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About Dodici Restaurant

DODICI - Located in the heart of Rockville Centre, New York. Dodici is a testament to the authentic and delicious Italian cuisine. Our extensive wine list and relaxing setting combined with the mouthwatering food, makes Dodici a unique dining experience on Long Island.

12 N. Park Ave.
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 1:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Sunrise Hway & Merrick Rd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 764-3000

Website:
http://www.dodicirestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Occasional Live Music

Parking Details:
Dinner / Thursday - Saturday Valet Parking Available

Public Transit:
Long Island Rail Road- Rockville Centre, Dodici located 2 blocks South of LIRR Station.

Private Party Facilities:
Dodici offers the entire restaurant for events on Saturday & Sundays afternoons.

Restaurant: 100 people

Private backroom: 35 people

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Dodici Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Great food, great service at the table. The hostess had a bit of an attitude when I asked why our seat was taking 20 minutes even though we had a reservation, wasn't the end of the world but she could have been less of a smart *** about it

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always great food, good for special occasions. Restaurant was almost empty, service could have been better.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Service and food was terrific. My friends and I enjoyed ourselves!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The four of us had a 630 reservation today after a show. Our table was ready when we arrived at 615 and we were seated right away. What a pleasant surprise it was the last day of restaurant week and we were given 3 menus, specials-restaurant week-regular. We all ordered off RW menu and it was awesome. I had the fresh mozz arugula prosciutto pizza appetizer and it was the size of a meal itself-took half home. Main course was a seared filet of sole w/ sauteed garlic spinach -outstanding. Also had the filet mingnon/chicken special that was just as tasty. The entire staff was friendly and on point. Look forward to go back soon. Keep up the great work Dodici.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I wasn't sure what to expect, since it was my first time there and it was Saturday night of Restaurant Week. The experience turned out to be perfect, starting with the valet parking service. Parking in RVC is almost impossible, so valet parking was like a Godsend! The young man who parked my car was so nice, and an asset to the restaurant. He took my car immediately and I only had to wait a very short time to get it back after dinner.
The restaurant was very crowded but they seated us right on time. The waiter was very attentive, as well as a few other people who visited our table several times to make sure everything was alright! The food was very good, a great value for your money during Restaurant Week, right down to the delicious cannoli for dessert. We never felt rushed and truly enjoyed dining there to celebrate our friend's birthday. The only complaint was that my friend's kale salad was very small, especially compared to the size of the pizza that was one of the appetizers. That complaint can be easily rectified, I am sure. All in all this was a really nice dining experience and I have already recommended the restaurant to other friends. The next time we are in RVC we will visit Dodici again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Overrated food was bad and so was the restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was good and authentic, but the noise level was extremely high so it decreased the fun of dining tremendously. Also, I asked the server when placing my main course order is the chicken dish (with steak and sausage) all white meat and he said NO. It turned out to be almost all white meat with a little piece from the leg. That wasn't very nice.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The hostess was courteous and pleasant. She sat us at a romantic table by the window away from everyone else. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and done to perfection. The portions were also perfect. The veal was tender as can be. It practically melted in your mouth. The shrimp was cooked perfectly and the pasta was just right. I would gladly recommend Dodici to anyone.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

went here first time for Restaurant Week. Great restaurant, great food, great service. I will definitely be back

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Went during restaurant week - limited menu but good food with ample portions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Nice place

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was very good. We had a 7:45 reservation and didn't get seated until 9:15. Not acceptable!!!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Yummy food ! Great service! First visit and would definitely go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Coctails, food, service
All very good. Wonderful evening

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had reservations for 7:15 and our party was there promptly. We were told to wait at bar a table would be ready in 5 mins. 40 minutes later the lady tried to sit us by the front door which we were told is a bad location due to the cold. She was a nasty woman and tried to explain but was so phony. They said they needed the open table for a table of 10 which when they came a half hour later had plenty of room. The food was very good. The waiter was great but the lady who sat us and bs us ruined the night. A lot of good restaurants around and unfortunately we won’t be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

After refusing a table near the door on a cold night we waited another 20 minutes beyond our reservation for a table in the back section. we were seated without menus and were told they didn't have any available. Our table for 4 was set for three, and we were never given water glasses. A busboy later came to fill our missing glasses and looked dumbfounded. We asked for warm bread which never appeared. The food was good but took a long time. The noise level was beyond comfortable, as the dining room is long and narrow and has all hard surfaces that reflect sound. I'll give this 3 stars at best. Now I remember why I haven't been there in about 5 years, I forgot...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have been going to Dodici for years and it has been consistently excellent!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Been here before. I was surprised they weren’t as busy as usual but still busy. Turned tables a few times while we were there.

My wife and I made reservations for Saturday evening. We started with a cocktail/glass of wine which was nicely prepared. For appetizer we split the Rice Ball. Delicious, wow, I’m a sucker for good rice balls, lol. My wife had seared tuna and I had the Bronzini served with clams, mussels & escarole. We both completely enjoyed this meal as we usually do. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. A total professional. We skipped desert in lieu of going across the street to the ice cream parlor. Sorry.

This is a great place, food is second to none.

Enjoy

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Outstanding experience. All the service was excellent and kind. Would 100% recommend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

They were very crowded and backed up. We winded up being seated at hour and 15 minutes after our reservation. They comped us a glass of wine, and the hosts were very nice. But once we sat down, the experience got much worse. Our waiter clearly did not care about us, bc we we’re not one of his larger parties. A younger man put some bread down on our table and quickly ran away, but we had to wait 10 minutes to ask for olive oil or butter or anything to eat it with. We also never got napkins and even though we asked didn’t wind up getting napkins til way after our entrees.
Once we did get our entrees.. the waiter didn’t offer us cracked pepper or cheese for our pasta like they do for everyone else and we really wanted them. Now we’re eating red sauce without napkins... finally got them. After we were done, our waiter shouted over to us from a afar asking if we wanted coffee or cappuccino, so we ordered a cappuccino

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Dinner was very nice we both had pasta dishes which were very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

As always - excellent service and delicious food is the norm! My husband had the halibut special which was the best halibut dish either of use have tasted. I requested a pasta dish be modified and it was amazing. This is our go to place in RVC!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was very good especially the veal chop. Three service was excellent. The markup on bottle wine was much more reasonable than most

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Local Italian food restaurant great food, friendly service, and charming ambiance. Loved my bolognese over papardelle and the cheese plate was perfect with a bottle of delicious Nebbiolo. Can’t wait til we next return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went to this restaurant with friends during Restaurant Week. We had a 7:15 reservation. Once seated I asked to see the Restaurant Week menu. I was advised that dinner was regular price after 7. I checked the restaurant website and the Dodici Restaurant Week menu and did not see anything about a cutoff time. I asked our waiter to extend a 15 minute courtesy and he said he could not. I asked to see the manager to make my request directly to her. When she arrived I explained that we had never been to the restaurant and wanted to try it during Restaurant Week. I asked her to extend a 15 minute courtesy and she also stated that she could not. She then advised me that this cutoff time is part of the Restaurant “rules”. I went back to the Restaurant Week website and read the fine print. The only thing I found was a requirement that restaurants offer the price fix meals until AT LEAST 7pm on Saturday evenings. Lying to me- really? In the end we stayed. The food was good but this whole experience left a bad taste in my mouth. I will not be back, nor will I recommend this restaurant. There’s so many other great restaurants in the area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were escorted to the back room. Very cozy. I had informed Dodici that we were celebrating our friend's 60th birthday and would they be kind enough to place a candle in whatever he ordered. They did that and Alfonso brought practically the entire staff to sing Happy Birthday to him. Alfonso was the best. . excellent, over the top service, delicious food. . a perfect evening. Thank you Dodici

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food is always excellent. Service is great . Wait Staff is very Friendly and knowledgable

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Been here many times. Food always great/excellent. Bar cocktail not food. Vodka and soda was flat. The Manhattan was not crafted correctly and was missing bitters. Otherwise service including the bar was excellent. Food excellent. A little noisey but a convivial atmosphere. Great restaurant.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding food, great selection, good wine list.
Inventive menus and specials.
This was my 3rd visit and have never been disappointed.
Wish the noise level was lower.
Try stuffed zucchini blossoms if available.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food .. Service .. Ambiance ..our reservation was met with warmth and promptness .. A little noisy but that is part of its charm( it was a Saturday pm)

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Everything was fantastic
Definitely go again

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

I used to come here always, but tonite I changed my mind I will never come back here ever again, I left 4 tickets of Yankee game on the table when I came back I asked the waiter, busboy , and Lori the manager but nobody saw or Knew anything I know 100 % I left it there ...very disappointed with this restaurant and the staff....I made a police report in order for us to get new tickets...I am hoping the owner check his camera in restaurant to see who took the tickets bc tonite was only few customers and like 4 waiters this happened at dinner time around 7:45pm on 9/28/17
Someone stole Yankee game tickets from my table!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The food was good and the waiter was friendly but there was a definite push to up-sell - which i guess could be expected. The problem was towards the end of the meal. My date and I were talking and enjoying ourselves when suddenly it became obvious that they wanted us out. It was late but certainly there were other people in the restaurant and the wait staff made it clear by loudly replacing the the silverware on tables near us. The worst part was (for 2 people with meals costing about $25/ each 2 glasses of wine (one each) and one Cappuccino and one Double Espresso the bill came out to $102 before tax - that is not the worst part. As we were talking a waiter came and never asked if we were done, grabbed the coffee cups from us - very rude. I was sorry that i had added $25 to the bill as a tip.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Dodici never disappoints! Outstanding food time and time again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We love the food here. Always some great specials and a very good wine list by the bottle or glass. Wait staff very attentive without being intrusive. Valet parking on weekends

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Bring ear plugs! What a shame. This is really a good restaurant. The food is well-prepared. Sadly, it is beyond noisy. The staff must be going deaf. We might try going really early in the evening, say 5 PM. We had dinner at 7 PM and the noise level was impossibly loud. There were children in the restaurant and I shudder to think what happened to their hearing after 90 minutes there.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Our waiter Alex was great. Food was excellent and the baked clams were exceptional. Great night

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Unfortunately, this was not a good experience. We arrived before our friends and were quickly seated after they checked our reservation. The waiter was nice, gave a menu and offered to take a drink order. Soon thereafter, our friends arrived . The maitre'd scrambled over to the table rudely saying "do you have a reservation?" She said, yes I'm with them and the maitre'd looked at us asking if we had a reservation! (Meanwhile we already had drinks and a menu) and I said yes, he asked the. Name and literally ran back to the desk to check (was he going to throw us out?)
The waiter returned, took our order, etc. Once the food arrived, no one came to the table to see if everything was fine. The cannelloni was good;, the ravioli Nona had 4 small ravioli (FOUR), the bronzino special had bones in it ( despite them asking if she wanted it filleted) and the pasta Mediterraneano had plenty of mussels and clams and was a good portion size. The cappuccino was good. Our bill seemed quite expensive for an OK meal, but the rude maitre'd and lackluster service will keep me from returning!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Quality Italian food, nice wine selection, couples or family friendly, wait staff waiting to serve your table

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Most of us enjoyed our meals, but the price of the food and drinks was much too high to go back unless it was a special occasion, and I would prefer to pay that much money elsewhere. The service was excellent including singing to the birthday guest at our request.

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