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About Caffe Dolce

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.

500 Brooks Street
Missoula, MT 59801
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary European

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

Cross Street:
Beckwith

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(406) 830-3055 ext. 3

Website:
http://caffedolce.com/

Parking Details:
Parking lot to the South of the building off of Brooks Street.
Street parking around the block of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Adam Cooke

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.

Private Party Contact:
Emilie Loran: (406) 830-3055 ext. 3

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Caffe Dolce Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Afternoon Coffee (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Authentic (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Cozy (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
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Great Beer (4)
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Afternoon Tea (3)
Organic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
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 (Montana)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Organic, People Watching, Casual, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on December 28, 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.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 27, 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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·Dined on December 27, 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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Montana)·Dined on December 21, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on December 10, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 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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 (Montana)·Dined on November 25, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on October 26, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Montana)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Casual, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 15, 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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 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.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic
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 (Montana)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Montana)·Dined on October 11, 2017

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

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 (Montana)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 27, 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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (Montana)·Dined on September 23, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Montana)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Good place to eat.

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 (Montana)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Quality of food and consistency had dropped off and kept us away for a while. Our last visit gave us hope that things has improved to previous high standards and this most recent visit proved that Caffe Dolce is back! Worth a go.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Casual, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Romantic
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 (Montana)·Dined on September 12, 2017

love our little neighborhood gem! delicious antipasti and pastas!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We think Cafe Dolce is the best restaurant in Missoula-- for any meal or for just coffee or gelatto! The ambience is perfect - indoor or out. The food outstanding.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Caffe Dolce was a pleasant surprise. We were passing through town and drove about 12 miles to get to the restaurant. We were not dosappointed. We sat outside, the weather was perfect. The food was delicious. We had the Seafood Fusilli, Garden Salad, Caesar Saland with Anchovies, and Pasta Amatriatrana ( they were kind enough to make the sauce without pancetta). A chocolate dessert too. We had a nice bottle of Sangiovese, but upon reading the menu further we saw "featured" wine, also Sangiovese, that we would have ordered had we seen it. However, the owner gave us all a little taste, and we were happy with both wines. Good find!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Organic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Excellent food. Server was attentive. Only dislike was hostess. We had resi (family if four) and asked for a table outside. We were on time for our resi, maybe a couple minutes early. She said not available. Then after we were seated inside she proceeded to seat a couple with no resi at a four top outside. They checked in right before us. Family hater? Who knows. We did not say anything. Then when we wanted to pay and she was nearby us, we asked if could give her our cc and bill. She looked put off. I fail to understand why great restaurants hire hostesses with an attitude.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

The tuna lettuce wrap appetizer was a big disappointment. Everyone else enjoyed their choices.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 16, 2017

LOVE! Felt like being in Europe!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Lovely place! Excellent food, attentive service, beautiful space. Can't wait to go again!

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 (Montana)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Delicious lamb burgers and gelato. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. Highly recommended

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 (Montana)·Dined on July 29, 2017

A good place for two or for a big family. Always a great restaurant

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We live in Spokane and think nothing of driving to Missoula, just to eat here!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Very comfortable, good salads, bucatini dish attractive but not special. Wine list is overprice but most wines are unique and less popular vineyards. Easy way to keep markup high.

Not impressed, after hearing so much about this place. Wanted it to be more, much more.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Had dinner on recent trip to Missoula. Service was super (charlie), food was terrific as always. Homemade pasta and fish were terrific. Very solid wine list. Mice ambiance. Sat on patio for first time which was beautiful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fun, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on July 17, 2017

In a word, Fabulous! We drove 3 hours to have a birthday meal at Cafe Dolce and it was worth every mile! The food is fresh, creative, and hand made. There is a great wine list, and a variety of choices on the menu using local products. Service was also excellent with a very friendly, well trained person. The decor in Cafe Dolce is also one of its great attractions with beautiful Frescos on the ceiling, and ceramic mosaics on the floor. The lighting is soft, not too bright which enhances the ambiance of the place. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a delicious, beautifully served meal. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Have been to Caffe Dolce on several occasions when visiting Missoula. We miss the old menu--this one is almost too "creative" for our tastes, but still tasty. Has always been noisy, so not a really good place to go if you want to have deep conversations, but a happy, upbeat atmosphere with reasonably good food & drink.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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