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“Delight & Delovely”
Review of Dolce Italia

Dolce Italia
Ranked #7 of 1,046 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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
Dover, New Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delight & Delovely”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Visited this small slice of gourmet heaven between Christmas and New Year's. The food is superb but the owners are an inspiration to food and life. Lovely people caring about the food, yes, but more importantly caring about you and your enjoyment of the food. Come into their parlor and partake. The entrees are great and the desserts are a must, here, do not hesitate, save room. The only improvement I can mention is the eggplant parmesan appetizer: a flat looking piece, lacking in perfect taste. Hardly a blip on their stupendous culinary offerings.

  • Visited December 2012
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great restaurant!”
Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

You have to look hard to find it, and you may think that you are lost, but get your gps. This place is authentic Italian; the meals were excellent and the dessert was even better. Call ahead for a reservation; this place is small.

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Odessa
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“Wonderfu!!!!!”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

The signature dish was amazing and the ceasar salad was the best I have ever had. The service was wonderful and if we ever get back to the area we will be back!!!! We did have a reservation and got right in. Loved the experience.

  • Visited December 2012
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Whippany, New Jersey
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25 reviews
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“Excellent!”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

The signature dish was amazing! The staff is very friendly and everything we ordered was delicious. Be sure to make reservations! It is a small dining room and difficult to get a seat as a walk in on the weekends.

  • Visited December 2012
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Tampa, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“It Truly is #1”
Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Since it was #1 on TripAdvisor and reasonably priced we decided to give it go. First, get reservations; three groups were turned away while we were there. The food was terrific, our waiter, Alex was a scream. His recommendations, especially for wine, were excellent. It was a real pleasure talking to the chef who came out of the kitchen three times while we were there. It is very cozy with only 8 tables, in fact, get there on time, because there are only 8 tables, someone like us can get left waiting at the door if you come late and a table is not open. The specials of the day are quite good. For dessert the chocolate souffle was to die for! I'd say bon appetit but it is Italian. :-)

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