Please call for reservations: 941-921-7007

Mangia Bene, Ridi Spresso, Ama Molto!

Eat Well, Laugh Often, Love Much

Dine with us!

Mon. – Thurs. 5 – 9 pm
Fri. & Sat.  5 – 9 pm
Closed: Sunday

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.

Make your reservations today.
Call us at 941-921-7007.

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

Chefs Daily Specials


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


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

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


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.

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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.  Give them a try.  You won’t be disappointed.”
Sincerely, Julie K

Rachel M, Sarasota, FL
“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! :)”