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“Fantastic!*”
Review of Dolce Italia

Dolce Italia
Ranked #6 of 1,078 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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
Reviewed August 16, 2013

A hidden gem..a tiny restaurant with a huge heart and fabulous food. As per the previous reviews, lovely owners, genuine Italians and the Specials...are! We loved it...bellisimo!* do it!

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Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Quaint little restaurant that has great food. We stopped in on the way home from a trip. They have absolutely wonderful Italian food. I only wish they were closer to my house!

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Dolce Italia is a cozy restaurant offering excellent, authentic Italian food cooked and served by the owners using a small kitchen separated from the the dining room by a partition. The place has about six or seven tables, so reservations are a MUST. The menu provides the basics, but the daily specials are something else. Try the house specialty -- Trenne Dolce Italia -- if you like rich (Buffalo mozzarella) cheese and tomato with a homemade pasta. The prices are what you might expect, with the seafood pasta full of clams, calamari, shrimp, fish, etc., costing about $25. The trenne was about $20 and worth every penny. Undoubtedly, the chefs make use of the herb garden growing outside the window of this storefront restaurant. You will get a check-in from one of the owners to make sure you are enjoying your meal. If you buy a bottle of wine, you can re-cork it and take it with you. Did not try to the desserts, but next time ...

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Thank goodness this is not another chain Italian restaurant or an Americanized version of Italin food! The owners really take pride in the quality of food and their establishment. The owners are from Ischia, an island in Italy. The serve authentic Italian dishes! This Italian comfort food is the best we have eaten since our trip to Italy. In addition to the regular menu they offer several daily specials. Our food was phenomenal and we had a great chat with the owners about Italy. It is a quaint restaurant.

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Thank quelinda13
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Very cute, quaint family restaurant. Staff was very friendly, you could hear them cooking the food fresh and the owner came out to say hello. I got spaghetti and meatballs and was the most delish and authentic Italian (nothing like your typical americanized Italian) I have had outside of Rome! Prices were very reasonable.

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Thank CrazyCanadianCatLady
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