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Dolce Ristorante, Charlotte, NC
Dolce Ristorante, Charlotte, NC
Dolce Ristorante, Charlotte, NC
Dolce Ristorante, Charlotte, NC
Dolce Ristorante, Charlotte, NC

Dolce Ristorante

4.8
4.8
1709 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Dolce Ristorante in Charlotte is a classic Italian restaurant serving up family friendly favorites. The atmosphere at Dolce Ristorante is airy and bright with a deep Mediterranean feel complete with Italian style artwork. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner with special cooking classes offered regularly.


Whether you are looking for a pleasant lunch or a lively dinner, Dolce Ristorante has something on the menu to please every palate. Try the ravioli in a parmigiana cheese pink sauce, the Milanese breaded chicken with lemon dressing or the salmone fresh Atlantic salmon in a white wine sauce. Be sure to save room for the Italian cheese cake dessert.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (704) 332-7525
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 1,709 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Best Food

  • Charlotte

    Italian

  • Charlotte

    Best Food

  • Charlotte

    Italian

1,709 Reviews
  1. MikeH

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Try the specials but the menu is always solid as well.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good neighborhood Italian. Very friendly. Food is good.

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  3. MelodeeH

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is delicious, from the wine to the dessert! Rita is very kind and takes pride in the food and service provided!

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  4. VitoC

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing as always! Will continue coming here for all occasions! We love Dolce.

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  5. AdrianGtz

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite Italian stop in Charlotte. We've been dining here for 3 or 4 years now every few months and what we love about Dolce is their consistency of food quality and service. Have to get the home made pasta when you have a dish that has pasta, it's superior!

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  6. JohnL

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dolce never disappoints and yesterday for Valentin's Day lunch was another example My wife and I had the Chicken Parm and Spaghetti Bolognese, both with of course Rita's homemade pasta.......two of our favorites Florencio is always kind to greet us and be our server We are spoiled with Rita's homemade pasta and having Dolce as a restaurant to relax and enjoy TY!!!

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  7. Justin

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Dolce about once/month for two years and have never had a bad experience. The food is some of the best you'll have in the Charlotte area, especially Italian. I highly recommend the Sorento, which has a light cream sauce with sun dried tomatoes, shrimp, spinach and fettucine style noodles. The wine selection is also very good. We always get the Papi Super Tuscan, which is moderately bold, but pairs very well. The servers are very down to earth, knowledgeable, friendly and have great suggestions when you can't decide.

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  8. TomA

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Italian food sine my last trip to Italy.

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  9. FrankP

    Charlotte

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great and quaint Italian restaurant. We have been there before and always look forward to returning, mostly on a special occasion. Friendly staff all around. Service and food were excellent.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience as always. Dolce is local restaurant Italian dining. Nice wine selection, terrific, fresh pasta, and always a piping hot entrée. Service is always friendly and helpful. Thanks so much for all that you bring to Charlotte.

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  11. jazzman

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve never had a bad meal at Dolce. Always very good food and service. Dolce is highly recommended!

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  12. Kenny

    Exclusive

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rita makes the BEST pasta! Always a fantastic meal at Dolce! A neighborhood favorite!

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  13. LisaM

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great and service was even better! Only disappointment was the bread - nothing special!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the staff and food, always a good time Staff is very attentive

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  15. Thomas

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. 7:45 reservation for 2, brought an extra person last minute and got seated at 8. Very accommodating. Ordered a couple appetizers - charcuterie board and stuffed mushrooms - both delicious. Table ordered 2 carbonara’s and 1 spaghetti and meatball. All dishes were great. Recommendations from the server were wonderful. Great experience. Looking forward to next time.

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  16. TonyP

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best italian food in the Carolinas. Service is always outstanding and last night was no exception.

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  17. RHS1

    Charlotte

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best ravioli I’ve had. Great atmosphere, authentic Italian cuisine.

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  18. EugeneS

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service as always. Food was great. Desert even better

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  19. tonitii24

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful atmosphere and very hospitable staff, the the portion sizes are TINY. I don't know if it was because of Prix Fixe menu for Queen's Feast, or if that's what it's normally like, but my eggplant parmigiana was basically nonexistent and the lamb chops were smaller than the palm of my hand. They were also super bloody, so I had them cook them more. The tiramisu was AMAZING and the only well-portion thing. Lamb chops needed more seasoning, but the polenta and mixed veggies were so good. And the apricot jam that came with the burrata was so tasty!

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  20. DebraD

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful gem in the Dilworth neighborhood . Friendly wait staff and good food. It never disappoints and has the intimacy of an Italian trattoria.

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  21. IlltryanythingonceAndy

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a romantic dinner. Best lamb chops I've had in my life.

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  22. Dewey

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is our third time eating here. We have never been disappointed! Boy, the food is good. The portions are just the right size, and they are very tasty and not over spiced. The weight staff is especially professional. The atmosphere is a little family like and very comfortable.

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  23. ShannonM

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cozy place! Excellent food our favorites were the boar ragu, limoncello cake, and tiramisu!! We will definitely be coming back!

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  24. Laura

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant week was a great way to check out this establishment but we will definitely be back. Food and service were excellent.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gnocchi was delicious service was so on top of it you can really tell they all work as a team and enjoy it and it shows

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  26. JayW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Everyone enjoyed the taste of their dishes very much. Two of us had dishes served with potatoes and vegetables and the portions of those were very small. The proteins were fine sized. Was Queen's Feast week so the restaurant was very busy and a little loud. Waiter was excellent. Stick to wine or beer to drink.

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  27. SusanB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was amazing. We have been here several times over the years. The food has always been good.. But something seems to be different. They have really stepped up their game, All the food was excellent. As it was restaurant week, we were expecting the service to be a little slower, but they did a great job there as well

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was good. Floor little slippery from rain on outdoor patio. Service & food was good.

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  29. CAyers

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, atmosphere, and staff were all great!!!

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  30. HokieFriends

    Greensboro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food although I know they struggled with the basics like the usual delicious bread and attentive staff due to restaurant week. Everyone should come back for a second look as they are usually on top of their game.

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  31. Pamela

    Charlotte

    27 reviews

    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Went for restaurant week to try out a new place. We were seated immediately. Ordered beverages and then food. The food started to come out quick. With such a small menu for restaurant week, I guess this is what they have prepped for. We felt rushed. Like they were looking to turn over tables fast. Plenty of empty tables around and no one waiting to be seated. After beverages, food, and tip were over $200 we will not be back.

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  32. LindaS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We finally were able to get to dinner for restaurant week. My husband chose Dolce and we couldn’t be more pleased. The service was impeccable. I can’t even say enough wonderful things about the food. Our waiter suggested a wine that was perfect with my meal. We will definitely look forward to dining here again. My husband had the lamb chops and I had the veal both were prepared perfectly. The desert was such a delicious ending to a exceptional evening.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely evening, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

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  34. TinaC

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We made a mistake and booked a reservation during restaurant week. Choices were limited and food was pricey and just ok. Would probably try again during a normal week but since it was our first time we definitely weren’t WOWed by the food.

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  35. MelissaM

    Greensboro

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time trying this hidden gem of an italian restaurant. Very good food, handmade pasta in house, jazz music piped in and nice little overall ambiance!

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  36. JasonP

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took advantage of the Queen feast menu, to try this for the first time and we LOVED it!! Service was impeccable, food was delicious, and ambience was cozy and romantic.

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  37. PatrickJ

    Tallahassee

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time going and we are definitely going back, great Italian food!

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  38. JonathanC

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dolce was fantastic. My brother in laws family is from Padua. The bolognese reminded me of those trips to Italy and sitting at the table enjoying his Nonna’s lasagna. It was that good. Excellent service and a lovely atmosphere made for a great night out with my better half.

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  39. SherryS

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent good preparation further enhanced by extraordinary service!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were both excellent! Would definitely go back.

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FAQs

Dolce Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Dolce Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 332-7525.

Dolce Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 1709 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 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Dolce Ristorante

1710 Kenilworth Ave, Ste 230, Charlotte, NC 28203-5796

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Dilworth
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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