Dolce Riviera

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Dolce Riviera is the seventh restaurant to open in the Harwood District of Dallas, Texas. View our upcoming events by visiting: www.dolceriviera.com/events.
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4.6
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D
Austin
144 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Italian food, served beautifully, in an unrushed atmosphere. The wine menu is tremendous. It started with excellent bread and cheese. We had salads, appetizers, and meals. Everything was tremendous. And the desserts were also outstanding. We may come back to Dallas just to eat here again.

L
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was pretty good, pasta great.
Noise was loud and temperature was HOT! Server was slow and was rude when our table of 10 asked to turn the air down.

l
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit, and it was much improved on the first. On the first visit we had service issues. This visit the service was perfect, the food was delicious and we enjoyed everything about it.

AD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Our experience at Dolce Riviera was disappointing to say the least. After waiting awhile for the waiter to first visit our table to bring us menus, We placed a drink order of two glasses of champagne. This was not delivered until after we ordered appetizers and our full meal. To start we had the octopus and the burrata, both dishes were fine but impressive. Before we were able to even get close to finishing our appetizer our waiter informed us that he had accidentally fired our entrees at the same time as the appetizers. Then immediately served us our entrees of Ahi Tuna and the White Truffle Risotto and our red wine. At no point did he make an attempt to take back the dishes and re-fire them for when we would be ready. The fish was bland and disappointing, however the White Truffle Risotto was a bright spot in a bad meal. It was delicious, though also a $60 risotto. Overall we will not be planning on returning, which is disappointing for a beautiful restaurant with great potential.

S
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Food and service were mediocre.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really good experience! Mario at the bar took care of us and he was great!

OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!

SA
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, flavors, wine list, and ambiance!!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on November 16, 2019

Ciao Susan, thank you for your kind review. We look forward to having you again! Dolce Riviera is here for you. Giona - AGM

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NC
Greensboro
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Priced appropriate for high end Italian. Eddie was great server. Told him we had a hard stop for a show and he was able to get coffee and dessert squeezed in and bill processed in time. My pet peeve is waiting for the bill. Gratuity decreases the longer I have to wait. Outdoor seating enclosed for cool weather and with metal roof it can get loud, especially with 20 gals celebrating a birthday in the middle. For sure a repeat!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on November 13, 2019

Ciao, thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you got taken care of in a good manner and in a quick way. I will personally let Eddie know what you said. We look forward to having you here next time. Giona - AGM

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A
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I knew as soon as I walked into this restaurant, I could live and die there...the ambience was cozy, warm and comfortable yet sophisticated enough for a business meal. Lighting is so key and they nailed it at Dolce with twinkle lights and heater stands with an open flame.

The food was equally incredible: homemade, authentic Italian. I ordered the gnocchi with a truffle cream sauce and it did not disappoint. I could tell it was handmade because ever dumpling was slightly different in size but equally as pillow and creamy. Each bite literally melted in my mouth. The shaved truffles were a perfect savory compliment to the every so slightly sweet cream sauce.

Lastly but certainly not least, the service was perfection. You could tell everyone loved their job, which just makes the experience even more enjoyable for diners. The hosts were even willing to charge a business guests phone for me while we ate.

I would highly recommend Dolce Riviera and will definitely be back next time I'm in town.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on November 10, 2019

Ciao! Nobody could have explained what we strive for any better than you did. I personally thank you so much for your kind words and I'm very happy we were able to paint the picture of what hospitality and Italian cuisine are like. I look forward to having you as a guest again and please let me know when you come back because I would like to greet you with the best glass of wine. Ciao Ciao! Giona - AGM

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MW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb pasta was amazing!!!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on November 4, 2019

Ciao Mandy, thank you for your kind review. We look forward to having you again! Dolce Riviera is here for you. Giona - AGM

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TW
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oscar is the best!!! Knows the menu inside out and impeccable service.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on November 4, 2019

Ciao Thomas , thank you for your kind review. We look forward to having you again! Oscar will be happy to see you again. Giona - AGM

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OT
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Birthday dinner - delicious food and drinks - complimentary desert was perfect & for $100 I was thrilled with the entire evening despite the weather. Will be coming back.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on November 2, 2019

Ciao, thank you for your kind review. We look forward to having you again! Dolce Riviera is here for you. Giona - AGM

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GR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I visited Dolce Riviera for the first time and really enjoyed it. The ambience is warm and inviting, the service was professional and the food was great. Looking forward to a return visit!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on November 2, 2019

Ciao Gerald, thank you for your kind words. We look forward to having you again! Dolce Riviera is here for you. Giona - AGM

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OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

this place is usually great, but total miss today. waited forever for food. orders were completely wrong.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 28, 2019

Hello there, I'm sorry to hear about your experience. I wold like to know more about what happened so I can make sure your next experience goes back to be great as it's always supposed to be. Please let me know next time you come around so I can personally take care of you. Giona - AGM

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ST
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great please. Ambience is wonderful and the restaurant is really nice - perfect for a brunch. Will be trying dinner next. Food was good too - ordered the chorizo panini!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 30, 2019

Ciao Sophie, thank you for your kind words. We look forward to having you again! Dolce Riviera is here for you. Giona - AGM

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r
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a few errors with our food order but manager fixed the error quickly. Overall a nice experience.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 30, 2019

Ciao Roland, thank you for your kind words. We look forward to having you again! Dolce Riviera is here for you. Giona - AGM

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with impeccable service and delicious food!!!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on November 10, 2019

Ciao! Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to having you again soon. We are always here for you. Giona - AGM

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UW
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant and impeccable service. Some of the food was phenomenal (bread, truffle ciabatta) and other dishes were average. Likely will be back!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 28, 2019

Ciao, thank you for your kind words. We would love to have you back anytime! We are here for you. Giona - AGM

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LI
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent service, and a very romantic ambiance. We love this place for date night, one of our favorite spots!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 28, 2019

Ciao Lindsay, Thank you for your kind review. Look forward to having you back at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! Sooo sweet and accommodating

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 27, 2019

Tanti auguri again! It was a pleasure to have you and we look forward to the next time. You're always welcome at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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DM
Vancouver
59 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was excellent, and chef prepared cacio e pepe for us as we had requested. It was excellent along with the rest of the meal.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 28, 2019

Ciao Donny and Marie, Thank you for your kind review. Look forward to having you back at Dolce Riviera. Cacio and Pepe is going to be on our winter menu coming next week. So you'll be able to order it any time you want it. Giona - AGM

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CC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great ambiance, and atmosphere, and excellent food.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 28, 2019

Ciao Cheryl, Thank you for your kind review. Look forward to having you back at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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B
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food was great but there was some miserable trans music in the background. We asked to see the manager to tell him that the music was annoying but he never came to the table. We asked our waitress where he was and she told us that he went home. Not accommodating. Another manager came over and he was very nice and agreed about the music and said he would see about getting some beautiful Italian music in the future.
We will try it again as we did enjoy the food.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 27, 2019

Ciao Barbara, it was such a pleasure to meet you and your husband. I'm glad you got to enjoy the food, since us italians put a lot of passion into creating a dish and making it. The music is definitely part of the experience and we have addressed it. I would love to see you back. When you do please let me know so I can pass by the table and we can talk some more in Italian. Giona - AGM

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MF
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food at a very reasonable price in a very comfortable, attractive setting.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 27, 2019

Thank you for your kind review Mark. Look forward to having you back at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

I have been to the restaurant several times. I am not sure if something was wrong, but the service was awful. It took 10 minutes before someone handed us a menu. Half hour to get our first drink that we ordered. The table next to us was even in worse shape than we were. They were apologetic, but it ruined a plan to have an amazing night. Not sure if I would consider the restaurant as my first choice to return to.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 28, 2019

Hello there, I'm sorry to hear you didn't have a good experience with us. We are definitely better than that and we learn from our mistakes. I would like to make it up to you in order to re-establish that trust that made you come to visit us many times in the past. Please let me know when you plan on coming back so I can make it fair. Giona - AGM

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LK
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I met friends for brunch. The menu selection was good, food great, the patio is a must do.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 25, 2019

Ciao Linda, thank you so much for your kind words! We look forwarding to having you again soon at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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BV
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we were there beautiful great food and recommend and return

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 21, 2019

Ciao Bill, thank you so much for your kind words! We look forwarding to having you again soon. Giona - AGM

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KD
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

I would return because the food and ambiance were quite good. The servers were friendly and helpful, but the coordination between them and the kitchen was way off. We received our entrees minutes after we ordered them and I had only taken a few sips of my pre-dinner cocktail. We felt very rushed, which not how I want to feel during a nice dinner.

I also want to share that when I make a note on the reservation that it's for an anniversary dinner, it would be nice for either the hostess or server to acknowledge that fact. Just a simple, "thank you for joining us on your special day" would have been sufficient. It's a simple way to make an extra connection with your patrons and keep them returning...

Finally, while we did enjoy the food, I would suggest re-working the tiramisu. It was one of the worst I've ever had. It was somehow dry and every bite coated my mouth with cocoa powder.

Cocktails were very tasty and the wine menu was excellent.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 28, 2019

Ciao, first of all I wanted to thank you for all the feedback which helps narrowing down what we need to work on and what we are doing correctly. I'm sorry about your experience this time around and especially for not acknowledging your special occasion. I would like to invite you back in order to change that bittersweet taste. Please let me know when you plan on coming back so I can personally take care of your dine out and make it fair. Giona - AGM

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m
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had the most amazing meal and wine at Dolce Riviera to celebrate her birthday!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 21, 2019

Ciao Melody, thank you for your kind review. Look forward to having you back at Dolce Riviera. It was a pleasure meeting you! Giona - AGM

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W
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great space. Open, inviting and lively. Attentive servers and bar personnel. Would have loved to be able to sit in the dining room as opposed to seating in the bar area, but it was lively in there and generally comfortable. Only complaint was that my husband is a "big & tall" guy and the furniture in this area was obviously selected to give the room a bigger, less crowded feel so, for him, not so comfy. Complimentary bread was awesome as was the Frittura di Mare. For dinner Hub's selected the fettucini bolognese and I had the Sole special. (If you care, be sure to ask how much the specials are because I was a bit floored by the Sole's price tag.) The server took great care in preparing the fish, removing the skin and the tiny little bones. The wine steward was very helpful with a selection of wine. Very attentive and friendly group. We will definitely go back and reserve a spot in the dining room.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 28, 2019

Thank you for your kind review. Look forward to having you back at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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DC
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Italian food! We had the special stuffed squash blossoms appetizer and Dover sole. Wonderful! Pretty, popular spot in Uptown. Would definitely recommend.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 14, 2019

Ciao DC, thank you so much for your kind words. We like to have fun with specials. We look forward to having you at Dolce Riviera in the very near future. We start our new menu on October 21st so come visit us soon. Giona - AGM

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A
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the setting, friendly staff, good food. The menu is a bit limited.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 14, 2019

Ciao Amanda, thank you for your nice review. We like to change up our menu very often, matter of fact our new menu starts on October 21st. Come visit us then for some new dishes. Giona - AGM

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BS
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The pasta was awesome (duck ravioli and truffle gnocchi)! Disappointed in the whole branzino - it was too mushy and had a lot of bones after table filet. It was represented to be served with lemon, olives etc and none were part of the presentation or after delivery. Our server did provide a complete dessert - a very good tiramisu!

The music was way too loud and for a much younger might club like crowd than who were in the dining room overall.

Having been several times and truly enjoying the restaurant I was slightly disappointed this time.

B
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luv this restaurant and second time dining here. I travel to Dallas in business and took some clients for lunch. It’s so wonderful- food and ambiance. I’ve had dinner there and fun hang out. Everything is yummy.. it’s a must do!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 10, 2019

Ciao! Thank you so much for your kind words. They are truly appreciated. Looking forward for your next visit at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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EB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Nice setting, pretty night for an open roof dinner

Service a bit aloof

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 10, 2019

Ciao Erin, thank you for your appreciating our decor and the open roof. I'm sorry to hear you didn't find the staff friendly or welcoming. Italians are all about that and I'm sorry we didn't deliver that on your visit. We can definitely do better next time you are in. Let me know when you plan on coming by. Giona - AGM

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SS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You must ask for Pepe to be your server. Amazing service, recommendations, and service above and beyond...

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 7, 2019

Ciao Steve, what a pleasure to hear that from you. I'll make sure to pass on the praise to him personally. Looking forward to having you back at Dolce Riviera. Let me know when you are back into the doors. Giona - AGM

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dolce Riviera is the most fabulous brunch spot in Dallas! Love the atmosphere and the food is consistently great.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 6, 2019

Ciao! Thank you so much for your kind words and we can't wait to have you back at Dolce Riviera. We will make sure we continue on providing great food and service so you can recommend us to any of your friends. Let me know next time you are in so I can come say hi. Giona - AGM

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was phenomenal. So professional and dealt with our large group very very well.

The service was amazing, food was great, and overall experience was very good.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 6, 2019

Ciao! Thank you so much for your kind words and for coming over to Dolce Riviera. It was a pleasure having you and I'm very glad your service was just as great as the food was. Thank you again. Giona - AGM

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O
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, I will be back soon

Dolce Riviera
Responded on October 5, 2019

Ciao! Thank you so much for saying that, we really appreciate your kind words. We can't wait until you come back just as well. Let me know next time you're in the restaurant so I can buy you a glass of wine. Giona - AGM

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