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Dolce Italia

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6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
+1 941-921-7007
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Goshen, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've been here twice and the food is outstanding. Family run and everything is super fresh and wonderfully prepared. Just don't want too many people to find it.

Thank Carla W
Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a real find - one of the best restaurants I've found in Sarasota. It's located off the beaten path in a strip shopping center, but once inside it has a great ambience and the air of real Italian authenticity. If you go to Italy, this is how good the food is. It can be hard to get in,... More 

Thank James F
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small restaurant with an outstanding menu. Chef and owner has built this from only very small to just 'small'. Service is excellent.

Thank Lloyd S
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This little Italian restaurant is a hidden gem and how lucky we are to now enjoy lunch. It's one of our favorites - each and every dish is cooked to order, authentic Italian food and the best you'll ever taste. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience for both lunch and dinner.

Thank Tjsridge
Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there with friends Saturday night. Real Italian food in Florida is so so hard to find. Mostly what I consider to be pizza parlor Italian up here in NJ. but this place is so different from the other allegedly Italian places. The pasta home made and al dente, the eggplant Napoletan so great. The red sauce with it tasted... More 

Thank KMJH
Chandler, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dolce is a true gem of authentic Italian in a area that boasts alot of options. Located in a busy strip mall area of restaurants, bars and shops Dolce has superior service and fabulous food. The owner is from the island of Ischia and the Napolitano based food has a sauce that will make your mouth water. The specials board... More 

Thank Susan H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tijuana, the owner and chef, prepares delicious and authentic Italian food. Great Neighborhood Place but good for special events also

Thank trip7340
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I had an early Valentines dinner tonight. The restaurant is small and quaint and very warm. The staff was extremely courteous and friendly. Our server knew the dishes inside and out. I had the Penne Bolognese and it was phenomenal. The tiramisu was far and away the best I've ever had in my life. We had the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply put, DELISH. Small mom and pop restaurant. Reservations are recommended. Warm friendly atmosphere.

Thank travlx2
Clinton, Indiana
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't image visiting Sarasota with out a dinner at Dolce Italia. Managed two visit last week! We found the food and the service just the way we remembered from our trip last fall. Tried two eggplant dishes and the Trenne pasta all served with very balanced tomato sauce. We managed so save a little room for the tiramisu and some... More 

Thank RobertJR53

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?