Dolce Italian
Dolce Italian

Dolce Italian

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ldvhospitality.com/brands/dolce-italian
  • Phone: 7869752550x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily: 7:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: 11:00am - 6:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm- 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm -12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Paolo Dorigato
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Dolce Italian provides private dining options in our main dining room, cafe, patio and in other outlets within the Gale Hotel to accommodate your next private event. Host a small intimate gathering with a pre-fixe menu uniquely created by our Chef or allow us to arrange your catered cocktail event for your large gathering. We will tailor your event to the tastes and preferences of you and your guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Amanda Patterson 786-975-2562x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th street and Collins Avenue
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Hotel/Restaurant Valet is located on James Avenue at the following rates:

    $20 flat daily.

    Street parking is available on adjacent side streets of James Avenue and 17th street.
A word from Dolce Italian
Located on the iconic Collins Avenue in the heart of South Beach, Dolce Italian is Miami’s newest dining destination located at The Gale Hotel. Dolce’s menu offers a contemporary take on Italian classics, featuring dishes ranging from wood-roasted pizza to house-made pasta, Italian-style steaks, chops, salads, and fish dishes. The 6,000 sq. ft. space restaurant encompasses a 30 seat indoor café, 90-seat outdoor café, a wood-fired pizza bar, vibrant lounge, full-service bar and a magnetic 90-seat main dining room, where locals and tourists alike can enjoy a charming evening of indulgence.
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Dolce Italian reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.8
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (13)romantic (12)neighborhood gem (9)great for outdoor dining (7)special occasion (7)notable wine list (7)good for groups (6)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)hot spot (2)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • First time- going back
    Reeltr
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    There were 4 of us and we all loved our food. We actually did the Spice menu, which had a great selection and excellent food. Definitely a "going back to" place
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  • Espectacular!
    Diana
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This place was amazing. My husband and I live in Miami and we know how hard is to find a true Italian restaurant in town. The food was delicious. I highly recommend the warm caprese salad. Even though this has become a very popular dish in almost every restaurant, this one was just outstanding! For entree my husband had pizza and I had the spinach raviolis. They were both very yummy :) finally you must try their tiramisu. And you must know I'm very picky with my tiramisus... It is my favorite desert after all.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and Delicious
    healthchickVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A group of us went for Miami Spice and loved everything. The appetizer of meatballs was flavorful and with a nice texture. The beet salad was fresh and an interesting blend of textures and spices. The veal scaloppine had a light breading and a robust mushroom sauce, which while heavy was not overwhelming to the dish. The surprise of the night was the pizza. It is delicious! Probably the best in Miami. Pizzas have a thin crust and the ingredients are fresh (and I believe the mozzarella is made in house). We all felt as if we were right in Italy! The portion sizes for all the courses were generous. We all ordered the chocolate mousse. It was rich and creamy and delicious. A perfect end to an delightful meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible fake Italian
    Horrible
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was cheap food, seemed microwaved. I ordered the caprese salad and instead of bring my the proper Burrata cheese that should come with this salad they melted a block mozzarella in the microwave. It was terrible. The risotto also seemed microwaved and cheap. I felt like I was eating at a restaurant on ocean drive. I would never go back. So over priced for what it is too.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was good
    Vepicis19VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I had dine in here before and thought it was great. But this time was just ok. Not coming back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptionally delicioso!!!!
    Goodchampagne
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We happened upon this restaurant in passing and ended up eating here twice during our stay!!! The Lemon Risotto is, "outstanding"!! Being as I am allergic to shrimp I inquired about substituting the shrimp for scallops. Perfection!!!! My friend was craving, spaghetti and meatballs and their meatballs are a combination of lamb, beef and pork (I believe) and they were astounding. Authentico!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Everything was very good from start to finish, the only negative is the background music; to much rock and roll music.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect post-shopping dinner spot
    MaryLee2028
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great location - close to, but not right on, Lincoln Road. Went with a friend and 10-year old. Waitstaff (Ennio) was warm and welcoming. Brought a great strawberry "mock-tail". Overall price point is consistent with South Beach - nice ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awfull
    marilo
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    we order 2 starters that took 45 minutes to arrive even though the place was empty. the pasta came after we asked 3 times. overcooked and the sauce was terrible
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  • Great good! Clean italian!
    JTHeart
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Try the lemon risotto! Great clean flavors I pesto, lemon with perfect shrimp! Great dish! Wine list was exceptional and huge! Great date spot!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was excellent waitress was friendly and outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Just another restaurant on a touristy strip. Not great, not awful. Pizza was a bit soggy. meh
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  • authentic
    fermiami
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    One of the best pizzas around, authentic Italian flavor. Coffee is fantastic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dolce - Gem in SOBE
    Fredisenb
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. Recommend ordering a nice variety of dishes and sharing. The pastas are exquisite, do not miss the meatballs or Carpaccio appetizers. The Caprese salad of heirlooms and fresh slightly heated mozzarella is incredible. We also had the veal Milanese which was outstanding. They even have gluten free pasta ad am option. Service was outstanding. Our waiter Ennio was.great. Can't recommend Dolce enough!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 60 reviews are from the Dolce Italian reviews archive.
  • IpswichjimVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Concierge at The Ritz recommended this place which was only a block away. Wonderful patio seating and although Collins Ave. is right outside, enough vegetation acting as a screen provides enough privacy that you look out more than people looking in. Warm mozzarella on the Caprese salad was to die for but the tomatoes could have been better (had better ones at Ritz the night before). Lamb Ragu and Veal Milanese were both wonderful and dressing on salad that came with veal was light but with enough zing.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    QueenYumYumVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Excellent service. Very nice staff. Food presentation was beautiful and delicious.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    In the middle of it all in south beach food was amazing! We had the pork belly appetizer and grilled octopus appetizer then split the spaghetti and meatball. Plenty of food. Excellent service and price was surprisingly reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Rare find in Miami....a perfect combination of food, service, ambiance and location, location, location
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat, drink & enjoy.
    Beachfoodie
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Drinks were perfect. Shared the apps: Caprese salad, grilled octopus on a bed of lentils, meatballs with polenta. Eggplant and spinach sides, Veal milanese (huge portion) and fish. All good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding South Beach Italian
    JimmySlobVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Great food and a very extensive wine list. The service was outstanding, as was the hostess who greeted us. The place is beautiful, the lighting perfect, and the food delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Fofi3
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Despite the short time of existence, the Dolce Italian has everything to keep on for a long time. The atmosphere is very nice, the dishes were very well prepared and tasty and the wine list offered options for all tastes and spending. For sure I will come back sometimes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dolce A Cut Above...
    ConnecticutNate
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Lots of Italian choices in South Beach - this one rises to the top for food quality and value. We were greeted and seated promptly at an outside table (Tuesday night - weekends you'll wait unless you're an early bird/night owl). Solid italian menu with a broad selection and price range. We did the foodie thing, but the gang next to us was happy with their brick oven pizzas. Pasta was fresh and cooked perfectly. Sauce (or 'gravy' as we say here) also vibrant - oh and the antipasto was also a strong performer. Wine list is good - 'by-the-glass' has some solids on it - but like any SB eatery, you'll pay for it- just a get a bottle, sit back, and enjoy the parade along Collins Ave. NWG
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unimpressive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I would not recommend this restaurant. I thought it was mediocre at best.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for special occasions
    Foodie89
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    This is a great place for special occasions or if you just want a great food with a nice atmosphere. The service was great and the food was fabulous. Especially the potato ravioli.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Restaurant
    KitchenClosedVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Love the food and atmosphere. Always my favorite place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!!
    KhillVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    This was the second time we had dinner here and we loved it this time just as much as the first time we were here. The food and service were great! The wine list is way over priced, but that is the norm for South Beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    ShannonVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Service was wonderful and the food was great --we can't wait to return!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Dolce
    LipsVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    I have been to Dolce twice and have really enjoyed each visit. I highly recommend this restaurant for its tasty food, choice of spirits, friendly attitude and cool/comfortable decor. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
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  • Food & Wine!
    YeaBuddy
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Food menu has some of the usual fare you would expect to see and others that are very creative. The scallop dish wrapped in speck is incredible as well as the baccala and pork belly apps. Pizzas come to the table perfectly cooked and still bubbling. The wine list has something for everyone. Its creatively put together. Make sure you save room for dessert and have the budino or panna cotta. Cant wait to try again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The salads are delicous and
    jackVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    The salads are delicous and colorful. You can have anything from pizza to well prepared entrees
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Food was excellent. Entrees
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Food was excellent. Entrees a bit pricey for area.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    Debbie
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    I have been to Dolce several times and the food and service Remain top notch. Our friends from out of town loved it! We shared appetizers, the meatballs, octopus and Calamari and they were all delicious. Our entrees were just as tasty and while the portions are not huge, they are adequate and leave you very satisfied. The panna cotta was delectable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza amazing! Pasta also
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Pizza amazing! Pasta also good. Service very quick. Great for kids too
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was my fiorst visit as
    jackVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    It was my fiorst visit as many have reaved about how wonderful it is and I have to agree. However rich the portions are I thought that the portions were rather small on some dishes for the price.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • a great italian experience
    seemlowVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    I went Dolce on a girl's trip to Miami. My expectations of this restaurant were met and went beyond. Hands down the best mozzarella I have ever eaten. The food is delicious and worth the price. I can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service was great,
    gstew1618
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Great food, service was great, our waiter really took his time going over the entire menu, he knew it inside and out, ...he was an awesome waiter!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience!The food
    corintianoVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Fantastic experience!The food was excellent and the service very good.I will recommend and certainly will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Classy Italian in South Beach
    TrollingstoneVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    A nondescript exterior leads to a warm and interior with a second level dining room that is very comfortable. Our server, Camillo, was knowledgeable if somewhat inexperienced. Appetizers of salad and Fritto Misto were well prepared and very good. Main courses of Eggplant and Short Rib Ravioli were both excellent. Service was good and the atmosphere very comfortable until a large, boisterous group was seated nearby. The manage noticed and moved them to a back location away from other diners. Most appreciated. Nice ambiance, good food, attentive service, what more can you ask for?
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Walked into the Gale lobby
    Foodcentric
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    Walked into the Gale lobby which is the downstairs area of the restaurant. Great vibe - lots of energy. We were escorted upstairs to the dining room. Intimate smaller space - perfect for good conversation. Server was genuine and helpful. The wine list is varied with prices that are well under other SoBe restaurants. We started with a Charcuterie Platter of smoked meats and fresh mozzarella -DIVINE. There was so much on the platter we shared a pasta of Short Rib Ravioli -YUMMY. My only suggestion is that the server should have split the entree among two plates, without my having to ask. That is really the only off thing about the restaurant. Great Gem in SoBe. Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yes and No
    blondalice
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    The food was great! The wine list was poor. We enjoyed it but it was nothing special although my pasta was amazing the rest of my party didn't agree as much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.