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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad I tried this place as the first time I was in Sarasota, the restaurants I did visit left something to be desired. I can't say enough good things about this place. If you are in Sarasota, you have to stop here. Pros 1....More

Thank Quynh C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely love Dolce Italia. You feel the warmth soon as you enter the quaint restaurant. Their homemade pasta and sauces never fail to deliver. The fact that Matt and Jenny have worked there for so long speaks to the level of commitment and closeness this...More

Thank DestinationCuisine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and it's well described on the menu or chalk board. However, the wine menu is not at all professional. Just the varietal description and price without the winery name or vintage year. One has no clue what they are buying. Never seen...More

Thank Cliff K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever my wife and I prepare to make a trip, we always to a lot of research regarding hotels, motels, restaurants, historical sites and other attractions. We take not of critical analysis. We understand that every hotel or restaurant or attraction will be criticized by...More

Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 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 7 July 2017

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 30 June 2017 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 16 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 2 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 2 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
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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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