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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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“pasta” (147 reviews)
“tiramisu” (56 reviews)
“pappardelle” (20 reviews)
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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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1 - 10 of 715 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Our waitress was knowledgeable and engaging, and clearly loved the place. The food was excellent and very authentic. We had a seafood pasta special that blended beautifully and brought us right back to dining in Italy. From appetizer to cappuccino, everything was spot-on and delicious....More

Thank sargentsoup
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My coworkers and I had a phenomenal dinner. The service and food were exceptional. The owner is the Chef and she is an Italian who immigrated to the US. Their wine list is very nice as well. I highly recommend this place. We will be...More

Thank 51annieg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After many trips to Italie in the north, center and south, it is the best Italian food I had ever in my life! It is sooooooooo gooooood unbelievable! I love this place and I recommend everyone to go there!

Thank Houria R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The dishes were all very tasty we orsered diffrent pastas and all of them were an amazing experience

Thank Salim S
Reviewed 20 August 2017

After reading comments about how small it is, we decided to go early. We got there about 5:20 and had the place to ourselves for almost an hour. I loved the atmosphere; perfect for a special occasion. Menu was somewhat limited, especially if you are...More

Thank RealMcCoy25
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The food was very good, although I would not use the word exceptional, and the service was excellent. The restaurant only has 11 tables and they are rather close together so it is a tight fit. I had veal piccata and coffee for dessert. I...More

Thank RamponaO
Reviewed 6 August 2017

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 5 August 2017 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 1 August 2017 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 29 July 2017

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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Response from Stellazzurra28 | Property representative |
Dear Tripadvisor I m sorry but I m Dolce Italia and I don't know Villa Rosita and I can't help
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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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