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Dolce Italia

6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
+1 941-921-7007
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tiramisu” (63 reviews)
“pasta” (149 reviews)
“pappardelle” (18 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank clifton p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner in this intimate, family owned Italian restaurant. We had papardelle & lamb shank, along with gnocchi in marinara sauce. Conte rosso wine with our meal & ricotta cheesecake for dessert. Highly recommend this "sweet" Italian place for its food & friendly...More

Thank YvettesGirl
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The Italian owner/chef is lovely and a great cook, food is outstanding and the staff is very friendly, warm atmosphere too.

Thank Isabelle R
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

A friend recommended Dolce Italia, and we were very glad we went. Number one of course, the food, which was authentic and delicious; we shared a wonderful eggplant and cheese appetizers, two of us had the house special, forget the name, triangular pasta with a...More

Thank Moyshekapoyer
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6 February 2015|
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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