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Dolce Italia

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6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5838
+1 941-921-7007
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Met some friends for dinner before going out for drinks. Reasonably priced and the food is fresh with a real homemade taste. Intimate setting. Nice Wine selection.

Thank philsut2n
Miami, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best " Trenne", first time with that pasta shape, amazing taste delicate and delightful, the staff and the service make you feel like home. Location very elegant and warm. Compliments

Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went there on a date with my girlfriend, it's the perfect location for a romantic dinner outing. The staff is very nice and helpful, they made great appetizer and wine suggestions. It was a relaxed atmosphere. The main course was fantastic, delicious fresh pasta and hand crafted sauce. Halfway through our meal the owner and chef even came out... More 

Thank AWalk42
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband, daughter and I visited this restaurant after being referred by others in our condo development. The food was incredible and they were so accommodating to our 21 month old daughter. The atmosphere and service were on point and we were served the most delicious spaghetti we have ever eaten. We will certainly be back and make this stop... More 

Thank Shelly A
Covington, Georgia
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good. The atmosphere within the restaurant was inviting and cozy. However, the staff not so much. We arrived probably 30 minutes before they were to close (for a late dinner) and they were aggravated with that and did not really want to seat us, as if we were putting them out because they may have to stay... More 

Thank ddixon217
Stellazzurra28, Manager at Dolce Italia, responded to this review

While I am happy you enjoyed our food I am sorry you felt this way about our service. We never want our customers to feel uninvited and if you felt that way we must take responsiblity. I don't offer any excuses, I just hope you will give us another chance to give you an all around excellent experience. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks to Dolce Italia our visit to Sarasota was incredible (we ate there twice). The food was delicious and the employees/owner made you feel right at home. They were able to accommodate for a party of 10 and took care of each individual at every moment. I highly recommend the gnocchi, but I guarantee anything you order there tastes like... More 

Thank Ceanna C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You MUST stop by Dolce Italia. The most authentic Italian food I've had since my trip to Italy. Wonderful chef and servers. Comfortable environment catering to families and couples. And most importantly, undeniably amazing food. Note: Try the four cheese gnocchi. It does not disappoint!

Thank sophia c
Cortland, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

loved it here!!! you have to stop in. it's authentic Italian food and nothing you order will disappoint. my family and I have been here twice within a week and loved if both times. the owners are unbelievably friendly and come out to interact and talk with all of us. ranging from eggplant appetizers to salmon alla pizzailoa to cannolis... More 

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Venice, Florida
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167 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us drove up from Venice and it was again outstanding!! Had linguini and seafood. Better to rename seafood with a little linguini! Really awesome. Paired with a great Italian Barbara . The service was over the top! The owner chef visited our table twice! My Italian wife tried polenta and see stated it was like her grandmother. Yes... More 

Thank Skip T
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend this restaurant. I have been to many Italian restaurants in and out of the US and this one ranks high on the list for authenticity. The homemade pasta and sauces are very well done and taste incredibly good. I was pleasantly surprised to have found an Italian restaurant this good while on vacation. I will definitely be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children
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 34231-5838
  • 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?