Dolce Italian

4.5
951 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Dolce Italian is the winner of the 2015 Accolade “America’s Best New Restaurant” situated in the heart of Miami Beach on 17th and Collins at The Gale Hotel. Led by award winning Chef Paolo Dorigato, this charming Italian restaurant which received a 3-star review from the Miami Herald serves breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner with options for both indoor dining and al fresco dining on the outdoor patio and covered terrace with a fresh selection of pizzas, pastas, apps, salads and entrees. Dolce also offers private dining and catering for special events, both offsite and onsite throughout the property at The Gale Hotel on the Garden Rooftop, The Regent Cocktail Club and The Rec Room.
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vipKelleyH
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was fabulous! We sat outside among a sea of white lights..truly amazing. We just never thought sitting on the street at night would be so LOUD..people yelling in cars, sirens, etc. It was rather distracting. Next time, we will sit inside.

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vipAlma
New England
77 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely decor outside. Fabulous food.

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vipAwesome
Denver
48 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

It ended up being a horrible experience, we arrived as expected and they said they were running behind. No big deal, we went to the bar and waited patiently, bartenders were great. After 90 minutes they seated us, ordered drinks and as she served us drinks we were told they were pretty much out of food.

Not a good message after we waited all that time, the manager did comp the drinks at the table. But we were hungry.

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vipwendyc
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for the upstairs inside vs. the bar area. Menu is succinct but each piece is delicious. Service was better than most places nearby. Will come back regularly

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vipNYer
New York Area
196 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Dolce

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Waiter seemed irritated... they used plastic “to-go” containers for serving bread and olive oil. Very basic for the price. Very loud DJ playing club music seemed strange for nice Italian meal?

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After making reservations, we were never seated

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WRTravel
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal at Dolce. The service was great and the food was wonderful. Only snag was that it took a while for us and several parties to be seated when we arrived - which led to several upset customers. It was clearly just a staffing issue and one of the hosts or managers started clearing tables themselves to get people sat. We waited 15-20 minutes to be sat after our reservation - which isn't really too bad for South Beach. Once sat - our waitress was great, the food came quickly, and was delicious. Once we were seated, the services was some of the best we'd had in Miami Beach/South Beach. I'd definitely recommend and would return, just be aware that you may have to wait to be sat.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Neat atmosphere on Collins St.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food5service5ambience5

I never write reviews and I’ve eaten here before so I can attest to good food and good service. The problem was that I made this reservation on nye bc it appeared to have an a la carte menu. I confirmed 2x and nothing mentioned a price fixed special nye menu. When I got there that wasn’t the case. The confusion was frustrating especially that 5 of us had to find somewhere else to eat on the busiest night of the year. I believe there was a disconnect bw open table and the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love it at Dolce! It’s my favorite restaurant! Never disappoints

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing night thanks for everything we had birthday ☺️

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Food was amazing, service impeccable, ambiance on point

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vipJaseB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class operation all around. Bravo! Food was delicious and the service was prompt. Amazing drinks as well. You will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meatballs pizzas pastas

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teeser
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot

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vipCraig
Orlando
99 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great Italian food - great service- noisy but fun outside dining

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Lobster ravioli, the meatballs, busselsprouts. Exceptional. But, I forgot who was our main server. There was 5 of them serving. No personal touch, otherwise everything else was very good.

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sanfords
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Overpriced and mediocre food quality.
We had 3 spaghetti and one veal dinner along with a glass of house wine . The Bill was $250.00

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great service and quality of food here

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vipJackQ
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

good location in South Beach. food was very good. service was not so good. Instead of having one server the entire meal, it was more a rotating team approach. When that happens, there is lag time between one server and the next and on more than one occasion, we were stuck waiting for someone when we needed something.

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RudolphG
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was too hot to sit outside, so opted to sit in the dinning room and what a wonderful experience. It was very intimate, beautifully decorated, service was superb and the food delicious. Been back a few times but that was my first time inside and will definitely be returning.

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vipStuart
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are in South Beach for vacation. We love the restaurants here. We passed by Dolce the night before and loved the look of the outdoor seating so we made a reservation for the next night, March 1st. Wow...was it great! The food was as authentic as if you were sitting at an outdoor restaurant in Italy. And we’ve done that! The service was impeccable. Milana was our server and she was delightful. She was informative about the menu, and extremely personable. We felt comfortable just talking with her about many things. Before our entrees came, one of the managers of the restaurant came to our table with a plate of Lobster Ravioli compliments of the chef! A $28.00 entree. We were shocked as they had no reason to do this. It was amazing. Then our entrees came and we just chowed down. Staff kept coming to see how we were doing, and so did the managers. We so enjoyed how real they were and it just made our dining experience so memorable. We come to SOBE almost every year in late February to escape the Chicago winter for a week. We will definitely return to Dolce on our next visit and will tell our friends that have residences here or just come here to be sure and dine at Dolce!

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KateH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved it. Servers were a little pushy wanted to up sell us drinks and apps when we just wanted dinner. Would 100 percent go back

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NadineW
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Empfangsdame war sehr unfreundlich. Servicepersonal freundlich, man merkte aber, dass sie den Gast möglichst rasch abfertigen möchten. Legte uns ohne zu verlangen die Rechnung hin als wir keinen Dessert nahmen. Essen war sehr gut!

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RudolphG
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was utterly delicious, great service, would definitely return!

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vipErinD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome waiter he was very attentive

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vipGreatexperience2018
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing gem hidden in the Gale Hotel. Awesome food service and great ambience Will be back

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vipmaestro
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not as good as when you dine in the evening, but okay for a quick fix

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
47 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food & service.

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vipRobertM
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, great food, nice atmosphere and location.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a quiet, romantic place near Miami Beach for dinner. Dolce did not disappoint! Excellent food and the service was phenomenal!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

I was here around the holidays and it was much better. Very disappointing experience this time. Food was subpar and served cold. Wanted to get up and leave after appetizers but our waitress was so nice I felt too bad to do that. Not going back here. Wouldn’t recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. They were perfect

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GP10
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious good choices, different types of italian food, not the same as boring places. great service and fun drink options.

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vipPopS
New England
46 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

standard Italian food. well prepared (no surprises! ) - good service... street-front dining in Miami Beach is very enjoyable and fun

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vipMelissaD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipSarahT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening.

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kristinac
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just overall a great restaurants and had great food and service

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Dolce Italian is rated 4.5 stars by 951 OpenTable diners.

Dolce Italian does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ldvhospitality.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

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.