemon falvoured whipping cream was out of this world; top 5 desserts we've ever had.

Date of visit: March 2019
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November 3, 2018|
Response from analS5687LI | Property representative |
Hi ! We are open on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day .
Barbara M
March 19, 2016|
Response from tpmetz | Reviewed this property |
I hope you don’t think my review was BS. If you’ve dined there four times and have met the owner, you must know I’m sincere in my praise. My wife guessed San Marzano tomatoes in the sauce, because we grow and use them at... More
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