Dolce Ristorante

4.8
723 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 723 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.7
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great time! Gnocchi was wonderful as was the ravioli. Service was timely and friendly, great Italian option

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DavidM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being a true Italian I can tell you that the food is authentic and prepared in a rustic style. Home made pastas, sauces, deserts, apps... Rita and Georgia are the managers and they are the most caring loving people you will ever know. They make sure that your visit to Dolce is special and memorable. I highly recommend Dolce and is my favorite italian restaurant In NC!!!

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viprhondac
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team--specifically, Rita and Christopher--made us feel more like we were in someone's home than a restaurant! Top-Notch Service. Food EXCELLENT!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambience. Great experience, as always!!!

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GlennH
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dolce is our go-to place for fresh pasta—tough to beat!!

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vipJPasq
Charlotte
41 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, excellent attentive service, delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Charlotte

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vip57mgaman
Charleston
283 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service! Great place!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Everything is homemade. Best Italian food this side of the pond.

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JoeM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was OUTSTANDING!! Will definitely be back 🙌

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TomS
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining here for years. The Buratta and Amatricianna are simply delicious. The specials never disappoint either. Consistently good service.

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TonyT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice if you are looking for a Italian restaurant that truly honor traditional recipes and at the right price. Ran by the family, they make you feel you at somewhere in Meridional Italy. Service is friendly and profesional. Certainly, we are going back!

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GerriS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. We had the bruchetta appetizer that is always delicious and the chicken parm and ravioli. The service was excellent. Never disappointed at Dolce.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was top notch. The owners are super friendly and the staff are so well trained.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This little restaurant does not disappoint. I was a bit unsure based on the pictures but the reviews were great so i decided to try it with my husband on New Year’s Eve. The service was so excellent and friendly, and the food was AMAZING. True authentic Italian. I got the vodka pasta with chicken and my husband got the special which was a veal with risotto. Both were delicious. The bread they serve is also good. The only let down was the cheesecake, it was okay just not the best i have had. Also not worth the $9. But otherwise this place was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was an awesome server

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vipTomM
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very welcoming, exciting to meet Rita who makes the homemade pasta each day.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD IS EXELENT LIKE SERVICE. I Would recommend Dolce Ristorante

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vipEricB
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, wonderful vodka sauce with linguine great pasta

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vipDavidA
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dolce is our favorite Italian restaurant, offering an extensive selection of authentic, delicious Italian meals, a great wine list and outstanding service. They also allow BYOB with a moderate corkage fee.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food with friendly neighborhood service. Everything we tried was done absolutely perfect and the entire staff followed protocols to make for an enjoyable visit during these times. Will definitely be back! Thank you Dolce Team!

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PattiB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and the staff had us feeling very much at home.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous From beginning to end

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance

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vipStevenD
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious!!!

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MikeV
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time at Dolce. It’s authentic Italian food at a family owned restaurant with great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
43 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic! Can’t wait to go back. I would highly recommend dining here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Rita is an absolute joy to talk with!

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NathanO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicest people, best service, amazing food. Unbeatable

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Luv2eat
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always enjoyed going to Dolce. I've been there many times. The food is ALWAYS delicious. Some of my favorites are the Fungi appetizer and the Chicken Milanese entree. They have a great wine selection too.

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vipNewyorker516
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming from New York into North Carolina it’s hard to find good Italian food but this place is by far the best around all the fresh pastas are amazing no matter what sauce you order it has that straight from Italy taste The gnocchi is by far the best I’ve had ever. Everything is homemade even the bread A must place to eat at I got 2-4 times a month

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vipWonderfulRestaurant
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Dolce and always hope we're able to find a way to get there, both with and without our 10 yr. old son (he loves it too). The food is always fabulous, regardless of what we order. Love it!

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vipRobandCandieT
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything about our dinning experience at Dolce. The staff were over the top in caring for our needs, going far above and beyond to make our meal amazing. The food was authentic Italian excellence. The deserts and cappuccinos were great. In fact the best cappuccinos we have found in Charlotte.

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vipLetsgoout
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute GEM!

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Davis
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant. I will be back for another date night

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful experience!

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GreggM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Waiter was not that good . My food was cold had to send back .

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MatthewC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
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
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
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!!

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 723 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.