Please call for reservations: 941-921-7007

Our Story

Welcome To Dolce Italia

From the little island of Ischia in the Gulf of Naples, comes Dolce Italia. Tiziana serves 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 want to thank all of you for being part of our great successes. 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 at Dolce Italia, whether it be a romantic dinner for two or a special event.

I am excited to share this year with you!
– Tiziana DiCostanzo

Dine with us!

Tuesday – Saturday: 5 pm – 9 pm
Closed: Sunday & Monday

Mangia Bene, Ridi Spresso, Ama Molto!

Eat Well, Laugh Often, Love Much

Antipasti

Burrata

Buffalo Mozzarella with cream inside served with arugula, shaved parmesan, and sliced tomatoes.

Signature Dish

Trenne Dolce Italia

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

Pasta

Gnocchi di Patate Al Quatro Formaggi

Soft potato pasta with mozzarella, provolone, parmigiano & gorgonzola

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…

What People are Saying

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. Give them a try. You won’t be disappointed.

Julie K.

“This Place Is PHENOMINAL!”

This really sweet Italian woman, who owns the place 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. Please do yourself a favor and eat here. This is what Italian food is supposed to taste like! 🙂 “

Rachel M.

“What A Find!”

Starting with the Fried Pizza Napoletana to the unique homemade Trenne Dolce Italia Pasta with Italian Sausage and finishing with Limoncello Cake, I don’t know why you wouldn’t visit Dolce Italia regularly. The food is authentic, homemade and very flavorful and Tiziana the Chef and Owner, brings life and joy to this quaint little Sarasota gem. I highly recommend you come in for a glass of wine and amazing food.

Scott P.

“An Italian Home With Grandma’s Recipes…”

You need to experience Dolce Italia in Gulf Gate. Owner and Chef Tiziana Costanzo is there to welcome you and to share her food and her passion for life! Have you ever wanted to be invited to an Italian home where you were fed Grandma’s recipes? If you’re thinking yes, this is the restaurant to visit in South Sarasota. “

Rebecca C.