We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Dolce Italia

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
+1 941-921-7007
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

643 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 609: English reviews
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service! The chef came to our table to describe the specials. She was very sweet and offered to go ahead and get the kids' spaghetti cooking while my husband and I decided on our entrees. Food was delicious!

Thank Jamee H
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were some new touches this year on our trip to this wonderful eatery. The butter is now blended with sundried tomatos and garlic. Tiziana also offer a concoction of catalini (sp?) beans with oregano, onion and olive oil to spread on her wonderful homemade bread. My husband loves the spagetti and meatballs but I think he is now won... More 

Thank Audrey O
Hazel Bluff
Level Contributor
47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great recommendation from our friends. Enjoyed a great dinner in a nice cozy setting. Good service and nice wines. The clams, tomato sauces, pasta and salmon were all well prepared. Don't miss the eggplant dishes. Be sure to call for reservations.

Thank RobertJR53
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meal was good but temperature was not adequate. Wine is pricey for the quality. The place is small and cluttered. Service is very good. I will not come again.

Thank Ruben L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are just back from a lovely meal at Dolce Italia. The quality was of food was superb - really authentic tastes to the dishes. Our server was so friendly. She explained what all the specials dishes consisted off and was happy to answer any questions we had. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Zoe M
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful AUTHENTIC Italian dinner. Tiziana is not only a tremendous chef...but warm and personable as well. Everything from the service to the atmosphere to the food was great! I highly recommend Dolce Italia !!!

1 Thank 1deaconblue
Mattoon, Illinois
Level Contributor
30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We were in town for our last meal and decided after reading TripAdvisor to come and give it a try. We were so glad we did! Atmosphere is everything and this was ideal. Small and quiet, just how we like it. The entire visit was about "us" and their desire to share with us more than just the food. From... More 

1 Thank PeteandMolly
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Ciao Bella! What a treasure this little restaurant is! From the time you enter you will feel welcome and warm. Our waiter was wonderful, he explained the dishes in great detail and knew his wines. Chef Tiz, knocked it out of the park with her homemade pasta, sauces and sausage. What Chef takes the time to tell you all about... More 

Thank Cheryl N
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Great Italian atmosphere.... exceptional staff, very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu items to the (T) . Always a wonderful experience coming here for dinner!

Thank Andrew M
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

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 

2 Thank rosyme2016

Travelers who viewed Dolce Italia also viewed

Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast

Been to Dolce Italia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, 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 34231-5803
  • 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dolce Italia and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Dolce Italia staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?