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Dolce Italia

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6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
+1 941-921-7007
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17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were so pleasantly surprised by this unassuming little restaurant. Menu was amazing. Had a hard time deciding. Pasta was so fresh and delicious. Really happy with our meal.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not good food. Watery and not at all home made pasta. Very very disapointed, 😢 even the water was not good. We orderd the most popular dish.

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Long Beach, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

5 of us went to dinner here. We are mostly Italian descent and the food is Fabulous! Our waiter was Matthew and he is very attentive. My Sister and I ordered a special of Trenne Dolce Italia and the Pasta was cooked to perfection with a creamy red sauce. My Brother had Linguine Seafood and he was very happy. My... More 

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Sarasota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The ambience and owner makes us feel like family - every meal was made to perfection- had the house dish with triangles pasta - to die for - the seafood pasta was fantastic with grouper and shrimp - wow

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Thank Bob S
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one our favorite Italian restaurants ever and we've been to many of them across the country. We always stop here when we're in Sarasota. The eggplant appetizer and trenne pasta is to die for but we've never had a dish that wasn't great. Titziana is a wonderful cook and always makes us feel at home.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely superb from friendliness of staff to quality of food. I was particularly pleased that any pasta dish could be prepared with gluten free at no additional charge. The Bolognese was excellent. The limencello cake was a wonderful light tasting end to the meal. The Americano coffee was strong enough for my taste and I was almost strong enough to... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had read TripAdvisor reviews and decided this would be a great choice to celebrate our Mom's 85th. We were delighted with every delicious detail. Barata was fabulous a nice Amarone paired beautifully with delicious blackboard specials.Chef owner was so attentive throughout our visit ..taking special care to honor Mom... highly recommended!!!

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Thank Susan G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this on Trip Advisor and we love Italian food! The food was all homemade, prepared to order. Both my parents had special requests and the owner/chef said "no problem, I make everything to order". Dessert was amazing, service was fast and friendly. We are definitely going back!

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Thank Katie A
Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful Italian restaurant. Everything is homemade by owner/chef! Would advise calling for reservation.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small restaurant is tucked away in the Gulf Gate area of Sarasota. Unimposing from the outside, once you open the door you are in Italy! The decor is muted with small tables of two or four, although more can be accommodated. Pictures of Italy decorate the walls and from some tables you can see into the kitchen. The menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?