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Dolce Ristorante

4.8
4.8
1182 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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Booked 36 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Tuesday - Friday ~ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Appetizer

  • Polpettine$11.00

    homemade meatballs, tomato sauce and basil

    • Prosciutto e Burrata$15.00

      creamy mozzarella, prosciutto di parma, baby arugula with balsamic dressing and homemade apricot jam

      • Caprese$11.00

        sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil extra virgin olive oil

        • Bruschetta$8.50

          toasted ciabatta bread, topped with chopped tomatoes, garlic and basil tossed in extra virgin olive oil

          • Mussels$13.00

            sautéed in white wine and garlic sauce or spicy tomato sauce with crostini bread

            Salads

            • Mista$9.00

              mixed field greens, carrots, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes with Italian goat cheese dressing

              • Cesare$10.00

                romaine lettuce, croutons and shaved parmesan tossed in our homemade Caesar dressing

                • Salmone*$16.00

                  marinated grilled salmon over mixed field greens, topped with slivered almonds croutons, tossed in our citrus dressing

                  • Pollo$14.00

                    grilled chicken breast over field greens, eggs, bacon, tomatoes, crumpled blue cheese and Italian goat cheese dressing

                    • Tonno$14.00

                      Italian tuna in olive oil, mixed green tomatoes, carrots and cannellini beans

                      Grilled Panini Sandwiches

                      • Italiano$14.00

                        Italian cold cuts, Provolone cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and balsamic dressing

                        • Classico$14.00

                          shaved smoked turkey breast, crispy bacon, fresh mozzarella, lettuce and tomatoes

                          • Classico$14.00

                            shaved smoked turkey breast, crispy bacon, fresh mozzarella, lettuce and tomatoes

                            • Tuna$14.00

                              Italian tuna in olive oil, mayonnaise, artichoke, provolone, lettuce and tomatoes

                              Pasta

                              Split Portions - $2. Add Rita's fresh Homemade pasta for $4

                              • Bolognese$17.00

                                Spaghetti with Bolognese meat sauce

                                • Lasagna$15.00

                                  classic Italian lasagna with fresh meat sauce, besciamella and parmesan cheese

                                  • Amatriciana$17.00

                                    Rigatoni pasta with marinara sauce, Guanciale from Amatrice, & Pecorino Romano cheese

                                    • Penne alla Vodka$14.00

                                      penne in a vodka pink sauce flambé

                                      • Vongole$18.00

                                        linguini with clams in white wine, garlic sauce or tomato sauce

                                        • Traditional Fettuccine Alfredo$14.00

                                          homemade egg fettuccine tossed in butter, a touch of cream and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

                                          Entree

                                          • Tilapia$18.00

                                            fresh tilapia sautéed in white wine, lemon butter sauce, cherry tomatoes, capers & parsley

                                            • Pollo al Limone$15.00

                                              chicken scaloppini sautéed with lemon, butter, capers and white wine sauce

                                              • Marsala$17.00

                                                chicken scaloppini sautéed in a Marsala wine sauce with forest mushrooms

                                                • Saltimbocca$18.00

                                                  veal scaloppini topped with sliced prosciutto and sage in a white wine sauce

                                                  • Milanese$16.00

                                                    pan seared lightly breaded chicken breast served with baby arugula and cherry tomatoes in a lemon butter sauce

                                                    • Pollo Parmigiana$15.00

                                                      breaded chicken scaloppini, parmesan, tomato sauce, mozzarella

                                                      Side Dishes

                                                      $6

                                                      • Spaghetti

                                                        with Tomato Sauce & Basil

                                                        • Sautéed Broccoli

                                                          • Roasted Potatoes

                                                            Last updated: April 5, 2022

                                                            What 1,182 people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                            4.8
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                                                            • 4.9Food
                                                            • 4.8Service
                                                            • 4.6Ambience
                                                            • 4.7Value

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                                                              HartsExperienceDec2018

                                                              Orlando

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                              Immediate seating with reservation - very popular restaurant. Great Service and of course the food is delicious.

                                                            2. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                              overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                              My mom’s 80th birthday. We had a reservation for 6:15 but waited until 6:45 for an open table. I didn’t like that part at all. Other people came in that had reservations and also had to wait. Food was great and service was good.

                                                            3. BM

                                                              BarbaraM

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              We’re never disappointed at this great Italian Restaurant. The pasta is always fresh and delicious, and the waitstaff aims to give you everything and more. We love everything we’ve tasted so far on the menu, and we’ll be back to continue to frequent this gem!

                                                            4. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Phenomenal as always! LOVE going to Dolce.

                                                            5. FP

                                                              FrankP

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              17 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              17 reviews

                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great place for a quiet dinner. Wonderful service and delicious food. We've been there before and will certainly return.

                                                            6. DV

                                                              DeniseV

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              26 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              26 reviews

                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Wonderful dinner as usual. Our server was very friendly and prompt. Tried the calamari appetizer-just the right amount of spice in the tomato sauce, love the chicken marsala, bolognese and the bread with oil/vinegar/beans-always ask for more. This is a favorite restaurant of ours!

                                                            7. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                              overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                              Mother’s Day and sons birthday

                                                            8. JJ

                                                              JonJonHenry

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We love Dolce. Everyone there is talented, helpful and truly friendly. We tell everyone we know to go there. They love it too.

                                                            9. TT

                                                              ToughToImpress

                                                              Denver

                                                              30 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              30 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                              Tre bien! (wait, same thing but in Italian) Fantastic neighborhood find. Just walking in, my wife loved the vibe : its warm, good buzz but not overwhelming, friendly people, and a host who spoke Italian. Mangiamo! Everything was on point, was a perfect portion size, and was wonderful like out of grandma's kitchen vs. a chef trying to show off. We started with the prociutto and burrata plate : a simple, perfect beginning. For main, my carbonara was some of the best I've remembered, as it was in no way heavy and never overwhelmed by the egg or pork. My wife's chicken parm would have Peyton Manning singing right along, as it was thin, perfectly breaded, and cooked such that it easily sliced with a fork thine. Dolce knows what it's doing as it didn't hide the meal under excessive sauce or mozzarella ... a sign they want the right light to shine! We're definitely adding Dolce to the rotation. Quando posso tornare?

                                                            10. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We celebrated a friend’s birthday and we had a fabulous time. The food was outstanding, as well as the service. Our server was extremely attentive and he was genuinely entertaining.

                                                            11. A

                                                              Anonymous

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Absolutely delicious, fantastic service! Perfect pasta

                                                            12. A

                                                              Alyson

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Food and atmosphere was perfect for my fiancé's birthday dinner.

                                                            13. L

                                                              Lovesbikes

                                                              Charleston

                                                              15 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              15 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Food was homemade and delicious. Fernando was excellent as our server

                                                            14. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              The food was everything I’d been told it would be. The service was exceptional, charming and attentive. The waiter noticed our glasses of wine were brought out late (before we were aware!) and gave us the bottle for the oversight. It was a wonderful evening.

                                                            15. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Raleigh

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great experience and service.

                                                            16. DD

                                                              DebraD

                                                              New England

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              How marvelous that this wonderful restaurant exists in our city! A true gem operated by genuine on site owners. Don’t hesitate to eat there yourselves nor recommend it to friends or relatives(as we often do ourselves) the ambidextrous s perfect and the assortment and quality of entrees, just perfect. Highly recommend! Debra and Robert D Charlotte NC

                                                            17. BO

                                                              BillyO

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Always outstanding Italian food. Service is always superb.

                                                            18. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great wait staff, great food and wine!

                                                            19. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New York Area

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              After a long week I decided to take my wife out for a nice meal. I had heard about this place from a friend and decided to give it a try. Being Italian from Brooklyn I have very high standards for Italian food. This is the best place I’ve been for Italian in Charlotte. Good setting, very good food and the service excellent! We will be back.

                                                            20. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Philadelphia

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                              Chicken Marsala was one of the best I’ve had. Great service as well.

                                                            21. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                              My wife and I have mixed reviews about the food. We thought the calamari appetizer was chewy but the special entree, homemade tagliatelle with seafood in a cream sauce was delicious. The coffee and cappuccino were weak but the desserts were tasty. Nice wine selection and favorably priced.

                                                            22. AS

                                                              ASL1

                                                              Philadelphia

                                                              14 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              14 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              What a fabulous neighborhood gem! The food was fresh and fabulous. Service outstanding! It will become a regular for us.

                                                            23. S

                                                              Steve

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              25 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              25 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                              Very enjoyable evening!!

                                                            24. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              This restaurant has the best Italian food in all of Charlotte. Went here for a special occasion and it did not disappoint, it never does! 15/10 highly recommend to everyone.

                                                            25. KF

                                                              KellyF

                                                              Atlanta

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Had a wonderful evening! Loved our understated antipasto. Our entrees were delicious! Service was great despite being very busy.

                                                            26. PC

                                                              PhoebeC

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              The restaurant was busy but they did an excellent job of getting food out in a timely fashion. The fish was excellent.

                                                            27. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              1 review

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                              overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                              There were not many gluten free options. The price of a glass of champagne was very expensive.

                                                            28. JS

                                                              JanetS

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Thank you Rita and Florenzia for making my birthday lunch so special! Rita made eggplant parmesan for me the "traditional way" as Salvatore A. calls it. He says she makes it the way his mother made it, that is, without breading. The great crusty bread, which the four of us enjoyed with a bit of white bean and red onion salad, and an appetizer of meatballs, was a much more tasty use of bread! Brother had veal, SIL had lemon capers chicken and my husband had sautéed salad with chicken. Everyone enjoyed our food, the atmosphere and the service! And my birthday tiramisu with only one candle to blow out was the fait accompli for a great birthday celebration!

                                                            29. TS

                                                              TimothyS

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              14 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              14 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Vincent and Rita are always very welcoming. Can’t wait to get back

                                                            30. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The food is always delicious and we recommend this restaurant to everyone we meet. Rita is an exceptional person and always makes you feel welcome. Hands down our favorite Italian restaurant in Charlotte.

                                                            31. MK

                                                              MichaelK

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              We had a wonderful time at this restaurant. The food and service was outstanding. We cannot wait to return.

                                                            32. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Miami

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Food was amazing and service was excellent.

                                                            33. KM

                                                              KatieM

                                                              Greensboro

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Awesome!!!

                                                            34. BM

                                                              BryanM

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              We enjoyed our anniversary dinner. The food was very good and our waiter, Fernando, was spot on.

                                                            35. L

                                                              Lovesbikes

                                                              Charleston

                                                              16 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              16 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The food was excellent and the server was attentive.

                                                            36. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              My favorite restaurant in Charlotte and go to date night spot. Vongole Veraci is amazing every time!

                                                            37. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Cleveland

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                              Everything was fantastic! Prices were a little high, and service was a bit slow (yet extremely courteous), but the experience was great overall!

                                                            38. RF

                                                              RobertF

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Food is always excellent, service is friendly. Our favorite restaurant.

                                                            39. GE

                                                              GaryE

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              One of our Charlotte favorites for great food and service. Good selection of quality entrees and pastas.

                                                            40. FP

                                                              FavoritePastaDate1

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Frequent diner here. Today the special was awesome, service super, and made feel most welcome by hostess and staff.

                                                            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 1182 OpenTable diners.

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

                                                            Make a reservation

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                                                            Booked 36 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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