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Dolce Italia

6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
+1 941-921-7007
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious authentic Italian food! Tiziana, the owner and chef, spent some time speaking to us about her Italian dishes and her homeland of Italy. The atmosphere was very cozy and inviting. The servers were very attentive. Highly recommend this restaurant. We are from the Pittsburgh,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dolce Italia is a wonderful, but tiny restaurant in the Gulf Gate area. Reservations are a must but the food is excellent. If you view the menu on-line it may seem limited and somewhat mundane but believe me it is not. Each night, innovative and...More

Thank airbag2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner experience at Dolce Italia. The Wait staff was very helpful and polite. The food was exceptionally fresh, but a bit expensive. The chef personally came to our table and everyone else's to ask how the meal was and that was...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

Small and intimate chef owned restaurant in the Gulf Gate section. Food is good, portions somewhat small and quite expensive. Entrees average about $25 with no vegetables or salad and include a side of pasta. The chef is personally involved with each table during the...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

After looking at multiple Italian restaurants in the area, we settled on Dolce Italia and did not regret it. Not only was the service attentive, but the chef/owner was extremely hospitable and the food was all very good. Three of us got the specials that...More

Thank nkinnes
Reviewed 3 June 2017

My extended family and I just had an early dinner at Dolce Italia. We were a party if 10 ranging in age from 13 to 81. The service and our meal were absolutely wonderful. The mussels, calamari and eggplant appetizers were delicious. The homemade pasta...More

Thank Sandie_Dan
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We ate last night at chef Tiziana's restaurant which was excellent. The chef welcomed us upon our arrival, and walked us out of the restaurant which is rare nowadays. We had the fantastic eggplant and fried zucchini as appetizer, then my wife Stephanie had the...More

Thank Marc K
Reviewed 27 May 2017

The printed menu lists several pasta dishes at reasonable prices but the chalkboard specials is what most people order from. One of the most popular is the Linguine Seafood, which is delicious but costs $28.99. Another favorite is the vegetarian Trenne Dolce Italia, at $24.99....More

Thank TonyClacton
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful little authentic Italian restaurant. The food is delicious and the staff is wonderful, courteous and attentive. A true taste of Italy.

Thank Chet R
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The food was once again very good, but the portion size was very small for the price of the meals. We got fettucine carbonara and seafood linguine, and each meal was around $28. My husband’s carbonara was a really small portion, and he was still...More

1  Thank BabsDFromBoston
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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
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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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