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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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Mattoon, Illinois
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank PeteandMolly
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank rosyme2016
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

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.

Thank Buffalosbest
Sarasota, Florida
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177 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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

Thank Karen S
Sarasota, Florida
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100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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 

Thank Bob_Mannino
Morehead, Kentucky
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 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 

Thank DerekT3333
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 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!!

Thank Sydney T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 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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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 34231-5803
  • 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?