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Caffe Dolce

345 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Italian, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Mon–Sat 8:00 am–10:45 am
Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm
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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Cross street
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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.
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 345 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Suzh (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

Heidi (Montana)
4.0  Dined 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.

CatherineL (Montana)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Montana)
3.0  Dined 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.

LrsMks (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

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

RegularCustomer (Montana)
3.0  Dined 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.

Hotrod (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Montana)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Montana)
5.0  Dined 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.

JKitt (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Montana)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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!

vipEricBlair (Montana)
2.0  Dined 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.

WillnRobyn (Montana)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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