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“Simply the best”
Review of Dolce Italia

Dolce Italia
Ranked #8 of 1,069 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We visit Sarasota several times a year and we always dine at Dolce Italia when we are in town. This week we were able to dine there twice, and both times the meal was superb. The first night we had the pappardelle with sausage and linguine seafood. My wife asked for extra spice on the linguine and it was done to perfection. My pappardelle was homemade, the sauce delicate, and the sausage, sliced thin, was the perfect complement. Last night we had chicken cacciatore and grouper livornese, preceded by a pizza appetizer. The pizza was the best I have ever eaten. The entrees were equally good. The ingredients were highest quality, the sauces outstanding and the portions large. I can't wait to go back.

We peeked in the window of their new address on Gateway Drive (they move October 1) and the new quarters will add a beautiful ambience to the already incomparable Italian food.

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Thank cdicus
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Our car broke down in Sarasota, and we decided to look up a restaurant on Trip Advisor for dinner. This restaurant caught our eye and we went. The place was completely empty, and both owners were there with two servers to help out. There are magnificent specials that are not available on the menu, and we both chose fro that specials menu. The food was absolutely fantastic and we fell in love with the owners. They were so funny and welcoming. :-) Highly recommended, although be on the lookout as in October 2014 they will be moving to a new location.

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Thank mrsnissen2010
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

I have sampled the 'Trenne Dolce Italia'. It is simply exceptional.

Dolce Italia is quite different to the traditional 'American Italian' restaurant.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I love italian food. The pasta trenne dolce italia and the tiramisu were simply outstanding. Incredible food. I believed I was in Italy. One of the best Italian dinner I have had recently. I will be back!

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Thank Pipoitaliano
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Each time we visit Sarasota, the first restaurant we visit is always Dolce Italia and we are always thrilled with everything. The food is incredible.....it is the closest you will get to actually being in Italy. The blackboard specials are definitely the way to go. Just as in Italy, the chef Tatiana plans her menu based upon only the best and freshest ingredients she and husband Pippo select at the market. Each dish is cooked with care and attention to every detail. The flavors are perfect! Every meal is a work of art. We love this restaurant! If you want authentic Italian food, not the Americanized rendition of Italian food, this is the place to go. You will not be disappointed!

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Thank KPD38
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