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Dolce Ristorante

4.8
4.8
1271 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (704) 332-7525

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 1,271 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Value

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    Neighborhood Gem

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    Italian

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    Best Food

  • Charlotte

    Best Value

  • Charlotte

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The food was amazing. Our service was fine. We did have an issue where one of the people with us, didn’t get their food right away. It took about 10+ minutes for him to get his food after everyone else had gotten theirs. The server didn’t seem to offer any resolution for this, which was disappointing. I’ll definitely come back, but it’ll be solely for the food.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian restaurant in Charlotte. Point. Blank. Period. Authentic, and the vibes were on point.
  3. L

    Lube26

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was marginal at best. Service was super. Unfortunately we will not be returning
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My absolute favorite restaurant in charlotte and some of the best Italian food I’ve ever had.
  5. MW

    MilkyWay

    Charlotte

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A group of friends enjoyed dinner and a play on Saturday evening. The dinner at Dolce was so much better than the play! Dinner was delicious! Everyone loved what they ordered and the service was excellent. We have been going to Dolce for years and never been disappointed! Excellent food & service! Thanks to the entire Dolce staff!
  6. RO

    ROSIEB

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Finally found a great Italian restaurant in Charlotte! Attentive friendly service, delicious quality food, and excellent desserts. Can’t wait for our next dinner here!
  7. P

    Parker

    Charleston

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellence food and service! Love this place…..will definitely be back.
  8. DD

    DilworthDiner

    Charlotte

    127 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    127 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Unfortunately, not our best visit to Dolce. My daughter's salmon was severely overcooked, dry and hard as a shoe sole. Probably should have sent it back in hindsight (we asked for med-well). Also took a long time for our main course to come out, more than 30minutes. Server was nice but did not make up for the food issues. Will go back though as 90% of the time we have a good meal - just not last night.
  9. BO

    BarbO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great wines, Not a place for cocktails Need Reservations. Find website and reserving tables not so friendly to use but am older and did not grow up w/computers at the fingertips
  10. SL

    SamL

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great real Italian food and great service. The bean salad served with fresh Italian bread and olive oil makes a nice transition into your meal.
  11. JC

    JohnC

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect from the seating to the ordering to the food - especially the food! My Girlfriend was blown away and it made for a wonderful birthday dinner.
  12. DB

    DBDtraveler

    Charlotte

    210 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    210 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to Dolce during Queens Feast. Both our 3 course meals were outstanding, as was the service. Always a good choice for excellent Italian food in a family friendly casual neighborhood atmosphere. One of my favorites for as long as they’ve been open.
  13. LM

    LeslieM

    Charleston

    133 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lamb Osso Bucco was tender and flavorful; served with perfectly prepared risotto. The strip steak was served with a wonderful mushroom sauce and was very tender. The Mushroom appetizer was the best! All this with great service as well.
  14. Y

    Ykon

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We attended this restaurant for Queen's Feast. The food was excellent and the portions were more than we could eat. The restaurant was very busy, but that did not affect the service. I would definitely visit again!
  15. BJ

    BrookeJ

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome restaurant, owner is hands on. Food is absolutely amazing!!!
  16. MZ

    MelissaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic food. Small quaint atmosphere- it’s best to get a reservation as opposed to just showing up. Service was impeccable- I will be back!
  17. ML

    MikeL

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing. Not a bad item on tbhe menu. Service is second to none!
  18. T

    Trivialgal

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The place was hopping last night! To accommodate diners, they were separating four tops into two tables of two, six inches apart. People were pretty good natured about it though. The stuffed mushroom appetizer, as well as the buratta/prosciutto was very good. The ravioli was nice but the sauce wasn’t outstanding. The cheesecake was also nice but it was the very light kind, not the dense type. The owners (?) were very Apologetic for seating delays but most people were pretty patient. We will definitely go back. It’s was a good value for the money.
  19. SB

    SherriB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and atmosphere! Will definitely be back
  20. FK

    FriendlyKat

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    A group of friends met during restaurant week at Dolce. Dolce had a nice menu selection. The service was excellent for a very busy night. The food was beautifully presented and tasted good, but a few tweaks here and there would have made it “foodie great.”
  21. BM

    BrittanyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was amazing quiet, all of the staff was friendly and informative of the menu items.
  22. J

    Joanne

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our waiter Sean, was extremely attentive and friendly. This was our first visit, and will definitely come back.
  23. CT

    ChristinaT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We went during restaurant week, it was amazing! The food was great, a very intimate restaurant. The noise level was a little high but it was very busy.
  24. DM

    DavidM

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for restaurant week and the food and service was excellent. A little noisy but an overall great experience.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous time!!! It was our first time, The service was so kind and inviting, loved the warm atmosphere. The food was phenomenal… definitely cant wait to go back.
  26. SB

    ScottB

    Charlotte

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food. Great restaurant. Only constructive feedback is that we felt rushed and asked if the plate could be removed when we were still eating.
  27. LR

    LyndaR

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and family atmosphere. An authentic gem in Dilworth.
  28. GK

    GK02

    Charlotte

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good but service needs to be better Very limited choice for tables and reservation does not help
  29. B

    Barbara

    Munich

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They had a great restaurant week menu with lots of good options! The desserts are really wonderful too! The staff is very nice and attentive.
  30. RB

    RosemaryB

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service ! We will be back
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food we have ever eaten in Charlotte!!!
  32. DD

    DD55

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    First time visit, Saturday night 6:45 resy. It was restaurant week (which we were unaware of) and a price fix menu, which was fine. Great service and great food. Cosy atmosphere with added to the experience. Good wine list and the waiter was knowledgeable and made an excellent suggestion for us. Would definitely visit again.
  33. CG

    CathyG

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal; excellent service!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious
  35. P

    Purplerabbit

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was phenomenal! So much flavor! I can’t wait to go back!
  36. LC

    LeeC

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was warm and welcoming. There was never any waiting despite how busy they were. Food was excellent.
  37. DA

    DAVENEG

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outrageous Outrageous I found my new place!!!
  39. DA

    DebraA

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Made a reservation to go back next week!
  40. CH

    CHI2CLT

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us came to Dolce for my husband’s birthday. We had an appetizer and salads. We each ordered a pasta meal. My daughter devoured her spinach ravioli and I loved my carbonara pasta. There’s nothing like fresh pasta. The service was top notch-we had a great waiter who was patient and helpful with great suggestions for my somewhat picky daughters. We’ll be back again next week!

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 1271 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Dolce Ristorante

1710 Kenilworth Ave, Ste 230, Charlotte, NC 28203-5796

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Dilworth

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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