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.
tomato sauce or olive oil and garlic
Gnocchi on Tuesday
Due to intense labor we make fresh Gnocchi only on Tuesday night. Your choice of one of the following homemade sauces: Fresh Tomato Sauce, Bolognese Meat Sauce, Four Cheese Sauce
Grilled Chicken breast over field greens, eggs, bacon, tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese with Italian goat cheese dressing
This was my wife and I’s first visit based upon feedback she had read and it lived up to its billing. Rita was fabulous and the food was obviously prepared fresh. The price is such that this will not only be a destination for special occasions but will become part of our regular rotation. The only disappointment...that it took us this long to discover Dolce Ristorante!
LOVE Dolce. Food is homemade and always excellent. We go here weekly.
The management & staff were amazing, the food remarkable... a must!!
My girlfriend and I were visiting some friends in Charlotte and decided to head to Dolce for dinner. The dinner was amazing. Our server Tony was phenomenal and spot on with every recommendation. I had a lobster dish I saw on a previous review that was simply perfect. The Chef Rita came to check on us frequently to make sure every meal was perfect. Would come back to Dolce with my whole family if I could
Owners are great and engaged. Staff are friendly with great service.
Amazing! Favorite spot in CLT.
We found Dolce on Open Table. It does not disappoint!! It is— in a few words — authentic, flavorful, fresh, and delicious. Rita is friendly, truly Italian, and her daily homemade pasta is OVER THE TOP! If you are interested in an amazing, casual, neighborhood, FABULOUS Italian restaurant- GO!
Fantastic food and service!
Bday dinner. Lots of personal attention paid to us w apps and dessert and champagne. Best homemade food on town from Italian chefs
Great experience. Warm ambiance and great service. Specials and off-menu items were offered as well as great standard fare. Homemade pasta was terrific as was the limoncello cake for dessert.
Returned after initially coming for restaurant week and glad they made it even with the pandemic. Had the veal and was cooked perfectly and the rosemary added to it was a nice touch. Tiramisu was good as always and the service was awesome. Highly recommended for any occasion!
Fantastic authentic Italian food. I had the seafood pasta special with lobster and it almost made me giggle it was so good!
One of our favorite places in Charlotte! Intimate, delicious and you feel like you’re part of the family. Rita came by twice to see how we were enjoying our evening and sent over sone of her special cheese balls. The food is always marvelous. My husband laughs that I call the gnocchi “pillows” of pasta, but they are not to be missed. Make sure to inquire about the specials...we always have one!
People here work very hard. Outstanding meal and service!
Chose this homey spot for my birthday dinner this year. First time visitors and we were tremendously impressed.
Sid took great care of us, explaining menu, wine,desserts and coffee choices.
This night was full of "best I've ever had" moments. First the burrata...which we get at every italian place we go..was exquisite. The prosciutto was thin, lean, and not overly salty. Was the dish of the night.
We switched it up and tried a chardonnay btg from abruzzo...holy sweet baby Jesus was it incredible! The rest of the wine list looked amazing as well and I can't wait to get back to try some reds.
Dinner was the seafood linguine with spicy red sauce. Perfection. Fresh seafood, ample pasta, perfect amount of spice.
I had the rigatoni with italian sausage in a cream sauce. Shut up. This dish was so worthy of praise I don't know where to begin so I won't.
Incredible cheesecake and cappuccino.
Ohhhh and, wait for it..they threw in prosecco and comped desserts because we were celebrating 🍾! Seems this place starts with genuine hospitality and just happens to be amazing at executing italian cooking techniques.
Kudos. And thank you. We will be back, alot with everyone we love.
the food was awesome and not only was the service great, speaking to Rita was icing on the cake!
highly recommend this restaurant
What a hidden gem! We had chicken parmigiana and the penne with vodka sauce. Both were outstanding, Rita was a wonderful hostess, checking on us several times and Tony’s service was great. Will definitely return. Thank you for a wonderful anniversary dinner!
Rita, Giorgio, Lorenzo and all the staff are exceptional. We had medical colleagues in town and wanted them to experience Dolce. We eat there regularly, the food is always outstanding, the staff are friendly and treat us like family.
This is one of our "go to" restaurants for excellent food and great service in Charlotte.
Great anniversary dinner!
Rita was incredible, the experience we had tonight felt like we were back in Italy.
We celebrated our anniversary here Sunday evening, and we couldn't have been more pleased. Our waiter was great, knowledgeable and on point with timing everything. The food was great, we had Carpaccio, Ceasar Salads, Tortelloni special, Linguine Vongole, and Pasta Sorrento, all delicious. The bread they serve is excellent, comes with a small dish of seasoned beans, chopped tomatoes, yum. We will be back!
Very elegant and comforting environment. The server was very polite and informative, plus the food was DELICIOUS! I highly recommend the NC mountain trout.
The service was absolutely amazing and the food was delicious!
Excellent food and service. Highly recommend this fantastic restaurant!
Fabulous. Great food, and service. Will be back as we have before.
Dolce is our go to Italian restaurant in Charlotte...we bring all our out of town visitors...in fact, this past weekend, we brought my brother in law who is from Italy. He loved the place, we always love it !
Food and service was fantastic
Amazing service and the food was awesome. The theme of the restaurant was also very solid
Outstanding Italian food!
The pasta is over the top, made fresh everyday by Rita right from Italy!
The best in Charlotte!
The food was amazing and ownership were very personable.
Wow, what a meal! Service was outstanding!
This was a birthday celebration and everyone made it such an enjoyable experience - the hostess, the servers, the bartender and the manager (possibly the owner,) the service was absolutely impeccable. The drinks were flavorful, made with perfection in mind and the food was delectable. We truly enjoyed every minute of our experience here, first time for all of us. We will be back!
Great place for a date night!
Great Italian food!!!
Great neighborhood feel!!!
Super meal and service! Great place to enjoy a meal!
Food was good. 2 different wines were terrible.
I have been frequenting Dolce for years and have loved it. Every time I have friends or family come in town that want Italian food this is where I take them and they always love it too. This particular visit, my Mom and Brother were in town and my brother has trained as a chef. Through out the entire meal he was commenting on how good the food was. Even once we arrived home he said it was one of his favorite places I have taken him to in Charlotte. Dolce is a wonderful restaurant. The food and service is fantastic and this is definitely a place worth the visit (and repeat visits).
The food was SO delicious and service excellent
Wonderful meal and service! Will be back!
Great neighborhood Italian restaurant. The Italian owners, husband and wife, make sure that everyone is taken care of and engaged with their patrons. Great authentic Italian food. If you crave a good authentic Italian meal you won't be disappointed.
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 4.7 stars by 685 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.