Dolce Ristorante

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518 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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JP
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

U
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love fresh homemade pasta you will love this place. Small elegant place for a date or just to treat you. Rita even came to our table and welcomed us, 💜 you Rita. She makes the pasta...☺️ Overall the place was amazing 👌👌😍 Definitely recommend. See you there😉

BH
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary an it was perfect—food was excellent- atmosphere cozy but festive- waitress very attentive

l
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and nice service
Wine pours are very small! Would be nice to have a nice pour of wine to go along with the great meal.

IF
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is delicious unlike any Italian restaurant Ibhave tried. Ask for the Fresh Sliced Mushroom platter as an appetizer. It was so fresh and flavorful. Rita makes her pasta fresh daily. Staff made us feel like we were home.

OT
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands-down best Italian food in the city

FB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta was so good again. This is quickly becoming one of our go-to restaurants.

KW
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Husband and I went to Dolce on Friday night, 9/27/2019. Greeting at check-in was a little slow, but the remainder of the night was great! Our waitress seated us and gave us time to pursue the menu since this was our first visit. Rita, the nice lady that makes the pasta, offered us complementary Prosecco which was very nice. We started with the Prociutto and Burrata which was divine. The bread & bean salad served complimentary was also very good. I had one of their nightly specials: a lobster & pasta dish with a parmesean cream sauce and my husband had a rigatoni and sausage dish in a tomato cream sauce. Both dishes were exceptional, although I think my was the best. Serving sizes were very generous, so we has leftovers for Saturday, yummy! We each had a glass of wine with dinner-average. But we were able to save room for dessert. I had the limoncello cake and my husband had a strawberry tiramisu. Both desserts were light, creamy and very good. Rita gave us complementary limoncello to end the evening.
Everyone was very polite and attentive without hoovering. This seems to be a very nice casual family owned Italian Restaurant with great food and wonderful staff. Our favorite kind of place, We will be back!

KB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best authentic Italian food in Charlotte

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food here is excellent! If you want real Italian food with freshly made pasta, go here!

K
47 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a comfortable neighborhood spot. The homemade pasta was delicious!

BM
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. We have tried many of the dishes and have yet to find one we didn’t like. Ask about the fresh pasta. This has become a regular spot for us and have never been disappointed.

JF
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my most favorite places to dine! Food is always excellent.

T
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We gave Dolce another try after a few years of not going. They've really stepped up the service and the food is great. Very happy with experience.. the pasta is delicious!!

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always.

KB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience for authentic Italian. I will be back to try the rest of the menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful family owned mom and pop type restaurant that has authentic Italian dishes. The food is phenomenal. The love is clearly evident in every plate.

K
48 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful neighborhood gem with delicious Italian cuisine, attentive service and comfortable surroundings.

DS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good food. Service was ok but it was the waitresses first day so we cut her some slack that she was unfamiliar with the menu. Cute place, would try again.

G
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Upon walking into the restaurant, the matriarch mamma Mia was there to greet us. She immediately told my wife “the pasta maven” about the fresh pasta she had just made by hand. My wife ordered the spinach and ricotta stuffed ravioli and designed her own choice of sauce. A light cream, lemon zest sauce sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. My said it was the most delicious pasta she has eaten anywhere in the world and so reminded her of her grandmother. Just outstanding food! Italy in Charlotte. Who would have thought???

DS
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual, everything was delicious. This is authentic Italian food at its best! Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable....and his wife who makes the fresh pasta daily stopped at our table to make sure everything was great. We will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great.

This is second great dinner I had here. The first time was during restaurant week.

TC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ive lived in Charlotte for many years. You can find a great place to live but this city suffers from quality restaurants. This food is truly authentic Italian. Very old world. I'm glad to have found this restaurant.

RW
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dolce is an excellent choice for multiple types of occasions due to the strength of the menu, its small authentic Italian restaurant ambience and character, and the warm engaging service. Our small group of four enjoyed, appetizers and diverse main courses that included fresh pasta and seafood, as well as various vegetables. The meal was excellent!

FB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The home made pasta was awesome. Corkage was only $15. That is a deal in Charlotte

j
Charlotte
92 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

celebrating graduation with family and had a nice relaxed, delicious meal! enjoyed eating outside

TC
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dolce has a very welcoming vibe and the service was really good. Everyone who works there is from Italy so it’s pretty legit. Good food for a good price. Will definitely go back!

DH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious as always with an excellent choice of specials .

SD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was wonderful, attentive and made us feel welcomed! Food was excellent!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome in every way!!!!

DK
Charlotte
42 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time eating there. Warm atmosphere and great food. We’ll be returning.

VJ
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 9, service was friendly and prompt for that size of a group. Food was wonderful - fresh pasta. Accommodated separate checks. I hadn't been in several years, so I need to make this a more regular stop.

BM
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious authentic Italian cuisine. Perfection!

FG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a great dining experience. Our party of 4 was seated immediately. Our server was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. The appetizers were delicious- burrata & mozzarella and the mussels in a white sauce. Main dishes were equally impressive and delicious. We will definitely be back!

MB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here several times, food is excellent and fresh.

BW
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about Dolce - great service, cozy atmosphere, good drinks and AMAZING Italian food. The pasta is handmade and simply phenomenal, and so is the bread. We also tried the tiramisu and loved that as well. This is a great little spot and we can't wait to be back.

j
Charlotte
93 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

had a great meal, food is always so good here, only reason for 4 star ratings, people at table next to us were loud, diners please keep voices down, just like in italy, and our server had to be asked again for my bellini, and one of us requested no mushrooms with his meal, multiple times, and mushrooms were all over the plate, server did not notice

VV
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Charlotte. Truly authentic Italian food and great service. A comfortable classic Italian restaurant ambience.

C
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent.

BR
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice neighborhood restaurant. Very attentive wait staff.
The food was good and reasonably priced.
Overall a pleasant evening, we will return.

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