Caffe Dolce

4.5
494 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Caffè Dolce at 500 Brooks Street, Missoula.

Caffè Dolce features fine dining with informal flare. In the heart of a historic Missoula neighborhood, Caffè Dolce features seasonal contemporary menus with a focus on quality ingredients.

Dolce’s wine bar features a potent old-world-wine list, showcasing a stunning collection of artisanal wine makers from Italy, France, and Spain, and an ecletic new-world-wine selection from California and Oregon. The beer menu features local and regional, and worldly craft beers.
Think of us before dinner as well. Fresh baked goods, light breakfast offerings and an Italian coffee bar are served in the morning. Lunch is served from the counter throughout the afternoon. House-made gelato rounds out the offering.
Kids welcome. Seasonal patio.

Visit www.caffedolce.com under "Order Online" for our online selection

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 494 people are saying
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Beowulf
Montana
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a very lovely evening. Our waitperson was very attentive to all our requests and provided excellent service. Our food was delicious. I did wish for more pasta selections than just fusilli and mac-n-cheese. I was hoping for bucatini al' amatriciana but it was not on the menu. We had a nice table and the ambiance was special for a birthday celebration.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding. My family ate here our last 2 nights of vacation. The service was outstanding and super friendly. Food was very good, Covid precautions excellent. I have eaten here on a number of occasions the staff currently the best by far.

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vipjocy
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Not sure if it’s due to Covid, but the wine list has gone downhill. Very few selections by the glass and the available options are lackluster. We still love this place and hope the options expand in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Most of the food was good however there was a notable inconsistency in the dishes. Pasta was served cold. Pizza ingredients were flavorful but the crust was undercooked. The written wine menu was uninspiring, however they have a "secret" stash of wine that was exceptional.

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vipHaroldM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Average food, great ambience, overpriced wine

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vipElizabethC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful!

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D6foodie
Montana
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in Missoula. The food is always creative and good. The wine and beer list excellent. The servers are knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. The bay leaf buccatini with chantarelles last week - wow!

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Beowulf
Montana
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was nice to sit outside. Service was somewhat slow as the place was crowded and I believe the servers were overburdened with too many tables to keep track of. The food was good but there was not the choice of entrees that we have had in the past. Many good pasta dishes though, which satisfied my guests. The lemony fusilli I had was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our engagement here while on vacation, wonderful service and atmosphere and food was so good we licked the plate clean !

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vipDennisF
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It took 45 minutes to get the appetizer course and another 45 minutes to get the main course. 3 of the 4 main courses were terrible!

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vipFoodieFamily
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance, beautiful patio. Been here a few times. Great place to work during day or have business lunch. They’re best menu items are at dinner time, so be sure to come back then!!

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Janedoll
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Good adherence to safe dining distancing and practices.

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vipPDXFoodie
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is fantastic and the new chef is bringing some wonderful flare. We thoroughly enjoyed the quality food, atmosphere and place to celebrate with our daughter and her partner. We will keep coming back.

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vipElizabethK
Tucson
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Cafe Dolce. We were visiting from out of town and it was our last meal in Missoula. Our last meal was on a high note because of Cafe Dolce's staff, food, and impeccable COVID protocols. If you want a place that is safe and friendly with outstanding, delicious food look no further than Cafe Dolce.

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JessicaG
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was absolutely delicious and the staff was very on top of social distancing with masks and hand sanitizer at the door!

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Scrapes
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and pretty good food. We really enjoyed the restaurant.

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DawnS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had such a wonderful time here at Cafe Dolce. Their menu options, flavors, and presentation were outstanding. The service was really good. It’s honestly such a beautiful space and paired with amazing food it’s a full package experience. My only complaint is that their wine bottle list is marked up a bit too much, and could use more expansive options.

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KelleyH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite spot. LOVE the lamb burger. Fantastic wait staff.

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GJMLDM
Salt Lake City
29 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent with exceptional wines

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ChloeJ
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is incredible! Everything from the detailed and beautifully hand-painted ceiling mural to the friendly and generous staff to the unique array of menu choices- we were blown away! The mussels and bucatini were my favorite dishes. We will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Montana
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The salad (which I've ordered many times in the past) was abominable. Underdressed and vinegary. No rolls were served. Felt like an idiot paying my bill.

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Beowulf
Montana
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an excellent dining experience - good food, great service and the bordering noise level was tolerable. There was a tot being swung up in the air, which was a bit distracting but he didn't cry that much then. I was worried they would drop him. Still, it wasn't my kid, so I ignored it. I had a lovely table by the window - nice view of the whole restaurant with the china in the back. Overall, I enjoyed my evening there. The place swings. I love to go to Caffe Dolce.

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vipCNRdatenite
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a treat. Our waiter was terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary there. Last year we were in Rome and Cafe Dolce had pasta exactly like they had in Rome and the Gelato was too. Their house wine was great. It was nice to be in a restaurant that we could actually have a conversation. So many places are so loud but this one was not. The ambiance was nice with dimmed lights and candles. Plus they gave us an anniversary gift on our tab.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner for 14

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SarahN
Montana
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always unique and delicious and the service friendly and most helpful.

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KathyB
Montana
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The service is normally good, but some miscommunication about getting our food quickly because we were going to symphony which was shared with the servicer. Once meals came we had to rush through them. Good great & will go back.

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tomg
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was great. Our server was attentive and helpful in ordering etc. Table spacing is great for conversations and privacy. The food was outstanding from salad, apps, to entree and dessert. My daughter ate vegetables she had never hear of because they were GREAT!
My only suggestion would maybe to be more conscious of bussing tables more quickly? Plates sat for a while. Not a big deal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal!

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Daniel
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loud, food not bad, great wine list. Portions a bit small. Menu not expansive, desserts ok nothing great. Would have to think hard before returning. Recommended with qualifications.

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AmandaP
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic and the wait staff was very friendly!

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DungeonScholar
Montana
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

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Mediocre
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had guests from the east coast who have traveled pretty much everywhere and they truly enjoyed the restaurant and thought the food was excellent. Caffe Dolce is reliably good all the time.

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CindyG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Missoula on vacation and wanted to have a great dinner. We checked Trip Advisor and this restaurent was #1 on their list, so we made reservations and had a delightful meal. The food, service, and waiters were wonderful. We were not rushed and enjoyed a relaxing evening.

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vipMichael
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh made pasta, excellent service and food. I would recommend this restaurant to a friend

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OpenTable Diner
Montana
23 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Fed up with Dolce's inconsistency. Have had the house salad often enough to recognize that what was served to me the other night was a total mistake. Inedible. Much vinegar and almost zero oil, as if someone got the proportions reversed. Had to send it back (which I hate to do: embarrassing). The server brought an identical salad back, saying that there was nothing wrong with the first. The pasta too was awful, with a disgusting pool of liquid at the bottom of the plate. Papardelle doughy and tasteless. (In the past I have usually found the Dolce pasta delicious.) Have had many incidents of Dolce's wild inconsistency in the past, and this was one too many. This once-loyal customer will not be returning to Dolce for dinner any time soon.

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Beowulf
Montana
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends were very impressed with the whole experience. It was a wonderful evening.

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Bilyu
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restuarant was outstanding, even beyond MIssoula. The food was of the highest quality, with a decent array of entrees and sides. The brussel sprouts were seasoned and sauted to perfection. The flank steak was very nice and plated well. The halibut (fish special) was, according to my friend, exceptional. Service was excellent, with our waitperson having a good grasp of food questions and answers, and who paid close attention to our needs. I look forward to returning, and hope that it will maintain its high level of quality. I will not hesitate to recommend this restraurant to my friends.

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June
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding wine list including options by the glass, 0.25l and 0.5l.

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JohnP
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always appreciate the excellent food and service. One of our favorite places to take out-of-town guests. Great beer and wine selection also!!!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Caffe Dolce using the Order Online button. Caffe Dolce also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (406) 830-3055 ext. 3.

Caffe Dolce is rated 4.5 stars by 494 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.