Dolce Ristorante

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448 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food never disappoints- everything was delicious and the service and attention to detail was superb

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New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very impressed with the quality of all the food, but especially the fresh pasta.

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MC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful as were our surroundings My only "concern" is being offered fresh pasta, which I ordered but did not realize there was an additional charge. The cost was not a problem but I do think the extra fee should be mentioned.

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SH
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The bruschetta was amazing! Both pasta dishes we had were done perfectly. Pasta was cooked al dente and the sauces were delicious. We had the Penne with vodka sauce and the rigatoni amatriciana sauce. They were out of one of the wines we requested but easily found another to our liking.

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Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dolce Restorante never disappoints... we brought friends for their first time. She was born & raised in NY and said Dolce was one of the best authentic Italian cuisine she has ever had...kudos to the chef and wait staff!

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is always awesome no matter what day you go. Food is incredibly good and nice staff you must visit!

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried Dolce out for an early Tuesday dinner with the family. The food was amazing and we had good service.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous!!! Service, food, everything was great! The restaurant was so pretty and clean. The waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. We were not rushed and had a great experience.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seemed like a very nice family owned neighborhood Italian restaurant. Food was good, the waiter knew how to properly serve wine. Made for a very enjoyable evening.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I have been dining here for many years. This time, the food was good but not great. The grouper special didn’t appear to be fresh and had way too much h salt, as if they were trying to hide the taste. My wife was only able to eat a portion as it was just too salty. Service was great.

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1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience! The service was great and very attentive! The pasta is homemade and made daily and you can really tell the difference, best pasta I’ve ever had! Will definitely return soon.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was outstanding, a large table was sat as we were ending our meal. We had he dessert menu in hand for 20 minutes before taking our dessert order.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely date here. Our server David was so nice and helpful. We enjoyed the homey ambiance of the place. Perfect if you want an authentic Italian experience

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian food I’ve ever had!

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Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Our table ordered a variety of dishes, none of which was in any way special. Not sure why they think having two bottled beers on the menu is acceptable in a place like Charlotte. The service was attentive, but intrusive. Someone needs to train the staff not to interrupt the conversation at the table.

There are better options than Dolce, and won't be going back anytime soon.

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MC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful, especially the handmade noodles. Our waiter was attentive, but not overly so. Overall, a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday or anything else.

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Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place was a joke. Not only was the service poor to say the least but the food was average at best.

We were a 4 top, my meal was entered incorrectly (admittedly) so. Not problem. I am patient but the said I ordered for the table was also late. We were charged for soda refills! What an f’ing joke.

No offer of a free drink or free dessert which would have been fine. Mistakes are made.

My mistake....the first and last time here. Thanks for the great service Dave. You will be remembered on Father’s Day.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

First time dining here. I had Veal Limone, my boyfriend had Chicken Parmesan. Mine was flavorful but the meat itself was fatty so I didn't finish it. I would probably go back but order something different. His dinner was good as I tasted it and wished I had ordered that one. Service was excellent, prices were decent.

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m
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a Charlotte staple and one you need to put on your list if you have not tried it. We were here with another couple and everyone raved about their meal. The service is great and the pasta is made fresh every day. So, definitely stop by Dolce!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The meal was wonderful but the service was spotty. We had six people in our party. Main problem was the meal, including dessert, came out at different times.

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Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall good. Menu good but somewhat limited. Food good but too much salt. Prices ok.

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1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food.

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Charlotte
41 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tuesday has fresh pasta and it was awesome as always.

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Charlotte
32 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Went on a Sunday night, and it was much less crowded than we expected. The food was terrific! Our server was polite, but had to consult someone else with the questions we had about the menu ... my guess is that he was new. Looking forward to dining here again in the future.

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Charleston
42 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant! Great food, service and ambiance ! Very authentic Italian restaurant

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service !

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Charlotte
30 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Dolce and we really enjoyed the experience. The service was great, the wine selection was good, and the food was authentic Italian. Great little hidden gem in Dilworth! It reminded us of some of the restaurants we visited while in Italy.

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience from the time we got there til the time we left. We went for my daughters 21st birthday and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff was most impressive and worked together like ultimate professionals. The menu was awesome with selections that pleased everybody. Serving sizes were more than adequate unless your use to stuffing yourself. The online price average was on point. Overall awesome experience that everyone should experience.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want to taste the real Italian cuisine here is the right place. Like to be at home. Excellent.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place great food

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PJ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, good quality and very comfortable environment. Very nice staff. Will return more times!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't believe we haven't tried this place! It's a little gem. The atmosphere was cozy- like a little neighborhood Italian restaurant you'd find in NYC. The homemade pasta was delicious and the wine list had a variety of choices. I think it was the owner who greeted us and he was engaging and accommodating. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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SB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Preferred a side salad to come with entree at price.

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SM
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

First time to an established Charlotte favorite. Happened to be a lot of graduation parties, so Dolce was packed. It took about 30 minutes past our time to be seated.

The layout is tight. Every table is along the critical path for the wait staff. The wait staff seem to all be Italian. They all speak English well, but in tandem with the buzz, enunciate when ordering. It appears like barely controlled chaos, but all the patrons seemed happy overall.

My only real complaint was that the timing of our entrees was off. My wife and I got ours, but my son and his girlfriend didn't get theirs for almost 15 minutes.

Otherwise it was really nice. The owner and wait staff were very nice and apologized profusely for the delay (which didn't really dampen our experience). We'd return without question.

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Savannah
19 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu options, food was delicious and the service excellent!

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

The food is excellent, but our service every time is lacking. Even when the restaurant is not packed, our service has been very slow. 1/2 way through our meal, we were asked if we would like parmesan cheese. We were close to be finished when someone came to light the table candle. Small details like this take away from the total experience. DON'T go during Restaurant Week either. Too busy to get decent service then.

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DO
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service great food loved it, perfect for a first date

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delightful neighborhood Italian ambiance, very personal and pleasant service, delicious pasta!

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great authentic Italian restaurant with excellent service and fresh cuisine.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were spectacular!

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