Fantastic...but noisy for
Fantastic...but noisy for conversation.
But love this restaurant.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is incredible, server
Food is incredible, server was very friendly and attenttive, and she was knowledgeable about teh restaurant's wines and cheeses. Great experience...again!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot if you like to
Great spot if you like to order a lot of different things to share.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent customer service and ambi
I went with a friend for a nice dinner recently. We ordered several small plates. The food was okay, however when we made a few comments, our lovely waitress brought out another for us to try. In the end she didn't charge us for several as a token of customer service. I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent customer zservice and friendliness kf the staff. I would return for this a,one, let alone the good food. This is a nice gem in our neighborhood.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have been here a couple of times for dinner and have enjoyed tremendously, although it can be a bit noisy. Was here for lunch and all was perfect.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
There had been an error with
There had been an error with our reservation as we had reserved for a time after the restaurant closed on Sunday evening. The manager was exceedingly gracious and said there would be no problem serving us as the mixup in times was not our fault. We were served the usually delicious Dolce food and were not rushed in the slightest although the only dinner guests at that hour. This was a very positive experience for us.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Small Neighborhood Restaurant
We were a group of 8 for a College Graduation Party. The staff was excellent in assisting with the arrangements for getting the flowers I had delivered to the right table. Their selection of a table for us made our experience a little more private, while still sharing the dining room with others. The variety of wines on the menu allowed everyone to select a wine of their liking. The cheese board was incredible - the cheeses were paired well with nuts, honey and figs! The selection of small plates and large plates on the menu gave great options for those that were less hungry than others. Everyone loved the cedar plank salmon. The dinner salads on the small plate menu were enjoyable, especially the beet salad. Parking was a challenge.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden gem in Rancho Santa Fe
Steve Flowers and staff make you feel like family. The atmosphere, food and service are top-notch at this locals hangout in rural Rancho Santa Fe. Well worth a drive from other parts of San Diego. Small plates are innovative. Main courses tend to be traditional American fare, but always excellent.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great evening with food and wine
We brought some friends here from out of town. The restaurant was very nice and what really motivated me to write this review was that they were very kid friendly. Our server was very attentive and great attention to detail.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyable dining experience
My husband and I were searching for a restaurant in North County that was casual with an extensive wine and food menu. The experience did not disappoint. Ian, our server, was exceptional in that he provided lots of great food recommendations. He also balanced providing excellent service and yet did not overwhelm us with his presence. In terms of the food, I would strongly recommend the short rib sliders, cedar plank salmon and butterscotch pudding desert with salted carmel. A fabulous dining experience!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous and getting even better
Dolce Pane E Vino just gets better and better. The service is excellent, the kitchen well-managed, precise and efficient, and the food is always delectable. The wine list is wide ranging, always delivering something interesting and new, and it's well-priced.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter was extremely attentive. He knew what to recommend. The wine list is extensive. We choose the cheese and meat plate for two, which was delicious! The caramel pudding was a perfect ending. Lovely atmosphere. Can't wait to go again.
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband is a cook and we both appreciate a meal that can tantalize our mouths. Any more we are disappointed when we go out because we could make it better at home. Dolce Pane E Vino was the first time we have gone out in years and didn't have a laundry list of faults of the meal, taste, portion size, and service. It was a delight for my husband and me to have a meal that we thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you!
The street noise when sitting outside was a bit bothersome at times.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved the food, wine, service, atmosphere and attitude of the staff. Fantastic night. We will be back!
8/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
High Quality Ingredients
Very good food here. Service could use some polish.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Enjoyable, Always Excellent
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!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great but our table....
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.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great - plus a special treat
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.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for dinner!
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!!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ordered a number of small
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!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dolce Pane E Vino
Excellent food (Carlsbad mussels, Margherita pane, fig bruschetta), drinks (Chopin vodka martinis), and service. Very nice decor.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic - but way too noisy !
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
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM