Dolce Riviera

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Your Italian getaway awaits at Dolce Riviera, the award-winning restaurant in the Harwood District. Scenes from the glamorous era of la dolce vita inspire the extraordinary resort-style experience.To see full our availability of reservations times, please visit dolceriviera.com

Lunch and dinner is served at Dolce Riviera with brunch featured exclusively on the weekends. A purist culinary philosophy coupled with an impeccable wine list of over 400 labels, Dolce Riviera is so authentic you might be speaking Italian by the end of the night. Dolce Riviera has received awards from Wine Spectator, D Magazine, and OpenTable.
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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience, amazing service, food and ambience.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on March 16, 2020

Ciao, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on March 14, 2020

Ciao, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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M
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty close, if not completely, authentic Italian experience from the wine to the delicious pasta. The gnocchi was amazing!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on March 16, 2020

Ciao Mar, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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M
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Dolce Riviera
Responded on March 7, 2020

Ciao Monica, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

This restaurant is absolutely beautiful! Unfortunately the mediocre food and really and service hasn’t changed since I last visited about two years ago.
Took us almost 25 mins to get a glass of Prosecco at brunch. And it wasn’t even busy as we were on the early side for brunch.

d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Slow lunch service and one order was late. Server only came to table a couple times. There two hours for lunch. but food was great.

JB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The ambiance was excellent but the service was just so so. Our waitress had another large table. We didn’t initially get what we ordered and it wasn’t until we started eating that our waitress actually checked in us. She pointed out our order was wrong and asked if we wanted what we ordered then proceeded to take our already partially eaten food away. Weird since we had already eaten here art if it and they were just going to throw it away anyway. When our right order cane it was delicious. When it came time to pay, the waitress showed up with a tablet and a total amount but no detailed receipt so not really sure what we paid for. Would have like better service but the food was good.

FT
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on February 18, 2020

Ciao, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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CM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We were not seated until 1:15 hour after our reservation. Waitress forgot multiple food orders. WAS A MESS!! But this is usually one of my favorite places to eat.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great it was awesome
And tasted great

Dolce Riviera
Responded on February 17, 2020

Ciao, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

From the time we sat down, it took almost 3 hours to get one round of drinks, an appetizer and entrees. Our table was in the back corner, so it seemed like the staff would just forget about us.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on February 18, 2020

Ciao, I'm sorry to hear you didn't quite enjoy your experience. VDay was definitely a busy busy night, so I would love to have you back on a regular night to show what Dolce Riviera is capable of. Please let me know when you come in so I can make sure you are taken care of. I will personally be there for you. Giona - AGM

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Had to wait a long time for our table

Dolce Riviera
Responded on February 17, 2020

Ciao, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it. I apologize for taking too long to sit you down at the table. On occasions like Valentine's day, people tend to linger a little longer and it makes for the next table to wait. I'm glad you enjoy the food though. Giona - AGM

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The last 2 times I’ve been there have not been great. The food is still good, but you can tell they are understaffed because the service is nowhere near as good as it used to be (about 1 year ago). We were celebrating our anniversary and it made for a very unpleasant experience overall. On a positive note, Mario makes a really good old fashion with tequila and was the most pleasant part of our experience that night.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on February 15, 2020

Hello, thank you for letting us know about this. We’re sorry that we missed the mark on your dining experience. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to make this up to you and your guests. If you are willing to talk further, please email me. Giona - AGM

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A
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice experience - great food, super service. Will def be back.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on February 10, 2020

Ciao Andre, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as usual!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on February 12, 2020

Ciao, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here several times and always been impressed. This time I made the reservation for my parents for their anniversary. They absolutely LOVED it! I called the restaurant that evening to have champagne and dessert sent to their table but they had already served them both for their anniversary! Afterwards they said the service and food was impeccable. A must try in Dallas!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on February 8, 2020

Ciao. Thank you so much for calling and take care of your parents. We treat your parents like they are ours. I'm glad they had a fantastic experience and I would love to have all of you back anytime. Thank you so much for your support! Giona - AGM

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HL
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Generally love this restaurant but on this outing, service was uneven and not up to expectations. Waitstaff seemed new and not trained or professional. Timing of beverage and food delivery was terrible and a simple special order of pasta could not be executed. I expected better when entertaining out of town guests.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on February 8, 2020

Ciao, we're sorry to hear that your experience wasn't up to our standards. Please email me so that we can try to make this right. Thank you! Giona - AGM

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OT
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The food took a long time to get to us. To be fair the server was overwhelmed and I think they we’re understaffed. The server was very nice just slammed. The apps came out wrong and they corrected but it was just a little stressful.

ML
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was really great! The atmosphere is lovely, once you figure out where to park. Be aware that the valet is not on the street for the restaurant's address, and you have to drive around a bit to find it due to the one-way streets. The main issue we had was with the wine list. We ordered two different bottles of champagne from the menu that were not in stock, then they brought out a different bottle and quoted a price for a rose prosecco. When we got the bill, the price charged was $20 higher, and way over-priced for the bottle we received. It seemed a bit disorganized, but at the end of the evening, we enjoyed our meal!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on February 8, 2020

Ciao Mary, first of all thank you so much for coming to Dolce. I wanted to apologize about the wine issue. As much as our wine is modular and dynamic in order to keep it always fresh and new, we don't gouge people. If they mentioned the price, they should have charged you that price. I truly apologize to you for our mistake. I want to make it fair, so please next time you come dine shoot me an email so I can greet you at the door and make it special. Giona - AGM

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AH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food and atmosphere. Service was slow and price was high.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on February 3, 2020

Ciao Andrew, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Riviera. I apologize if you have experience slow service, let me know next time you are coming in so I can make it fair for you. Giona - AGM

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C
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service from all the staff was AWESOME!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on February 3, 2020

Ciao Calvo, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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OT
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome food and great wine list

Dolce Riviera
Responded on February 3, 2020

Ciao, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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SG
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious food! Just walked over for a quick bite. Shared the burrata appetizer, mixed salad. Also shared the appetizer portion of the baked eggplant. The lemon olive oil cake was great! Service was great!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on February 3, 2020

Ciao, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Riviera. Burrata and Eggplant are actually two of my favorite dishes here. The softness of the Burrata and the multiple layer with hearty pomodoro sauce make it for a great meal. Giona - AGM

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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Very, very, very slow service. Food was ok but took an. Hour and a half to get. The the tuna was raw so they took it back and overcooked it. We’ll try again but tonight’s experience was a little disappointing.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on January 29, 2020

Ciao, thank you for letting us know about this. We are truly saddened that your experience was not as great as we would have liked. We take your feedback very seriously, and we would like to ensure that your experience is better next time. Please contact me privately so we can make this right next time you are here. Giona - AGM

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MC
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in town for business and decided to treat myself to non hotel food so picked this place based on photos. Lovely! I would have preferred to have sat inside as it was cold and I was not near a heater. But Th e food made up for it and great Pinot noir.
Thank you!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on February 3, 2020

Ciao Mimi, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Riviera. Hopefully next time you are in town, Dallas would grace us with some heat. The inside is just as pretty so that's always an option. Giona - AGM

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my moms birthday and they did an amazing job making her feel special

Dolce Riviera
Responded on January 29, 2020

Ciao, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Riviera. Say happy birthday to your mom again from us! Giona - AGM

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TB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my 30th birthday. Service was great, food was exceptional and everyone had a great time. Highly recommend.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on January 2, 2020

Ciao Tommy, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Riviera. Happy birthday again! Giona - AGM

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DJ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

A disappointment for a Christmas Eve dinner. First - service. It was slow and just off kilter. Like missing drink orders at the beginning of our meal and taking forever to get them to us. Then waiting for a while to get our appetizer order. Then not getting our dinner order until after we were done with the appetizers. So we had to have menus on our lap while we ate. It was very awkward. Beyond that, it was clear there were issues at other tables since we could hear other diners complaining about slow service and mistakes.

Beyond the service, the food was mediocre at best. The tuna tartare was down right gross. The calamari seemed undercooked. The bolinaise meat seemed right out of a can. The eggplant appetizer was the best thing by far, but certainly not worth coming back for.

And we will not be back.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on December 30, 2019

Ciao DJ Snack, I'm saddened to see you didn't enjoy your experience. We always strive to give the best service and high quality food to each and every one of our guests. I'm sorry we missed the mark on your experience. I would like to invite you back and show you that is not the way we like to run our house. Let me know when you would like to give us another try. Giona - AGM

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was mostly great. Service in the bar area on a Saturday night was extremely slow, although staff was friendly.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on December 23, 2019

Hello there, I'm glad you got to enjoy the food. Saturday night was a busy night for sure, but that doesn't excuse the slow service you have experience. We are committed to always do better. Please feel free to let me know next time you come in. Giona - AGM

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Dolce Riviera was nothing short of outstanding. We are looking into booking for an important event next year, but we wanted to try it first. The food was delicious as we expected, but it was really the ambiance and the incredible service that won us over. Thank you for making us feel so welcome!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on December 30, 2019

Ciao, it was definitely our pleasure to have you and we look forward to hosting your event next year! Come get some nice food anytime, we are here for you. Giona - AGM

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DR
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

I won't be returning...not sure if this place changed management or what happened but I have no words. Food was gross both times that it came out. The manager did comp the bill. One person never even received dinner because the kitchen couldn't get it right three times. The menu has also changed and the selection is not as good. The prices went up a few dollars on each entree as well...probably to account for the decline in business.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on January 2, 2020

Ciao, thank you for letting us know about this. We’re sorry that we missed the mark on your dining experience. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to make this up to you and your guest. I sent you a private message with my contact information If you are willing to talk further. Giona - AGM

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This might have been the best overall dining experience I have ever had.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on December 30, 2019

Ciao, thank you so much for your kind words. It really means a lot. We look forward to having you again. Giona - AGM

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KH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dolce was definitely a hidden gem for my brunch party. We were all amazed by the beautiful decor, along with the stylish staff that catered to us. The food was good as were the mimosas. I was glad I picked a hit for my picky friends! We’re even thinking about hosting a bridal shower there.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on December 23, 2019

Ciao Karen, thank you so much for coming and thinking of us for hosting a party. Let me know if you need any help with that. I'll be glad to help you. Giona - AGM

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service

Dolce Riviera
Responded on December 23, 2019

Ciao, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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ES
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Better service.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on December 23, 2019

Ciao Emilio, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Riviera. P.S. having fun is part of the experience. Giona - AGM

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MT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining at Dolce Riviera and especially inviting friends to come along who have never dined there before. We know that it will be a great experience and the food is always so wonderful.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on December 23, 2019

Ciao MauiTraveler, it was a pleasure having you at Dolce Riviera. Thank you so much for your kind words. Looking forward to seeing you next time. Giona - AGM

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GJ
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was good and wonderful ambiance. Service was unacceptably slow. Restaurant was not even half full at lunch. This is twice I’ve had the same experience. I’ll be back for a drink on the beautiful porch but not the restaurant for a meal.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on December 23, 2019

Ciao, I'm very glad you got to enjoy the food and the ambiance. Sorry to hear about the slow place of service for lunch. I'll talk to the guys about the importance of the sense of urgency. Let me know next time you come next please. Giona - AGM

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Holiday lunch

Dolce Riviera
Responded on December 23, 2019

Ciao, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Loved the ambiance and our server was wonderful but I was so disappointed with the food. For the price point, I expected much more.
Appetizer - aranchini - the texture was perfect but it had an odd flavor, kind of tasted like freezer burn. I don’t think they were previously frozen but maybe the peas or meat had been? I had to ask for a side of marinara (it only comes with a tiny bit) to drown it in.
Salad - arugula salad was very good (best part of the meal). Nice and light with good flavor.
Entree - my husband had the lobster ravioli special. He liked the raviolis but the lobster tail was overcooked.
I had the cacio e pepe (added black truffles) and it was really bad. When it came out, the truffles were missing So I had to send it back. It took a good 7+ minutes to come back and when it did, all the cheese had hardened quite a bit. The truffles were flavorless (waste of $10), the pasta was mushy, and the congealed cheese was unappetizing. I ate a couple bites and that was enough. A box of Kraft Mac n cheese would’ve been more tasty. There are so many other good Italian spots in Dallas - don’t waste you money here.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on December 23, 2019

Ciao, thank you for the feedback. First and foremost I would like to apologize for the experience you had. We are definitely better than that and we try to keep our standards very high. Please consider giving us another chance so we can show you the Italian way of doing things the right way. Send me an email so I can invite you back personally. Giona - AGM

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F
Oxford
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service both phenomenal

Dolce Riviera
Responded on December 23, 2019

Ciao Frankie, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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