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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful selection. Excellent service. Advise to make reservations. Very fresh 🍎Limencello cake was to die for .

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Thank maryk0ch
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There were four of us looking for a quality Italian restaurant. TripAdvisor listed this as the #1 Italian restaurant in Sarasota so we gave it a try. And boy were we lucky not to miss this dining experience. The restaurant is quaint (authentic, small and charming). Tiziana, the owner greeted us and escorted us to our table. The menu included... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was definitely a culinary experience. The owner, Tiziana, meets each and every guest. She explains the specials of the day in detail. In her words, "You can get ordinary Italian dishes at any restaurant, you can only get my specials at my restaurant". On her recommendation I ordered the special with the Lamb shank. I am not a fan... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are anywhere near this place.go. The Chef/Owner greets you and explains the specials.......if you have 4 people order 4 different items. Share. They will all be fantastic. The homemade pasta is so light. Not heavy and thick. Visiting from Los Angeles and this is one of the finest Italian Meals I have ever had

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Small Italian restaurant in a Florida plaza, but feels like Italy. Brightly coloured walls and simple, osteria like ambiance. More importantly, service is very professional and food is excellent. Good basic pasta plus many homemade specialties. Would definitely revisit the next time in Sarasota.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but intimate. All dishes very good and authenic. Will certainly go back. Shrimp with pasta was excellent and also the salmon. Eggplant innovative and very good.

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1 Thank shirleed2017
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Authentic Ischian cuisine in a charming atmosphere. Service was friendly and professional. Menu prices were justified by the quality of the food. It was a nice touch for the owner to come and personally chat with you to make sure you were satisfied with your dining experience.

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent and hot served fresh service great clean and delightful the owner and staff take pride in what they do WILL RETURN

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really impressed by this restaurant. Dolce Italia was beautifully decorated, especially the 3D mural of Italy on the wall. The owner came over to chat with us which I thought was a nice touch. The food was awesome! I enjoyed the prosciutto appetizer and the gnocchi. I also loved that they gave us a sample of the bean... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this restaurant with 2 other couples and while the overall experience was OK their was simply nothing that set this Italian restaurant apart from many that all of us have visited over the years. A small setting with good service, nice wine selection, and a price point for the entrees that would border on expensive. Most items were... 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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?