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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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“tiramisu” (66 reviews)
“pasta” (171 reviews)
“pappardelle” (18 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
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Reviewed yesterday

This Italian restaurant has fantastic food and ambiance! The eggplant appetizer was delicious, perfect for two. Our dinner were both perfect, we will definitely be coming back in the near future. Highly recommend this restaurant and also would recommend making reservations..

Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this restaurant so much! Jenny was our waitress who was very engaging, descriptive, not in a hurry to get away , great eye contact and very kind. The eggplant napoleon was so good. All fresh and great cheese. The fresh baked bread was...More

Thank janetu460
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are not from NYC or Italy but we've eaten in our share of great restaurants and don't quite understand all the excellent reviews. We had the seafood ravioli, which was very tasty but didn't have much filling. I saw a few small shrimp but...More

Thank VirginiaGal08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We finally got a chance to make a reservation and try this amazing Italian food. Our table of four enjoyed every part of our meal. Two of us ordered the trenne Dolce Italia special with mushroom and added the fennel sausage. The pasta was cooked...More

Thank Crispy12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We lived in NYC for a long time and this is the best Italian food we have had in Sarasota. The dishes are all home made . Fresh and light!

Thank davidc20152015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal. Both of us got daily specials. I had the Seafood Linguine and my husband had Trenne Dolce Italia w/ Sausage. Both were spectacular. Our waiter was Italian so a little hard to understand at times but it was ok we...More

Thank FargoJena
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious pasta and salads . Delightful service . Excellent desserts. Reasonably priced wine list. Owners are present and change specials daily

Thank Douglas C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food . The staff is great . Small restaurant so make a reservation and don’t expect to stay too long but still definitely worth it .

Thank Arabelle G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been coming to this restaurant for 6 years when we’re in Florida. Tiziana, the owner and chef, never disappoints us. Everything she prepares is wonderful. I am especially fond of her tiramisu. It is the best I ever had whether it’s the coffee or...More

Thank SusanK815
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the experiences I look forward to each year as a springtime visitor to Sarasota is a dinner (or two or three) at Dolce Italia, an intimate restaurant whose chef/owner creates delicious Italian food that pleases the soul as well as the palate. The...More

Thank dragonlady36
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Barbara M
20 March 2016|
Response from tpmetz | Reviewed this property |
I hope you don’t think my review was BS. If you’ve dined there four times and have met the owner, you must know I’m sincere in my praise. My wife guessed San Marzano tomatoes in the sauce, because we grow and use them at... More
6 February 2015|
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
USD 10 - USD 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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