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“Brava and Bravo!”
Review of Dolce Italia

Dolce Italia
Ranked #7 of 1,038 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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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
Saint Charles, Missouri
1 review
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“Brava and Bravo!”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

I was there with three others on January 1, 2014. The food was FANTASTIC! That day, lasagna was not on the menu -- my favorite! Regardless, the other selections provided a difficult choice: all tempting!

The food bill was reasonable considering fine wine and desserts: $209.15 plus a deserved tip!!!!

The owner came to our table -- what a friendly guy. I told him we were VIPs and that tickled him. Actually, we are just normal folks. LOL

Summary:

We will certainly come again and again and again, etc.

  • Visited January 2014
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“It's as good as you've heard!”
Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Homemade pasta & gnocchi, delicate eggplant Parmesan, amazing chocolate soufflé with homemade gelato -- what could be better? We each loved our meals and the prices are more than fair. The only limitation is the small size of this restaurant. So many loyal fans, so little room!

Visited January 2014
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Cincinnati
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“Faultfinder Without A Job!”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

Tried this for the first time tonight and definitely have added it to our "musts" for all future Florida visits! We've been vacationing on Siesta Key for about 35 years, and always have a list of restaurants we frequent which include at least one Italian restaurant. Our old favorite Italian closed about 2-3 years ago. While researching our current visit my husband found several very favorable reviews of Dolce Italia, so naturally we had to try it! We can say without qualification we were not disappointed. All was excellent, food, service, wine, and atmosphere. We tried two different pasta dishes, one on the regular menu and one a daily special. The pasta and sausage in the special was homemade. I am not even a sausage lover and I LOVED the sausage!

Of course, how can you have an Italian meal and not end with a cannoli? Yummy, yummy, yummy.

If anyone is looking for a fault with this place we could not find it. We definitely will be here each and every visit to the Siesta Key/Sarasota area.

This is a small restaurant, so best to make a reservation to be certain of a table.

  • Visited January 2014
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Helsingborg, Sweden
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“Great food and service”
Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

At our arrival at Sarasota we found this restaurant through T A and carbonara, bolognese and Caesar salad with chicken was top if the line!
With our highest recomendation!
Peter and Annika

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“Dolce Bella”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

My mother in law came back from her Florida trip and CAN NOT stop talking about this place!
She is an old school cooking Nonna from Matera and I would suggest that she knows a thing or two about Italian food. Needless to say she said loved the food, stuffed ricotta and sausage pasta, antipasto, good wine selection, the owners Pippo and Tiziana...she loved it all.

Reservations is a must.

  • Visited January 2014
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