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Welcome to Dolce Italia

From the little island of Ischia in the Gulf of Naples, comes Dolce Italia. Tiziana & Pippo serve authentic Italian recipes and desserts that will melt in your mouth. Fresh and new in Gulf Gate, this charming eatery is already attracting regular customers.

We have just celebrated our fourth year as Dolce Italia. We want to thank all of you for being part of our great successes. At the grand opening we celebrated our new location on Gateway Avenue, just around the corner from our old location. We are so delighted with our new restaurant we will call home. Dolce Italia is quaint yet romantic in style. We have added our Italian style to every corner of our restaurant. Including our old country wine cellar adding vintage wines for your dining pleasure.

Your are invited to come spend an evening with us, whether it be a romantic dinner for two or a special event. Make your reservations today.

Call us at 941-921-7007. We are excited to share this year with you!

Chefs Daily Specials

ANTI PASTI

BURRATA
Buffalo Mottzarella with cream inside served with arugula, shaved parmesan, and sliced tomoatoes.


SIGNATURE DISHES

TRENNE DOLCE ITALIA
Homemade triangular shaped pasta, with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, mushrooms and parmesan cheese.

LINGUINE SEAFOOD
Linguine with clams, mussels, calamari, shrimp, diced grouper with fresh tomato sauce.


DESSERT

AFFOGATO AL CAFFE
Vanilla Gelato topped with a shot of hot espresso – $8.00


Don’t forget when visiting Dolce Italia to take a look at our specials chalk board, you will find more signature dishes such as, lamb shank, stuffed paccheri, seafood and more.

Click here to view more menu options…

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Patron Testimonials

Julie K, Lake Mary, FL
“Wonderful, quaint little authentic Italian restaurant.  The risotto with clams and scallops was great.  The chef/owner (Italian) came out several times to check on us and chat.  The majority of the customers were Italian, which tells you the food is authentic.  The desserts looked delicious and they had a great selection.  They will be moving to a new location, so find them and give them a try.  You won’t be disappointed.”  Sincerly, Julie K


Rachel M, Sarasota, FL
“This place is PHENOMINAL! This really sweet Italian woman, who owns the place with her husband, cooks all of the food.  I even think the bread is freshly baked.  That is why it is such a small restaurant.  It is spotless, and a really comfortable atmosphere.  This is the best Italian food I’ve had since I lived in Italy years ago.  Seriously, I am going to tell everyone I know to eat here.  They are moving to a new location in October. I will give the new address when I find the card the owner gave me.  Please do yourself a favor and eat here. This is what Italian food is supposed to taste like! :)”