Dolce Ristorante

4.7
685 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.


What 685 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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MatthewC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Dolce. Food is homemade and always excellent. We go here weekly.

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vipalyF
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The management & staff were amazing, the food remarkable... a must!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJoeP
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Owners are great and engaged. Staff are friendly with great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Favorite spot in CLT.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
138 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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CarlaH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday dinner. Lots of personal attention paid to us w apps and dessert and champagne. Best homemade food on town from Italian chefs

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vipDRoy
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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CaseyC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic authentic Italian food. I had the seafood pasta special with lobster and it almost made me giggle it was so good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vip57mgaman
Charleston
277 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

People here work very hard. Outstanding meal and service!

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MelanieA
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DonS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was awesome and not only was the service great, speaking to Rita was icing on the cake!

highly recommend this restaurant

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vipHM68
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JonH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rita was incredible, the experience we had tonight felt like we were back in Italy.

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vipLovesGoodFood
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very elegant and comforting environment. The server was very polite and informative, plus the food was DELICIOUS! I highly recommend the NC mountain trout.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was absolutely amazing and the food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
39 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend this fantastic restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Great food, and service. Will be back as we have before.

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FoodGoddess
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !

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vipRajD
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic

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ajtodaro
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the food was awesome. The theme of the restaurant was also very solid

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vipLetsgoout
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Italian food!
The pasta is over the top, made fresh everyday by Rita right from Italy!

The best in Charlotte!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and ownership were very personable.

5
vip57mgaman
Charleston
278 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, what a meal! Service was outstanding!

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SherriS
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food!!!
Great neighborhood feel!!!

5
vip57mgaman
Charleston
278 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super meal and service! Great place to enjoy a meal!

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vipRicR
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good. 2 different wines were terrible.

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vipKate
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was SO delicious and service excellent

5
vip57mgaman
Charleston
278 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service! Will be back!

JP
vipJoeP
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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 4.7 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.