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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” (160 reviews)
“pappardelle” (20 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

Naples natives customize deliicious authenic food to your istructions. Small place. Do not miss eating here. We dine here every trip from Ohio.

Thank Mountaineers
Reviewed 14 December 2013

truly real italian restaurant with an amazing food highly reccomended!!! Pasta is delicious mmmmm:) and service too. this place is the number one

Thank Max M
Reviewed 14 December 2013

We have been to this restaurant many, many times and it's even better than the last. We've brought guests with us and they absolutely love the food and the ambiance. If you want authentic Italian food, cooked to order and served piping hot, this is...More

Thank Tjsridge
Reviewed 14 December 2013

Owners are from southern Italy and must go there if you want the real cuisine. Felt like I was back in Italy.

Thank Joan Z
Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

Homemade pastas and desserts and other authentic Italian fare are offered at this cozy restaurant just off Clark Rd near Siesta Key. Don't miss it! The eggplant parmesan and canneloni were both attractively plated and delicious. The service was enthusiastic and helpful and the chef...More

1  Thank DGtriptalk
Reviewed 4 December 2013

My husband and I really enjoyed our meal last night. We ordered one of the specials..a linguine with seafood. It was full of shrimp, calamari, mussels, grouper and clams..so much we couldn't eat it all. Yet we made room for some tiramisu and cannoli, both...More

Thank Diva55
Reviewed 29 November 2013

A must see on your visit to Sarasota. Cute ambiance, great service, amazing food. We were in Italy this summer and Dolce Italia rivals and exceeds anything we ordered in Tuscany, Rome or chianti! Just go, you will not be disappointed. We are going back...More

Thank Tcrenshaw
Reviewed 26 November 2013

My sister and I went to Dolce Italia due to the great TripAdvisor reviews, plus it was just two blocks from her apartment. It seemed surprising that a small, unassuming spot in a strip mall would house this gem! On a Monday evening it was...More

Thank glacial_erratic
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Dined again Saturday evening and my entrée was one of the best I've had at an Italian restaurant. Started with an excellent glass of Sangiovese in a nice sized wine glass. Not one of the puny ones with a half pour. Two of us ordered...More

Thank SRQtravelqueen
Reviewed 23 November 2013

We just returned from 18 days in Italy and eating at an Italian / American restaurant was not high on my list. We were meeting friends from out of the area and Dolce Italia seemed to be the best in between location to meet. We...More

Thank kudo
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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
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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
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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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