Dodici Restaurant

4.4
504 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
DODICI - Located in the heart of Rockville Centre, New York. Dodici is a testament to the authentic and delicious Italian cuisine. Our extensive wine list and relaxing setting combined with the mouthwatering food, makes Dodici a unique dining experience on Long Island.
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipbossarch
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great meal as usual. Service was excellent

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WilliamS
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice job by Dodici last night..had a good crowd and managed it very well..good timing between courses..only pizza came out tardy..

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable I will go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience4

I have to premise my poor rating based on the fact that we never actually got to have dinner. Our reservation was for 8:15. The restaurant was very backed up on time, so we decided to have a drink at the bar. After waiting more then a half our, we decided to have dinner at the bar. Several other people were served around us and had their full dinners. We ordered our dinner and Zucchini flowers for appetizer. After another half hour, we were served the appetizer, which was delicious. But continued to wait to no avail for our dinner. The bartender said our food would be a few more minutes, but at this point it was almost 9:30 and we were done. The manager was very apologetic and did not charge us anything. He explained that they are very short on staff in the kitchen, and it would have been a better experience for us if we sat at a table. We have eaten here many times before and have always loved the experience. I am hoping this is only a one off experience, and it maybe better next time.

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Dian
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

i was a bit disappointed the menu on line is NOT the menu at the restaurant The menu on line was so much better The menu was very limited and really hard to decide what to eat...wasn't very appealing to me... It was very noisy.....service was OK Staff nice enough
might give them one more try but not anytime soon

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vipIdalucia
Philadelphia
164 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always find the food and service to be excellent. The VERY FRESH seafood salad and baked clams was an excellent start. Everyone enjoyed their msin courses which included the sea bass, the halibut, the parpardrlle with veal and the pasta with broccoli rabe and sausage.
For dessert, Ramon, our server, prepared our zabaglione tableside to perfection.

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LucianoR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic like usual!

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vipPatD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Despite having a reservation we were asked to wait at the bar, where no space was available. We accepted a table offered (after we were told it would be a long wait if we didn’t) that was right behind the hostess desk that was right behind the front door. So the cold blew in every time someone went in or out. No wonder no one was sitting at it. At one point the manager bumped right in to me while he was at the desk. The noise level was so loud we almost had to shout to be heard. The good food did not cancel out these other problems. We won’t go back soon.

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vipJc3050
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and service

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JenniferG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good but expensive meal for what it was. The service was pretty good, we weren’t in a rush so it was fine

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great I would recommend this restaurant

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LewisW
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I have mixed feelings about recommending this restaurant. In the past the service and the food has been great with the chef going the extra mile to accomodate a vegetarian diet.
This past visit all four of us were less than impressed with our server Billy who just seemed not to care at all about anything! He set the tone on what would have been a lovely meal.

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SeanD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was worth the wait! We were seated 40 minutes after our reservation it considering it was Valentines weekend we didn’t mind sitting at the bar for a drink or two. Food and service was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is AMAZING!, definitely make a reservation- it is very busy. Even though it was very busy we were sat quicker than expected. The staff was very nice and attentive. Our waiter was amazing, the food was great! Nice size portions as well. Its safe to say this is my new FAVORITE restaurant and i will be back!! Already made my next reservation! Thank you to the staff at dodici for making my valentines day dinner so special and amazing!!

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vipLOuise
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My usual experience at Dodici is very good. This time, however, was a disappointment . We had made a reservation but had to wait 20 minutes before being seated. It was obvious they had overbooked, not only because of the wait, but also the quality of the food served. It will be a while before I return there again. Our only pleasure was dealing with the wait servers. They, as usual, were outstanding. This, despite the pressure of the crowded room.

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LaurenO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant had some of the best food we have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were greeted warmly at the front desk and they followed up with us on our seating. The service and drinks at the bar were great. Our seating wasn’t that great (by the noisy area of the bathrooms) but the service was excellent and the food was extremely delicious and fulfilling. We plan to visit again. Thank you!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food awesome. Service great. Music great. Wine delusion. Decor old world Italian. Dessert great. Specialty Dessert coffee very good.

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larryg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We arrived on time for our reservation, but we were seated 20 minutes late. They overbooked. Food was good, but overpriced for the quality. Restaurant is very noisy. Waiter and staff were excellent.

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MerylD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal. Never disappointed. It was Restaurant Week so it was a great deal. Lots of selections and portions were very generous.

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vipJblackle
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dodici is our family "go to" restaurant for either lunch or dinner. The food is consistently very good to excellent. The service is also very good to excellent and usually excellent. Decor is really nice - it can be a bit noisy when there is a full house so we often request the room at the back of the restaurant. We love the place.

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JOETAV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is always good but the service was lacking a bit, as it appeared it was very busy and our food order was not correct, but the staff made up for it and we were happy.

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vipfrankie
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

This is an old school style Italian restaurant with excellent service and good food but the noise level is outrageous. In addition to poor acoustics so crowded restaurant already incredibly noisy, they played music turned all the way up. It was impossible to talk without shouting and frankly a big turn off so we left without dessert or coffee although we would have liked to stay longer.

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vipFeliceB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food xonsistebf

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KenJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we were greeted with a warm smile and friendly greeting. The restaurant was nicely decorated for the Holidays, the waiter was most attentive and the food was delicious, having been served in a reasonable amount of time. Always a pleasurable experience!

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RichardS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway good food and service , very consistent over the years

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Terri
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our family of 4 went for Christmas Eve dinner. We chose from the regular menu of the restaurant. Everything was delicious. Our waiter was attentive and very happy to be of service. We appreciated him very much as he was working on Christmas Eve! Have been to Dodici before and would return again.

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LucaBrazzi
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Don’t miss the basics
Spaghetti w garlic and oil
Meatballs
Fantastic amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I didn't get the meal I ordered and the server, Tony, was perfectly good with blaming the chef. The manager should have, but didn't even check in or apologize. Service rough, tables too small, food mediocre, and prices to high for the lack of quality and service. Don't bother to visit this restaurant.

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vipAnthonyO
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has been around for a while and has never disappointed. The bronzini is among the best I’ve tried anywhere, the mussels delish, baked clams, richer than most. Better than decent wine in the list and friendly experienced waitstaff

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vipEllenF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful meal. A place that makes customers feel appreciated. Complimentary desserts and after dinner drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great! Never disappointed here!

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viptbone
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and nutritious..filet of sole and veal scallopiine...a glass of Gavi ....OK and the flour less chocolate cake to top it off..

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vipJani
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was good and service was attentive. Dodici is a nice setting and less noisy during the week than on the weekends.

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vipBIGBOY
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always fantastic at this fine Italian Restaurant

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vipRichardN
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at Dodici - good food and great wait staff

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vipNyrust
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

see my reviews on Trip Advisor

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vipMaryP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been going to Dodici for years. We have had private parties there as well. We have never been disappointed until Saturday evening. NOT with the food or service. That was exceptional as always. However, after waiting 45 minutes past our reservation time to be seated my husband got up from the bar, a third time, to inquire about our table. At that point, the hostess advised him that she was told we had been seated which, of course, we had not. We were given a $20 coupon for the "inconvenience" which didn't even cover half our bar bill for the wait. We will be back, but never on a Saturday night!

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VNormi
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Had a 7:30 reservation. They told us it would be 15-20 minutes. 25 minutes went by and we were told we would have to wait an additional 20 minutes. At that point we stayed at the bar and ate our food there. Bartenders were great. Manager on duty was rude, especially to the bartenders.

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Dodici Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 504 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.