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Caffe Dolce

4.3
355 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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 Italian 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. 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. Brunch served all day Sunday. Kids welcome. Seasonal patio.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Sat 8:00 am–10:45 am
Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(406) 830-3055 ext. 3
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Adam Cooke
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Private party facilities
Our semi-private dining room seats up to sixteen.
We can also section off part of our primary dining room for larger parties.

Dining room buyout can accommodate up to 100. Readily available Sunday evenings.
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Private party contact
Emilie Loran: (406) 830-3055 ext. 3
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Beckwith
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Parking details
Parking lot to the South of the building off of Brooks Street.
Street parking around the block of the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 355 People Are Saying
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4.2
service
4.3
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4.0
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Horrible service. The party of six that came in after us, ate way before the two of us got our salad. Waitress was nice enough but kind of clueless and clearly incompetent.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We love the sea salt rolls with olive oil, your house salad with sugared walnuts. My husbands new favorite is your macaroni and cheese. I like it too. Wish you had a few more vegetarian entrees. Love having you in our neighborhood!

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Love Caffe Dolce. However, was a bit disappointed in the service this evening. We had a seasoned server and a trainee. The seasoned server was great, but when we were handed off to the trainee, she filled our glasses of water and never asked how the meal was, how we were doing or if we needed anything else. I will still visit Caffe Dolce because the food is sooo good, and I know the ingredients are top shelf.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Really slow; servers attention to guests isn’t what it used to be. Lots of people in line for table and no one pays any attention. Gone downhill quickly.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We've eaten at Dolce countless times since they opened. They keep getting better. Friday night we tried the mussels and sausage appetizer and were kind of stunned how good it was. Short rib ragu is always good as is the flank steak. Dolce deserves to be mentioned among the best in Missoula.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

What a gem! Food was uniformly delicious and creatively prepared and presented. Service was exceptionally attentive

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

They have a very diverse menu. We had appetizers of Quail and sardines and both were delicious. We each had a different past dish for the main course. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the seasoning was strong but not over powering which I like. Gelato to go for dessert for a perfect dining experience.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great place with good vibe, great food and service

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

May be good for a lunch date with the girls. We had one night in Missoula and had researched extensively for a special date. My first impression upon entering wasn't good when greeted by a rude hostess then seated on top of another table. It only got worse we should've walked out.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

I love Cafe Dolce. The menu is interesting and inspiring, The food is delicious, the wine and beer selection is terrific, the staff is knowledgeable, professional, and friendly, and the ambiance is always absolutely lovely.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

lovely steelhead dish, highly recommend the cauliflower side dish, nice atmosphere for conversation

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The gnocchi with mushrooms and truffle was excellent.

I tasted two reds to decide which to have with dinner. One of them had gone bad, which the waiter should have noticed before bringing to the table.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

I really love Caffe Dolce as a neighborhood classic, and a place you can always depend on having a fun yet classy and funky ambiance. However, I am always a little disappointed with the limited dinner menu, and how overpriced it is for what you get. Food is good but usually a little oily and so many different flavors, it's hard for your pallet to process. I think I will try Brunch next time.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Generally speaking our family enjoyed the dinners. In particular my ragu was very salty and I did not finish it. We all liked our salads. Our server was attentive and pleasant. Of course she introduced herself by name, something that would be laughable anywhere else in the world.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

We always try and have a meal here when in Missoula. Good service, food and very friendly staff

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2018

One of my Dolce favorites is the house salad (now almost $10, a glaring example of price creep). Have ordered it many times. This time it was tasteless, drenched in oil, lacked pecans, and also lacked the sort of delicate greens that usually make it delicious. Should have sent it back but didn't want to make a fuss. Have had this sort of experience at Dolce many times. That said, the entree was very well prepared and very tasty. Have had that experience often too.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Went to Cafe Dolce with my fiancé for dinner. The food was amazing with lots of local stuff. Our server was Jarad and he really made our night. He was fun knowledgeable and not over bearing giving us just the right amount of attention. The duck was crispy and juicy, the salads were fresh and well built, cheese plate was local and well proportioned and the wine list was eclectic and extensive. We sat in a lovely corner and had a great time together. They also have a whole different day time thing going on with a coffee shop feel. We went there also for coffee and had cinnamon brioche toast. I crave it still. Try this place you won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Introduced our best friends that are new to Missoula to the short rib ragu and they loved it

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We started our new year's eve celebration with Caffe Dolce's prix fixe menu. While a bit pricy by Missoula's standards, the chef's course selection, creative use of local and seasonal ingredients and artistic presentation made our meal more that worthwhile.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

I've eaten at Caffè Dolce several times and enjoyed every one, but the meal I had most recently was particularly outstanding. We ordered all of the vegetable sides, along with a steak, and the food was delectable. I can't say enough about the roasted cauliflower, or the Brussels sprouts with fish sauce vinaigrette, or the mustard-glazed root veggies, or the roasted squash (which was, honestly, the best squash I've ever had). The house-made gluten-free bread is incredibly good - had I not known it was GF, I never would have guessed.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

The service was of disappointing quality and quite slow. A relatively slow night and it took us 2 hours and 15 minutes to have dinner with no appetizers ordered. Found ourselves having to flag down the server multiple times.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

The food was excellent and the service friendly and attentive. Atmosphere was sparkly with Christmas lights , but very high noise level made conversation amongst the four of us difficult. Definitely go there for delicious food!

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2.0Dined on December 20, 2017

The food and service have been better. The servers are much less polite and professional than in years past. As we were seated the server told us the food would be slow that night (not particularly crowed). Again, the large bottle of Perrier were out (this happens way too frequently). I hope the restaurant will return to better service and organization.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Rustic Italian with a modern appreciation of farm-to-table. Chef Adam knows what he is doing and isn't afraid to raise the bar when it comes to food. The Wine list is impeccable and pretty much 100% Italian and French. Beautiful.

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

We eat at Cafe Dolce often, probably once to twice a month. The service is usually very good. However, Friday night our service was sub par. Our server was friendly, and was accommodating to my husband and I splitting our meal. When we got our appetizer of clams, she brought us a bowl in which to put our shells, but didn't bring any appetizer plates. She gave us the tiny forks for the clams, but our bread plates were gone. When she brought our entree, also no extra plates. She didn't come back to the table until we were almost done to check on our dinner. My husband had to eat the short ribs with the clam fork call my because she didn't leave our silverware after our salads. We will return to Caffe Dolce, but I will say it was a little disappointing

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2.0Dined on November 24, 2017

We have found Dolce up and down over the years, and this time it was down. Instead of the usual tasty rolls, the waiter served rolls that were one or two days old: inedible. Should have sent them back but didn't want to make a scene. The house salad came with no pecans (contrary to the menu) and little of that dreamy goat cheese, and was drenched in vinegar. Nine bucks for that. Also should have been sent back. The pasta, however, was good.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

We come to Missoula to visit our kids & grandchildren & this is the restaurant ov our choice.

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4.0Dined on November 9, 2017

Professional, ambient environment. Cheese tasting was very good, the entrees were not for me. The gelato was very good.

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2017

I have eaten here in groups from 2 to 10. The food is always superlative. Usually the service is terrific, but on the most recent occasion - a relatively quiet Wednesday night-, the service was atrocious. It took too long to have our drink orders taken and served. We thought our food order had been lost. At the end a second server came out to apologize that our server had gone home after her shift ended, and that she did not know who had ordered what! This was very surprising based on my previous experiences, and , although I will always come back, might dissuade others from returning.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Last two times portions were small for the money spent. Left hungry.

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Being a one-of-a-kind dining experience like Cafe Dolce has a special allure for visitors (like me) who want to capture the Missoula vibe while enjoying outstanding cuisine. Makes me want to be a local!

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent food and great service. Quiet, unassuming place in a quiet residential neighborhood. Open style seating - like eating in a large living room. But, tables are far enough apart to be private. Christina was an excellent waiter. Attentive but not obtrusively so. We had the specials - a seafood pasta and my pal had the salmon. Both were outstanding. Definitely a good place to spend a quiet dinner.

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2017

Dolce at its best. Everything delicious. Dolce has been up and down in the past. Let’s hope they keep it up.

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4.0Dined on October 10, 2017

Great lamb burger. Menu is more limited than in the past,

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful meal, terrific service, amazing staff. Our favorite place to go - morning, noon, and night!

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

Cafe Dolce has a unique, almost an old-world look and feel. It is not an intimate setting by any means, but the ambience is very nice. The service was great, our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was excellent. We had the wild mushroom, goat cheese, bread & butter onion pickles bruschetta and then both ordered the pasta special; fusilli with heirloom tomato, seafood ragu, grapefruit & herbed mascarpone...delicious! When and if we get back to Missoula, we will definitely go to Cafe Dolce!

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2.0Dined on September 23, 2017

The food is good, but not great, and it's pricey. There was a special Middle Eastern chef event, which is why we went, but the menu was very limited and meat-heavy, so as a vegetarian, I didn't have a lot of choices. Also, the reservation was for 3 people, and all 3 of us were there, and the hostess took us to a table for ... 2. Hmmm.

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2017

We have dined at Dolce much less often as the quality of the dishes grew spotty even as the prices went up. This time all was quite good, though.

One peeve all the same: many favorites of mine have disappeared over time from the Dolce menu, such as roasted chicken, squid ink pasta, and a pasta with mussels. Even a particularly good green salad is gone.

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Delicious! We had a great dinner at Caffe Dolce. Our waiter was excellent, the food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on September 13, 2017

Good place to eat.

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