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Dolce Italia

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6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
+1 941-921-7007
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 hungry after he finished it. My seafood dish was a bit larger, but I had... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 staff.

Thank YvettesGirl
Bordeaux, France
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank isabellekw
Madison, Wisconsin
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 great mushroom and cheese sauce, the other one had the veal parmigiano which he pronounced... More 

Thank Moyshekapoyer
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seafood Linguini was awesome. Matt the server was attentive and personable. Dissapointed that they were out of "Classic Tiramisu" however, I was really full by that point and didn't really need it ;-)

Thank J5540QZjamesg
Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only go here if you want incredible Italian food and impeccable service! Taziana, the Chef/Owner and her staff were terrific. Truly authentic and pure. Could not recommend ANY restaurant more highly! Must dine!

Thank kingschlappyshlappy
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family was literally speechless by the authenticity of the food Chef Tiziana and her, well-trained, staff presented us at our first (and definitely, not our last) meal experience. It was a "happening," from the moment you walk in the quaint doorway to the last morsel of decadent dessert, you will dine through a memorable meal. We selected the majority... More 

Thank lacopug
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank traveler48301
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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502 reviews
426 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 931 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
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
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?