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Dolce

4.5
4.5
590 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

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  • Logo image for Postmates

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 832-1518

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kendra Karalis

  • Catering

    We offer full-service catering. You will be in the hands of our in house catering coordinator. Please call Nikole to schedule a tasting!<br /><br />catering&#64;dolcersf.com

  • Private party facilities

    Our entire restaurant is available for private parties, as well as large dining parties!Please contact Nikole with any questions that you might have concerning your next event! catering@dolcersf.com

  • Private party contact

    Olivia Macdonald: (858) 832-1518

  • Neighborhood

    Rancho Santa Fe

  • Cross street

    Rancho Diegueno Rd.

  • Parking details

    Dolce has a private lot located directly in front of our restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 590 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Californian

  • North San Diego

    Good for Groups

  • North San Diego

    Californian

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  1. E

    Edsiesgems

    San Diego

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    nice casual neighborhood bistro. Good bar, tables inside far apart with comfy chairs. Had small plates lamb chops, came with nice polenta but would have liked some flavorful seasoning on lamb chops.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect dinner.
  3. KF

    KaryF

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience and a warm, friendly place for dinner. Truly a treasure in the Ranch. Under the guidance of Chef Jose and Courtney, their food and service continues to be excellent. My Fillet was so tender I could cut it with a butter knife. Our guest’s Cioppino was excellent. Looking forward to going back again soon.
  4. JB

    JimB

    San Diego

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A very nice place to eat. The food was excellent, as was the service. Highly recommended!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy burger! 🍔 Excellent service
  6. W

    Wadair

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a delightful dinner and evening with excellent food and service.
  7. FE

    FoodExplorer

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I love this place but tonight it was meh. Chicken skin totally burned and I have never had it served like that. It was disappointing but I will go back for the pizza :-)
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic
  9. E

    Eastcoaster

    Central Coast

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Neighborhood restaurant with limited menu.
  10. JD

    JimD

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Corkage feel is WAY to high
  11. AC

    AdriaC

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent and our server, Miles, is great!
  12. G

    Greyson

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food. The staff is well trained and very cordial with attention to details. The interior is a bit dated and we had stacks of boxes next to our table. Noise level high in the main dining area. All in all very good, we will return.
  13. O

    Oye123

    San Diego

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighborhood gem. Love going to this restaurant. The food is delicious, service is fantastic, staff is friendly.
  14. m

    marcyh

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    It was very very loud, hard to have a conversation at the table.
  15. E

    Eastcoaster

    Central Coast

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good neighborhood hangout. Happy hour until 5:30 pm each day with speciallly priced alcohol and food.
  16. C

    Ccccccc

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There flat breads are very good.
  17. Z

    Zillionaire

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good food and easy vibe at dolce. Service is friendly and professional.
  18. JS

    JoelS

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Tries hard to feel trendy. Live music was nice. Sat outside. Food is good but menu is a bit boring "spaghetti" "steak" "chicken with vegetables." Waitress was brusque and never once checked on us after our meal arrived.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    These guys don’t know anything about Italian food. We dined in and the table was nice. However, my Penne pasta was over cooked, soft like butter. They bring olive oil and Vinegar in a small cheap plastic container with lid on as if my food was made to go. The presentation was so tacky for a restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe that charges premium price for their mediocre food. My server did not even ask me how my food was so I had to tell him. He didn’t seem to care. Anyone can open a restaurant and slap an Italian name on it that doesn’t know they know how to make Italian food. It was my first and last time going there.
  20. M

    Miriam

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outside patio is charming, with tables nicely spaced that offers a feeling of privacy and ease of conversation. Wait staff are friendly and very professional. Enjoyable experience.
  21. A

    Aquaman

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Weekly dinner at Dolce and Hailey always so great at the table and the new Sexy Chicken 🐔 a must try !
  22. r

    rsflocal

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a nice neighborhood restaurant. All decent , could be better if Managment asked for a bit more from the team. It comes from the top down. But most wait staff are sweet. Hostesses a little young and snooty, Food is ok 4/5 but they could use even higher quality ingredients and the patrons would accept cost. Maybe use Chino farms? Also wine by the glass is a bit pricey for what it is…you could do better with choices and prices. There are so many awesome less expensive wines and patrons ok with splurge on $20 glass but we want it to be good. All in all I appreciate this restaurant as a great neighborhood option.
  23. NE

    NicoleE

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We used to love this place. The ambiance, menu, and service was great, however, our most recent experience was lacking in all of these areas. The wine selection was limited and they got rid of a favorite Pino Grigio they used to carry. They also put up frosted glass on the back patio so there is no longer a sunset view. I’m addition, the service was poor with long periods between table touches. We probably won’t return in the future.
  24. AT

    AnneT

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. We loved the happy hour menu.
  25. AC

    AdriaC

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best in every way!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My friends and I went out for dinner last night. They have excellent customer service! The food and ambience was good overall.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This place was just ok. The lady that served is was really nice and attentive. The food was served cold. It also took FOREVER and we do not like returning food. Not interested in coming back.
  28. MJ

    MargieJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Too loud inside and slow service. Otherwise really hood entrees and 1/2 off wine bottles great!
  29. A

    Aquaman

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amy was outstanding as always and food delicious - the daily vegetable soup especially yummy
  30. KT

    KubaT

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were there several times, food and drinks are always great as is the service. The only small complaint is noisy patio especially last time when the other party of six met friends on the patio just by our table. Otherwise great place for a great dinner.
  31. MH

    MaryjoH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Always a great experience...staff and food excellent.
  32. DM

    DianeM

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fun evening with wonderful food and amazing service. You know you chose the right place when you have fun with your server. He was so much fun and right on top of every need. We didn’t have to ask for anything, he just appeared and provided. We will definitely be back!
  33. A

    Aquaman

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lauren is always amazing and the food is dynamite
  34. AC

    AdriaC

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best in every way!!
  35. KJ

    KikiJ

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent. He checked in just often enough. We sat in the back garden and it was quiet enough to have a conversation. Inside was pretty loud. Food was good and totally hit the spot.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day.
  37. Z

    Zillionaire

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent - feels like home. Everyone there cares and it shows in the food quality and service level.
  38. DM

    DonM

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Pasta was over salted, Brussel Sprouts appetizer so-so and service slow
  39. j

    joseph

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Spaghetti CHEWY
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food . Just wish they had a reasonable corkage fee

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Dolce does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Dolce is rated 4.5 stars by 590 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Dolce

16081 San Dieguito Rd., Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Rancho Diegueno Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Rancho Santa Fe

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Dolce has a private lot located directly in front of our restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kendra Karalis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 832-1518

  • Catering

    We offer full-service catering. You will be in the hands of our in house catering coordinator. Please call Nikole to schedule a tasting!<br /><br />catering&#64;dolcersf.com

  • Private party facilities

    Our entire restaurant is available for private parties, as well as large dining parties!Please contact Nikole with any questions that you might have concerning your next event! catering@dolcersf.com

  • Private party contact

    Olivia Macdonald: (858) 832-1518

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