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£24 - £32
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Italian
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good choice and very reasonable prices. Tasty value meal and great house wine. Dessert was yummy! Only 1 person serving, cooking and cleaning up on arrival so was impressed!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

Popped into Dolce for some lunch. The staff member on duty was friendly, food came out promptly and tasted delicious. The garlic bread was a little greasy but nevertheless, still tasted nice. Only down fall is the restaurant seemed abit out dated. The back half...was dark and the front half only had light coming in through the front windows. I would definitely visit Dolce again when in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

I like the food but even better is the atmosphere , nice feeling and lovely calm staff. i had pasta and dessert, im mostly interested in having a nice time i dont mind if the drinks arent that fancy

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023

We were here for the discount lunch. It was average, beautiful Italian decor, food was okay and service. Toilets not very nice, would come back again for the pasta and wine deal for a quick lunch

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023 via mobile

We stopped for a drink in the sun to soak up some of the atmosphere of a gay pride event. Beer was only served in bottles. Toilets were clean and staff were friendly.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023

Bread stale - Carbonara tasteless and liqueur coffee like dishwater - would never go again - not even asked at any point if all was ok with the food - come on guys you are supposed to be a city centre restaurant!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023

First time visit will definitely be back. The food was amazing especially the cheese garlic bread. Best Italian we have had for a long time. Waitress checked everything was OK.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 April 2023 via mobile

Myself and a friend visited and had the mains and drink combo. Absolutely gorgeous food with friendly service and great drinks, we would definitely return!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 April 2023 via mobile

Decent sized place. The vege penne pasta (asked for mine extra spicy not sure if they did but I cleared the lot, was absolutely starving) a friend had a pizza the other meatballs. Good wine !!!! Not sure about the cheese Garlic bread could have...been a bit more cheese as can see in the picture:( but and have the garlic reach the edge's but it was still tasty. Really delicious wine. As others have said staff couldn't care very much. But it was cosy and I liked the decor, people have said old and tacky I'd say traditional :)More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023 via mobile

Immediate reaction on walking in is that I wanted to walk out.. the whole place stunk of fried fat.. probably chips. Why serve chips in an Italian? The restaurant is tired, no atmosphere. However the food we had was quite good & tasty. Just please...bin the fat fryer!!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 19 March 2023 via mobile

Would NOT recommend. Presents its self as a traditional Italian restaurant but this is not the case what so ever. There is nothing Italian about this restaurant or any of its staff or food. Decor inside is horrible and tacky and it felt dirty and...dusty. As soon as we sat down we knew we had made a mistake but ordered anyway from a waitress who could clearly not care less - don’t think this is any fault of hers as it seems the management don’t care either. When I asked if the rice dish on the menu was a risotto or not she went to ask the kitchen (because she didn’t know what a risotto was) and was speaking to the chef for a while just to come back and still not give me a clear answer. I’m not entirely sure if the chef knew what a risotto was either. So I went for the spaghetti and meatballs instead which was horrible and definitely not fresh - 100% frozen. As was my boyfriend’s margarita pizza which seemed to be Tesco frozen. Not a fresh herb in sight, and the platter of meat, salad and olives I ordered to start was straight out of a packet and jar and not of remotely high quality. The olives tasted of anti-septic. Although we were embarrassed to say anything, it was clear we had not enjoyed the meal at all. We didn’t receive a checkback nor were we asked how our food was when our table was cleared. It seemed the waitress was scared to ask us if we enjoyed it, and god knows what would have happened if we had complained as there was no evidence of management what so ever just the one girl working who looked very young and the one chef who was busy chatting up a table of young girls. Do not go here, you will be disappointed. They should be embarrassed to charge people for the quality of food and service they provideMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 18 March 2023

Unfortunately, I agree with the previous reviews, my friends and I have been going here for the last 10 years and loved it. Over the years I have noticed it needs a good clean and decorating but now the prices are going up and service...charge put on the bill, it definitely needs a deep clean and decorating. It wouldn’t take long, close for a couple of days and get stuck in. I’ll only return when I know this has been done.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 8 March 2023

We have been visiting Dolce for years, usually after seeing a film at Broadway across the road - it's always had a lovely atmosphere. We're usually lucky to get a seat in or near the window but this time we were further back, and what...a disappointment! Someone previously commented that it needs a lick of paint, but it looks like a deep clean would be in order first; it was dirty, embedded, not recent spills or crumbs. Dirty floor, grimy skirting, and a filthy radiator next to my husband's seat. It may have been the first time I looked around and noticed, but it put me off eating there and we left before ordering. I felt so sad tbh. We won't be going again, sadly.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 9 February 2023

Nothing good about it except the location. I genuinely feel sorry for owner as they have clearly lost the plot on what is acceptable.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2023 via mobile

We have visited here a couple of times in the last month. Food was lovely both times. The first time visiting we had the pasta and small wine offer before 6pm - it worked out cheaper doing it this way than ordering just the pasta...on its own! The 2nd visit was as a family - food just as nice and we even treated ourselves to pudding! Friendly and attentive staff. Decor could do with a lick of paint - but the food certainly makes up for it!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Dolce is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4