Dolce Pane E Vino
Dolce Pane E Vino

Dolce Pane E Vino

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dolcepaneevino.com/
  • Phone: 8588321518
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday 11 am - 11 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am to Midnight. Formaggeria opens at 11 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Team of Chefs
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer full service catering. You will be in the hands of our in house catering coordinator. Please call or come by to schedule a tasting.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our entire restaurant is available for private parties. Please contact us with any questions that you might have concerning your next event.
  • Private Party Contact: Steven Flowers 8588321518

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rancho Diegueno Rd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Dolce has a private lot located directly in front of our restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe.
A word from Dolce Pane E Vino
Dolce is a high quality, inviting atmosphere and the perfect Ranch neighborhood hideaway. Intimate and lively, Dolce offers delicious California/Italian farm-to-table cuisine, fine wine and occasions for joyful gatherings. Our signature fare features fabulous small dishes and entrees prepared in the open kitchen's custom wood-burning oven. A full bar also features an impressive wine collection with hundreds of superb domestic and international selections. Inside, Dolce blends artisan sensibilities and rustic elegance with family-style shared tables offering a convivial dining experience. Outside, warm days and evenings make the Sunset Patio the perfect setting for wine tastings, afternoon brunch and dinner parties. Our sweet and knowledgeable team strives to provide the ultimate dining and wine experience in the true spirit of old world charm and hospitality, even our wines are sold at winery, not restaurant, prices.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Dolce Pane E Vino reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (18)notable wine list (15)great for outdoor dining (12)fit for foodies (8)vibrant bar scene (7)romantic (6)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)great for lunch (4)good for groups (4)special occasion (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • A favorite that continues to excel.
    HunterVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Dolce Pane e Vino always demonstrates its ability to maintain excellent food and service, and it even manages to get better and better. It's the kind of a restaurant that you use in your mind as a benchmark - and ask yourself if others measure up. The menu uses fresh local ingredients such as Chino Farms vegetables, and the imaginative and creative culinary staff are always offering new variations, while also letting their guests stick with the proven favorites if they wish. We love the "chicken under brick" - and there are now variations of this terrific dish available, such as a slightly more highly spiced version. The wine list is distinctive, fun and affordable. The bar is lively. It's all good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always enjoy going to Dolce
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    No competition in the area -- good choices, good ambiance -- just very pricey for what it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Consistently excellent. Great service. Fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Venue, but pricy
    imLG
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Dolce serves food that you can appreciate! Everything on their menu is very good. They have a fair selection of appetizers, I loved the way they served the Artichoke Hearts. Sooo Good! They also have some really good small plates. My favorite is the Lamb Chops and Polenta. Try those! Their entrees list is short but quite good. They have a great selection of wines by the bottle, and their list of wines by the stem has something for most. Take an American Express Platinum card when you go, though. It's in a pricy neighborhood-one of the few in that neighborhood, too-so they expect to tap your hip pocket significantly. Compared to other area eateries this spot is seen more as a neighborhood convenience than a destination eatery.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dolce was a treat
    2Aguas
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Dolce was very warm and welcoming--dinner was excellent and the interior was intimate enough to have a conversation while lively at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dolce pane et vino
    Lele
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We adore the food and dining outside, great friendly service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was great and was delivered to our table quickly. The dining room was a bit noisy but other than that it was really nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Start to the Week
    sallyVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Perfect place to start the Week, ambiance and food and service as perfect as always.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Dinner Venue
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    A nice evening dining outdoors at sunset. Fairly small restaurant, being at the end of a small strip mall - has a very upscale feel. Great ambiance, really good food, and the service was exceptional. Probably the place for casual dining rather than the big set piece special occasion. Just perfect when nothing planned - you can mostly just drop in and get a table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice ambience . . .
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    . . . but expensive for what it is. If it were more reasonably priced, we would go more often.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice little place
    QCommVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This is a nice neighborhood place. Some of the seating is sub optimal…particularly the lounge style tables..not suitable for dining… Sometimes service is less than stellar.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 132 reviews are from the Dolce Pane E Vino reviews archive.
  • Cali Cuisine
    CarrieB
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The Resturant is decorated beautifully. It's a little off the beaten path. The food is good with a nice wine list. The noise level is very high. The place is small and is 1/2 bar. So it gets LOUD! The tables are set up family style. So you've no privacy. Your sharing a table with other parties. Not a good date place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing as always
    BigOnFoodSD
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had a wonderful table. Food was amazing. My steak was cooked slightly more well-done than i like and my broccoli was wilted, everything else was perfect. One of the few places that has fantastic deserts; I murdered my low-carb diet on those. This was the first time i didn't have an amazing waiter so i was a touch let down (every other time i've had outstanding service)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Evening
    sallyVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Nice evening, everything wonderful did not like sharing the outside table, made it hard to hear and felt like we were listening in to others conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I looked at the menu online and it seemed to have a fair amount of variety. When we arrived at the restaurant the menu seemed much smaller, I asked about the absence of the paninis & was told they stopped making them at 2:00 it was 1:50 when we arrived. We ordered a flatbread with filet mignon. The meat was way over cooked & tough. Our server's answer was that some people complained that the meat was too pink!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a treat
    Bhunter
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Outstanding food, service and atmosphere, like always. This is one of our very favorite spots. We brought guests, and they fell in love with Dolce also.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • awesome
    ripsays
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Great food, ambiance and service. Wine and dessert were the best.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    SeanVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    The cioppino is just fantastic. I almost hesitate saying it, for fear that Dolce will be overrun with customers, it's that good. Pair that with an Italian red, and you have a truly memorable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cioppino
    SeanVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Probably the best cioppino that my wife or I have ever had. Simply delicious. Atmosphere is comfortable, the staff is always friendly. Dolce is one of our favorite spots for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • auldmizzou
    Auldmizzou
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Limited but excellent menu. The food was excellent as was the service. Friendly ambience. A bit pricy but not out of line.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dolce Pan E Vino has very
    SeanVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Dolce Pan E Vino has very good foor, a pleasant atmosphere and a friendly staff. The "experience" is consistently very, very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise level trumps food & service
    ECGRVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was beyond 5 stars and the service equally so. However the noise level was so bad that it was impossible to fully enjoy the experience. I would love to return and try again but only if I was guaranteed a cozy table outside. The food and the service is just too great to miss because of the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day Rancho Santa Fe
    Researchqueen
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Wonderful! I was so happy to get 4 of us in on Valentines Day! We all LOVED it. We will be back soon. The martinis were FANTASTIC made by bartender Mike I was told and WOW! Berries, Berries, Berries. The Salmon was great! The Rabbit lasagna that my husband had, (poor rabbit) was fantastic he said. The sides of mashed potatoes, artichokes were fantastic. Then, to top it off, the wine my husband ordered was not available, so, they gave him a bottle of better quality for the same price! Our friends ordered the bread pudding for desert and shared, mmmmmmmm! We will be back soon! Thank you for making our love celebration great. Sincerely, Janice Ann Monaco-Keller
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The waiter and manager asked us to
    foodie
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    4 girlfriends went out to dinner, one of them is a Food blogger, our reservation was at 6 p.m. and to our surprise at 9 the waiter told us the manager asked me tell you the next reservation is here and we need your table!! Outrageous nobody told us our reservation had a deadline!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our group of six decided to
    Rastratton
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Our group of six decided to go "family style" and share multiple appetizers and large plates and they were all delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    DMdinerVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    This was our second visit for dinner. We were a party of 4 but were seated at a "private" but uniquely shaped table for 8, so it was a little awkward. The food was delicious--bruschetta with fig and goat cheese, short rib sliders, gnocchi with sausage and peppers, flatbread with goat cheese, and Brussels sprouts lardon. Great amuse boushe(?) as well. The chocolate bread pudding was good as well but not as chocolate-y as I recall from our first visit. Our server was friendly but we would have preferred for him to send over a sommelier rather than pretend to know something about wines. It wasn't a big deal, but it was obvious to my guests, so again a little awkward. It was a nice evening other than that minor detail. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unhappy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    asked for a quiet table (emphasis on table) called to confirm quiet and table and inside. three days b4 resv. assured we'd have it...//ere seated at a small table suitable for two in the noisy bar area (the resv was for 3 people)
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic neighborhood gem.
    ChrisHVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Fantastic neighborhood gem. Incredible wine sleection, great food, wonderful staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic - but way too noisy !
    DavethedinerVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Loved the food and the ambiance was great but the very high noise level coming from the bar was just too much - made it less romantic and much less relaxing - this could have been a favorite but prob won't go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good food, but very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    Pretty good food, but very noisy (loud music) and it's expensive for what it is.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dolce Pane E Vino
    DelMartianVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Excellent food (Carlsbad mussels, Margherita pane, fig bruschetta), drinks (Chopin vodka martinis), and service. Very nice decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We ordered a number of small
    TLamb
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    We ordered a number of small plates for the table and enjoyed them thoroughly. Unfortunately, we waited a little too long to order our main courses (because we wanted to see how full we were after the small plates) and their special of the night was already sold out. Fortunately, their substitute was (in my opinion) a much more appealing option. No one was disappointed and we all enjoyed a convivial evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for dinner!
    DMdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We had dinner with another couple and it was delightful. The food was very fresh and all plates were delicious. Extensive wine list and excellent craft beer selection. We LOVED the fig and goat cheese bruschetta, the short rib sliders, the mussels, and the prosciutto flatbread. The lamb chops were a tad overdone, but that could be my fault for ordering them medium-well. The double chocolate bread pudding was YUM! Our server was excellent. The patio is nice with fire pit and heaters but it is quite dark. Maybe if they put up twinkle lights it would help--lots of people were using there cellphones as flashlights to see the menu, food, bill. A true neighborhood gem. We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    dandd
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    My lamb chops were a perfect medium-rare and my husband's flatbread was delicious. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary, and our cousin works there and was our server - it was a very special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great - plus a special treat
    HunterVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Dolce Pane E Vino is a regular favorite for my wife and I. We would choose it over any restaurant in North County. The food is always great, imaginative, delicious, well-presented and substantial. The service is excellent, and the restaurant must treat its staff well because they're constant, and it's easy to make friends you look forward to seeing next time. On this particular Friday night, Steve (the boss-man) had found us a Chassagne Montrachet he knew we would like, at a very affordable price, so we had an extra special treat. This is a place that you'll love getting to know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great but our table....
    PickyeaterVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    My husband and I loved the pizza and the short rib sliders were totally yummy. Amazing wine list. The wait staff was attentive and helpful. And the place is very pretty with a happy vibe. But when we came in needing some alone time after a particularly stressful day we were seated at a large "group" table with 3 other couples. Since my job calls for being social I prefer not to be forced into it on my down time. It turned out ok and everyone there must have felt the same way because we all just kept to our own personal conversations, but if you're calling to make reservations and you don't want to make new friends over dinner, I suggest you specifically request a private table.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    LovingLunchesVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. Food is consistently fantastic, good service and I love the decor. Salads are always super fresh. Love the pink and yellow beets!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Enjoyable, Always Excellent
    HunterVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    My wife and I are frequent diners at Dolce Pane E Vino. At our last visit we brought along two guests, both wine and food sophisticates. They loved it! We enjoyed distinctive appetizers (like the delicious potato bruschetta), a wide range of main courses (respectively lamb, chicken, fish and beef based) and found a wonderful Pinot Noir that fit them all. The service was outstanding, and we enjoyed the high-top table seating arrangement. Perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Quality Ingredients
    QCommVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Very good food here. Service could use some polish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    HelenByVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    We loved the food, wine, service, atmosphere and attitude of the staff. Fantastic night. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic