Great Selection of Authentic Food that Tastes Great at a good value, what more can you ask for!
We love this place. Their pizza is the best.
Food is always great, very friendly staff. However service is painfully slow. took 20 minutes to get a desert menu, took 15 minutes to get our bill. Other than that can not beat the pizza.
This is one of our favorite restaurants, we have gone here for years and have never been disappointed. Food is wonderful, service is as well.
Il Dolce is one of the best restaurants in Costa Mesa. Everything I have ever ordered has been amazing and the service is outstanding. If you are in the area it is a MUST!
Friendly neighborhood Italian restaurant with a hint of Latin flair. My friends and I ordered pastas and salads; my fettucini con vongole was simply the best I have ever eaten, laden with garlic and tiny clams. Our apple cobbler dessert with ice cream was also terrific. Friends come here happily for pizza and salad lunches.
Best pizza in the west coast, real Italian chef and the have the best ingredients. Our daughter loved the pasta a carbonara.
It was our first time visiting. The service was friendly and absolutely outstanding. We tried the pizza napoletana and the quattro formaggi. Everything was authentic and delicious. Definitely will come back some day.
Im like it a lot , food very good .
Great food and the best gluten free pizza! Definitely the most authentic italian pizza we have found in the OC!
Excellent Food and excellent service. It is always a pleasure to come here. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Orange County!
Both food and service 5*
Best calamari I ever had !
You got to try tiramisu....
Always as good or better than expected...always. Reservations really helped...wish they had more parking though.
Second visit here. Food is fresh and delicious. Daily specials are great. Service is very accommodating...very willing to please.
Best Pizza in OC!!! Best desert hand made by the family! Don’t miss out on this amazing experience.
Pizza is the best in OC. Steaks are excellent too.
ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIC! We will come back again as the recommendation made to us to give them a try was spot on. The service was excellent and the food wonderful. The sashimi grade octopus appetizer is unique and flavorful. The pizza among the best we've ever had. The chef's special penne pasta in a creamy saffron sauce with sausage terrific, and the tiramisu so so good. A small restaurant, so it can fill up fast. Give them a try though.
Very good food and service, high priced restaurant, however the quality of the food and the overall experience more than makes up for the higher prices
Family owned and their love of the customer shows.
Give it a try and you’ll be back.
Excellent wild mushroom pizza from a chef who knows how to make classic pizza dough. The gnocchi malfatti were outstanding as was the light cheesecake. Altogether a memorable evening.
This was our second time back. The food is outstanding. The service can be hit or miss depending on who is helping you.
I have already recommended this place to several friends, and I imagine we will return before too long.
Best pizza in southern CA!!!!
Overall, this was a nice place for a little corner mom and pop type of restaurant. It was definitely a casual dining place, but the food and service were good. It is a good place if you want to get a quick bite of good food, but not the place where you would stay to linger as the ambience was limited. Good food and service though, so not a bad choice.
We went to Il dolce with our kids and we really enjoyed our dinne. The food was excellent , the restaurant welcoming, and all the staff were kind and very nice. The chef took time to show my kids how to make and bake a pizza. They loved it. We will definitely go back to Il dolce soon. If you want a really Italian pizza or a tasty Italian dish, I really recommend this restaurant.
Fun stag and great food! Pizzas are their signature dishes. Very skilled creations.
This is a regular dinner spot for a good friend and myself. I have NEVER been disappointed. Top Notch service and delicious food.
Wife had the Margherita pizza. Still hands down the best pizza in the OC. Tried something different, the Tagliatelle alla Bolognese with a $5 happy hour glass of red wine! Great restaurant with delicious food.
Amazing array of food. It was all delicious. We’ll be back again.
Andre was awesome. Food was great and the whole atmosphere was very enjoyable.
Absolutely awesome food....some of the best Italian (with a flair) I've ever had. Great casual comfortable neighborhood feel to the place. The service was incredible too...attentive but not overbearing and very friendly and welcoming. Thank you Andre! And to your parents for such wonderful food!! I'll definitely be back.
I just love the food... 😋
Amazing everything. Our sever was very attentive and the food was delicious.
We were in town on vacation and just happened upon this gem on Open Table. Food was delicious and authentic. Pasta, pizza and especially desserts!! Highly recommend! And go during happy hour and get some great wines for $5!
Birthday dinner with my sister and it is one her favs and now it’s one of mine. Service and Food outstanding!
Great spot for pizza and pasta. Family run business and they do a nice job!! Pizza crust is the best!
Il Dolce offers a pleasant dining experience. The ambiance is friendly and informal. The food was good and the service friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the mushroom and short rib ravioli. The price was somewhat expensive reducing the value proposition to only average. The background music was slightly louder than necessary.
So when I thought about this review I was thinking overall 4 star but as I started to think about the few things that annoyed me I changed it to a 3 star. I have been wanting to try this place so I made reservations on opentable and got in right away.
Sat in corner right by the corner of the street and I have to admit it was a little unsettling because if someone had a wreck on the corner you would be toast. Anyway let's start with the menu. Whoever designed this menu was not thinking of their customers. I am 44 and my eyesight is starting to need readers but literally I could not read the menu at all. Super small type and definitely all wrong font. Also on menu it says ask server for ravioli so I did and he rattled off like 5 raviolis that I had to remember. Why not just put it on the menu?
My husband and started with ceasar salad and I specifically asked for light dressing and it literally came out drenched with dressing, so much that I only had a few bites. We decided to order two chicken empanadas for appetizers.They were fairly good in size and were $3.5 each and were yummy! So since they were so good in size and we though it was going to be too much to each get our own dinner so we decided on the lobster ravioli. We got the ravioli and it was literally 4 doorknob sized raviolis on a flat plate. WHAT?! So we were still hungry and ordered another round of empanadas. I had two glasses of not very good rose and my husband had two bottled beers. Our total bill was $101. What the heck?
When you are a restaurant on the west side of Costa Mesa the prices should not be more than what you get at the beach, and for that matter I would get far more lobster ravioli for $28 too. Lastly you may not have to ward off the drug addicts in the alley where you park so I am not sure I will be returning at these prices. Too bad because the food was actually really good. Service was just ok, again nothing fantastic for these prices.
Great food great service.?. Just a great place
Best pizza around. We have been going there for years.