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Dolce Italia

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6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
+1 941-921-7007
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Easton, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a little gem of a restaurant Dolce Italia is! Who would have guessed that this little restaurant could serve such fabulous Italian food! Read about it on Trip Advisor when we moved to Sarasota two years ago. Coming from Sicily, and knowing what "real Italian" food should taste like, we could not be happier with our find. We were... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Homemade Italian cuisine at its finest. Not sure which is better, the food or the service. Both were excellent! Out of this world pasta. You will swear your Italian grandmother is back in the kitchen cooking. Will be coming back regularly.

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Thank Buffalosbest
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food and friendly service. Good value. But not my number one favorite. Sorry. I still prefer Oh Mamma Mia.

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Thank Karen S
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly Italian restaurant located in the Gulf Gate shopping area behind he big stores. When you walk inside you feel like you stepped into a small trattoria in Italy. The staff warmly greeted us and explained items on the menu and their specials for the evening. My wife and I ordered off of the daily specials menu for the... More 

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Morehead, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing gem hidden in Sarasota. From the moment we walked in we felt welcomed by th staff and owner/chef. Service was as good as any place I've ever dined at before. The staff was very friendly and helpful with educating us on the menu. The seafood ravioli was the best pasta I've ever ate, the flavor was unreal.... More 

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Thank DerekT3333
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waitress and waiter were amazing! They made sure we understood everything on the menu. I had the dolce italia pasta, which was so phenomenal and decadent. The cook comes out to each table and made us feel very welcome. The atmosphere was sophistocated but relaxed and family friendly. Definitely a must try!!

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Thank Sydney T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here numerous times and have loved every meal. I have favorites that I order frequently, but I think everything is good. The chef makes consistently delicious food. Service is excellent, and the wine list has good, reasonably priced wines.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dolce Italia is a hidden treasure. Their seafood linguini was packed with so many fresh, delicious clams, muscles, fish, squid, and shrimp that I was full to the brim. The kitchen is run by an Italian woman who makes sure to personally come out and greet the diners. The host/waiter was courteous and professional, offering recommendations and providing us with... More 

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Thank John J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has been one of the top restaurants I've visited in a long time! This is a plus considering I work for a company that caters to restaurants. I've eaten in a lot of major cities and countries. Tiz is an awesome owner and chef! She brings the love of her country to Sarasota's neighborhoods. She puts her love into... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
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
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
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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