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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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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota FL, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
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Reviewed yesterday

I would go here again and again if I lived close by. You would love it. Go!!! The owners and chef came out to greet us and every item on the menu is good. Unfortunately you can't eat everything in one visit.

Thank MalinM123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came for dinner and we were blown away! Tiziana, the owner, was incredibly welcoming, personally explained dinner selections and even offered recommendations of places to visit for our upcoming trip to Italy. My wife had the best risotto she's ever eaten...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my second visit and this time my sister in law came too. She's been to Italy several times and was skeptical when I told her how fabulous this was. Last time I was here, was almost 2 years ago and I reviewed Dolce...More

Thank PeteandMolly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Dolce Italia on a whim and had a wonderful experience. The staff was kind and the food was fantastic. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.

Thank Aubrey R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I discovered this beauty of a restaurant last night. We met the owner and were waited on as if we were Kings and Queens. The rigatoni pesto was amazing as well as the salmon risotto special. The wine selection was impressive as...More

Thank greg9138
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Studying in Italy long ago made me to fall in love with the Italian culture and food. As a former New Yorker enjoying great food in The Big Apple, is nice to find good Italian restaurants here in Sarasota. The small restaurant Dolce Italia located...More

Thank Gavissi
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We are here for the week. Went on Tuesday night. It was the best Italian food we have ever had dining out. My husband and I are both Italian from Boston. It was truly amazing. I had the linguine with clams and my husband had...More

1  Thank mopshop
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

First rate, fresh. Waited on by owner/chef. Sauces were superb. The wall relief art was superb also. Parking was convenient.

Thank Douglas S
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We found this restaurant on trip advisor. It was off the beaten path, a little hole in the wall but well worth it. The owner waited on us and we couldn’t be more pleased with this quaint atmosphere and the amazing homemade true Italian dishes....More

Thank Jillmariegus
Reviewed 10 May 2018

The manicotti are the most authentic I've had outside of home. Staff are exceptional in their service - with the exception of one young lady who really needs to learn about the word 'service' and not flirt with the pizza guy. It was busy, customers...More

Thank RedFox125
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Barbara M
20 March 2016|
Response from tpmetz | Reviewed this property |
I hope you don’t think my review was BS. If you’ve dined there four times and have met the owner, you must know I’m sincere in my praise. My wife guessed San Marzano tomatoes in the sauce, because we grow and use them at... More
6 February 2015|
Response from Stellazzurra28 | Property representative |
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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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