Dolce

4.7
390 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Dolce is a high quality, inviting atmosphere and the perfect Ranch neighborhood hideaway. Intimate and lively, Dolce offers delicious local, rustic wine-country inspired cuisine, fine wine and occasions for joyful gatherings.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 390 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLucy
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My number one "go to" restaurant for all the right reasons: delicious, healthy food, professional, friendly wait staff and ownership, and an always reliable good experience.

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vipJulianaH
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food as always. Outdoor dining during Covid is much appreciated and cozy. Great service and a neighborhood favorite!

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Steve
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine, and service! We had not been to Dolce in awhile and soon remembered why it is one of our favorite places

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vipSusanP
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was all Very good, and Miles, our wait person was outstanding.

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BethD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Dolce!! Great food, fun atmosphere!

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vipElisabeth
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Dolce! Always comfortable and friendly. The food is excellent and we enjoyed dinner and wine with friends. I often order the Bibb lettuce salad and paired it with the delicious lamb chops and polenta. Perfect!

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Tippy
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful place. Our servers are consistently lovely and the food is delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated and no one came to give us water, take our order or check on us. We left after 20 minutes of no service after watching another couple come in and get immediately served.

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vipAdriaC
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect! Courtney and Nicole welcome us always as if we’re visiting their home. Everyone enjoyed their food and the ambiance. They definitely follow all covid guidelines and I felt very comfortable.

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KaroC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We chose to sit outside since it was nice night out but later found out we were near the dumpster which smelled bad. We enjoyed the food and all though.

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vipAquaman
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cassie is always amazing and we love Dolce!

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vipAdriaC
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was delicious and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful but thanks to ca rules not allowing patrons to dine indoors we were seated on the sidewalk. Thank goodness we were there to celebrate so it was not bothersome since I was so distracted by the good conversation.

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vipDesertRat
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent bar and restaurant. The flat bread is amazing and the staff provide VIP service. We always stop by when staying at Rancho Valencia or Fairmont Grand.

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vipGreggS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dolce is a neighborhood favorite and always has great food. We enjoyed our outdoor dining experience very much. Great food, service and ambiance.

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vipernestr
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always just about perfect - one of my go to places

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vipOye123
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and outdoor seating perfect. It is a gem of a restaurant

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vipwinophile
San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Local favorite. Enjoyed a bib salad with gorgonzola, the small plates (Wagyu beef sliders; 3 small New Zealand lamb garlic and herb marinated chops, bell pepper polenta, arugula pesto, $21), pastas and flat breads for sharing. Reasonably priced food and wine (most wines by the glass $15 to $18). Excellent service. With COVID restrictions, they have outdoor dining. Good out front, but we were in a small back patio with road noise; no ambience. Request the front area.

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vipAquaman
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gwyn always so lovely and the white pizza too good to pass up even with the carbs 🙄😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time and fun experience at Dolce. Thank you!

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vipAquaman
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corey was attentive and “on it” as always. Love what they’ve done with the space, too!

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JayS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service with a smile
Our server was quick and very friendly.
The selection of wines were good

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vipSabrinaD
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We did have an issue with our meal. The steak was severely overcooked and they were unapologetic, so that was unfortunate. We had to wait for it be recooked as ordered. They also gave our reserved table away to a walk in customer in front of us who who asked for it, which the other person working the host stand inadvertently revealed to us. The alternative table they gave us was not ideal. Too bad as it could have been a good experience minus at least 1 of these issues.

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CSBinSD
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dolce has done well to make outdoor dining work. The atmosphere is nice, given your in the parking lot. Save for the occasional loud car or motorcycle (thank you Harley rider), it was really quite pleasant. The service was good (they were busy, so it took a little longer than usual, but nothing problematic) and the food excellent. All in all, it was nice to be back at Dolce and worth a visit for those who want a nice night out.

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vipHancock5590
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice birthday dinner on the patio. Food was delicious.

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TolucaLakeLocal
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great table but service a little on the slow side. Enjoyed my pear salad & pizza. Was a little noisy, but I guess have to accept that when eating outside.

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vipAquaman
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely meal and COVID experience top-notch

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PattiL
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening , great food great to be out at one of our favorite restaurants

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love to come here. I had the beet salad with salmon and we also had beef sliders all of which were delicious.

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vipromanticdininglover
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely charming venue! Great food and it was so nice to sit outside at the picnic tables surrounded by shade. Really Loved our server and every aspect of the experience. Definitely going back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food quality was excellent it

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vipHank
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They tried to seat us at a picnic table in the parking lot even though had other open tables. Walked past their open air kitchen only to see all 5 staff members in kitchen without masks on. We left without eating.

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SusanL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and service was very pleasant!

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vipamindr
Orange County
110 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

I was going regularly service was good and food was good
Something major happened and terrible in this restaurant
You should not go there
Service is terrible you ask for extra sauce they charged me $ 10
The lasagna was not cooked good and did not have enough sauce
My wife did not eat her plate mine was so dry I asked for sauce the server rudely wanted me to know it is $ 10
Spend over a $ 100 for a lunch the only thing we used is drinks
This Terrible
This place never consistent last year found a piece of glass in my lasagna and I thought it happen I think they are not professional
Will never go back
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RobinB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place to enjoy a glass of wine and a flatbread. We sat on the patio at

sunset and it was lovel;y. The short rib flatbread and spaghetti pomodoro were amazing.

One of our favorite places to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Quick bite to eat with the wife (and no kids). They do a good job managing around the Covid restrictions. Food was good. Table was outside next to a high traffic area but due to the distance restrictions, you need to be flexible with these establishments. Out waiter was attentive and genuinely appreciated us. Good experience all around.

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vipJandAS
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We haven't been there in a while but went again based on several friends' recommendations. It was excellent. The flat-breads are amazing. Service and drinks were also great. Definitely will be back regularly.

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vipOrva
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter recommended chicken and it was excellent. Sat outside and it was a perfect evening

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AlbertoM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good in every respect

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great value, great service. Trifecta!! I took the time to write this, it takes a lot for that to happen. Book your reservation and enjoy :)

FAQs

Dolce does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Dolce is rated 4.7 stars by 390 OpenTable diners.

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.