We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Dove III

836 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901-5433
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta fagioli” (30 reviews)
“flounder” (28 reviews)
“bread” (51 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
836 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901-5433
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (494)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 490 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on a beautiful historic street in Melbourne is the Dove. I am not sure if the name comes from the lovely bird, or more interesting is the Italian meaning, which loosely translated means 'where have you come from' or "where are you going'. We...More

Thank George A
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I don't often give 5 star reviews, but wow,our family visit yesterday for lunch was outstanding. There were 6 of us and we all had a different menu item and they were all outstanding. Server was excellent as well. Will have to visit for dinner...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Last week we introduced some young family members (in their 20's) to the Dove III. They had never been there before, but have had to listen to me tell them great stories about the Dove III for quite a while. They were smiling from ear...More

Thank AlwaysStarving
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Excellent Italian Food. Fine dining at its best. Service great and the little touches like bowl of pasta fasoli and the lemon cello they give you to cleanse pales or save as after dinner drink. I didn't meet the owners that others have spoke of,...More

Thank macgirl9
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Unbelievable, do you think you have eaten in a good Italian restaurant? You haven’t unless you have eaten in the Dove. This is their 6th year (in this location)and they are amazing. The staff is alert friendly and wonderful. Carlo the owner treas you like...More

Thank Jake0318
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We found this gem while looking for an out of town restaurant to celebrate our 1st anniversary. We chose this based upon their great wine list, The offered wonderful specials and lots of extras for your meal. Instead of a salad they have a pasta...More

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

My all time favorite Italian restaurant in Florida! Exceptional food, best pasta fagoli I have ever had. The service is impeccable, the owner Carlos, warm and kind personally greets his customers. My go to restaurant with my out of town guest and everybody has loved...More

Thank lynng158
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is a very popular place in quaint downtown Melbourne, Florida. Reservations are your best bet to get in. The restaurant is small and a bit cramped. But the food makes up for that. The food and service are both good.

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

My family, friends and wife and I were thrilled with the dining experience at The Dove for our (wedding) rehearsal dinner. We had a small group of about 30 and everyone was very complimentary regarding the food and service. The team there went above and...More

Thank mikepryor
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

What an eventful evening! From the second you are greeted at the front door by Carlo and Diane; until leaving this dining experience explains why Dove iii is Trip Advisors Best Restaurant. Tonight I was delighted by my choice of Veal Chop finished table side...More

1  Thank mcglothla
Nearby Restaurants
Meg O'Malley's Restaurant & Irish Pub
1,637 reviews
.11 km away
192 reviews
.04 km away
The Burger Place
237 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Melbourne Civic Theatre
59 reviews
.09 km away
Crane Creek Promenade Manatee Observation Area
33 reviews
.31 km away
Claude Edge Front Street Park
6 reviews
.56 km away
Julie's British Shoppe of Melbourne
34 reviews
.06 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
9 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from KSMAVT | Reviewed this property |
business casual or evening out (tasteful). not a place for beach clothes and flip flops.
Jonna F
3 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from mcglothla | Reviewed this property |
Website Best Italian in Central Florida
Janice A
1 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from BellazaMelbourne | Property representative |
Either on the street or in garage right down side street at city hall
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 836 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901-5433
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 321-725-DOVE
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing