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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” (153 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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1 - 10 of 727 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family and I visit this restaurant every time we are in town. Any review submitted that has anything negative to say about the food or service is “fake news” and they are either competitors or used to eating at The Olive Garden and wouldn’t...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 5 days ago

We discovered this little gem of a restaurant on one of our yearly trips to Siesta Key, and have made it a point to eat there every visit since! The staff is warm and attentive, especially the charming chef/owner, Tiziana, who makes a point of...More

Thank mjyd
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I wanted somewhere special to celebrate our anniversary and we found it in Dolce Italia. Our first time, we went on recommendations of friends and were not disappointed. The Chef/Owner (I apologize for not remembering her name) greets you at your table...More

Thank Fetigani
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to say that Dolce Italia has the most delicious pasta meals I’ve had in Florida. It is likely the combination of the fresh homemade pasta along with deliciously delicate sauces. There were 6 of us and we all had 1 of the pasta...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small Italian restaurant has some of the best authentic Italian food you will ever eat. We have been twice and both times the food was consistently great. You won't find much in the way of meat dishes but the pasta and seafood dishes are...More

Thank Al H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tracked this family owned restaurant down after reading the good reviews. So glad that we did. Delicious food with attentive staff. We loved the calm atmosphere although it was quite busy. The chef/owner was on hand too. We think it's the best Italian food...More

Thank Rutlandlass
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Every thing was great from the food to the atmosphere. The food was just as amazing as the food we had in Italy. The chef/owner was very attentive and hospitable. This will definitely be our go to restaurant whenever we are in town.

Thank Allison P
Reviewed 10 October 2017

It's true want they say about the chef, she is the queen of the sauces. She has a way of making the perfect sauce to pair with every entrée. Our visit would not be complete with at least one visit to Dolce Italia. I had...More

Thank RobertJR53
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This place was incredible, but let me go into detail. We were a bit hesitant to try the restaurant, since it is on Gateway in a little space, and we foolishly thought it couldn't be that nice. As soon as we entered, that notion was...More

1  Thank floridatraveldad
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

5 of us visited and all very satisfied! We are Italian and picky when eating Italian out. No complaints. Everything tasted homemade and delicious! Owner and waitress are the nicest people! Great success story and wish her all the best! Will be back.

Thank cindy m
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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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, 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
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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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